Top Tools to Work From Home – The Ultimate Guide

Top Tools to Work From Home – The Ultimate Guide

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All over the world, people have been forced to go into quarantine because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. This means that millions of people have been put in a position where they might have to work from home for the first time in their life and their home office may not be as well equipped as their work office.

This made us realize that while we have workstations to handle everything we need, you might not have that so we thought that giving you a handy guide to the best gear to work from home.

Welcome to our Ultimate Guide to Working From Home.

Let’s get started. First things first…

The Top 10 Best Equipment for A Home Office

Click to see our detailed reviews on each item or scroll on.

  1. Laptops
  2. Webcams
  3. Microphones
  4. Desks
  5. Chairs
  6. Laptop Stands
  7. Monitor + Monitor Arms / Stands
  8. USB Data Hubs
  9. Keyboard
  10. Mouse
  11. Earphones
  12. Speakers
  13. Printers

Other Home Office Essentials

 

Top Tools Used by Jacob Cass

Peek behind the curtain of Jacob Cass’s setup and see the tools and other items he uses daily when working with clients all over the world.

If you’re a beginner or watching your spending, you may want to consider our post on the top gear for all career levels & budgets.

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Best Laptops for Working from Home

Apple MacBook Pro

Now we understand that most people will already have a laptop or PC that they use at home every day to check their email and go on Facebook, not many home computers are built for doing work from home. While there are a lot of different options out there, for us there are four perfect options.

 

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Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition Thin & Light Laptop, 13.9" 3K Touch, 8th Gen i7-8550U, 16 GB...
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Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD,...
Best Laptop & Tablet
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
Best Mac
Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage) - Space Gray (Previous Model)
Best for 4K
Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019 Model) 13.3" Ultrabook Core i7-8565U 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD 1080P...
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Gold (Previous Model)
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Huawei MateBook X Pro Signature Edition Thin & Light Laptop, 13.9" 3K Touch, 8th Gen i7-8550U, 16 GB...
Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD,...
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
Apple MacBook Pro (13-Inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage) - Space Gray (Previous Model)
Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019 Model) 13.3" Ultrabook Core i7-8565U 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD 1080P...
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Gold (Previous Model)
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8th-generation | Intel Core i5 – 8th-generation Intel Core i5
8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
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Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel UHD Graphics 630; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
Intel UHD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5 VRAM)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 – 655
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel UHD Graphics 617
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16GB
8GB – 16GB
8GB – 16GB
8GB – 16GB
8GB – 16GB
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15.6” (1920×1080)
3,000 x 2,000 (267 PPI) PixelSense display, 3:2 aspect ratio
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2,560 x 1,600
13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) – 4k (3840 x 2160)
13.3-inch (diagonal) 2,560 x 1,600 LED-backlit display with IPS technology
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512GB SSD
256GB PCIe SSD
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128GB – 2TB SSD
256GB – 1TB SSD
128GB – 1TB SSD
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Intel 6-core Core i7-8750H processor
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Intel UHD Graphics 630; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
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16GB
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15.6” (1920×1080)
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256GB PCIe SSD
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$1,649.99
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
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Intel Core i5-7300U - Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz
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Intel UHD Graphics 620; Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5 VRAM)
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8GB – 16GB
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3,000 x 2,000 (267 PPI) PixelSense display, 3:2 aspect ratio
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256GB – 1TB SSD
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$2,099.00
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 – 655
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8GB – 16GB
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13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2,560 x 1,600
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128GB – 2TB SSD
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Price not available
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Dell XPS 13 9380 (2019 Model) 13.3" Ultrabook Core i7-8565U 512GB PCIe SSD 16GB RAM FHD 1080P...
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8th generation Intel Core i5 – i7
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Intel UHD Graphics 620
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8GB – 16GB
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256GB – 1TB SSD
Price
$1,049.00
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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Gold (Previous Model)
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Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5) - Gold (Previous Model)
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1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
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Intel UHD Graphics 617
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8GB – 16GB
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13.3-inch (diagonal) 2,560 x 1,600 LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Storage
128GB – 1TB SSD
Price
Price not available
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Best Overall: Apple MacBook Pro

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If you’re going to get a new laptop and only want to buy one once, you can’t go wrong with the MacBook Pro from Apple. With an included touch bar that makes accessing apps easier, if you’re going to spend a good amount of money on a laptop, this is the one to do it on. The large, 16-inch Retina Display makes everything you work on and everything you watch on your break look amazing.

 

2019 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray
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2019 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray
  • Ninth-generation 8-Core Intel Core i9 Processor
  • Stunning 16-inch Retina Display with True Tone technology
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Graphics with GDDR6 memory
  • Ultrafast SSD

 

Best Affordable Laptop: Acer Predator Helios 300

Packed with 16GB of RAM plus and a Core i7 processor, the Predator Helios 300 is a beast of a machine. You can create amazing artwork with color accuracy that’s vivid with the 15-inch screen. While there are many other options out there, the Helios 300 is a great deal for anyone.

 

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS, Intel i7 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD,...
  • Latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor 2.8GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.8GHz | Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display, Red Backlit Keyboard
  • 16GB DDR4 DRAM Memory & 256GB SSD | Extra empty expandable hard drive slot for 2.5" hard drives
  • Up to 7-hours of battery life

 

Best Customizable Laptop: Dell XPS 13

The XPS 13 from Dell is an impressive machine for anyone in the market for a new laptop. With an available 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD for storage, you can use this for all of the big projects you now need to work on from home. The 4K display is a sight to behold and can make any video chat crystal clear and vivid.

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Dell New 2019 XPS 13 9380 Core i7-8565U 16GB 512GB PCie SSD 4K 3840x2160 Touch Screen (Win 10 Pro)
  • 13.3'' 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) Touch
  • Intel Core i7-8565U (Quad-Core, 8M Cache
  • 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe State Solid Drive (SSD)
  • Windows 10 Professional

 

Best 2-in-1: Surface Book 2

2-in-1 laptops have become the laptop of choice for many people because of their versatility as both a laptop and a tablet and the Surface Book 2 from Microsoft is one of the best out there. Packed with enough hardware to handle any task, the Surface Pro 2 uses Windows 10 so you can easily connect to your office.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15' (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 GB), Silver
  • Microsoft Surface Book 2 Features a 8th generation Intel Quad Core i7 Processor, 512 GB of storage, 16 GB RAM, and up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Enhanced Graphics performance with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
  • The fastest Surface Book yet, with 4x more power
  • Vibrant PixelSense Display: now available with a new 15" touchscreen. Weight : Starting at 4.2 pounds including keyboard
  • Four versatile modes of use and new USB-C port

 

Best Webcams for Video Conferencing

Logitech C922 Pro Stream

If you’re working from home, that may not mean that you don’t still have conference calls or meetings that you need to attend and if you are video conferencing, you want a webcam that presents you in the best way. Our top choices are all from Logitech because they make the best webcams out there.

 

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Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam 1080P Camera for HD Video Streaming & Recording 720P at 60Fps with...
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Mevo Plus - The Live Event Camera, Stream in Full HD 1080p or Record in 4K, Compatible with Android...
Best Budget Friendly
Logitech C270 3MP 1280 x 720pixels USB 2.0 Black Webcam
Best For Macs
Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam for Video Conferencing, Recording, and Streaming - Black
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Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam - 90-Degree Extended View, Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype...
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 720p HD Webcam
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Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam 1080P Camera for HD Video Streaming & Recording 720P at 60Fps with...
Mevo Plus - The Live Event Camera, Stream in Full HD 1080p or Record in 4K, Compatible with Android...
Logitech C270 3MP 1280 x 720pixels USB 2.0 Black Webcam
Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam for Video Conferencing, Recording, and Streaming - Black
Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam - 90-Degree Extended View, Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype...
Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 720p HD Webcam
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Logitech C270 3MP 1280 x 720pixels USB 2.0 Black Webcam
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Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam for Video Conferencing, Recording, and Streaming - Black
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Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam for Video Conferencing, Recording, and Streaming - Black
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Logitech C930e 1080P HD Video Webcam - 90-Degree Extended View, Microsoft Lync 2013 and Skype...
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 720p HD Webcam
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 720p HD Webcam
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Best Overall: Logitech C922 Pro Stream

If you’re looking for a webcam with a 1080p camera, fantastic audio quality, low-light correction, and background removal, then look no further than the C922 from Logitech. The C922 supports 720p/60fps streaming and is one of the best webcams the company has made. So if you’re looking for a webcam that checks every box on your list, you’ve found it.

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Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam 1080P Camera for HD Video Streaming & Recording 720P at 60Fps with...
  • Full high-def 1080P streaming stream and record vibrant, true-to-life video. The glass lens and full HD 1080P captures the most exciting details, bright and natural colors in fluid video at 30Fps,...
  • HD 720P AT 60FPS streaming serious streamers need the hyperfast frame rate of 60 fps at 720p for particularly smooth video, and that’s just what the C922 delivers. You'll be live broadcasting with...
  • Brighter images equipped with HD autofocus and light correction, The C922 fine-tunes to the lighting conditions to produce razor-sharp high Def images even if you’re in a dim setting.
  • Full Stereophonics fitted with two microphones, one on either side of the camera, the C922 Pro webcam is able to capture more realistic sound from every angle, so that your voice comes through...
  • Free tripod included

 

Best Mid-Range Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

The C920 is one of the most well-regarded webcams that Logitech produces. With its combination of 1080p recording, low-light recording, and sharp picture quality, it continues to be a go-to for those who use it for videoconferencing or recording a vlog. All this combined with an affordable price makes it a smart buy every time.

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop...
  • Full HD 1080p video calling (upto 1920 x 1080 pixels) with the latest version of Skype for Windows; Webcam with 5 foot cable
  • 720p HD video calling (upto 1280 x 720 pixels) with supported clients; Full HD video recording (upto 1920 x 1080 pixels). Max Resolution: 1080p/30fps 720p/30fps
  • Video compression, Built in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction; Automatic low light correction, Tripod ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors
  • Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later; Works in USB Video Device Class (UVC) mode: Mac OS 10.10 or later (HD 720p on FaceTime for Mac or other supported video calling clients;...

 

Best Compact Webcam: Logitech HD Webcam C615

If you need to take a webcam with you, carrying something bulky can be annoying. The C615 from Logitech gives you a great webcam at a smaller size. You can record in 1080p and video conference at 720p which makes having video chats with clients as easy as can be. The only real downside is the length of the USB cord but this can be a minor issue if you’re looking for a great webcam on the go.

