16 Best Deals on Home Office Gear: Portable Monitors, Desks, Power Strips
We recently updated our extensive guide to the Best Gear for Working From Home, and many of our favorites are on sale right now. Whether you need a new standing desk or office chair, or you’ve been in the market for a nice new power strip, we’ve got you covered.
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Desks and Desk Accessories
Before you buy, be sure to consult our reasons to buy a standing desk, and our guides to the Best Wireless Chargers and Best Office Chairs.
This is our favorite standing desk and this is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. The bamboo top is eco-friendly and looks great, and you get four height presets for the motor. It smoothly goes up and down with little wobble. Fully also offers a range of add-ons so you can customize the desk when you’re purchasing.
It takes a bit of work to assemble, but this desk has everything that you’ll need for a motorized standing desk at a very affordable price. It has one motor that can take the desktop from 28 to 48 inches with three height presets, and the surface is made from high-quality chipboard. This deal is only available for Amazon Prime members.
This is a VESA-compatible mount that’s rated for up to 20 pounds and comes with a five-year warranty. We like the built-in cable management, and the build quality is great. It’s made by the same company that makes our favorite standing desks.
Click the coupon button to get the additional 10 percent off. If you want to work from your couch or bed, this desk does the job. The stand is only on one side so it won’t be tough to place it near a couch or bed, and the height is adjustable. It’s pretty stable to work on, and you can roll it out of the way when you’re done.
This is a pretty comfy chair for the price. It’s all-mesh, so it’s great if you tend to run hot in a room as the mesh will allow for better airflow. You also get a headrest and the chair is quite adjustable too. It comes with two sets of wheels—casters or rollerblades—so you can make it work on different types of floors.
We like this heigh-adjustable footrest for folks who spend hours at a time at their desk. The plush cover can be machine washed and comes in velvet or mesh.
WIRED’s Arielle Pardes was a fan of this under-desk treadmill, which she used to log miles a day while doing her normal work. Fellow gear team member Medea Giordano has also liked under-desk walking devices, which can help keep your body active (and sharpen your mind) while you work.
Desk mats are a great way to keep things looking classy in your space and these double as a giant mousepad. This microfiber mat isn’t too fancy, but at this discount, it doesn’t need to be.
This polyurethane leather mat is gorgeous, especially in the pink color. You can flip it around to see the other color if you want to change things up. It’s easy to clean and smooth to glide a mouse over.
WIRED senior reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has tested this with both Android and iPhones, and this lamp with a wireless charger base meets his needs. It has a USB-A port on the back for plugged-in charging, and there are color temperature settings to set the mood in the room (warm or cool tones). It’s held up well after nearly a year of testing.
It can be annoying to rely on power strips on the floor. This strip extender comes with six large outlets and a USB-C and USB-A port, which makes it great for an office that needs lots of stuff plugged in at once.
Screens, Hubs, and Headphones
Be sure to check out our guides to the Best Keyboards, Best Headphones, and Best Monitors.
Affix this 13-inch portable monitor via magnets to the back of your laptop and slide it out whenever you need an extra screen. It doesn’t take up any additional desk space and is great for airplane tray tables (though maybe not so much for your neighbor), and it just needs to connect to your laptop via the included USB-C cable. It’s a smart system that works reliably well.
This is a surprisingly compact portable monitor for its 15-inch size, and we really like the built-in kickstand for overall stability. There are a variety of connection options for Mac, PC, smartphone, and gaming systems, as well as built-in stereo speakers (though you probably don’t want to rely on them).
Need to plug in a lot of gear to your PC? This one is especially great if you’re using an older laptop or PC without a USB-C port. Plug it via USB-A and you’ll now get access to six additional USB-A ports, two HDMI, a gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack. If you upgrade to a machine with USB-C, then you can use the included adapter on the cable.
This is a nice entry-level wired gaming headset that we like. It works well for zoom meetings, and you can use it to frag your friends online after hours. It comes in a wireless version, too.
This four-port hub features two USB-A jacks, a 100-watt USB-C port that can power a MacBook Pro, and a 4K HDMI out. That’s not a ton of ports for an adapter this large, but this thing features an M.2 port for an external hard drive function in this dock, which is pretty awesome! Note: This hub does not support NVME M.2 cards and the SSD is not included.