As people around the world attempt remote work for the first time, many will need to set up their first home office. But what products should you purchase for the best results? Check out our list of the top items you’ll need to start working from home.
If you’re gonna have a productive home office, you’ll need great internet. Consider the Amazon eero mesh Wi-Fi Router. This little box connects in less than ten minutes, then hooks up with your modem to bring fast, reliable Wi-Fi evenly throughout your home. The eero mesh is Alexa-compatible, and it automatically updates itself with security and other software. The eero mesh Wi-Fi router will be available on Amazon by April 2nd. Buy it here.
Get double the work done when you have two monitors instead of one. The ECHOGEAR Premium Dual Monitor Stand holds two monitors that you can adjust in any way you choose. Set monitors up either vertically or horizontally while you stash cords neatly out of the way. It takes only three steps to properly install, and you can call for help on the phone anytime you need it. Buy it here.
Setting up a new office requires new ergonomics, and this keyboard will allow you to type comfortably for as long as you like. The Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard is conveniently wireless and partially split with a palm rest to allow the forearms to stay in a comfortable position. Ideal for working from home. Buy it here.
Free your hands with the affordable Logitech USB Headset H390 so you can type, take notes or more thoughtfully engage with others during your next virtual conference. The cushy padded ear pads and headband allow for comfortable extended wear, while giving you crystal clear internet voice or video calls. Control volume and mute callers without hanging up. Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or later as well as Mac OS X (10.2.8 or later). Buy it here.
Even the most paperless of office settings needs a hard copy of something. This is where your physical file cabinet comes in. The Calico Designs File Cabinet in Pewter will keep your papers safe and sound in three drawers with two privacy locks. The option shown above in pewter should go with most color schemes, but if not, there are four other subtle colors available. Easily wheel it into the right spot in your home office. Store your office supplies in the top two drawers, and your letters and documents in the bottom hanging file drawer. Buy it here.
If your laptop doesn’t have a built-in webcam, you’re going to need one before you can meet up with workmates on Google Hangouts, Zoom or Skype. The Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 can be easily mounted on top of your computer monitor or on your desk. The webcam offers image clarity, noise-cancelling tech and an LED light that turns on when the camera is in use. Buy it here.
If you need a little extra boost to get motivated in your home office, give a French press a try. The rich flavor and ease of preparation may surprise you! The Mueller French Press is also drop-proof and rust-proof and able to make many beverages besides coffee, like nut milks, tea, hot chocolate and more. And don’t worry about spoonfuls of loose coffee grounds floating around in your cuppa either! Mueller offers a “No Coffee Grounds Guarantee” on every French press they sell. Takes about 8 minutes total from prep to cup. Buy it here.
Epson Expression Premium Wireless Color Photo Printer, Scanner and Copier
Working from home requires another must-have: the printer with scanner and copier. These are still important for signing and exchanging private forms, contracts, or other documents whenever they’re not best done over the internet. As you can see with the Epson Expression Premium Wireless Color Photo Printer, Scanner and Copier, you can get a high quality piece of equipment without spending an arm and a leg. Produces excellent, clear photos and crisp documents. Print straight from your devices. Buy it here.
Last on our quick list is the HyperX Wrist Rest, designed for a little extra wrist and forearm protection as you work at your computer. Built with the keyboard fervor of gamers in mind, the HyperX Wrist Rest comes with a layer of cooling gel memory foam, anti-slip natural rubber, long-lasting stitching and sturdy construction. Enjoy its ergonomic design, ideal for transcriptionists and those who type a lot. Buy it here.
One of the most important things about working from home is making sure you’re comfortable and are maintaining good posture. The LoveHome Memory Foam Lumbar Support Back Cushion
can help you with that! This cushion can turn any chair into your perfect desk chair. It helps to alleviate back lower back pain, comes in a washable mesh cover and two has two securing straps. Buy it here.
If you’re working with sensitive documents, sometimes they need to be shredded in order to be disposed of properly. Enter the AmazonBasics Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Home Office Shredder
, which can shred up to 8 sheets at a time. With its cross-cut method of shredding, you can be sure that your information isn’t going anywhere. Buy it here.
Add some flair (and some organization) to your home office with the Rosework Rose Gold Desk Organizer. With six differently-sized compartments, you can keep everything you need within arm’s reach. Say goodbye to messy desks forever! Buy it here.
Stay comfortable while you work with the help of this Ergonomic Under Desk Footrest for Office or Home
. Using a footrest under your desk can alleviate some of the discomfort that can come from sitting for longer periods of time. This footrest is soft enough to be comfortable, but firm enough to handle daily use. Its cover is machine-washable, so you don’t need to worry about getting it a little dusty. Buy it here.
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Do you have everything you need for your home office? Is there anything you recommend that we forgot? Let us know in the comments below!