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Best Pro Microphones for Video Calls & Podcasting

Samson G-Track Pro

With many people having to stay home to work, some have decided that maybe they should start a podcast and if you are going to, you need a good mic to do it. These are our choices to help get you started.

 

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Samson Technologies Samson G-Track Pro Professional USB Condenser Microphone with Audio Interface,...
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Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Microphone for Recording, Streaming, Gaming, Podcasting on PC and Mac,...
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Shure SM58 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Best Budget
FIFINE USB Podcast Condenser Microphone Recording On Laptop, No Need Sound Card Interface and...
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Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
TONOR XLR Condenser Microphone Kit with XLR to XLR Cable/3.5mm to XLR/Adjustable Mic Suspension...
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Samson Technologies Samson G-Track Pro Professional USB Condenser Microphone with Audio Interface,...
Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Microphone for Recording, Streaming, Gaming, Podcasting on PC and Mac,...
Shure SM58 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone
FIFINE USB Podcast Condenser Microphone Recording On Laptop, No Need Sound Card Interface and...
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Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Microphone for Recording, Streaming, Gaming, Podcasting on PC and Mac,...
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Shure SM58 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone
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Shure SM58 Handheld Dynamic Vocal Microphone
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FIFINE USB Podcast Condenser Microphone Recording On Laptop, No Need Sound Card Interface and...
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FIFINE USB Podcast Condenser Microphone Recording On Laptop, No Need Sound Card Interface and...
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Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
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TONOR XLR Condenser Microphone Kit with XLR to XLR Cable/3.5mm to XLR/Adjustable Mic Suspension...
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Best Overall: Samson G-Track Pro

The G-Track Pro from Samson is a microphone that puts the functionality that it offers ahead of the other options on our list. While it doesn’t need any extra software to use, the ¼-inch audio input is what stood out to us. You can easily add another mic if you need to without any extra equipment. This is what made the microphone stand out to us.

 

Samson Technologies Samson G-Track Pro Professional USB Condenser Microphone with Audio Interface,...
  • All-in-one: Professional USB microphone with audio interface. Record your voice and instrument at the same time.
  • The right mic: Ideal for streaming, gaming, podcasting, and recording music
  • At your fingers: Front panel mixer with microphone level, instrument level and headphone volume controls. Selectable Mono or 2-Track recording modes and Direct Monitor on/off.
  • Built for the studio: Dual 1" (25 millimeter) condenser capsules with three selectable pick up patterns - Cardioid (unidirectional), bidirectional and omnidirectional
  • High Definition Audio: 24-bit, 96kHz resolution. Plug-and-play, no driver installation required

 

Best Simple Setup: Blue Yeti Snowball

The Snowball from Blue is the best way for you to get quality audio and without struggling to set it up. The microphone comes with a height-adjustable desktop stand, allowing you to set it down, plug it in and start recording. You can easily mount the mic to a traditional mic stand and even choose from one of four colors to show a little personality in your mic.

 

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Blue Snowball USB Microphone with Two Versatile Pickup Patterns and Stylish, Retro Design for...
  • Legendary Blue Broadcast Sound – Two-capsule design gives your voice exceptional presence and detail for professional-level recording and streaming.
  • Multiple Pickup Patterns – The cardioid pattern is perfect for recording and streaming, while omni puts you “in the room” for conference calls.
  • Stylish, Retro Design – Record or stream in style with a classic design that looks great on your desktop and on camera. Available in three bold colors.
  • #1 Premium USB Microphone Brand – Based on independent sales data (April '19 - March '20) of PC Microphones in both units and dollars in the US and Canada.
  • -10 dB Pad – Keeps Snowball sounding clean and distortion-free on louder voices and instruments

 

Best Budget-friendly Microphone: Fifine USB Condenser Microphone

The Fifine Microphone is an excellent example of being able to create high-quality recordings without spending a year’s salary to do it. A great choice if you’re recording in a small studio as it comes with a 6ft cord to easily plug into your PC through the USB port. Developed for VOIP calls and voice-overs, the Fifine mic has a frequency response range that is optimized for speech recognition and clarity. While the microphone might not be the most premium option on our list, the price and the clarity and consistency it offers cement its place.

 

FIFINE USB Podcast Condenser Microphone Recording On Laptop, No Need Sound Card Interface and...
  • Plug and play USB podcast microphone work with Mac and Windows (Vista, XP), USB-powered design, eliminate the need for an external 48V phantom power source. (◆◆Incompatible with Xbox and...
  • PC microphone with volume control knob, make output volume easy controlled (volume up, down and mute), good option of recording studio microphone for broadcasting.
  • Sturdy, durability metal construction USB microphone for computer with adjustable tripod desk stand and 6 feet long USB cable for secure and easily portable tabletop use.
  • Cardioid polar pattern USB microphone for recording improves audio recording on YouTube or recording software Audacity.
  • Sensitive vocal desktop microphone make clear voiceovers, work great for podcast, Skype chat, talking with friends while playing games and streaming, push-to-talk VoIP program, ask "Cortana".

 

Best Ergonomic Desks for Working from Home

Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk

Now that you’re working from home, you’re probably using just about any space you can get to yourself, and that’s likely going to be the dining room table, which is great until dinner time. You need a real desk and a good standing desk can be just what you need. We like the options listed below to fit your needs.

 

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Fully Jarvis Standing Desk 48" x 30" Bamboo Top - Electric Adjustable Desk Height from 25.5" to 51"...
Readydesk 2 - Adjustable Standing Desk - Converts Any Desk to A Dual Monitor Stand Up Desk -...
Vari Electric Standing Desk 60" x 30" (Reclaimed Wood 2019)
ApexDesk ET60-OAK Elite Series 60" W Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk, 60" Light Oak Top,...
Fancierstudio Riser Desk Standing Desk Extra Wide 38" Fits Two Monitor Max Height 17.7" Work Stand...
FlexiSpot M2MG Standing Desk Riser - 35" Wide Platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Computer...
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Fully Jarvis Standing Desk 48" x 30" Bamboo Top - Electric Adjustable Desk Height from 25.5" to 51"...
Readydesk 2 - Adjustable Standing Desk - Converts Any Desk to A Dual Monitor Stand Up Desk -...
Vari Electric Standing Desk 60" x 30" (Reclaimed Wood 2019)
ApexDesk ET60-OAK Elite Series 60" W Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk, 60" Light Oak Top,...
Fancierstudio Riser Desk Standing Desk Extra Wide 38" Fits Two Monitor Max Height 17.7" Work Stand...
FlexiSpot M2MG Standing Desk Riser - 35" Wide Platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Computer...
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Fully Jarvis Standing Desk 48" x 30" Bamboo Top - Electric Adjustable Desk Height from 25.5" to 51"...
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Fully Jarvis Standing Desk 48" x 30" Bamboo Top - Electric Adjustable Desk Height from 25.5" to 51"...
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Readydesk 2 - Adjustable Standing Desk - Converts Any Desk to A Dual Monitor Stand Up Desk -...
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Readydesk 2 - Adjustable Standing Desk - Converts Any Desk to A Dual Monitor Stand Up Desk -...
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Vari Electric Standing Desk 60" x 30" (Reclaimed Wood 2019)
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Vari Electric Standing Desk 60" x 30" (Reclaimed Wood 2019)
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ApexDesk ET60-OAK Elite Series 60" W Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk, 60" Light Oak Top,...
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ApexDesk ET60-OAK Elite Series 60" W Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk, 60" Light Oak Top,...
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Fancierstudio Riser Desk Standing Desk Extra Wide 38" Fits Two Monitor Max Height 17.7" Work Stand...
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Fancierstudio Riser Desk Standing Desk Extra Wide 38" Fits Two Monitor Max Height 17.7" Work Stand...
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FlexiSpot M2MG Standing Desk Riser - 35" Wide Platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Computer...
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FlexiSpot M2MG Standing Desk Riser - 35" Wide Platform Height Adjustable Stand up Desk Computer...
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Best Overall: Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk – $734

A problem with many sit and stand desks is that the higher it rises, the less stable it becomes. This isn’t the case with the Fully Jarvis. Even while extended to its full height of 48.75 inches, the desk is more than stable enough. With a motorized frame, height adjustment is simple plus a digital handset lets you create four presets so it’s the right height every time.

 

 

Best Value: ApexDesk Elite 60″ – $599

Space always seems to be an issue with a desk but the ApexDesk Elite has 60 inches of room, which is far more than other options out there. Memory presets, excellent lift capacity, and a sturdy forearm make this a great value, even if the price is a little too high

 

ApexDesk ET60-OAK Elite Series 60' W Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk, 60' Light Oak Top,...
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ApexDesk ET60-OAK Elite Series 60" W Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk, 60" Light Oak Top,...
  • 𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐁𝐘 𝐂𝐍𝐍 𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐃 – Debuted in 2015 and for six years running,...
  • 𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐄 – One-piece solid 1” thick top. The ergonomically-shaped top measures 60” wide and 29.5” deep (25.4” at mid-section). The...
  • 𝐏𝐎𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐅𝐔𝐋 𝐃𝐔𝐀𝐋 𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐎𝐑 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐒𝐘𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐌 – With a fast speed of 1.5” per second, the desk can move anywhere...
  • 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐐𝐔𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 – The crossbar is fixed. No maneuver is needed to line the base up with the top. Legs are secured with locking levers. Most users can...
  • 𝐂𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐘 & 𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐊 𝐀𝐕𝐀𝐈𝐋𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 – Optional full-size cable management tray sold...

 

Best Manual Desk: Devaise Crank Desk 55” – $359

While it’s become more and more commonplace, manual standing desks are still available and still preferred. The Devaise is a perfect manual desk for anyone who feels that simpler is better and is less likely to break and can last longer than their electric brethren. The high-quality construction gives a sense of confidence that this standing desk will last for a long time.

 

DEVAISE Adjustable Standing Desk, 55 inch Sit Stand Up Desk Workstation with Crank Handle for Office...
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DEVAISE Adjustable Standing Desk, 55 inch Sit Stand Up Desk Workstation with Crank Handle for Office...
  • 【ERGONOMIC STAND UP DESK】 This design promotes better posture, reduced back and neck pain, a thinner waist line and increased productivity
  • 【HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE】Easily adjusts from a sitting to standing desk with a smooth crank that allows you to go from a height of 29" to 45"
  • 【LARGE WORK SURFACE】Can accommodate laptop, two monitors, keyboard and mouse perfectly, and hold up to 100lbs, can also be used as a gaming desk
  • 【MOUNT CRANK EITHER SIDE】Crank can be moved to either side of the desk, meets everyone's habits
  • 【EASY TO ASSEMBLE】 In just 30min or less, you can get your new desk all set up ( for most users )

 

Best Office Chairs for Working at Home

Herman Miller Aeron

While using a standing desk can be healthier, we wouldn’t expect you to stand all day long so when you do sit down, you should sit in something comfortable and these would be the chairs we and our very own Jacob Cass would recommend.

