If we learned anything from the first wave of school and work shutdowns, it’s that a reliable home office setup is everything.
Whether you suddenly have to stay home with your kid or you’ve suddenly been given a red light regarding returning to school or work, it’d be wise to make sure that home workspace is ready this time around. At the very least, a wireless keyboard and mouse are an easy grab that can turn a kitchen counter or coffee table into a functional workspace.
If you’ve noticed neck pain recently, consider how much time you spend staring down at your laptop — whether it’s on a surface or on your lap. Elevating your laptop with a riser or some books while keeping the keyboard and mouse on the desk can quickly make your space more ergonomic. It’s like a desktop without paying for a desktop.
Best Buy and Dell have a slew of wireless gear on sale as of Aug. 12:
A classic no-fuss setup, the chiclet keys of the keyboard and one-year battery life of the mouse should be a true “set it and forget it” part of your office. The compact design is particularly great for small surface areas.
Who else can’t stand the feeling of their laptop’s corners digging into their wrists? Logitech’s Comfort Wave bundle offers a comfy solution with an ergonomically-designed keyboard and longer-than-normal keys.
Microsoft’s take on the wavy-edge keyboard is nice and slick (just like its stylish laptops). Make this keyboard work for you by customizing the shortcut keys to give you one-touch access to your most-used programs and documents.