Looking to outfit your home office? It’s a good idea, even if you’re still going to the office a few times a week. Our ultimate Home Office Gear guide has dozens of recommendations, from portable monitors to standing desks, and we’ve been scouring the web for Prime Day deals on these WIRED-tested products—including discounts from retailers that aren’t Amazon. These are the best laptop and home office deals we’ve found.
Updated July 13, 2022: We added new deals, like the Bose QuietComfort 45, and updated pricing.
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This is our favorite standing desk. The bamboo top is elegant, and the motor moves up and down smoothly without any wobbles. Fully has dozens of customization options so you can truly make the desk feel like it’s yours. You get four height presets too, which means you can set the preferred height of the desk for more than one person.
This deal is on the 55 x 28-inch version with the black frame and mahogany top. I’ve been using an EN1 for nearly two years, and it’s great. You get a smooth motor, four height presents, and a desktop that still looks as good as the first day I got it. (It’s made of chipboard but doesn’t feel cheap.) However, it was a little tough to put together.
I tested the Executive version of this desk, which is exceptionally spacious, rises up and down smoothly thanks to the dual motors, and just feels luxurious. It’s really easy to put together, and you get a 10-year warranty (with a three-year warranty on the motor and electrical components).
This Herman Miller is our top luxury pick in our Best Office Chairs guide. If you can find it on eBay or Facebook Marketplace for much less, you should snag it. But a deal like this doesn’t happen too often, especially since the Embody has exploded in price since the pandemic. It will take some getting used to, but it’ll ruin other chairs for you. There’s excellent back support and nice heat transfer; nearly every part of the chair is adjustable to suit your body. Did I mention the 12-year warranty?
The Fully Alani looks nice and keeps you cool, thanks to its mesh back. The seat is comfy, with good lumbar support, and it’s quite adjustable. The only reason it’s an honorable mention in our guide is that it’s more expensive than our top pick, the Branch Ergonomic Chair. This discount makes it cheaper, and a pretty darn good deal.
If your office chair has a hard time moving around on the carpet, or maybe you’re tired of scuffing up your hardwood floors, swap out the wheels! These glide across most surfaces like a knife through butter, and they’re easy to install on most office chairs. I especially like that they’re quiet—possibly the best upgrade for the home office.
If you frequently run warm while sitting in your office chair, an all-mesh chair like this one won’t trap heat and will keep you cool. The mesh on the seat isn’t as comfy as pricier chairs, especially if there’s skin-to-mesh contact, but it’s hard to beat this price. There’s a good amount of adjustability, and it comes with two sets of wheels (rollerblade and traditional casters) so you can switch things up based on your floor type.
If you need an office chair but want to stay under $100, this is your best bet. It’s reasonably comfy, the mesh backrest won’t trap heat, and the armrests aren’t obstructive.
Read WIRED UK’s Best Monitors guide and our Home Office Gear guide for more details on these models.
I haven’t tried this exact version, but I have had a good experience with another Innocn portable monitor. This is an OLED, which should net you deep blacks and vivid colors, though 1080p isn’t the sharpest on a 15.6-inch screen. Still, this is a perfect screen to tote around in your pack and use as a second screen at the coffee shop or office. If you have a USB-C port on your laptop, you can just plug it in and have it running with a single cable.
Yes, this large screen has a 1080-pixel resolution, meaning it can appear a bit fuzzy if you look too closely. But at a reasonable viewing distance, you’ll hardly notice. The colors look great, the bezels are slim, and it supports the VESA mounting standard so you can reclaim some desk space.
If you don’t need such a large screen, this 24-inch 1080-pixel resolution monitor will suffice. There’s VESA compatibility, but the stand is quite adjustable as well (you can tilt it to portrait orientation). Like the BenQ above, it has built-in speakers, but they don’t sound very good (most computer monitor speakers are bad).
Dual-monitor setups are great, but ultrawide monitors, like this one from AOC, bring a whole new dimension to a WFH setup. Surrounding you with a plethora of pixels, this 34-inch curved display comes with gaming capabilities too, including a high refresh rate and accurate colors. For gaming or work, this is a nice monitor at a good price.
The 4K version of this LG gaming monitor is one of the top picks in our UK gaming monitors guide, with this version retaining the looks of its higher-resolution equivalent. With this LG 27-inch model, you get a Full HD 240-Hz panel with support for Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium—to disrupt pesky screen tearing at those higher refresh rates. At just $200, it’s an appealing device for enthusiast gamers who don’t want to break the bank.