 

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Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair - Size C, Graphite
Best Budget with Headrest
Flash Furniture High-Back Black Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Flip-Up Arms and...
Best Budget
Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black
Best For Standing Desks
HAG Capisco Puls Adjustable Standing Desk Chair - Black Frame - Black Partial Cushion
Best Luxury
Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair | Fully Adjustable Arms and Carpet Casters | Twilight...
Best For Conference Rooms
Steelcase SILQ Office Desk Chair Merle Dark Frame Cogent Connect Sailor Fabric 5S95 - Hard Floor...
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Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair - Size C, Graphite
Flash Furniture High-Back Black Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Flip-Up Arms and...
Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black
HAG Capisco Puls Adjustable Standing Desk Chair - Black Frame - Black Partial Cushion
Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair | Fully Adjustable Arms and Carpet Casters | Twilight...
Steelcase SILQ Office Desk Chair Merle Dark Frame Cogent Connect Sailor Fabric 5S95 - Hard Floor...
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Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair - Size C, Graphite
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Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair - Size C, Graphite
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$1,699.00
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Flash Furniture High-Back Black Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Flip-Up Arms and...
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Flash Furniture High-Back Black Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Flip-Up Arms and...
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$177.77
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Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black
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Alera Elusion Series Mesh High-Back Multifunction Chair, Black
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$220.80
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HAG Capisco Puls Adjustable Standing Desk Chair - Black Frame - Black Partial Cushion
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HAG Capisco Puls Adjustable Standing Desk Chair - Black Frame - Black Partial Cushion
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Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair | Fully Adjustable Arms and Carpet Casters | Twilight...
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Herman Miller Embody Ergonomic Office Chair | Fully Adjustable Arms and Carpet Casters | Twilight...
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Steelcase SILQ Office Desk Chair Merle Dark Frame Cogent Connect Sailor Fabric 5S95 - Hard Floor...
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Steelcase SILQ Office Desk Chair Merle Dark Frame Cogent Connect Sailor Fabric 5S95 - Hard Floor...
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Best Overall: Herman Miller Aeron

The Aeron from Herman Miller is far and away from the best office chair you can buy. If you don’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe Jacob Cass, who has been using the char for more than 10 years. With its mesh design and clean lines that contour to the shape of the human body, it’s not hard to see why.

 

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Best Simple Chair: Steelcase Silq

The Silq from Steelcase aims to remove the hassle of continuously adjusting your chair by creating one that automatically adjusts when you sit down. While height is still adjustable, the Silq is a great chair that lets you get down to business instead of wasting time fussing with the seat settings.

 

Steelcase SILQ Office Desk Chair Merle Dark Frame Cogent Connect Sailor Fabric 5S95 - Hard Floor...
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Steelcase SILQ Office Desk Chair Merle Dark Frame Cogent Connect Sailor Fabric 5S95 - Hard Floor...
  • So intuitive, only height adjustment is needed. Patent-pending material technology.
  • Great conference rooms chairs where you don't have to spend time fiddling with chair adjustments to get comfortable.
  • Naturally adjusts to the way your body moves and delivers a personal sitting experience that encourages posture shift.
  • Designed to give the user a comfortable and hassle-free sitting experience.
  • Designed to give the user a comfortable and hassle-free sitting experience.

 

Best Affordable Chair: Flash Furniture High Back Mesh Chair

The chair from Flash Furniture is the perfect option if you’re on a budget. With an adjustable headrest to help keep your neck supported when you lean back and offer high-quality lumbar support. This chair is only missing adjustable armrests which is a minor gripe when the price is so attractive.

 

Flash Furniture High-Back Black Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Executive Office Chair with Flip-Up Arms and...
  • High back office chair with wheels
  • [Our chair conforms to ANSI/BIFMA standard X5.1-17] Mesh back with built-in lumbar support
  • Adjustable headrest for maximum comfort, made with black nylon and a chrome base
  • Executive style swivel chair perfect for office and desk
  • Product Measurements: Overall Size: 25.5"W x 24"D x 47.5-52.5"H | Seat Size: 20"W x 19"D x 18.75-22.5"H | Back Size: 20"W x 30.5-32"H | Arm Size: 26.5-30.25"H from floor; 7.5"H from the seat

Top Laptop Stands for Reducing Strain

Rain Design iLevel 2

Putting your laptop at eye level can help reduce any eye strain and help you focus on your work instead of feeling tired during the day. To help keep your eyes on your work, here are the choices we like for a laptop stand.

 

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Best for Macbook
Twelve South Curve for MacBooks and Laptops | Ergonomic desktop cooling stand for home or office...
Best Simple
Rain Design iLevel2 Adjustable Height Laptop Stand (Patented), Angled Ergonomic Laptop Riser,...
Best Value
Boyata Laptop Stand, Adjustable Ergonomic Laptop Holder, Aluminium Alloy Notebook Stand Compatible...
Best Vertical
Twelve South BookArc for MacBook | Space-Saving Vertical Desktop Stand for Apple notebooks
Best Budget
Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand
Most Versatile
Laptop Stand, Ergonomic Adjustable Notebook Stand, Aluminum Portable Computer Riser with Heat-Vent...
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Twelve South Curve for MacBooks and Laptops | Ergonomic desktop cooling stand for home or office...
Rain Design iLevel2 Adjustable Height Laptop Stand (Patented), Angled Ergonomic Laptop Riser,...
Boyata Laptop Stand, Adjustable Ergonomic Laptop Holder, Aluminium Alloy Notebook Stand Compatible...
Twelve South BookArc for MacBook | Space-Saving Vertical Desktop Stand for Apple notebooks
Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand
Laptop Stand, Ergonomic Adjustable Notebook Stand, Aluminum Portable Computer Riser with Heat-Vent...
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Twelve South Curve for MacBooks and Laptops | Ergonomic desktop cooling stand for home or office...
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Twelve South Curve for MacBooks and Laptops | Ergonomic desktop cooling stand for home or office...
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$59.99
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Rain Design iLevel2 Adjustable Height Laptop Stand (Patented), Angled Ergonomic Laptop Riser,...
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Rain Design iLevel2 Adjustable Height Laptop Stand (Patented), Angled Ergonomic Laptop Riser,...
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$54.90
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Boyata Laptop Stand, Adjustable Ergonomic Laptop Holder, Aluminium Alloy Notebook Stand Compatible...
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Boyata Laptop Stand, Adjustable Ergonomic Laptop Holder, Aluminium Alloy Notebook Stand Compatible...
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10,867 Reviews
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$39.99
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Twelve South BookArc for MacBook | Space-Saving Vertical Desktop Stand for Apple notebooks
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Twelve South BookArc for MacBook | Space-Saving Vertical Desktop Stand for Apple notebooks
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Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand
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Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand
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Most Versatile
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Laptop Stand, Ergonomic Adjustable Notebook Stand, Aluminum Portable Computer Riser with Heat-Vent...
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Laptop Stand, Ergonomic Adjustable Notebook Stand, Aluminum Portable Computer Riser with Heat-Vent...
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Best Overal: Rain Design mStand – $59

The simple design of mStand from Rain Design isn’t very exciting although it does hide some useful customization options. A slider at the bottom of the stand controls the height as well as the tilt to give you different angles to find the perfect position for your laptop. Rubber pads help protect your desk from damage while the slime design will keep your laptop cool.

 

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Rain Design 10032 mStand Laptop Stand, Silver (Patented)
  • Raises notebook screen height to eye level for better ergonomics (5.9 inches).
  • Single piece aluminum design provides solid stability and acts as a heat sink to cool laptop
  • The back cable management hole is 2 inches in diameter. Cable organizer behind routes wires neatly
  • Sand-blasted and silver anodized finish matches Apple notebooks. Keyboard stash clears up desk area when not in use
  • Compatible with Apple Macbook Pro, Macbook Air and other laptops with depths less than 10.4 inches

 

Best For Macs: Soundance MacBook Laptop Stand – $32

Anyone looking for a stand for their MacBook should look at the Laptop Stand from Soundance. Able to hold laptops up to 16 inches, the stand raises your laptop six inches and its minimalist design help keep your MacBook cool during your long work sessions.

 

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Soundance Laptop Stand, Aluminum Computer Riser, Ergonomic Laptops Elevator for Desk, Metal Holder...
  • Suit for any laptop 10 to 15.6 inches - The laptop stand fits all laptops 10 to 15.6 inches, such as notebooks PC computers 10 inches, 11 inches, 12 inches, 13 inches, 13.3 inches, 14 inches, 15...
  • Sturdy and portable - The office computer stand is totally made of thickened aluminum alloy, so the stand is sturdier and has less wobbly. The rubber on the holder hands sticks tightly and ensure your...
  • Ergonomic design - The slim compact stand elevates your laptop by 6-inch to a perfect eye level and prevents you from hunching over your screen, which reduces neck and shoulder pain. Moreover, the...
  • Cooling better and keep desktop organized - The ventilated elevator desk stand only has two holder hands but not a whole flat, so there is more space to enable the heat to vent and keep your notebook...
  • Detachable and simple installation - The laptop stand can be conveniently disassembled into 3 parts. And You can easily reassemble it again easily.

 

Best Affordable: Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Computer Stand – $21

At an extremely affordable price, the Computer Stand from Amazon is a very versatile laptop holder that is perfect if you’re on the go. Its mesh design will help the heat from your laptop easily dissipate. A 6-slotted cord organizer keeps your desk organized while the stand is secured to your desk.

 

Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand
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Amazon Basics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand
  • Ventilated laptop stand helps keep laptops running cooler to help reduce crashes
  • Metal-mesh platform draws heat away from laptop
  • Adjustable height for increased airflow and comfortable reading and typing; adjustable from 12 to 35 degrees
  • Cord organizer with 6 slots promotes a tidier desktop
  • Measures approximately 13 x 11 x 7.2 inches (LxWxH) at max height

 

Best Monitors for Working at Home

Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ

As beautiful as some laptop screens can be, sometimes they are just too small to get any real work done and that can put a lot of strain on your eyes. Hooking your laptop up to a monitor can give you that desktop feels without a bulky tower. Here are our suggestions if you’re looking for a monitor.

