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16 Best Home Office Gear Deals: 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 if you’ve been in the market for a nifty new power strip, we’ve got you covered.

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Desks and Desk Accessories

Please consult us before purchasing Reasons to stand up desks plus our guide to the best wireless chargers and best office chairs.

Totally Jarvis

Photo: Amazon

This is our favorite standing desk, at one of the lowest prices we’ve seen. The bamboo top is eco-friendly, looks great, and you have four motor height presets. It bobs up and down smoothly. Fully offers a range of add-ons to customize your desk at the point of purchase.

Assembly takes some work, but this desk offers everything you need for a motorized standing desk at a very affordable price. It has a motor, allows tabletops from 28″ to 48″, three height presets, and a surface made of high-quality chipboard. This offer is only available to Amazon Prime members.

This is a VESA compatible mount rated up to 20 lbs and comes with a five year warranty. Build quality is great, and we like the built-in cable management. It’s from the same company that makes our favorite standing desks.

Flexispot Adjustable Table

Photo: Flexispot

click the coupon button for an extra 10% off. If you want to work from your couch or bed, this desk will do the job. The stand is on one side only, so it’s not difficult to place it near a sofa or bed, and it’s height-adjustable. It works so solid that you can roll it away when you’re done.

For the price, this is a very comfortable chair. It’s fully mesh for better airflow, which is great if you’re prone to heat. You also get a headrest, and the chair is adjustable. It comes with two sets of wheels—casters and roller skates—so you can make it work on different types of floors.

We love this height-adjustable footstool for those who spend hours at a desk at a time. Plush cover is available in velvet or mesh and is machine washable.

Kingsmith WalkingPad

Photo: WalkingPad

“Wired Former magazine writer Arielle Pardes is a fan of the under-desk treadmill, which she uses to log her daily miles at work. Gear team member Medea Giordano also loves the under-desk walking device, which helps keep you physically active (and thinking sharply) while you work.

Desk mats are a great way to keep things looking elegant in your space, plus they double as giant mouse pads. This microfiber pad isn’t too fancy, but it doesn’t need to be at this discounted price.

This urethane leather pad is so pretty, especially in pink. You can flip it over for a second color. Cleans and smooths easily with just a swipe of the mouse over.

Photo: Monoprice

WIRED Senior Reviews Editor Julian Chokkattu tested it with both Android and iPhone, and this desk lamp with wireless charging base met his needs. It has a USB-A port on the back for plug-in charging, and a color temperature setting to adjust the mood of the room. After nearly a year of testing, it has held up well.

Relying on a power strip on the floor can be annoying. With six large outlets and a USB-C and USB-A port, this ribbon extender is perfect for offices that need to plug in a lot of stuff at once.

Screens, Hubs & Headphones

Be sure to check out our guides to the best keyboards, best headphones, and best monitors.

Mobile Pixels Duex Plus

Photo: Mobile Pixels

Attach this 13-inch portable monitor to the back of your laptop with magnets and slide it out when you need the extra screen. It doesn’t take up any extra desk space, it’s perfect for an airplane tray table (though maybe not so much for your neighbors), and it just needs to connect to your laptop via the included USB-C cable. It’s a smart system that works reliably.

This is a compact portable monitor measuring 15 inches, and we really like the built-in stand for overall stability. There are a variety of connectivity options for Macs, PCs, smartphones, and gaming systems, as well as built-in stereo speakers (although you probably don’t want to rely on them).

Need to plug a lot of devices into your PC? This is especially great if you’re using an older laptop or PC without a USB-C port. Plug it in via USB-A, and you now have access to six additional USB-A ports, two HDMIs, a Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack. If you upgrade to a machine with USB-C, then you can use the adapter that comes with the cable.

Steelseries Arctis 1

Picture: Steelseries

This is A decent entry-level wired gaming headset. It works for Zoom meetings, and you can use it to hack your friends online after get off work. It also has a wireless version.

This four-port hub features two USB-A jacks, a 100W USB-C port that powers your MacBook Pro, and a 4K HDMI output. That’s not a lot of ports for such a large adapter, but this thing has an M.2 port in this dock for external hard drive functionality, which is great! NOTE: This hub does not support NVME M.2 cards and does not contain SSDs.



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