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I know, I know. Expensive is an understatement with this chair. But this is what WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu sits on every day and he says it’s worth it. It keeps your back well-aligned, it effectively whisks body heat away, and the sheer number of adjustments makes it uniquely customizable to your body. It does take some time to get used to this chair though, from weeks to months. It comes fully assembled and you get a 12-year warranty. The Embody also holds its value really well.
If your room runs very hot (and you can’t control the temperature much), then grab the X-Chair X2. It has a mesh seat and backrest that keep you very cool. It’s really comfortable, and you can add attachments like a headrest or a wider seat. You can read more about it in our Best Office Chairs guide.
Mavix is actually a sister brand to X-Chair, so you might notice the similarities. This one has wheels that lock in place and is more colorful. Read more about it in our guide.
Brookstone, Cushion Lab ($69), Verishop ($69)
Don’t need a new seat? Cushion Lab’s cushion can make anything you’re currently sitting on immensely more comfortable, though it is thick, so you’ll want to put it on a height-adjustable chair (or use a height-adjustable desk).
It’s not for everyone, but if you need a gaming chair, Secretlab’s Titan Evo 2022 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorites. Like the desk above, much of what’s to love here involves magnets and organizational excellence.
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Need a couch for your office space? Burrow makes some comfy, fairly compact couches that have stood up well in our testing. They’re easy to assemble and comfortable, a perfect place to lounge after those long hours at the desk.
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The stylish Soho Pro ribbed chair is finished in black Italian leather, with an aluminum frame and base, and chrome topped casters. Assembly is easy and WIRED’s Matt Jancer says its quality is fantastic. You can also snag the synthetic leather version for $230 ($40 off).
Here’s a chance to save a few dollars on our favorite mechanical keyboard. The Logitech G Pro X allows for infinite customization, thanks to its different key kits, which means you can customize each and every key on your keyboard. There are three different switch types: GX Blue Clicky switches (for a crisp click and thicker keystroke), GX Red Linear (for a quieter, smoother, but still satisfying keystroke), or GX Brown Tactile (with a soft stroke and tactile feedback).
The Razer Kiyo Pro is one of our favorite webcams, and this deal eliminates our main gripe: the high price. This 1080p cam has a much bigger sensor than more affordable models, allowing it to deliver great picture quality, though you’ll need to fine-tune some of the settings in Razer’s Synapse app.
The Logitech C920 is the standard-bearer for 1080p webcams and is second only to the Razer Kiyo Pro in our roundup of best webcams. The C922x, on the other hand, closes that gap, offering up to 60 frames per second video (in 720p mode) and better low-light performance. We haven’t tested it yet, but reviews around the web have good things to say.
Noise-canceling tech gets all the press, but sometimes you can’t block the world out. Whether you’re watching the kids while you work or you’re waiting for a knock at the door, these are the headphones for you. The open-back design lets sound in, allowing you to hear what’s going on in the real world.
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This is our favorite wireless mouse. It has a design that works for a variety of hand sizes, it’s speedy and responsive, and the buttons are clicky. More importantly, its wireless connection has long range and it’s ultra-stable, so your cursor will never look choppy. It’s purpose-built, and it shows.
Most people don’t need a mouse that costs more than $50. Reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has used the Logitech G305 for more than two years with no issues. It’s a great basic wireless mouse with long battery life (it uses only one AA battery), as long as you have a spare USB-A port for the receiver.
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This gaming mouse offers low latency at a decent price. We haven’t tested this specific model, but Razor’s Viper Ultimate, which is similar, ranks high in our guide to the best gaming mice.
It’s hard to spend time on Twitch without coming across a streamer using this HyperX microphone. On top of delivering incredible audio quality for a USB microphone, it also includes prominent LEDs, which look catchy on camera. Even if you don’t plan to turn your gaming habit into a production, it’s a good microphone for a great price.
If you want to up your podcasting game, the Shure MV7 is a great way to get what our resident audio expert, associate editor Parker Hall, calls “approaching real studio-quality sound”.
This Pocket LED video light is one of our favorite tools for making studio-grade videos at home. It gets remarkably bright despite the compact size and offers multiple colors and effects. You can match the color temperature to your lighting conditions, or tap into the effect to mimic a lightning strike. It mounts to your camera via a cold shoe.
It’s not as bright as the Boling above, but this Aputure video light is magnetic, so it can attach to a variety of surfaces for easy mounting. It has plenty of effects and color options, and you can either recharge it via USB-C or with a regular Qi wireless charger. It’s a great option for lighting yourself up during Zoom meetings.
Chargers, Cables, and Storage Deals
This wireless charger from Nomad looks great, with a padded black leather surface and aluminum chassis. It’s our favorite wireless charging stand. It also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, so you can plug it into your devices directly if you need to charge faster. There’s no power adapter, though, and you’ll need to use a 30-watt adapter to hit 15-watt speeds with an Android phone.
Western Digital’s entire line of Easystore external hard drives is on sale right now. Price per terabyte varies, but the larger drives are better value. If you don’t need the 12 terabytes linked here, and you probably don’t, there’s no need to buy it just because it’s the best deal. If you’re using these as drives to backup your data, I suggest sticking with the 2 to 8 terabyte range. That’s enough to store several weeks’ worth of daily backups of a 512-gigabyte laptop drive.
These incredibly durable, high-quality cables will last just about forever, thanks to their Kevlar construction. They’re frequently out of stock, so grab them while you can.
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This three-port USB-C wall charger delivers 45, 30, and 30 watts respectively if you plug three devices in simultaneously. That’s enough to recharge a MacBook Air and fast-charge an iPad Pro and iPhone 13 at the same time. Just use the top port and you’ll get 100 watts to power any demanding laptop during heavy workloads.