 

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LG 27MD5KB-B Ultrafine 27" 16:9 5K (5120 x 2880) IPS Monitor, 500 cd/m² Brightness, Thunderbolt...
Best Overall
ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27” 4K UHD 144Hz DP HDMI G-SYNC HDR Aura Sync Gaming Monitor with Eye Care
Best Value
BenQ 32 inch, 4K UHD Monitor, IPS Panel, sRGB and Rec. 709 PD3200U Gray/Gloss Gray
Best Budget
LG 27UL850-W 27 Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display with VESA DisplayHDR 400 and USB Type-C...
Best Screen Width
ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC 37.5" Monitor Uwqhd IPS Eye Care with Qi Charging, DP, HDMI,...
Best For Gaming & Design
Acer Predator Gaming X34 Pbmiphzx Curved 34" UltraWide QHD Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology...
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LG 27MD5KB-B Ultrafine 27" 16:9 5K (5120 x 2880) IPS Monitor, 500 cd/m² Brightness, Thunderbolt...
ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27” 4K UHD 144Hz DP HDMI G-SYNC HDR Aura Sync Gaming Monitor with Eye Care
BenQ 32 inch, 4K UHD Monitor, IPS Panel, sRGB and Rec. 709 PD3200U Gray/Gloss Gray
LG 27UL850-W 27 Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display with VESA DisplayHDR 400 and USB Type-C...
ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC 37.5" Monitor Uwqhd IPS Eye Care with Qi Charging, DP, HDMI,...
Acer Predator Gaming X34 Pbmiphzx Curved 34" UltraWide QHD Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology...
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37.5-inch
34-inch
Aspect Ration
16:9
16:9
16:9
16:9
21:9
21:9
Resolution
5120 x 2880
3,840 x 2,160
3,840 x 2,160
3840 x 2160
3,840 x 1,600
3440 x 1440 Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Brightness
500 cd/m2
600 cd/m2
350 cd/m2
400 cd/m2
300 cd/m2
300 cd/m2
Response Time
14ms
4ms
4ms
5ms
5ms G2G (grey-to-grey)
4ms G2G (grey-to-grey)
Viewing Angle
178/178
178/178
178/178
178/178
178/178
178/178
Contrast Ratio
1200:1
50,000:1
1,000:1
700:1
1,000:1
100 million:1
Colour Support
1.07 Billion Colors
Adobe RGB 99%
sRGB 100%
sRGB 99%
1.07 million colors
SRGB 100%
Weight
6.4kg
28 Pounds
8.5kg
10.58 lbs
9.9kg
9.9kg
Price
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$1,600.00
$699.00
$499.00
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$749.99
Best 5K Monitor & Best for Macbook
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LG 27MD5KB-B Ultrafine 27" 16:9 5K (5120 x 2880) IPS Monitor, 500 cd/m² Brightness, Thunderbolt...
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LG 27MD5KB-B Ultrafine 27" 16:9 5K (5120 x 2880) IPS Monitor, 500 cd/m² Brightness, Thunderbolt...
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Reviews
29 Reviews
Screen Size
27"
Aspect Ration
16:9
Resolution
5120 x 2880
Brightness
500 cd/m2
Response Time
14ms
Viewing Angle
178/178
Contrast Ratio
1200:1
Colour Support
1.07 Billion Colors
Weight
6.4kg
Price
$1,617.26
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Best Overall
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ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27” 4K UHD 144Hz DP HDMI G-SYNC HDR Aura Sync Gaming Monitor with Eye Care
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ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27” 4K UHD 144Hz DP HDMI G-SYNC HDR Aura Sync Gaming Monitor with Eye Care
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Star Rating
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Reviews
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Screen Size
27-inch
Aspect Ration
16:9
Resolution
3,840 x 2,160
Brightness
600 cd/m2
Response Time
4ms
Viewing Angle
178/178
Contrast Ratio
50,000:1
Colour Support
Adobe RGB 99%
Weight
28 Pounds
Price
$1,600.00
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Best Value
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BenQ 32 inch, 4K UHD Monitor, IPS Panel, sRGB and Rec. 709 PD3200U Gray/Gloss Gray
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BenQ 32 inch, 4K UHD Monitor, IPS Panel, sRGB and Rec. 709 PD3200U Gray/Gloss Gray
Prime Status
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Star Rating
Reviews
651 Reviews
Screen Size
32-inch
Aspect Ration
16:9
Resolution
3,840 x 2,160
Brightness
350 cd/m2
Response Time
4ms
Viewing Angle
178/178
Contrast Ratio
1,000:1
Colour Support
sRGB 100%
Weight
8.5kg
Price
$699.00
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Best Budget
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LG 27UL850-W 27 Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display with VESA DisplayHDR 400 and USB Type-C...
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LG 27UL850-W 27 Inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display with VESA DisplayHDR 400 and USB Type-C...
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
1,371 Reviews
Screen Size
27-inch
Aspect Ration
16:9
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Brightness
400 cd/m2
Response Time
5ms
Viewing Angle
178/178
Contrast Ratio
700:1
Colour Support
sRGB 99%
Weight
10.58 lbs
Price
$499.00
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Best Screen Width
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ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC 37.5" Monitor Uwqhd IPS Eye Care with Qi Charging, DP, HDMI,...
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ASUS Designo Curve MX38VC 37.5" Monitor Uwqhd IPS Eye Care with Qi Charging, DP, HDMI,...
Prime Status
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Star Rating
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Reviews
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Screen Size
37.5-inch
Aspect Ration
21:9
Resolution
3,840 x 1,600
Brightness
300 cd/m2
Response Time
5ms G2G (grey-to-grey)
Viewing Angle
178/178
Contrast Ratio
1,000:1
Colour Support
1.07 million colors
Weight
9.9kg
Price
$1,999.99
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Best For Gaming & Design
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Acer Predator Gaming X34 Pbmiphzx Curved 34" UltraWide QHD Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology...
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Acer Predator Gaming X34 Pbmiphzx Curved 34" UltraWide QHD Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology...
Prime Status
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Star Rating
Reviews
735 Reviews
Screen Size
34-inch
Aspect Ration
21:9
Resolution
3440 x 1440 Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Brightness
300 cd/m2
Response Time
4ms G2G (grey-to-grey)
Viewing Angle
178/178
Contrast Ratio
100 million:1
Colour Support
SRGB 100%
Weight
9.9kg
Price
$749.99
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Best Overall: Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ

Sometimes your first choice is the best one and the Asus Swift is a great monitor to get your work done. With the combination of high-end features such as a 4K UHD display, plus Nvidia G-Sync and HDR, the Swift is quite simply the best monitor available even though it will cost you a decent amount of money.

 

ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27” 4K UHD 144Hz DP HDMI G-SYNC HDR Aura Sync Gaming Monitor with Eye Care
  • 27 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 144 Hertz HDR gaming monitor with integrated aura Sync and ambient light sensor embraces ROG standards and design
  • Nvidia G SYNC HDR for lifelike contrast and color, display HDR 1000 and UHD premium Certified with peak 1000 nits brightness and 384 local dimming zones
  • Quantum dot IPS display with 97% DCI P3 (99% Adobe RGB) color gamut for realistic colors and smoother gradation. Brightness: 600 cd/㎡ (Typical)/1000 cd/㎡ (Peak)
  • Marathon ready with game grade ergonomics such as tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustments and ASUS Eye Care technology to reduce eyestrain via Blue light filter and flicker free back lighting
  • Flexible connectivity options with Display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 hub

 

Best High Tech Monitor: Dell UltraSharp UP3218K

Sometimes we come across technology that hasn’t even been fully adopted yet and this is the case with the UltraSharp UP3218K from Dell. Not only does the display have 8K resolution, but the build quality and color reproduction are also the best in the business. While there won’t be many who can afford it, those who can will end up with an amazing monitor.

 

Dell UP3218K Ultra sharp 32" 8K Monitor, Silver/Black
  • Dell UltraSharp 32IN 8K 7680x4320
  • UP3218K
  • 8K

 

Best Affordable Monitor: BenQ EX3203R

One of the best monitors in 2020, the EX3203R from BenQ offers a multitude of high-end features in a display that is priced very affordably. The 1440p monitor has a 32-inch curved panel which makes the display easy to use for your design work and for watching a movie at the end of a long week.

 

BenQ EX3203R 32 inch 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor | WQHD (2560 x 1440) | FreeSync 2 | DisplayHDR 400...
768 Reviews
BenQ EX3203R 32 inch 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor | WQHD (2560 x 1440) | FreeSync 2 | DisplayHDR 400...
  • Panoramic entertainment: immerse yourself in Gaming on the 31.5" Screen of 2560x1440 resolution with 1800R curvature
  • 144Hz refresh rate: high refresh rate of 144Hz offers smoothness and fluidity for game playing
  • Display HDR 400 VESA Certified: offers greater brightness and contrast level to deliver users a detailed and vivid image performance
  • Free Sync 2: empowered by AMD Free Sync 2 technology to eliminate choppy tearing and broken frames and ensure smooth game play
  • Connectivity: USB-C enables SuperSpeed USB data transfer and 2K video delivery on one cable

 

Monitor Arms & Stands for Saving Space

Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm

Not really float mind you but using a monitor mount can save you space on your desk and the way many mounts are designed now don’t take up much room themselves. Here are our choices for the mounts you should consider.

Best Overall: Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm – $187

Made from polished aluminum, the Desk Mount from Ergotron allows you to extend your monitor up to 25 inches and the height can be adjusted up to 13 inches meaning if you need to move the monitor out of the way, you can easily do so and with its unique cord management system, you can keep your workspace tidy.

 

Ergotron - LX Desk Mount Arm - High Post, Polished Aluminum
  • Durable monitor arm takes flexibility and comfort to the max; easy screen adjustment offers 25 inches (64 centimeters) of extension and 13 inches (33 centimeters) of lift
  • The sky is the limit with the taller pole, offering up more range and increased visibility; 360-degree screen pan and rotation lets you find your best view for each project; frees up desk space for...
  • Fits single screens up to 34 inches diagonal and 25 pounds (11.3 kilograms); folds to fit under storage shelves or a cabinet when you’re ready for a screen break
  • Includes LX arm, 13-inch (33-centimeter) tall pole, extension, desk clamp and grommet mount bases
  • Sturdy, professional-grade design includes a 10-year warranty

 

Most Versatile: Amazon’s Basics Premium Single Monitor Stand – $116

The clamp that Amazon’s Monitor Stand comes with can clamp down on desks with a thickness between .4 and 2.4 inches and can hold a monitor up to 25 pounds. A tilt-up to 70 degrees back and 5 degrees forward can make it easy to put your monitor into the best position to help you work.

