Working from home has its perks but a large and dedicated desk with a top-of-the-line computer setup isn't generally one of them. Give your new at-home workspace the boost it deserves with some of our favorite finds, each tested and approved by us.
A large external monitor seemingly doubles productivity while significantly reducing neck strain and fatigue. We've been testing various shapes and sizes and found the best play to be the LG 27UL500-W ($349), which offers a relatively sleek design with 27" of screen real estate and 4K resolution with HDR. And for MacBook Pro users, they make a USB-C version of the same display at a slight premium.
Of course, the Apple Pro Display XDR ($4,999) is the ultimate solution for those with an unlimited budget. And if you enjoy gaming on your PC when off the clock, you can't do any better than the Razer Raptor ($699) thanks to its beautiful build quality and 144Hz refresh rate.
Apple is good at a lot of things, but keyboards aren't one of them. Ditch the standard white option that comes with every Mac and opt for the Logitech MX Keys ($99) which offers an ultra-satisfying typing experience and gorgeous backlit keys. It also charges with ease via USB-C and allows you to sync your keyboard with up to three devices at once and switch between them with the press of a button. Perfection.
A quality mouse is also an easy way to double up the speed and precision of your workflow. Our favorite find is the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse ($99), which features a nearly silent electromagnetic scroll wheel. Bonus points for the matching look.
We can't get enough of Endel ($6/month), which is an ambient music app that creates personalized soundscapes with an option for every mood, from relaxation to deep work. A game-changer for WFH life and mellow enough for Zoom chats and conference calls.
Design studio Grovemade makes a wide range of desk accessories to better your space, including achingly gorgeous laptop lifts and monitor stands. Dozens of ways to go right, none to go wrong.
Skip the shoddy laptop speakers and opt for the Audioengine A2+ Desktop Speakers ($269) that provide both quality sound and quality aesthetics. A mainstay for a reason.
Herman Miller office chairs get all the love but we find them to be quite ugly in the home, especially when paired with more traditional upholstery pieces. Do it better with the incredibly comfortable CB2 Rue Cambon Grey Tweed Office Chair ($349) that feels as good as it looks.