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Prime Day 2021: The 47 Best Home Office Deals (If You Work From Home)

You may be going back to the office soon, but several companies are allowing employees to work from home for a few days of the week. Some are offering a permanent option. Needless to say, remote work isn’t going away even as more and more people get vaccinated. If you’re looking to upgrade your home office, we’ve rounded up the best Prime Day deals on work from home gear.   

Note: We regularly update articles and strike through items that sell out or rise in price as of publishing, and mark discounts based on recent product pricing or average price, not MSRP. Be sure to check discounts for yourself. Our picks come from research and our extensive experience reviewing products. You’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription to get most of these deals.

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Laptop and Laptop Stand Deals

Be sure to read our Best Laptops, Best Cheap Laptops, Best MacBooks, and Best Chromebooks guides for more of our recommendations. Our How to Buy a Laptop guide also offers lots of advice if you’re unsure on what processors and RAM to choose. 

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook.

Photograph: Samsung 

Alienware’s M15 is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy. It’s sleek (for a gaming laptop), powerful, and has an eye-popping screen (with a 240-Hz refresh rate). The only catch is it’s expensive, but this deal takes some of the pain out of the price. We reviewed a similar version here.

This is last year’s Razor Blade 15 (our favorite gaming laptop), but it’s still a plenty powerful portable gaming rig. The configuration on sale here pairs a 6-Core Intel i7 with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card.

This is a match of the lowest price we’ve ever seen. The Flip C434 is our favorite Chromebook at the moment. The display is bright and sharp, the battery lasts more than a full work day, and the Core M3 chip is decent enough for standard-fare everyday tasks. (If you frequently have more than 25 tabs open, you may want to opt for something more powerful, like the Galaxy Chromebook below.)

Samsung’s original Galaxy Chromebook remains a powerful machine with a gorgeous screen. If you’re looking for a top-tier Chromebook this is one of the best we’ve used. The only problem is the battery life, which is pretty bad—you’ll rarely get more than 5.5 hours out of its battery. Also keep in mind that this has been selling for less than $800 for many months now (and it has dipped even lower before).

Acer Swift 3

Photograph: Acer

The 14-inch Acer Swift 3 is our favorite budget laptop. This model uses an Intel Core i7 chip, which means you can get a more powerful chip for less than the price of the configuration in our guide (which has an i5). It also has 8 gigabytes of RAM and a 256-gigabyte solid state drive (SSD), with a Full HD IPS LCD display (IPS is a little nicer than some types of LCD).

The Lenovo Yoga 9I is 14-inch convertible ultrabook. This configuration features an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and a 256-gigabyte SSD. It also comes with a stylus, which packs away in a handy storage slot.

Moft Z Sit-Stand Desk

Photograph: Moft 

Stop craning your neck and staring down at your laptop screen. Get a stand to elevate it! We like this one from Moft, which you can configure to five different positions. It can get up to 10-inches tall, so if you want to stand and work for a bit, the option is there. The best part is that this model is so lightweight and thin, you can take it anywhere. 

No, I’m not sure I know what this company’s name means, but I really like this mini laptop desk for when I work in bed or on the couch. It offers up a large surface area that can fit bigger laptops, and you can tilt the main platform up, which is especially handy if you’re sketching on an iPad. There’s a tiny little drawer you can use to store cables or other tchotchkes. It’s hovered between $40 and $50 since the pandemic began.

Flexispot Standing Desk

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You’ll need to click the coupon to see the deal at checkout. I’ve tested and really like Flexispot’s EN1 standing desk, but this version goes a step further by adding USB charging ports (two USB A and one USB-C) and a drawer so you can clean up your desk clutter. There are four height memory buttons, so you can preset the perfect height for when you sit, stand, and configure it for others in the household. This one even has a child lock that prevents kids from operating the desk.

This is one of the most popular standing desks around, and for good reason: it’s pretty much the best. (WIRED reviews director Jeffrey Van Camp uses it and agrees.) The bamboo top is exquisite and eco-friendly, and there are a myriad of ways to customize the desk to your liking. You get a 15-year warranty on all the desk frame components, as well as the mechanical parts, motors, and electrical components, which is rare. 

Click the on-page coupon to see the discount at checkout. I’ve been using a similar version of this desk for more than a year and it has served me exceptionally well. This one doesn’t have folding legs, but it’s spacious at 63 inches, and still takes minutes to set up. The desktop is particleboard and nothing special, but it feels solid. 

We haven’t tested the monitors in this section, but we’ve cross-referenced reviews from around the web and tried to stick with reputable brands we are familiar with. Looking for more options? We have a few options we’ve tested and recommend in our Home Office Gear guide. 