 

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Amazon Basics Single Monitor Stand - Lift Engine Arm Mount, Aluminum - Black
6,154 Reviews
Amazon Basics Single Monitor Stand - Lift Engine Arm Mount, Aluminum - Black
  • Single-arm monitor stand frees up desktop space and offers ergonomic positioning for reduced strain
  • Includes a single-arm monitor stand made of durable yet lightweight aluminum with a black finish
  • Works with almost any LCD monitor up to 32 inches and up to 25 pounds
  • Adjusts easily; arm extends and retracts, tilts (70 degrees back to 5 degrees forward) for comfortable screen viewing, and rotates from landscape to portrait mode
  • Simple set up; VESA compatible (100 x 100mm and 75 x 75mm); desk clamp fits desks between 0.4 and 2.4 inches

 

Best Affordable Monitor Mount: VIVO Desktop Mount Stand – $59

Containing an internal counterbalance gas spring that automatically adjusts to the weight of the monitor, the VIVO mount can support a monitor that weighs up to 13.2 pounds while the adjustable arm can tilt 90 degrees and 360-degree rotation allowing you to view your monitor in landscape or portrait mode.

 

VIVO Premium VESA Single 17 to 32 inch Computer Monitor & Touch Screen Desk Stand with Rotating...
  • Fits 17” To 32” Screens - Single tabletop monitor mount fitting most screens 17” to 32” in size and 4.4 lbs to 22 lbs in weight with VESA 75x75mm or 100x100mm backside mounting holes. Give...
  • Articulation & Height Adjustment - Adjustable pneumatic spring arm and flexible mounting bracket offer +90° to -90° tilt, 80° swivel, 360° rotation, and a height range of 3” to 12”. Monitor...
  • Rotating Base - Achieve maximum flexibility with the sturdy, rotating base that allows the entire arm to face forwards or backwards at the touch of a hand. Create a setup that accommodates multiple...
  • Easy Instalaltion - Mounting your monitor is a simple process with the keyhole pattern VESA plate. We provide all the necessary hardware and instructions for easy assembly.
  • We've Got You Covered - Sturdy steel design is backed with a 3 Year Manufacturer Warranty and friendly tech support to help with any questions or concerns.

 

A USB-Hub to Plug Your Toys Into

Anker 10-Port USB Data Hub

With everything you’re going to be hooking up, you’re going to run out of USB ports pretty quickly which is where a USB hub comes in handy. To make things easier, here are your choices for your next USB hub:

 

Best Overall: Anker 10-Port USB Data Hub – $52

The 10-Port USB hub from Anker is one of the best options out there. With all nine ports supporting USB 3.0 as well as support for USB 2.0 devices. The 10th port provides you with 1.5amps so you can charge other external devices. The design, with its glossy black finish and blue highlights, gives it a modern look that will be great in your home office.

 

[Upgraded Version] Anker USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub Including a BC 1.2 Charging Port with 60W...
3,696 Reviews
[Upgraded Version] Anker USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub Including a BC 1.2 Charging Port with 60W...
  • Easily add 10 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports to your PC and enjoy data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps for faster sync times.
  • 10th data port also delivers BC 1.2 charging speeds of up to 2 amps, while the other 9 ports charge at speeds of up to 0.9 amps each, with 10 amps overall among 10 ports.
  • High-power 60W adapter ensures stable data transfer. Blue LED indicates normal operation.
  • Designed with a built-in surge protector to keep your devices safe. Supports hot swapping. No installation of drivers required for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 or Mac OS X 10.2 and above.
  • Package contents: Anker USB 3.0 10-Port Hub, 12V / 5A power adapter, 2.6ft USB 3.0 cable, welcome guide, 18-month hassle-free warranty.

 

Best Durability: Hhusali 10-Port Hub – $39

A 10-port USB hub that also doubles as a surge protector is a smart buy every time. A hardened cable that can survive years of use and USB 3.0 support on all 10 ports and LED indicators and switches help you control which ports you want to use. This is a great product for any Windows or Apple product that you might need to charge.

 

USB 3.0 Hub, Hhusali USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub with Power Switches,LED Indicator and Power...
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USB 3.0 Hub, Hhusali USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub with Power Switches,LED Indicator and Power...
  • MULTIPLE USB CONNECTIONS TO ONE LAPTOP IS A REALITY NOW - with USB hub you'll easily connect and keep organized different types of the devices
  • SMART CHARGING PORTS (up to 2.4A) - 3.0 USB powered hub enables fast charging of up to 3 devices simultaneously even when all ports of the USB HUB are in use
  • FAST DATA TRANSFER - 10 high-speed USB 3.0 ports of the USB hub allow you to connect a bunch of devices and to transfer data at an incredible speed up to 5 Gbps
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITY - 3.0 USB hub powered comes with 2 USB cables that adapting to devices equipped with USB Type C and USB Type A ports; PLUG-AND-PLAY - ease to use
  • STURDY CONSTRUCTION - the aluminum exterior of USB hub gives high protection; ventilation holes - to save USB 3 hub from heating; slip-resistant elements - for your convenience

 

Best Affordable USB Hub: Aukey USB Hub – $17

If 10 ports aren’t enough for everything you need to hook up to your laptop or computer, the USB Hub from Aukey is a great affordable option. With four USB 3.0 ports that support transfer speeds up to 5Gbps, the minimalist and sleek silver design won’t take up much room on your desk.

 

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Best Keyboards for Working from Home Productively

Logitech Craft

If you’re at home working on a laptop and you have bigger hands like many of us do, trying to type on a small keyboard can be an arduous process. Using an external keyboard helps save your fingers and with their wireless capability, means that you’re not tied to your desk. We picked these out from the crowd.

 

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Best For iPad
Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (for 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 3rd Generation) - US English
Best For Surface Pro
Microsoft Type Cover for Surface Pro - Black
Best For Android
Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone and Tablet – FLOW Cross-Computer...
Best For Commuters
Nulaxy KM12 Backlit Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Magnetic Detachable Leather Cover, Rechargeable...
Most Universal
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and Windows tablets
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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (for 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 3rd Generation) - US English
Microsoft Type Cover for Surface Pro - Black
Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone and Tablet – FLOW Cross-Computer...
Nulaxy KM12 Backlit Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Magnetic Detachable Leather Cover, Rechargeable...
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and Windows tablets
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No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Keyboard Format
International, plus 16 national formats
US English, UK English
US International, UK English, German, Belgian, French, Italian
International, plus 16 national formats
US English
Size
262mm x 194mm x 14mm
295mm × 217mm × 5mm
158mm x 380mm x 22mm
9.25 x 0.2 x 5.31 in
242mm x 109mm x 12mm
Weight
255g
310g
875g
0.9 lb
340g
Battery Life
N/A
N/A
24 months
N/A
3 months
Multi Device
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Price
$98.00
$149.99
$47.69
$21.99
Price not available
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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (for 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 3rd Generation) - US English
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Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (for 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 3rd Generation) - US English
Prime Status
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
Bluetooth
No
Keyboard Format
International, plus 16 national formats
Size
262mm x 194mm x 14mm
Weight
255g
Battery Life
N/A
Multi Device
Yes
Price
$98.00
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Best For Surface Pro
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Microsoft Type Cover for Surface Pro - Black
Title
Microsoft Type Cover for Surface Pro - Black
Prime Status
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
Bluetooth
No
Keyboard Format
US English, UK English
Size
295mm × 217mm × 5mm
Weight
310g
Battery Life
N/A
Multi Device
No
Price
$149.99
Buy Now
Best For Android
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Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone and Tablet – FLOW Cross-Computer...
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Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard for Computer, Phone and Tablet – FLOW Cross-Computer...
Prime Status
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
Bluetooth
Yes
Keyboard Format
US International, UK English, German, Belgian, French, Italian
Size
158mm x 380mm x 22mm
Weight
875g
Battery Life
24 months
Multi Device
Yes
Price
$47.69
Buy Now
Best For Commuters
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Nulaxy KM12 Backlit Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Magnetic Detachable Leather Cover, Rechargeable...
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Nulaxy KM12 Backlit Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Magnetic Detachable Leather Cover, Rechargeable...
Prime Status
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
Bluetooth
Yes
Keyboard Format
International, plus 16 national formats
Size
9.25 x 0.2 x 5.31 in
Weight
0.9 lb
Battery Life
N/A
Multi Device
Yes
Price
$21.99
Buy Now
Most Universal
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Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and Windows tablets
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Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Android devices, and Windows tablets
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Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
Bluetooth
Yes
Keyboard Format
US English
Size
242mm x 109mm x 12mm
Weight
340g
Battery Life
3 months
Multi Device
Yes
Price
Price not available
Buy Now

 

Best Overall: Logitech Craft – $191

With its multi-function dial, the Logitech Craft offers you an easy access point for you to control your programs. Nicknamed the Crown, you can easily access functions that can make working easier and the keyboard is crafted for precision, reliability, and efficiency. With backlit keys and wireless capability, you can work on projects late into the night comfortably on your couch or in your office chair.

 

Logitech Craft Advanced Wireless Keyboard with Creative Input Dial and Backlit Keys, Dark grey and...
908 Reviews
Logitech Craft Advanced Wireless Keyboard with Creative Input Dial and Backlit Keys, Dark grey and...
  • Touch the Crown to instantly access context specific functions
  • Type with confidence on a keyboard crafted for efficiency, stability, and precision
  • Backlit keys let you type in any condition
  • Type on up to 3 devices with the touch of a button; Connect via Logitech Unifying USB dongle or Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and above and mac OS 10.11 and above; Rechargeable with USB type C

 

Best Versatile Keyboard: Logitech k480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard -$139

The biggest draw of the k480 keyboard from Logitech is the versatility that comes with it. Usable with just about every device from PC, Mac, iOS, and even Android. An affordable keyboard, it could be a great backup keyboard for those on the go and may even replace your current wireless keyboard.

