16 Home Office Deals on Desks, Laptop Stands, Webcams, Planners, Etc
Working from home very good. But if you do it full time, you probably need more than just a laptop and a kitchen table. Thankfully, most of us on the WIRED Gear team have been working from home for many years, testing a ton of products ahead. If you need anything, a set of our favorite gear is free now.
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Laptop Stand and Desk Deals
This is it our reigning laptop stand champ for the past year. It always sells for almost $ 70, but if you click the on-page coupon button, you can save an extra $ 5. This stand is great. It keeps your laptop elevated at both high and high tilts, so you have to be able to sit or stand in the sun. I used it for a year and haven’t lost an ounce of strength. Considering how expensive the laptop can be, it’s a steal.
As laptops get faster and thinner every year, so too will there be more ports to come. For that, we need a good port station. This one doubles as a small stand, giving your laptop a slight rise that you can pair with a better laptop stand if you have one. It includes ports for HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, SD (and MicroSD) cards, USB-C, USB A, Ethernet, and 3.5mm headphone cords.
The ObVus tower is great, but if you want to stand out most of the day with a laptop, monitor, and separate keyboard and mouse, you’ll need more. The FlexiSpot EN1 is a good option. The instructions can be a little frustrating, but if you can do it without losing your mind, it’s a lot cheaper than many good table positions (before the discount!). It will rise from 28 to 48 inches tall and has three high presets you can store for quick transfers. There is also a version without presets less than $ 70.
This standard desk isn’t the cheapest it’s ever made, but it’s still cheaper than last year’s $ 130 price, and a good value. It chooses particle instead of the highest quality materials, but it has no lack of mobility or strength. The minimalist design allows it to fit into your existing set up as well, rather than stand out.
Monitor and Progress of the Deal
We recommend yourself a separate monitor, as a small laptop will be difficult to navigate when multiple windows are already open. But if you want to move it and work from an office (home or otherwise), coffee on the street, or your dining room, this portable monitor is a much better option. We love it (9/10, WIRED RECOMMENDATIONS), and all you need is a cable to set it up. This version doesn’t have the touchscreen we’d like, but it’s still good if you don’t have to touch it.
If you have a (non-portable) monitor that you want, consider mounting it. This drop is so small that it can’t enlarge the eye, plus it holds up to 20 pounds. Just make sure your monitor uses The basis of the VESA ascent.
We all focus on ourselves in Zoom meetings. Do yourself a favor and turn on your lighting so you don’t feel like you haven’t slept all week. With the Razer Kiyo, our favorite webcam, you get plenty of light and a good HD (1080p) camera. The 82-degree field of view is smaller than most webcams.
The price for this camera has doubled since the pandemic hit, but it’s a good webcam with HD 1080p resolution and a 78-degree field of view. It doesn’t have a light fitted like this like the Kio, but it works well on anything other than short lighting. It has a couple bad ones. We don’t want the mono microphone records to be non -stereo, and it has a short cord that makes it difficult to use on a desktop (although laptops are good).
Even at a discount, it’s a much more expensive webcam, but it’s a good Anker camera and it’s in stock, which we can’t say for many webcams.
Mechanical Keyboard Deals
Mechanical keyboards often sold as “gaming” keyboards, but it is too good type for our nine fivers. The color keyboard comes with all the bells and whistles, plus a small LED display that shows alerts and more on your system. Each key can be customized to your liking on the switch.
If you want the loudest and most clackiest of keyboards, this is the get. The switches are responsive and tactile, great for playing and working. In addition, the keys are designed to actually place the switches – and lighting on the RBG.
If you don’t use arrow keys or number pads, a 60-percent keyboard might be good for you. They take up much less space and usually cost a little less, so your table can maintain a neat order. This is WIRED writer Jess Grey’s favorite in the 60-percents because it will be just as responsive as your typical full-size keyboard.
As we said above for gaming keyboards, gaming mice can be just as good for routine computer work. And if you’re making games after work, you don’t have to migrate your setups completely. This SteelSeries Prime Wireless mouse our favorite play mice we tested. It should fit a set of hand sizes and it should be quick and responsive. For people who work from different areas of the house, it also has good coverage if you are connected to a PC tower.
The price of this mouse fluctuates, but it will jump up to $ 150 so this is a good time to buy if you need a mouse to play the longest line. It has optical switches and a response time of less than 0.2 milliseconds, plus it is intuitive to use and ambidextrous.
Plan Plan Deals
A good planner will keep your life together from home. We don’t have a preference because everyone has a preference, however we think pen and paper are better. Erin Condren is a leading player in the world of planner, and now the the entire site 25 percent discount. WIRED writer Louryn Strampe calls the Weekly LifePlanner the “Rolex of paper planner.” It has three layout options (horizontal, vertical, or time) that you choose before checkout and you can customize your layout with monogrammed covers.
I love this planner. It has wide vertical layouts each week so I can write down everything I need to do during the week and each day, In addition, it has beautiful creative work based around astrology and gives me useful information on lunar phase and planetary events.
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