BenQ Curved Monitor

Photograph: BenQ

Sure, you’ve probably used a 24-inch monitor before, maybe even a 27-inch one. But what about a 32-inch monitor? There’s enough room to fit two browser tabs side by side. You also get a high resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) on this VA panel, support for AMD’s FreeSync if you plan on gaming and need a fast response, and the monitor itself supports a 144-Hz screen refresh rate. The array of ports on the back include HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, USB-A, plus a headphone jack, and it can be VESA mounted if you want to ditch the stand. It has dipped to this price before, but not frequently. 

OK, hear me out. Sometimes you just don’t want to switch tabs. It’s 2021, people! This super ultrawide from Samsung has a screen so large and wide, it will probably hang off of your desk. But it can probably fit three full-size spreadsheets side by side. For some folks, that’s worth $900. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this monitor. The VA panel has a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, it’s curved, gets incredibly bright, and has a whopping 5,120 x 1,440 pixel resolution. Just know that you may need a fairly powerful PC to run intensive apps and games on this behemoth of a screen.  

Want a large screen that can reasonably fit on your desk without spending too much? This Lenovo monitor has positive reviews around the web, a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution, and a 75-Hz refresh rate that works with AMD’s FreeSync platform. You get an HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity, plus a 3.5-mm headphone jack on the back. VESA mounting support means you can reclaim some space on your desk. This is the lowest price we’ve seen yet. 

This HP monitor doesn’t have as high a screen resolution as the Lenovo above (it’s just 1,920 x 1,080 pixels), so you might see more pixels, but it has built-in speakers, can be VESA mounted, and has HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports. 

Vissles Portable Monitor

Photograph: Vissles 

If you’re itching to go back to working out of a coffee shop but got used to the luxury of a monitor hooked up to your laptop, well, here’s the solution. We tested and really like this portable 1,080p touchscreen monitor (9/10, WIRED Recommends). It has dual USB-C ports as well as Mini HDMI, so it’s easy to connect it to an array of devices, and it’s slim enough to stow it in a backpack.

This is an elegant monitor mount if you want to ditch the stand to clear some space on your desk. I’ve been using it to hold up my 34-inch ultrawide for the past two years and it hasn’t failed once. We haven’t tested it, but Fully’s Jarvis monitor arm is also steeply discounted for $49 ($60 off)

We have plenty more picks in our Best Keyboards and Best Gaming Mouse guides.

Razer Huntsman Mini

Photograph: Razer

This is as subtle as mechanical keyboards come. Yes, it has RGB lighting like almost all gaming keyboards these days, but you can turn it off if you prefer. WIRED reviewer Jess Grey says the keys are durable, quiet, and you get a full-size number pad.

If you’re like me and want a compact mechanical keyboard to save on desk space, then try the Huntsman Mini, which is also in our keyboard guide. It has 60-percent of the keys normally found on a regular keyboard, so there’s no NumPad or even arrow keys. Nice, small, and simple. 

Want no wires at all? This is the way. I’ve been using this Vissles mechanical keyboard for a few weeks and it is excellent. It’s clicky yet quiet, sits slightly sloped toward you, and has a wonderful layout (with arrow keys, too!). There’s RGB lighting, hot-swappable switches, and Bluetooth means you can pair it with five devices and switch between them quickly. Enter the code V84 at checkout to see the discount.

This reliable wired mouse is frequently on sale, but this is one of its lowest prices ever. It has customizable RGB lighting, quick response times, and two extra buttons on the left edge. 

I used this mouse for more than two years with no problems whatsoever. It’s simple yet well built, with a reliable and speedy connection as well as no noticeable input lag. The single AA battery it requires usually lasted me three to four months before it needed replacing, and that was with my heavy use. 

For an upgraded mouse experience, this used to be our top gaming pick. It was recently supplanted by the SteelSeries Prime Wireless, but still has industry-leading response times, optical switches, and wireless connectivity. Unlike many wireless mice, you don’t need batteries. It comes with a dock you can plop it on for wireless charging. Better yet, it’s ambidextrous, so it’s a great option for righties and lefties. 

Headphone and Headset Deals

These are just a small selection of our favorite headphones and mics. For more, read our Best Wireless Headphones, Best Cheap Headphones, Best Podcasting Gear, and Best Wireless Earbuds guides.