Clip the coupon button on the page to see the full discount at checkout. This portable monitor’s screen isn’t the clearest, and the build quality is quite plasticky, but it gets decently bright. Best of all, it has a built-in kickstand so you can prop it up wherever you are without needing a case or another accessory.
A hybrid device in every possible way, the Surface Laptop Studio is a solid laptop, a pretty good tablet, and a media center. It feels solid and well-built, the screen is gorgeous, and you can even get it with a dedicated graphics card for GPU-heavy tasks like gaming and digital art. Unfortunately, Windows 11 holds it back from true greatness, with built-in software not quite making the most of the otherwise killer hardware.
Almost a classic at this point, the Surface Laptop and its signature super-soft alcantara keyboard make for a high-quality everyday driver for most tasks. It’s not going to be running any high-end games, or rendering 8K video in Adobe Premiere any time soon, but in the 13.5-inch size it’s tough to beat. It features a solid, durable, aluminum chassis, with killer battery life and a great screen. This deal features the faster Intel Core i7 chip, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 512-gigabyte SSD.
Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 (7/10, WIRED Review) is well-built, lightweight, and offers all-day battery life. The screen is amazing; it gets bright and features rich colors and deep blacks. You also get two USB-C ports. It is a Chromebook though, so it’s best suited to those working almost entirely in the cloud.
This is our top Chromebook pick. The Core M3 processor should suffice for most people, and it’s perfect for anyone who can work entirely off the Chrome browser (though Android apps are available via the Google Play Store). This is a 2-in-1, so you get a 14-inch touchscreen and can put it in “Stand” mode for bingeing Netflix when you’re done working.
Hear us out: The Pixelbook Go may be getting on in age, but it is still rarely matched for its lightweight frame, great keyboard, and unique design combo. It remains in our Best Chromebooks guide for good reason—as a complete package, it’s a joy to use. The discount here isn’t all that significant, but it’s a welcome reduction on an all-time great laptop. Hopefully, a Pixelbook Go 2 is on the way soon.
The WIRED team in the UK rates this Asus machine highly in its UK gaming laptop guide. It offers a bit more style than most, and has some nice extras, like Thunderbolt 4 support and USB-C charging. There’s also an 11th-gen Intel processor, 512-GB SSD, and 8 GB of RAM, not to mention the RTX 3050 Ti graphics card for some entry-level gaming.
Many productivity laptops, whether they’re aimed at students or professionals, tout their lightweight nature, but few do it quite like the LG Gram. This laptop weighs just 2.7 lbs (1.2kg) and that’s in spite of a large 16-inch Quad HD+ display. It also packs in a high-end 11th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, 16 GB of RAM, and a 256-GB SSD.
With Apple’s M2 chip now announced, the M2 Pro will be on the way out over the next 12 months or so. But that hardly means this laptop is out of date. It’s still one of the most powerful MacBooks around, especially for those who value long battery life. With a 512-GB SSD, serious creators might opt for the larger 1-TB option, but it should suit most fine. This is not a huge discount, but it’s a decent drop for an Apple product. The 14-inch version is also on sale for $2249 ($251 off).
This is an excellent price for an already well-priced Chromebook. You get an 11th-gen Core i3 processor, which should be able to handle most tasks, and it has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. A 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen rounds this all out, allowing you to convert the laptop into tablet mode by swiveling the screen around.
If you’re looking for something with stylish and high-end MacBook vibes that can offer top-tier gaming performance, there’s nothing better than the Razer Blade 14. This pocket rocket squeezes in one of AMD’s best mobile processors alongside a supremely powerful Nvidia RTX 3080 laptop GPU. There’s also a luxurious Quad HD 165-Hz panel, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1-TB SSD. It’s still quite expensive, but it’s not often you get power and beauty in one Windows package.
A sleek and powerful gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus is one of our favorites. It boasts an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card giving you more than enough graphical processing power to run most games at its maximum resolution of 1440p. Asus managed to pack all that computing power into a surprisingly thin and stylish laptop.
The Nitro 5 has been one of the best cheap gaming laptops you can buy for a good few years now, pairing a basic no-frills chassis with a good gaming-friendly keyboard and high-refresh-rate screen. Gaming laptops aren’t cheap right now, with some models that use the most basic of mobile graphics cards still topping $800 and above. This may be an older model, but it’s a reliable device that’ll get you some entry-level gaming performance at a newly discounted price.
