While it came about in less than ideal circumstances, working from home (and the flexibility it offers) is not going away anytime soon. According to FlexJobs, a leading job search site, remote work offers numerous, quantifiable benefits to both businesses and their employees; it attracts and retains talent, boosts morale, and increases productivity.
That said, those who find themselves in proper home offices are in the minority. For everyone else, it’s time to consider making significant upgrades to their home offices. Here are a few discounted options to consider to upgrade your WFH setup.
The Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor can help boost your productivity by expanding your laptop’s screen real estate. This 12.5-inch, 1080p screen attaches to the lid of your laptop and “swings out” when needed. This attachment works with most operating systems and connects to your computer through a single USB cable.
Use code SAVEDUEXPRO at checkout to get this successful Kickstarter project for $179.
If you have access to a porch or patio, it can be tempting to work out there as much as possible, if only to enjoy the occasional cool breeze.
The CORE Power 27,000mAh Portable Laptop Charger can keep your laptop powered up with its integrated AC output. Better still, it packs three USB ports, so it can simultaneously charge a couple of other gadgets as well. Use the coupon code MOBILE15 to drop the price to a low $170.
The Prima HD Pocket Projector is a marvelous iPhone-sized gadget that’s helpful for work and play. It can display images and videos up to 200 inches, which is useful for on-the-go presentations or a movie screening, after work. Right now, you can pick it up for $280, or 64 percent off retail.
While projectors can display images onto any flat surface, it’s best to use a projector screen like this $25 120-inch model from TaoTronics. Doing so ensures a blemish-free, color-accurate image.
No home office is complete without a good lamp, and the LumiCharge V1.1 is not just good but smart as well. It features an integrated, agnostic smartphone charging dock, so regardless of the type of smartphone you own, you’ll be covered. This $90 LED lamp packs one additional USB port to charge another device, like a tablet or pair of headphones. It also features a motion sensor, plus customizable lighting settings.
If you’re in the market for an upgraded mouse pad, consider this $22 SwissTek Wireless Charging Mouse Pad, which doubles as a Qi charger. This nifty mouse pad can charge your smartphone without ever needing to plug it in, plus it’ll sit right next to you so you won’t miss any notifications.
Using an external keyboard with your laptop is one way to improve the ergonomics of your home office. This $100 refurbished Apple Magic Keyboard will seamlessly work with your MacBook, and its dedicated numeric keyboard can be helpful when entering long sequences of numbers quickly, e.g., spreadsheets and accounting programs.
You can protect your data from a security breach with the SYFER VPN Router. This $154 security device encrypts your data to keep it private from ISPs, data mining companies, and any other malicious party. Additionally, Syfer protects you from malware, ransomware, phishing, and other cyber threats.
It works in tandem with your existing router and modem, and a year of service is included in the price.
The Kooduu: 3-in-1 Designer Lamp, Speaker & Cooler is an attractive way to add a little bit of fun to your home office. In addition to being a lamp, it can also act as a Bluetooth speaker and a cooler for your Zoom happy hour calls. Be sure to use the code KOODUU10 at checkout to get 10% off.