 

Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 – White – for Windows and Mac Computers, Android...
  • Multi-device keyboard: unique computer keyboard that also works with your Bluetooth tablet and smartphone
  • Type-on-anything universal keyboard
  • Smartphone/tablet cradle: Built-in cradle Holds your devices at the ideal angle for typing
  • Multi-device Keyboard: Unique computer keyboard that also works with your Bluetooth tablet and smartphone
  • Easy switching between devices: Turn a single dial to switch between typing on three wireless Bluetooth devices

 

Best Budget Keyboard: Anker Universal Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard – $17

The Universal Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard from Anker is an affordable, ultra-compact keyboard that with its low-profile, matte finish keys provides a very satisfying typing experience. The keyboard connects through Bluetooth to any Android, iOS, Windows, or macOS device making it very versatile. At such an affordable price, the keyboard from Anker deserves a chance

Anker Ultra Compact Profile Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac with...
  • Universal Compatibility: Can be used with virtually all iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows devices which support Bluetooth.
  • Effortless Use: Low profile keys provide a quieter, smoother typing experience, while the keyboard automatically reconnects to the last connected device.
  • Ultra-Compact: One third smaller than traditional keyboards, measuring only 11 × 5.3 × 0.5 inches.
  • Extended Battery-Life: Use for up to one month without recharging (based on 2 hours of non-stop use per day).
  • What You Get: Keyboard, micro USB cable, user manual, 18-month warranty, and our friendly customer service.

 

Best Ergonomic Mouse for Working at Home

Logitech mx master 2s

The touchpad on your laptop can be good in a pinch and the mouse that comes with a desktop computer is basic at best. If you’re going to be working from home, having a high-quality mouse can make work easier and also help keep your wrist safe from repetitive strain injuries.

 

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Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse, Ultrafast Scrolling, Ergonomic, 4000 DPI,...
Best For iMac Pro
Apple Magic Mouse 2 (Wireless, Rechargable) - Space Gray
Great For Comfort & Navigation
Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse – Advanced Ergonomic Design Reduces Muscle Strain, Control and...
Best Silent Mouse
Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse – Enjoy Same Click Feel with 90% Less Click Noise, 2 Year...
Best Budget Vertical
Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop,...
Best Backup
Microsoft Classic Intellimouse
Title
Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse, Ultrafast Scrolling, Ergonomic, 4000 DPI,...
Apple Magic Mouse 2 (Wireless, Rechargable) - Space Gray
Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse – Advanced Ergonomic Design Reduces Muscle Strain, Control and...
Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse – Enjoy Same Click Feel with 90% Less Click Noise, 2 Year...
Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop,...
Microsoft Classic Intellimouse
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Star Rating
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Reviews
11,203 Reviews
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35,869 Reviews
605 Reviews
DPI
4,000
1300
4,000
1,000
1000
3200
Interface
Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless
Bluetooth
Bluetooth (pairs with up to three devices); USB-C
2.4GHz wireless
USB
Wired
Buttons
7
-
6
3
5
5
Ergonomic
Right-handed
Ambidextrous
Right-handed
Right-handed
Vertical
Right-handed
Price
$99.99
Price not available
$99.99
$17.99
$27.99
$30.99
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Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse, Ultrafast Scrolling, Ergonomic, 4000 DPI,...
Title
Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse, Ultrafast Scrolling, Ergonomic, 4000 DPI,...
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
11,203 Reviews
DPI
4,000
Interface
Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless
Buttons
7
Ergonomic
Right-handed
Price
$99.99
Buy Now
Best For iMac Pro
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 (Wireless, Rechargable) - Space Gray
Title
Apple Magic Mouse 2 (Wireless, Rechargable) - Space Gray
Prime Status
-
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
DPI
1300
Interface
Bluetooth
Buttons
-
Ergonomic
Ambidextrous
Price
Price not available
Buy Now
Great For Comfort & Navigation
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Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse – Advanced Ergonomic Design Reduces Muscle Strain, Control and...
Title
Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse – Advanced Ergonomic Design Reduces Muscle Strain, Control and...
Prime Status
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
DPI
4,000
Interface
Bluetooth (pairs with up to three devices); USB-C
Buttons
6
Ergonomic
Right-handed
Price
$99.99
Buy Now
Best Silent Mouse
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Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse – Enjoy Same Click Feel with 90% Less Click Noise, 2 Year...
Title
Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse – Enjoy Same Click Feel with 90% Less Click Noise, 2 Year...
Prime Status
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
DPI
1,000
Interface
2.4GHz wireless
Buttons
3
Ergonomic
Right-handed
Price
$17.99
Buy Now
Best Budget Vertical
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Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop,...
Title
Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse, 800 / 1200 /1600 DPI, 5 Buttons for Laptop,...
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
35,869 Reviews
DPI
1000
Interface
USB
Buttons
5
Ergonomic
Vertical
Price
$27.99
Buy Now
Best Backup
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Microsoft Classic Intellimouse
Title
Microsoft Classic Intellimouse
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
605 Reviews
DPI
3200
Interface
Wired
Buttons
5
Ergonomic
Right-handed
Price
$30.99
Buy Now

 

Best Overall: Logitech MX Master 2S – $79

It’s not the most affordable mouse but it certainly is the best. With customizable buttons, ergonomic build, and thumbwheel, it’s perfect from day 1. And if that isn’t enough to tout its pedigree, it’s Jacob’s mouse of choice as well. If that’s not a ringing endorsement, we don’t know what is.

 

Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse – Use on Any Surface, Hyper-fast Scrolling, Ergonomic Shape,...
  • CROSS-COMPUTER CONTROL - Game-changing capacity to navigate seamlessly on three computers, and copy-paste text, images, and files from one to the other using Logitech FLOW
  • DUAL CONNECTIVITY - Use with up to three Windows or Mac computers via included Unifying receiver or Bluetooth Smart wireless technology
  • ADVANCED ERGONOMIC DESIGN - Perfectly sculpted, hand-crafted shape supports your hand and wrist in a comfortable, natural position
  • AUTO-SHIFT SCROLLING - Speed adaptive scroll wheel auto-shifts on the fly from click-to-click to hyper-fast scrolling
  • RECHARGABLE BATTERY - Up to 70 days of power on a single charge

 

Best Travel Mouse: Logitech M330 Silent Plus – $19

The M330 Silent Plus from Logitech is a great solution to the annoying click that a mouse makes when you click the button. With its diminutive size, it makes it a great choice to take on an airplane or toss in your laptop bag and with reported two-year battery life, you may never buy another mouse.

 

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Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse – Enjoy Same Click Feel with 90% Less Click Noise, 2 Year...
  • ULTRA-QUIET MOUSE - 90% reduced click sound and same click feel eliminates noise and distractions for you and others around you
  • QUIET MARK CERTIFICATION - Logitech is the first mouse company in the world to receive the Quiet Mark certification from the UK Noise Abatement Society that internationally recognizes technology...
  • ERGONOMIC SHAPE - Designed with contoured grips made of soft rubber for total comfort
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE - 2 year battery life and auto-sleep help you go longer between battery changes
  • PLUG'N'PLAY CONNECTION - Nano-sized Logitech wireless unifying receiver stays in your computer - plug it in, forget it, even add compatible wireless devices without multiple USB receivers. Note: No...

 

Best Budget Mouse: Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse – $31

Sometimes, getting back to basics is the best option and this is never truer than with the Classic Intellimouse from Microsoft. With a classic design, the mouse has a beefed-up sensor and while being a wired mouse may keep some away, if you’re looking for a regular mouse without a ton of flash that helps you get your work done then meet your new best friend.

 

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Microsoft Classic Intellimouse
605 Reviews
Microsoft Classic Intellimouse
  • Ultra-slim and lightweight.
  • Quickly and efficiently click to complete your most common tasks with three customizable buttons.
  • The ergonomic design of the new Microsoft Classic IntelliMouse is comfortable for hours of use.
  • Plug in the fast, wired USB connector without waiting for Bluetooth to pair or searching for a dongle.
  • The exceptional tracking that fans loved about IntelliMouse 3.0 is even more precise with a DPI range up to 3200.

 

Best Headphones for Clear Focus

Sony WH-1000XM3

Whether you rocking to your favorite songs or listening to your favorite podcast, a good pair of headphones or earbuds can help you focus, or drown out the sounds of other family members in the room. Here are the ones we like the best.

 

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Best Overall
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones : Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Silver...
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, Bluetooth, Over-Ear Wireless Headphones with Built-In...
Best Mid-Range
Jabra Elite 85H Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, Navy – Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones...
Microsoft Surface Headphones
Best Budget
Plantronics 207120-21 Backbeat Pro 2 Special Edition - Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone -...
Title
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones : Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Silver...
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, Bluetooth, Over-Ear Wireless Headphones with Built-In...
Jabra Elite 85H Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, Navy – Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones...
Microsoft Surface Headphones
Plantronics 207120-21 Backbeat Pro 2 Special Edition - Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone -...
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Star Rating
-
Reviews
20,260 Reviews
19,411 Reviews
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632 Reviews
525 Reviews
2,132 Reviews
Type
Over-ear, wireless
Over-ear, wireless
Over-ear, wireless
Over-ear, wireless
Over-ear, wireless
Over-ear, wireless
Battery
30 hours
20hrs
36hrs
15hrs
Up to 24hrs
Up to 30hrs
Weight
1.71lbs
1.3lbs
0.65lbs
0.64lbs
0.63lbs
.60lbs
Price
$348.00
$379.00
$242.26
$158.99
Price not available
$159.99
Best Overall
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Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones : Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Silver...
Title
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones : Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Silver...
Prime Status
-
Star Rating
Reviews
20,260 Reviews
Type
Over-ear, wireless
Battery
30 hours
Weight
1.71lbs
Price
$348.00
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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, Bluetooth, Over-Ear Wireless Headphones with Built-In...
Title
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, Bluetooth, Over-Ear Wireless Headphones with Built-In...
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
19,411 Reviews
Type
Over-ear, wireless
Battery
20hrs
Weight
1.3lbs
Price
$379.00
Buy Now
Best Mid-Range
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Jabra Elite 85H Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, Navy – Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones...
Title
Jabra Elite 85H Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, Navy – Over Ear Bluetooth Headphones...
Prime Status
Star Rating
-
Reviews
-
Type
Over-ear, wireless
Battery
36hrs
Weight
0.65lbs
Price
$242.26
Buy Now
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Microsoft Surface Headphones
Title
Microsoft Surface Headphones
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
632 Reviews
Type
Over-ear, wireless
Battery
15hrs
Weight
0.64lbs
Price
$158.99
Buy Now
Best Budget
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Plantronics 207120-21 Backbeat Pro 2 Special Edition - Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Title
Plantronics 207120-21 Backbeat Pro 2 Special Edition - Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Prime Status
-
Star Rating
Reviews
525 Reviews
Type
Over-ear, wireless
Battery
Up to 24hrs
Weight
0.63lbs
Price
Price not available
Buy Now
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Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone -...
Title
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2: Over Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone -...
Prime Status
-
Star Rating
Reviews
2,132 Reviews
Type
Over-ear, wireless
Battery
Up to 30hrs
Weight
.60lbs
Price
$159.99
Buy Now

 

Best Overall: Sony WH-1000XM3 – $298

Combining top-quality sound and outstanding noise cancellation, the 1000XM3 from Sony are easily the best headphones out there. With a USB-C port as well as more padding along the bridge, the XM3 provides you with great ways to listen to hi-res music wirelessly. With Google Assistant and Alexa support included, these headphones are more than worth their price.

