The importance of a well-equipped work space can’t be overstated, and doubly so when you have to create one in your house or apartment. Fortunately, we have a massive guide to the gear you need to work from home.
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Desk and Chair Deals
It isn’t a lot of money off, but this is a great option if you occasionally work from your bed or couch. It has a tiltable portion so you can angle your laptop, while the remainder stays flat. There’s also a small drawer on the side for pens and whatnot. Check out our Best Laptop Stands guide for more.
The Jarvis bamboo standing desks are our absolute favoritesand they come in a variety of sizes and configurations. Right now, the company is running a sale with desks starting at $329 (normally $384). The final price will depend on how you customize it. Some sizes are out of stock on the company’s website but in stock on Amazon. Just be sure to click the 30 percent off coupon to get the real discount.
From the same company that makes the Jarvis standing desks, this Alani desk chair is one of our honorable mentions for best office chairs. It’s a solid alternative to one of our top picks, and this sale brings the price down substantially below what it usually is.
Sometimes you just want to work from your bed, and this table is one of our favorite ways to do it. It features low-profile casters so it can roll away, without getting caught as easily on blankets or catching cat fur. It also has an adjustable height, so you can position it exactly where you need it.
If you need a bit more space (or would rather not attach a giant screen to the back of your laptop), this portable monitor from Lepow is a great option. It has its own foldable kickstand so you can prop it up wherever you need it. While we’ve seen it slightly cheaper than this deal, the $20 coupon button puts it at a good price.
When you need a little extra screen space but don’t want to set up a whole desk for it, this portable monitor from Mobile Pixels can be just the thing. It attaches to the back of your laptop and can slide out when you need it.
Fully, the company that makes the Jarvis standing desks, is also running a sale on its accessories. This monitor arm can hold up to 32-inch monitors and has built-in cable management tracks so you can keep your desk clear of clutter and reclaim some of your space.
Putting a monitor across the room can be a handy way to offload distractions or keep an eye on dashboards. But to do that, you’ll need a long cable. This one from Ruipro is one of our favoritesand it can be a handy way to expand your home office outside of one small desk area.
No matter what phone you use, we like the Beats Fit Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends). It pairs easily with both Android and iOS devices, and they’re comfortable enough to listen to all day–or at least for up to the six hours of battery life they get. Check out our roundup of the Best Wireless Earbuds for more.
If the Crucial X6 isn’t fast enough for you, this SanDisk portable SSD is the speediest we’ve tested. It’s capable of read/write speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s, which makes it ideal for video editors or anyone moving massive amounts of data around. We’ve seen it normally at this price before, but it has spent a few months being more expensive than this. Check out our Best Portable External Storage Drives guide for more.
Most power strips have plugs along one line, which can be a massive inconvenience when you’ve got chunky plugs that cover neighboring outlets. That’s why this strip, that has a rotating wheel for each plug, is one of our favorite home office accessories. You paid for eight outlets, so you should get to use eight outlets.
Another convenient way to get more plugs is to simply add them directly to your wall outlet. This extender from Anker plugs directly into the wall and provides six regular power outlets, as well as two USB ports (one USB-A and one USB-C) that you can plug all your devices into.
This portable SSD currently holds our top spot for external storage. It packs 2 TB of space, which is super speedy to access via USB-C. This sale might be small, but it’s also the lowest price we’ve ever seen it at, so now’s a good time to grab one.