Work From Home Accessories and Gadgets to Buy Right Now

The best WFH accessories and gadgets to have in 2021, including standing desks, laptop stands, microphones, noise-cancelling headphones & more.

Work from home gadgets

Work from home gadgets

Work from home gadgets

For years, futurists have predicted that with the emergence of widely available high-speed internet, large offices would become obsolete and workers would permanently transition to working and collaborating from home.

That future has arrived, if only temporarily. We don’t yet know whether a coronavirus vaccine will prompt a return to crowded cubicles. And, if working from home becomes the norm, we can’t safely say how that shift will affect our society. In theory, working from home offers new freedoms: you can set your alarm clock a little later, avoid the rush hour traffic, eat home-cooked meals for lunch, catch up on housework during the lulls between conference calls, and work from wherever on Earth you’d like.

But do those benefits outweigh the potential pitfalls? The pessimists have plenty of questions without easy answers. Will working from home en masse lead to the collapse of our once-vibrant inner cities? Will work-life balance disintegrate into an endless sea of unread emails? How can we squeeze family time, exercise, and the new season of The Real Housewives of New York into a work-dominated homelife?

Unfortunately, we don’t have any of the answers. These are questions for PHDs and Nobel laureates, not Complex beat writers. What we do have are 40-plus recommendations for useful and (mostly) affordable gadgets that will make your work from home experience more comfortable. They may even distract you from the fact that we’re living through a slow motion apocalypse.

A Water Bottle


A Keyboard Cleaning Gel


A Dry Erase Door Hanger


A Hanging Desk


An Air Purifier


A Stress-Relieving Candle


A Set of Blue Light Glasses


An Elliptical


A Rolling Desk Bike


A Mini-Fridge


A Massager


A Conference Speaker Phone


A New Computer or Laptop

Woman and computer

An Ergonomic Chair

Woman with sore back

An Ergonomic Cushion

Ergonomic cushion

A Standing Desk

Woman standing at desk

A Desk Pad

Desk pad

A Laptop Stand

Laptop stand

An Extra Monitor

Man with two cats and two monitors

A Keyboard with Wrist Pad

Woman at work

A Mic

Woman with mic

A Webcam


High-Quality Computer Speakers

Woman playing video game with speakers

A Tablet

Woman with a tablet

A Charging Stand

Wireless charging stand

A Desk Lamp

Desk lamp

A Desk Fan

Man with desk fan

A Classic Desktop Organizer

Desktop organizer

At Least One External Hard Drive

External hard drive

A Printer

Man with printer

A Shredder

Man shredding paper

A Smart Speaker

Family uses smart speaker

A Charging Station

Charging station

A Cable Organizer

Woman frets over untidy workspace

A Powerful Power Bar

Power bar

Wireless Earbuds

Woman with AirPods

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Man ignores child

A Smart Thermostat

Woman with smart AC controller

A Humidifier

Computer and humidifier

A French Press

Woman with laptop french press

A Yoga Mat

Yoga in front of laptop

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