 

Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones : Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Silver...
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Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones : Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Silver...
  • DIGITAL NOISE CANCELING: Industry leading ANC lends a personalized, virtually soundproof experience
  • PHONE CALL: A built-in mic enables you to take hands-free calls.
  • VOICE ASSISTANT: Alexa enabled for voice access to music, information and more. Activate with a simple touch
  • QUICK ATTENTION MODE: Cover the right ear cup to turn down your music for instant, easy conversation
  • PERSONAL NOISE CANCELLING: Adjusts ambient sound to your activity for the best noise cancellation

 

Best Earbuds: AirPods Pro – $234

With the updated version of the AirPods, Apple has made these the earbuds to have, especially if you have an iPhone. With noise cancellation and replaceable silicone tips, the AirPods offer an experience that few can match whether you’re listening to your favorite music or taking important phone calls

 

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Apple AirPods Pro
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Apple AirPods Pro
  • Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
  • Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
  • Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear

 

Best Affordable Headphones: JBL Live 650BTNC – $149

Not everyone has enough disposable income to buy the best noise-canceling headphones which are why the JBL Live headphones are such a great option. With a great battery life of up to 30 hours on a single charge, it offers both Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant for you to choose from. You don’t always have to buy the best product available and with the Live headphones from JBL, you can buy a pair of high-quality headphones and upwards of 50% off the higher-end models.

 

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JBL LIVE 650BTNC - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black
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JBL LIVE 650BTNC - Around-Ear Wireless Headphone with Noise Cancellation - Black
  • JBL SIGNATURE SOUND: 40mm drivers deliver the JBL sound signature that can be found in the most famous venues all around the world.
  • AMAZON ALEXA: Play your favorite playlist, text your friend, check the weather and much more by simply tapping the ear cup to activate Amazon Alexa. Use the all-new JBL App to easily set your voice...
  • ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING: Keep the noise away and stay focused on the music with Active Noise Cancelling.
  • HANDS-FREE CALLS: Stay in touch with your world by managing calls with the buttons on the ear-cup. When the battery is flat, just plug-in the audio cable and continue listening and chatting.
  • MULTI-POINT CONNECTION: Allows you to effortlessly switch from one Bluetooth device to another. You can simply switch from a video on your tablet to a call on your mobile phone, so that you’ll never...

 

Pro Computer Speakers to Get You in The Mood

Audioengine A2+

Sure, headphones can help you drown out the world around you but if you live alone, sometimes you just want to crank up the music and rock out to your favorite songs. These speakers will help you do that:

 

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Logitech Z623 400 Watt Home Speaker System, 2.1 Speaker System - Black
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Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers with Powerful Down-Firing Subwoofer and...
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Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speaker | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX HD Bluetooth,...
Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker Bluetooth | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX...
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1 Speaker System
Edifier USA e25 Luna Eclipse 2.0 Bluetooth (Black)
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Logitech Z623 400 Watt Home Speaker System, 2.1 Speaker System - Black
Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers with Powerful Down-Firing Subwoofer and...
Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speaker | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX HD Bluetooth,...
Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker Bluetooth | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX...
Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1 Speaker System
Edifier USA e25 Luna Eclipse 2.0 Bluetooth (Black)
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Reviews
13,375 Reviews
56,314 Reviews
413 Reviews
2,096 Reviews
2,377 Reviews
261 Reviews
Weight
0.95kg left, 1kg right; 7kg subwoofer
5.45lbs
1.8kg left, 1.5kg right
1.6kg left, 1.4kg right
2.04kg
3.6kg
Size
7.7in x 4.6in x 5.0in speakers; 11.2in x 12in x 10.5in subwoofer
2″ x 4″ x 8″
11.6″ x 11.75″ x 8.8″
6in x 4in x 5.25in
10in x 2x satellites; 10.8in x 9in subwoofer
4.8in x 8.35in x 8.74in
Drivers
2.5-inch front-firing, sealed drivers, 7-inch bass-reflex subwoofer
2” mid-range
2.75-inch aramid fiber woofers, ¾-inc silk dome tweeters
2.75-inch Kevlar woofers, ¾-inch silk dome tweeters
Four 1-inch full range transducers
¾-inch silk dome tweeter, 3-inch full-range bass driver
Supported Connectivity
None
USB
Advanced Bluetooth Wireless
Wireless with Audioengine’s W3 adapter
None
Bluetooth
Audio Inputs
3.5mm jack, RCA
N/A
3.5mm stereo mini-jack, stereo RCA, USB
USB, RCA, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
3.5mm jack
Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack
Outputs
Headphone Jack
N/A
RCA variable line-out, 3.5mm mini-jack headphone out
RCA
None
USB port for charging, headphone jack
Price
$119.99
$49.99
$349.00
$269.00
$199.99
$149.99
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Logitech Z623 400 Watt Home Speaker System, 2.1 Speaker System - Black
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Logitech Z623 400 Watt Home Speaker System, 2.1 Speaker System - Black
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Star Rating
Reviews
13,375 Reviews
Weight
0.95kg left, 1kg right; 7kg subwoofer
Size
7.7in x 4.6in x 5.0in speakers; 11.2in x 12in x 10.5in subwoofer
Drivers
2.5-inch front-firing, sealed drivers, 7-inch bass-reflex subwoofer
Supported Connectivity
None
Audio Inputs
3.5mm jack, RCA
Outputs
Headphone Jack
Price
$119.99
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Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers with Powerful Down-Firing Subwoofer and...
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Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers with Powerful Down-Firing Subwoofer and...
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
56,314 Reviews
Weight
5.45lbs
Size
2″ x 4″ x 8″
Drivers
2” mid-range
Supported Connectivity
USB
Audio Inputs
N/A
Outputs
N/A
Price
$49.99
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Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speaker | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX HD Bluetooth,...
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Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speaker | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX HD Bluetooth,...
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Star Rating
Reviews
413 Reviews
Weight
1.8kg left, 1.5kg right
Size
11.6″ x 11.75″ x 8.8″
Drivers
2.75-inch aramid fiber woofers, ¾-inc silk dome tweeters
Supported Connectivity
Advanced Bluetooth Wireless
Audio Inputs
3.5mm stereo mini-jack, stereo RCA, USB
Outputs
RCA variable line-out, 3.5mm mini-jack headphone out
Price
$349.00
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Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker Bluetooth | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX...
Title
Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker Bluetooth | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX...
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
2,096 Reviews
Weight
1.6kg left, 1.4kg right
Size
6in x 4in x 5.25in
Drivers
2.75-inch Kevlar woofers, ¾-inch silk dome tweeters
Supported Connectivity
Wireless with Audioengine’s W3 adapter
Audio Inputs
USB, RCA, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Outputs
RCA
Price
$269.00
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Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1 Speaker System
Title
Harman Kardon SoundSticks III 2.1 Speaker System
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
2,377 Reviews
Weight
2.04kg
Size
10in x 2x satellites; 10.8in x 9in subwoofer
Drivers
Four 1-inch full range transducers
Supported Connectivity
None
Audio Inputs
3.5mm jack
Outputs
None
Price
$199.99
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Edifier USA e25 Luna Eclipse 2.0 Bluetooth (Black)
Title
Edifier USA e25 Luna Eclipse 2.0 Bluetooth (Black)
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
261 Reviews
Weight
3.6kg
Size
4.8in x 8.35in x 8.74in
Drivers
¾-inch silk dome tweeter, 3-inch full-range bass driver
Supported Connectivity
Bluetooth
Audio Inputs
Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack
Outputs
USB port for charging, headphone jack
Price
$149.99
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Best Overall: Audioengine A2+ – $269

The A2+ from Audioengine is one of the best computer speakers available. Powered by your computer’s USB port, they provide amazing sound quality along with uncompressed audio thanks to the built-in DAC. While they don’t come with a subwoofer, that shouldn’t keep you from buying them. If you need one, you can connect an external subwoofer with the RCA output.

 

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Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker Bluetooth | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX...
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Audioengine A2+ Plus Wireless Speaker Bluetooth | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX...
  • PREMIUM POWERED BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS WITH INTEGRATED DAC: A2+ Wireless Speakers provide clear, full stereo sound and can easily connect to all your music in seconds. Great for your desktop or smaller...
  • FEATURES: Built-in analog power amplifiers, dual analog audio inputs, USB audio input, aptX codec, hand-finished wood cabinets, variable audio output, subwoofer connection, custom aramid fiber woofers...
  • WORKS WITH: Turntables with built-in or external preamps, all music players: phones, desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, TVs with an analog output, CD and DVD players, video game consoles and all...
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED: Pair of Audioengine A2+ Wireless Powered Speakers, 2m speaker wire, power supply & cord, USB cable, 1.5m mini-jack audio cable, microfiber speaker bags and cable bags, setup guide,...
  • WARRANTY: Audioengine builds quality speakers that they stand behind. All Audioengine products come with a 3-year transferable warranty. COVERAGE: Stellar US based customer support and 3 year product...

 

Best Wireless Speakers: AudioEngine HD3 Wireless Speakers – $349

When using them as a wireless option, any latency is only about 30ms, making it pretty minimal regardless of what you’re doing. If you like to play games in your downtime, you can connect these to your computer and subwoofer for some extra bass. Being from AudioEngine, regardless of your views on wireless speakers, the sound quality is some of the best you can get.

 

Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speaker | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX HD Bluetooth,...
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Audioengine HD3 Wireless Speaker | Desktop Monitor Speakers | Home Music System aptX HD Bluetooth,...
  • POWERED BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS WITH 100 FOOT RANGE: The HD3 Bluetooth Speakers feature built-in analog power amplifiers that bring you incredible audio. The aptX HD Bluetooth codec with 100 foot range and...
  • FEATURES: Small speakers with a big sound that fills any room, premium Bluetooth wireless that works with all your devices and apps and high-end sound wrapped in hand-built wood cabinets. Simple...
  • WORKS WITH: Turntables with built-in or external preamps, all music players: phones, desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, TVs with an analog output, CD and DVD players, video game consoles and all...
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED: Pair of Audioengine HD3 Wireless Powered Speakers, Bluetooth antenna, 2m speaker wire, power supply & cord, 1.5m 3.5mm mini-jack audio cable, 1.5m USB cable, microfiber speaker bags...
  • WARRANTY: Audioengine builds quality speakers that they stand behind. All Audioengine products come with a 3-year transferable warranty. COVERAGE: Stellar US based customer support and 3 year product...