Bose Noise Cancelling 700

Photograph: Bose

These usually dip to $278-$298 when they’re on sale, but this is the lowest price ever on our favorite wireless headphones. These Sony cans have long battery life, a comfy fit, and some of the best sound quality for the price. They also excel at noise canceling—important if you need to drown out the construction happening outside. (They’re also our favorite ANC headphones.) In this version, Sony also improved call quality, which makes them a solid choice for Zoom meetings. 

Like the Sony pair above, this is the lowest price ever for these Bose headphones. They’re an especially excellent pair if you make a lot of phone calls—even if you’re in a noisy coffee shop or the kids are yelling in the next room, they’ll silence the world around you so the person on the other end will hear you clearly.  

The Cloud Flight S is one of our favorite wireless gaming headsets, but it’s great for anyone that wants headphones with a built-in mic that comes up to your mouth. WIRED reviewer Jess Grey says you an excellent soundstage, 30 hours of battery life, and the microphone is detachable. It doesn’t look too obnoxious, unlike some gaming gear, and the comfy earcups mean you can wear ’em for a while.  

Understated design is something we appreciate in a gaming headset, especially when it’s going to serve double duty as a pair of work and/or Zoom meeting headphones. SteelSeries has always been great at providing headsets that don’t look out of place in a home office. The Arctis 5 is one of our faves for PC gaming (the mic is quiet on PS4). It fits comfortably for long periods of time, has an excellent microphone that hides away inside one of the earcups when not in use, and produces rich, resonant sound. 

If you want to spend less, the excellent corded SteelSeries Arctis 1 is $35 ($15 off), and it’s our favorite headset under $50.

1More ColorBuds

Photograph: Joseph Shin

These are our favorite earbuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for most people. That’s because they’re affordable (especially on sale), offer up a comfy fit, are sweat-resistant so you can use it for your home workouts, and they manage to sound pretty great for the price. They hold six hours of battery life, but you can pop ’em in the case, which holds another 16 hours.  

These earbuds have gone on sale at this price two other times since April, but they made our list of best workout earbuds, so we’re including them. If you want a single pair to transition from your Zoom meeting to the gym, this is it. Jabra improved the microphones so call quality is great, and they sound good, too. They have a two-year warranty, a comfortable fit, and have physical buttons so your sweaty hair won’t switch tracks automatically mid-run. Read more in our review.

Charging, Cables, and Hub Deals

Satechi USB-C Multi-Port Hub

Photograph: Satechi

Plug this USB-C hub into your laptop and you can now connect an array of accessories. There’s an Ethernet port for faster internet, HDMI to hook your laptop up to a monitor, and even a MicroSD and SD card reader if you need to transfer photos or other documents. We’ve tested similar hubs from Satechi and they’ve worked well. This is a match of the lowest price this hub has dropped to. Belkin has a similar hub (with similar ports) also on sale for $50 ($50 off)

I tested and like this dock, which lets you plug in and charge multiple gadgets through one system. That means saving up on the number of outlets you need. It’s not going to charge your iPads or bigger devices as quickly as usual, but it’s still really convenient. The front area is also a wireless charging pad for your wireless earbuds case. Satechi is offering 33 percent off other work-from-home tech gear if you want to take a look. 

This hub from Anker is made for MacBooks. It’ll take up two USB-C ports on your Apple laptop, but in return, you get access to nine other ports. This includes two USB-A and two USB-C ports, an HDMI, Ethernet, MicroSD and SD slots, plus a 3.5-mm headphone port. It can passthrough power to recharge a MacBook Pro. 

Razer Charging Pad

Photograph: Razer

This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this wireless charger, which is in our guide to the Best Wireless Chargers. It’s a well-designed pad you can pop your Android phone or iPhone on, but what makes it special is the RGB lighting underneath. You can plug the USB-C port into your PC and download Razer’s Chroma software to activate unique lighting effects, too. 

Charging adapters are getting smaller and smaller while outputting more power than before. This dual-port Anker charger should be sufficient enough to recharge an iPad Pro and even a MacBook (maybe not a MacBook Pro under heavy load). It comes with travel adapters, which is nice.

Webcams, Tablets, and More

Razer Kiyo.

Photograph: Razer

This isn’t a huge discount, nor is it the lowest price we’ve ever seen (it dipped to $59 in 2019), but webcam prices have been inflated due to demand during the pandemic. We’re finally starting to see things go back to normal, and this is still a good price for the best webcam we’ve tested. It even has a built-in ring light!

