In this Hardware Highlights feature, we’ve rounded up the best tech for work-from-home in 2021. Whether you’re working from home or learning from home, the tech and gadgets below will help you focus, be more efficient, and stay healthy.
FLEXISPOT Stand Up Desk Converter
Working from home can mean a lot of sitting around, which is not healthy. This is where the FLEXISPOT Stand Up Desk Converter comes in. A robust solution for elevating the work surface. It’s quick and easy to adjust, meaning you can easily change from sitting to standing and then back to sitting.
Nulaxy Laptop Stand
While a laptop is great for working on-the-go or shorter tasks on the couch, you need to upgrade when it comes to full work days at home. The first step is getting a good laptop stand to elevate the laptop screen for a more comfortable viewing experience. Combine this with a dedicated keyboard and mouse (recommendations to follow) and you’ll be good to go.
ROCCAT Vulcan 121 AIMO RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
For our full-size keyboard recommendation, we’ve gone with the ROCCAT Vulcan. This has a unique style that would look great in an office setup, while also delivering on must-have gaming features. It’s also in stock at Amazon, which helps!
Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Gaming Keyboard
For those who don’t need a dedicated number pad or arrow keys, the Razer Huntsman Mini is a small keyboard that can fit on even tiny workspaces. For those struggling to find room to call “office space,” this 60% keyboard could be what you need.
Razer x Humanscale Pro Click
The Razer x Humanscale Pro Click mouse impressed in the GameRevolution review. It provides an ergonomic form factor that keeps the hand in a healthy position for those long work hours.
Logitech MX Master 3
Another great option is the Logitech MX Master 3. This is another mouse made with ergonomics in mind, while also boasting a second scroll wheel for added efficiency.
Acer Nitro XZ342CK Monitor
At the time of writing, this Acer monitor offers the best bang for the buck when it comes to a widescreen 3440×1440 monitor. What’s more, it boasts a 144 Hz refresh rate which is not only fantastic for gaming, but also makes general Windows use smoother too. Make that office space a place you want to be with a big monitor upgrade!
HyperX SoloCast Microphone
The HyperX SoloCast is a great choice for a subtle-looking microphone that can still deliver fantastic sound. With a small footprint, this provides great audio without demanding a lot of space. Simply tuck it away when not in use to keep that office looking tidy.
Anker Wireless Charging Stand
Keeping your phone battery topped up while at your desk is a game-changer. For optimal efficiency when working, grab a charger that lets you see notifications without touching the device like the Anker Wireless Charging Stand.
Secretlab SoftWeave BLACK³ Chair
The transition to working from home should force people to reconsider the chair they are sitting on for most of the day. Save your back some strain by investing some additional cash into a healthier alternative. The Secretlab SoftWeave Black³ remains one of the best office/gaming chairs we’ve tested. This version has a subtle black theme that is the perfect fit for a serious work-from-home office space.
Anda Seat Fnatic Edition Chair
An alternative seating solution is the Anda Seat Fnatic Edition, which boasts an XL size that helps assist taller and/or heavier people. It’s got that gamer aesthetic that could bring some fun to an otherwise boring office space.
AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM 513
This 4K webcam is back in stock! It provides a high-quality image that will stand out in work meetings. It also works incredibly well for live streaming, if that’s something you’re into!
EpocCam Webcam App
With many people working and learning from home, the demand for webcams has seen a massive surge over the last year. Thankfully, for those who can’t seem to ever find a camera in stock, EpocCam exists. This app has been used by the GameRevolution Twitch team to transform a regular iPhone into a powerful webcam. What’s more, it can be done wirelessly!
Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Sony’s WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones do a great job of blocking out the outside world, while also delivering on top-tier audio. Even if music is distracting to you while working, just being able to cancel out external noise is worth the price tag.
All-New Echo Dot
Furnishing the office space with an Echo Dot allows access to Alexa, who works well as a digital secretary that can provide calendar reminders and alarms. It’s great for getting organized, but the Echo Dot can also come in useful for playing music or soothing nature sounds.