 

Best Budget-friendly Speakers: Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 – $39

The Pebble Plus 2.1 speakers from Creative deliver a rich and powerful sound much larger than the speaker’s physical size. The speakers produce a clean sound with an amazing amount of clarity. If you’re searching for a great set of speakers that might not cost more than the keyboard you use, Creative’s Pebble Plus 2.1 will deliver every time.

 

Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers with Powerful Down-Firing Subwoofer and...
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Creative Pebble Plus 2.1 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers with Powerful Down-Firing Subwoofer and...
  • POWERFUL DOWN-FIRING SUBWOOFER | The Creative Pebble Plus features a newly designed standalone 4” down-firing ported subwoofer for remarkable power and depth, providing a significant audio...
  • 45° ELEVATED DRIVERS | Featuring 2” mid-range drivers that are elevated at 45°, the Pebble Plus speakers are specifically angled towards you, providing the best soundstage while ensuring that you...
  • HIGH GAIN MODE | Bring out the most of the Creative Pebble Plus! With a simple switch of a button, access the High Gain Mode to increase the power output to 8W RMS with a 5V 2A USB adapter (not...
  • EASY ACCESS VOLUME CONTROLS | The volume controls are conveniently located at the front of the speakers for easy and hassle-free access
  • USB-POWERED FOR ADDED CONVENIENCE | Powered entirely by USB and connected to your devices via a universal 3.5mm AUX-in cable, the Pebble Plus eliminates the need for a wall socket while doubling up on...

 

Other Sanity Saving Tech

Even with all the choices on our list, there are just some things that if you don’t have them, you might lose your mind (figuratively speaking). So, to help keep things calm and easy, here are our rapid-fire choices of the other tech you need.

 

Best Printer: Epson SureColor SC-P600 – $695

Printing out work documents can get frustrating quickly, especially if you have the wrong printer. The SureColor printer from Epson is a great and easy-to-use printer but make sure to pick up some paper and extra ink as they can get pricey. For the price alone, the SureColor is a great printer. View more top printers here.

 

Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer
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Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer
  • Brand Epson, Model C11CE21201
  • Packaged Quantity: 1 Pack, Product Type: Inkjet Printer, Recommended Use: Photo/Disc Print, Print Color Capability: Color, Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi,
  • Wireless Print Technology: Epson iPrint, Wireless Print Technology: Apple AirPrint, Wireless Print Technology: Wi-Fi Direct, Wireless Print Technology: Google Cloud Print, Duplex Printing: Automatic,...
  • Number of Colors: 9, Mobile Device Printing: Yes, USB: Yes, USB Standard: USB 2.0, Ethernet: Yes, Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN: Yes, Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n, Screen...
  • Media Type: Plain Paper, Media Type: Photo Paper, Media Type: Canvas, Media Type: Cut Sheet, Media Type: Fine Art Paper, Media Type: Panoramic, Media Type: Roll Paper, Media Type: Glossy Photo Paper,...

 

Best Cord Organizer: VELCRO Brand ONE-WRAP Cable Ties – $12

That’s right, the simple Velcro wraps are our choice for the best Cord Organizer. With their slim design and ease of use, you can bundle and organize your cords without adding extra bulk to your office. The best part? They are incredibly affordable compared to other options.

 

VELCRO Brand ONE-WRAP Cable Ties | 100Pk | 8 x 1/2" Black Cord Organization Straps | Thin Pre-Cut...
  • WIRE ORGANIZING SELF BUNDLING TIES - Cord organizer ties are simple to use, self-fastening thin ties that will contain and store cords and wires quickly and safely; Cord keepers for cables help secure...
  • WIRE AND CORD MANAGEMENT - These bundling ties are ideal fasteners for cord organization, wire management, and securing loose or extra-long cords out of the way to eliminate tripping hazards;...
  • STRONG AND REUSABLE - Strong, trusted, and used by data and network centers across the globe; These fasteners can be easily reused and repositioned; Allows convenient access when arranging computer,...
  • PRE-CUT AND EASY TO USE - These pre-cut ties stay firmly in place with an easy to use slotted head; simply insert the rounded end through the hole and pull the strap tight; it firmly wraps onto itself...
  • INDOOR OR OURDOOR USE - With multi-use options for the home, shed, garage or office, these thin ties can safely be used indoors or outdoors for your organizing and storage needs

 

Best Dry Erase Board: VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board – $32

A whiteboard should feel like an extension of your thoughts. That’s why we like the Magnetic Dry Erase Board from VIZ-PRO. The smooth surface makes writing on it super easy and is easy to clean when you need to brainstorm some new ideas. The board also has a sturdy frame so you can move it around in your office if you need to

 

VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 36 X 24 Inches, Silver Aluminium Frame
  • Overall size: 36" x 24" ( frame included); Writing surface size: 34" x 22"
  • Smooth & durable magnetic writing surface, easily drywipe with all dry-erase markers
  • Silver finished aluminium frame, ABS corner with screw-fixing in corners
  • Easy installation with fixing kits, can be mounted vertically or horizontally
  • Include fixing kits, pentray

 

Best Surge Protector: AmazonBasics 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector – $22

Offering a high-quality surge protector at an affordable price, the Power Strip from AmazonBasics offers 12 well-spaced outlets that are protected by sliding covers and can handle larger plugs at the corners. LED indicators let you know when a device is protected and all wiring is grounded. This can handle all of your tech needs without breaking the bank.

 

Amazon Basics 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector | 4,320 Joule, 8-Foot Cord
  • IN THE BOX: 12-outlet surge protector power strip with 8 foot cord and 4320 joule energy rating
  • RELIABLE PROTECTION: Protects sensitive electronic devices such as computers, data lines, TVs, and more from potentially-damaging power surges
  • LED LIGHT INDICATORS: Built-in lights automatically indicate active surge protection and grounded wiring
  • ADDITIONAL SAFETY: Fireproof MOV provides additional safety precaution from surges and spikes
  • RESETTABLE CIRCUIT BREAKER: Power on/off switch integrates with a 15Amp overload resettable circuit breaker

 

Best Notebook: Moleskine Cahir Journal – $15

Moleskine is a brand that more people obsess over than any other notebook in the world. The Cahir Journal is exactly how it sounds. With a durable cover and elastic closure, it is great for jotting notes or as a sketchpad the way Jacob uses it in his work. The thick ivory pages are perfect for writing with fountain pens or any other kind of utensil. Whether it’s your main notebook or just one you use for random notes, you can’t pick a better notebook.

 

Moleskine Cahier Journal, Soft Cover, XL (7.5" x 9.5") Ruled/Lined, Brisk Blue, 120 Pages (Set of 3)
  • MOLESKINE CAHIER: This 7.5 x 9.5 ruled journal has a flexible heavy-duty customizable cardboard cover, a pocket for loose notes & visible stitching on the spine. The last 16 sheets are detachable.
  • CLASSIC DESIGN: The Cahier Journal is a favorite among avid notetakers. Its cardboard cover makes it ideal for customization—script a favorite quote, sketch a portrait or simply give it a name.
  • ICONIC NOTEBOOKS FOR EVERY PURPOSE: The story of the iconic Moleskine notebook collection has expanded to include a whole variety of sizes and colors, textures and layouts, and even flexible covers.
  • MOLESKINE VERSATILITY: Writers, students, artists, professionals & travelers love our notebooks, planners, pens, bags & accessories. From journals to backpacks, there's a Moleskine product for you.
  • MOLESKINE QUALITY: We're dedicated to culture, travel, memory, imagination, & personal identity—both physical & digital. We bring this commitment to our notebooks, bags, apps & smart pens &...

 

Best Coffee Maker: Breville Barista Express – $699

If you’re working from home, you can’t exactly run out to Starbucks and get a cup of coffee and as we know, coffee is the lifeblood for those early mornings. There is no better machine than the Barista Express from Breville. Featuring dose control grinding, precise espresso extraction, and micro-foam milk steaming, you may never go to the coffee shop again.

 

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Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Brushed Stainless Steel
  • The Breville Barista Express delivers third wave specialty coffee at home using the 4 keys formula and is part of the Barista Series that offers all in one espresso machines with integrated grinder to...
  • DOSE CONTROL GRINDING: Integrated precision conical burr grinder grinds on demand to deliver the right amount of freshly ground coffee directly into the portafilter for your preferred taste with any...
  • OPTIMAL WATER PRESSURE: Low pressure pre-infusion gradually increases pressure at the start and helps ensure all the flavors are drawn out evenly during the extraction for a balanced tasting cup
  • PRECISE ESPRESSO EXTRACTION: Digital temperature control (PID) delivers water at precisely the right temperature, ensuring optimal espresso extraction
  • MANUAL MICROFOAM MILK TEXTURING: The powerful steam wand performance allows you to hand texture microfoam milk that enhances flavor and enables creation of latte art

 

Best Wireless Charger: Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad – $23

The Belkin BoostUp Changing Pad is an excellent wireless charger. With an attractive design, the pad is optimized to work with Qi-enabled devices with an LED on top of the pad to ensure your device is charging. A trusted brand for many years, the Wireless Charging Pad from Belkin is one of the best chargers on the market.

 

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Belkin Wireless Charger 10W – Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, Wireless Charger for iPhone 11, 11...
  • The Belkin Difference: 1 third party maker of wireless charging accessories
  • Optimized for Qi enabled devices from Apple and Samsung, including: iPhone XS, XS Max, X, XR, 8, 8+ , Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note9 and more
  • Delivers the fastest wireless charging speed for iPhone at 7.5W and Samsung at 9W
  • Provides standard 5W charging speed for all other Qi enabled devices, including AirPods 2
  • Charges through lightweight plastic cases Upto 3 millimeter

 

Top Tools Used by Jacob Cass

Peek behind the curtain of Jacob Cass’s setup and see the tools and other items he uses daily when working with clients all over the world.

If you’re a beginner or watching your spending, you may want to consider our post on the top gear for all career levels & budgets.

Design Business Tools by Jacob Cass

 

Top Tools to Work From Home – The Ultimate Guide

Working from home is never easy, even under the best circumstances. With the pandemic forcing people to work from home more and more, having the right tech to successfully get your work done is important and we hope that our ultimate guide has shown you the tools you can use to succeed.

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