WORKING FROM HOME is great. But if you do it full-time, you probably need more than a laptop and a kitchen table. Thankfully, most of us on the WIRED Gear team have been working from home for years, testing a ton of products along the way. If you’re in need of anything, a bunch of our favorite gear is discounted right now.
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Lention Docking Station for $110 ($10 off)
As laptops get faster and thinner each year, they also seem to come with fewer ports. For that, we need a good docking station. This one doubles as a small stand, giving your laptop a slight lift that you can pair with a better laptop stand if you have one. It includes ports for HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, SD (and MicroSD) cards, USB-C, USB A, Ethernet, and 3.5mm headphone cords.
Laptop Stand and Desk Deals
ObVus Solutions Laptop Tower Stand PHOTOGRAPH: OBVUS SOLUTIONS
★ ObVus Solutions Laptop Tower Stand for $65 ($15 off)—Click the Coupon Button
This has been our reigning laptop stand champ for the last year. It often goes on sale for around $70, but if you click the on-page coupon button, you can save an extra $5. This stand is just plain good. It keeps your laptop raised to a range of heights and tilts, so you should be able to sit or stand during the day. I’ve used it for a year and it hasn’t lost an ounce of sturdiness. Considering how expensive laptop stands can get, this one is a steal.
FlexiSpot EN1 Standing Desk for $270 ($90 off)
The ObVus tower is great, but if you like to stand for most of the day with a laptop, monitor, and separate keyboard and mouse, you need something bigger. The FlexiSpot EN1 is a good option. The instructions can be a little frustrating, but if you can build it without losing your mind, it’s cheaper than most good standing desks (before the discount!). It rises from 28 to 48 inches high and there are three height presets you can save for quick switching. There’s also a version without presets for $70 less.
A Decent Computer Desk for $106
This standard desk is not the cheapest it’s been, but it’s still cheaper than its $130 price last year, and a good value. It opts for particleboard instead of the highest-quality materials, but it isn’t lacking in function or sturdiness. The minimalist design allows it to fit into your existing setup too, instead of sticking out.
Vissles Portable Monitor PHOTOGRAPH: VISSLES
Vissles-M 15-inch Portable Monitor for $189 ($20 off)
We recommend getting yourself a separate monitor, as a small laptop gets hard to navigate once several windows are open. But if you like to switch it up and work from an office (home or otherwise), the coffee shop down the street, or your dining table, this portable monitor is a better option. We loved it (9/10, WIRED Recommends), and all you need is a single cable to set it up. This version doesn’t have the touchscreen that we liked, but it’s still good if you don’t need touch. Workstream by Monoprice Desk Mount for $42 ($18 off)
If you already have a (non-portable) monitor that you like, consider mounting it. This one is pretty minimal so it isn’t an eyesore, plus it holds up to 20 pounds. Just make sure your monitor uses the VESA mounting standard.
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