The recipe for a comfortable and functional home office isn’t complete without the best home office tech. While stationery items and pretty accessories can inspire in the most random ways, it’s the electronics and totally unsexy gadgets that ultimately help us get work done. I’m talking phone chargers, ring lights, blue light blocking glasses, and more low-key essentials.
It may be a new year but most of us, especially content creators, are still working from home. By now, your workspace is probably complete-ish but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take inventory. Maybe your laptop is on its last leg. Perhaps the headphones you own aren’t as “noise canceling” as the brand claimed. Or maybe you’re just like me and enjoy shopping for things you don’t absolutely need but could benefit from having anyway.
Whatever the case, here are some of our favorite home office tech products, guaranteed to upgrade your makeshift workspace, whether it’s the local coffee shop or a table in your living room.
Sendowtek Bamboo Charging Station
If you’re constantly juggling a phone, tablet, and computer, this multi-gadget charging station will keep everything powered up until the end of your work day.
$40.99 at Amazon
JAOXISOU Selfie Ring Light
Attach this ring light to your computer or another sturdy surface before a video sesh or tutorial shoot. It comes with 3 different lightning modes that each deliver 10 brightness levels.
$23.99 at Amazon
Fujifilm Instax Mini Bundle
These retro cameras can be used to capture memories and as a prop for your next photoshoot.
$99.99 at Amazon
Marshall Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
When the silence is distracting, prop this pint-sized speaker on your desk and blast your favorite tunes. It also delivers a whopping 20 hours of play time on a single charge.
$199.99 at Amazon
Anker Powerline+ Lightning Cable
If the plug is in an inconvenient place, this ultra-long cord means you can still keep your phone nearby as it charges.
$16.99 at Amazon
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Everyone has their personal preference when it comes to laptops. I use a Macbook for work but prefer my Microsoft Surface notebook for everything else. The keyboard and screen can detach if you’d rather use it as a tablet. Plus, the touchscreen eliminates the need for a mouse and easier manipulation when you’re working with design programs.
$959 at Best Buy
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
Sometimes, you just have to tune out the world and these wireless headphones make it super easy with up to 35 hours of play time on a single charge.
$98 at Amazon
CNLO Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Between the computer screen, phone screen, and TV screen, the source of your eye strain is no mystery. Blue light blocking glasses have done wonders for me, after experiencing intense eye strain from sitting in front of the computer at work and school.
$13.99 at Amazon
Logitech MK345 Wireless Combo Keyboard and Mouse
For those who prefer a traditional keyboard to the one on their laptop, this combo includes a palm rest at the bottom of the key pad to prevent wrist pain. Note: this is only compatible with PC desktops and laptops.
$34.99 at Amazon
Acer SB220Q Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor
A secondary monitor or larger substitute can be a gamechanger for work that involves video and/or design. This best-selling monitor is available in four different sizes and renowned for its brightness/color levels.
$93.99 at Amazon
Anker USB C Hub Adapter
If you have a new computer and old accessories, this adapter will connect a Macbook USB-C port with USB accessories and more.
$39.99 at Amazon
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