You probably are running out of outlets in your home. We haven’t tested this power strip from Anker, but you get six outlets, two USB-A ports, and a USB-C port. That’s pretty much all most people need to plug in at a desk, if not more. The USB-C port is rated for 30-watts, which means it can charge an iPad Pro just fine. 

iPad Mini

Photograph: Apple

The best part about the iPad Mini is the 8-inch screen, which is perfect for browsing in bed after a long day at the desk (or for travel). The Mini supports the first-gen Apple Pencil, which makes it great for jotting down notes during Zoom meetings or doodling in the cafe as you procrastinate. Not sure which iPad is right for you? See our guide to choosing the perfect iPad. Amazon may also end up matching this deal from Walmart’s rival “Deals for Days” sale.

I tested and like Lenovo’s slightly newer M10 HD, but this tablet should work similarly well. It’s not very powerful, so don’t expect snappy performance, but it’s one of the few good cheap Android tablets out there. Unlike Fire tablets, which also run on Android, you can access all the apps in Google’s Play Store, just like any Android phone. This one’s handy to have around the house, whether it’s for following cooking recipes or joining a Zoom meeting in another room.

Dealing with large files? If you need to move them around from the office to your home and don’t want to deal with long upload times, this portable SSD is your solution. It can store up to 2 terabytes and includes a USB-C-to-USB-A or USB-C-to-USB-C cable so you can plug it into your devices. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen it.

Router, Security, and Home Deals

Nest Wifi

Photograph: Google

Working remotely means you need good Wi-Fi. WIRED reviews director Jeffrey Van Camp uses and loves the standard Eero mesh Wi-Fi router in his home. This deal is on the Pro version, and this is a match of the lowest price it’s ever been. Amazon, which owns the Eero brand, says the Pro is more than twice as powerful as the standard model. There are two Ethernet ports (one for the router and the other for hardwiring it to another device like a PC). This 3-pack lets you place the routers around your home to create a mesh system for robust coverage everywhere. If you already own several Wi-Fi 6-enabled gadgets (lucky you), the Eero 6 is also on sale for $181 ($98 off), also the lowest price ever. (You can read our Wi-Fi 6 explainer here). 

If you want a more aesthetically pleasing router, we like Google’s Nest Wifi—even though it spells Wi-Fi wrong. This deal is on the two-pack, which includes two full Nest Wi-Fi routers (not the mesh extender), and it’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen. It’s dead simple to set up, has great guest network features, and is rated to cover up to 4,400 square feet.

Working from home means you don’t necessarily get the same security protections your office used to provide. This security key lets you keep your accounts secure with two-factor authentication. Pop it into the USB-A port of your laptop and PC to authorize access, or tap the NFC end to your phone. Just know if you use the LastPass password manager, you’ll need to upgrade to a YubiKey 5. If you’re unsure how it works, we have a guide.

If you’ve upgraded your home office with more and better equipment, you’ll want to make sure you keep it protected. Wi-Fi-enabled security cameras have their own host of privacy concerns, but if you follow the best practices we mention in our Best Security Cameras guide, they should give you some peace of mind. We like this one from TP-Link’s Kasa brand. As the name suggests, it can pan and tilt and you can control it via the app. You get 1,080p video quality, motion detection, and it works with Google Assistant and Alexa, so you can view the feed on select smart displays. It’s not the biggest discount, but this is a match of the lowest price it’s ever been. 

Roborock S6 MaxV

Photograph: Roborock

Working from home can mean juggling a lot of tasks. One of those doesn’t have to be vacuuming the house. Get a robot to do it for you instead during your lunch break! This is the lowest price ever for this robot vacuum. It’s in our Best Robot Vacuums guide, and you can read more about it in our review, but if you have a pet, it’s a no-brainer. It has powerful suction and has cameras that can identify and avoid obstacles (even pet poop). 

We are coffee snobs here at WIRED. We have guides on the Best Latte and Cappucino Machines, cold-brew coffee makers, coffee subscription services, coffee grinders, portable coffee makers, rugged French Presses for the outdoors, portable espresso makers. But maybe you just want your daily caffeine fix without any effort and miss the ease of pushing a button on the office Keurig. If that’s you, this model should satisfy. You’ll need to supply your own K-Cup pods, which are now recyclable—for what that’s worth.

WIRED writer Arielle Pardes likes this under-desk treadmill. It helped her log 8 miles walking on it on her very first try, all while emailing, responding to Slacks, and writing. If you’re using a standing desk and want to feel more active, this is a great solution. This is almost a match of the lowest price we’ve seen for it (but that was before the pandemic).  

Since you’re spending so much more time at home, you may as well keep the air clean. We like Blueair’s air purifiers so much that we have three in our guide to the Best Air Purifiers. The 411 is designed to cycle the air for rooms around 161 square feet five times per hour. They’re simple to operate and are whisper quiet. 


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