The best gadgets and accessories for working from home (2021)

Thanks to a global pandemic, it seems that working from home is here to stay for many people. You may benefit from investing a little in your workspace to make life easier and more comfortable. There are several gadgets that can turn blue Mondays into, well, none side precise, but much less tiring than things would otherwise be. These are the best work from home gadgets you can buy.

We also made a short video on our YouTube channel where we give some simple tips when working from home, so be sure to check it out:

The best work from home chairs

Despite not being strictly a “gadget”, your desk chair is one of the most important components of your work-from-home setup. It has a direct effect on your stamina, comfort and health. There’s a staggering number of choices out there, but these are the three we’d recommend at any major budget level.

Best Budget Chair: Hbada chair with folding armrests

This chair is priced so low that it may be a concern. But with over 12,000 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen. According to Hbada, this stylish chair has also undergone some thorough quality tests.

Besides looking stylish, the flip-up armrests are the other nice feature of this chair. This allows you to easily slide the chair under low desks and save space. A very solid choice for the money!

Best Mid-Range Seat: Nouhaus Ergo3D

The Ergo3D is probably at the upper end of what most people would be happy to spend on an office chair. However, by bumping up your budget a bit, you can significantly improve your productivity.

The Ergo3D offers ergonomic features that we would expect in more expensive products, with a high degree of adjustability to best fit your body and posture. It’s a great compromise between ergonomics and price.

Best High-End Chair: Ergohuman swivel chair with high backrest and headrest

While the price of this high-back chair may be eye-watering, you have to weigh it against the value of a pain-free spine and muscles that don’t feel like you’ve done a few rounds with a professional boxer.

This Ergohuman chair has a mesh back, so that everything stays cool and dry. The materials are almost all recycled, in case you are concerned about the environmental impact of your chair.

The most impressive trick, however, is the synchro-tilt system. It ensures that all supporting components are at the right angle to maintain your posture, whether you’re sitting up straight or reclined with the chair. So you can relax and take care of your body at the same time. It’s a win win!

The best headsets and microphones for working from home

Isolating yourself from the noise around your home is essential for a productive work day. You also need to be heard clearly in video conference meetings. We think these are two of the best headset and microphone options for work at home users.

Best Budget Noise Canceling Headset: Sony WH-CH710N

Sony’s noise reduction technology is widely regarded as one of the best in the industry. Headsets like the WH-1000XM4 are highly recommended by major review publications. However, at over $300, it can be a hard pill to swallow for general office use.

That’s where the much more reasonable WHCH710N comes in. Although it has an equally incomprehensible name, it comes with a much lower price tag. The main sacrifice is audio performance for music or movies, but these cheaper phones still sound great by all accounts. You get smart environment-adaptive noise cancellation, 35 hours of battery life and a built-in microphone for calls. We think it’s the best deal in its class.

The Samson Go Mic

The Samson Go is a microphone we’ve used and love for years. It’s a huge upgrade over the microphone in any headset or device. It offers condenser microphone quality while being incredibly compact. It has an integrated stand, but you can also mount it on a microphone stand or clip it to your laptop screen.

Best of all, it has a headphone jack so you can use it with any wired headphones of your choice. It is competitively priced and is one of the most significant upgrades you can make to your video conferencing audio equipment.

The best work from home webcams

Most laptops, smartphones and tablets have cameras built in, but in terms of quality, these are usually an afterthought. This is especially true for the many Apple MacBook computers with paltry 720p webcams!

Video conferencing is much more prevalent these days, so now is the time to upgrade your camera to something with a higher resolution and better optics. While there are plenty of companies that make standalone webcams, Logitech nailed it all in our opinion.

Best HD All-round Webcam: Logitech C922x Pro

Loved by gaming streamers around the world, there’s little negative we can say about the C922x Pro. You can buy it for under $100 and get a full 1080p webcam with excellent built-in stereo microphones and snappy autofocus.

It has automatic light correction and is specially designed to make the image look great even in low light situations. This is undoubtedly the best overall webcam for both work and play.

Best Professional 4K Webcam: Logitech BRIO Ultra HD Webcam

If you think 1080p is a bit of the last decade and you really want to surprise your colleagues with your fantastic video quality, consider doubling the budget and getting the Logitech BRIO.

It’s a 4K webcam with a better lens and comparable autofocus and lighting compensation technology to the C922x Pro. Designed specifically for video conferencing, BRIO has several useful features that make video conferencing more comfortable.

For example, you can digitally zoom and pan, while also choosing from three different fields of view. The camera is also certified for Skype for Business and is designed to meet corporate standards.

The best work of home monitors

Next to your chair, your monitor is the part you spend the most time with. If you’re using an outdated model that pokes you in the eye with its ugliness, one of these two options will soothe your eyeballs and make you much less likely to go blind from overwork.

Best Ergonomic Business Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2719DX 27″

We’ve used several Dell Ultrasharp monitors over the years, and there’s a reason you’ll find these displays in so many major companies around the world. Picture quality is fantastic and the monitor has a great factory calibration to get you started with color sensitive work right away.

However, its best feature is arguably the standard. You can rotate the monitor to use it in portrait mode, tilt, swivel and crucially adjust the height. These are features you rarely get on consumer-grade screens and make them a great tool for work and general productivity.

Ultimate Multitasking Monster Monitor: Samsung Business CH890 Series 34 inch

Our final work-from-home recommendation is this massive CH890 business class monitor from Samsung. With a large 34-inch ultra-wide curved panel, you can comfortably multitask with one seamless view and easy cable management.

While it may look like similar gaming-focused displays at first glance, Samsung has built-in features to make work easier, although nothing prevents you from enjoying a game break next to it!

Native split-screen and picture-in-picture functionality offers many different productivity options, and support for USB-C display input makes it easy to find the right place for your screen. The stand can also be tilted, tilted and swiveled in height, which sets it apart from gaming monitors in its class. It’s a little more expensive than most monitors, but you’ll never want to go back to the old way.

That’s it for your work-from-home overview, but we’d love to hear your own suggestions for gadgets and accessories that can help you get more done while you’re out of the office.

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