A high-quality internet router is a must-have for every home office. Today’s top-rated picks are small and tuck away easily so they won’t hinder your workflow, but give you lightning-fast internet connection speed.
If your current laptop is the same one you’ve been toting around for the last decade, purchasing a new one is an investment in your career. Today’s laptops have more processing and storage power than ever before as well as huge screens that rival desktop versions. Plus, there are models for every budget.
A modern office monitor will change your work-from-home game. If you’re still using a desktop computer that takes up too much desk space, look for one with a small base but large screen. If you’re working on a laptop, adding a second monitor will boost your efficiency.
A comfortable office chair is a critical addition to any home office. Look for one that’s ergonomically designed to offer maximum comfort all through the work day. If a basic version cramps your office’s style, don’t worry — a lot of today’s top picks come in vibrant colors and sleek designs.
Home offices without the right lighting can not only make your productivity lag, they can make you feel isolated and closed in. Even if you don’t have a lot of space on your desk, you can brighten things up with a desk lamp, since many of today’s favorites have small bases but maximum wattage.
Working from a standing desk is a great way to change up your office environment. It may even boost your health, since you’ll spend fewer hours sitting. If the idea of standing the entire work day isn’t appealing, look for one with an adjustable height so you can raise and lower it as needed.
Gone are the days of clunky mice that leave your hand claw-shaped at the end of a long work day. Ergonomic mice are comfortable to use from the beginning to the end of your shift. Many are wireless, allowing even more ease of use.