Alienware produces some of the most unusual-looking gaming tech on the market, but the hardware doesn’t always live up to the image. The M15 R6 breaks this mold with a high 360-Hz refresh rate panel, 32 GB of RAM, a 1-TB SSD, and an RTX 3070 graphics card onboard. The powerful components are well matched by one of the best gaming laptop keyboards around.
Need a high-powered desktop instead? If you can’t be bothered to build your own, this liquid-cooled tower from Alienware comes with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900 chip, 32 GB of RAM, a 1-TB SSD and 2-TB HDD, and an RTX 3080. The price isn’t cheap, but over $400 off for Prime Day makes this powerhouse a more palatable option, especially as it’s the successor to a top gaming desktop gaming PC in our guide.
Check out our Best Portable External Storage Drives guide for more details.
The X6 is one of the fastest drives we’ve tested for data transfer, and it’s super lightweight. It doesn’t have a rugged construction, so you will have to take some care with it. All size options of the X6 are reduced for Prime Day, but the large 2-terabyte model hits the sweet spot between the amount of storage and cost.
The only SSD that outpaced the Crucial X6 in our testing was this SanDisk Extreme Portable. You have to spend a bit more for the same amount of storage, but you get a more durable IP55-rated enclosure (better protection against dust and water). It remains lightweight for lugging around in your bag and there’s a handy carabiner loop for keeping this SanDisk secure.
If you’re looking for a drive for large backups, look no further than this WD Elements Desktop Hard Drive. This is another entry in our portable drive guide. It may be less portable than the former entries, but it can be moved around quite easily. The 16-TB storage makes this ideal for regularly backing up your work, and WD has software for this to happen automatically each night if you so choose. This is a hard drive rather than an SSD, so you aren’t getting as fast speeds but you get a lot more storage for your money.
If you have a desktop computer you can actually crack open with an M.2 slot, the WD Black 1 TB is a great pick for internal storage. It’s super quick, spacious, and pretty compact so it’ll fit in just about any PC case.
The Samsung T7 Shield is a durable little SSD. Armed with 1 TB of storage space and encased in a tough, durable exterior, it’s a great pick for any photographers or videographers who need some extra storage space when they’re on location or traveling. The rubberized exterior gives the T7 a little extra cushioning too, protecting its delicate interior and your precious data.
Headphone and Earbud Deals
We’ve rounded up more Prime Day headphone and speaker deals right here.
The Arctis Prime is our favorite wired gaming headset under $100, and Prime Day has reduced it down to just under $50 (8/10, WIRED Recommends). This headset offers a rich and expansive sound, as well as strong build quality and a comfortable fit. There’s no active noise cancellation, but noise-isolating ear cups do a good job of keeping sound out. The retractable mic makes it great for Zoom calls or the after-hours when you dip into Discord.
The release of OnePlus’s top-of-the-range wireless earbuds largely flew under the radar, with its departed founder Carl Pei releasing the Nothing Ear 1 earbuds around the same time. It’s a shame, as they offer a great experience at a low price. The Buds Pro are a top pick in WIRED UK’s wireless earbuds guide for their mid-range price with high-end features.
These Bowers & Wilkins got an honorable mention in our Best Wireless Earbuds guide because they were priced at a hefty $399. Now that cost is down by more than $150, which softens the blow. You get good looks, quality sound, and AptX Adaptive support for better music fidelity. Four hours of battery life when noise canceling is on isn’t great, though.
The Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones are a solid pick for anyone looking for noise-canceling headphones for travel, the office, or the home office. These are the newer version of one of our favorite pairs of noise canceling headphones, the QuietComfort 35 II. This pair boasts better battery life (about 24 hours, according to Bose) and better noise-canceling microphones.
Jabra’s Elite 7 Active are rated as WIRED’s best earbuds for working out, and it’s easy to see why. The buds pair a comfortable and secure fit with a strong eight hours of battery life and a two-year warranty. They’re IP57-rated, meaning they’re dustproof and can be submerged in water up to 1 meter. These are great buds you can use on your Zoom calls and take straight to the gym (even if the gym is your living room).
The Arctis 1 from SteelSeries is already one of our favorite wired gaming headsets, but its most appealing feature is enhanced this Prime Day with an awesome price cut. The low price doesn’t mean quality is all that compromised though. It’s sturdy and comfortable, and you get a removable mic, plus broad support across modern consoles and PC.
True wireless earbuds for less than $50? You betcha. The Back Bay Tempo 30 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) impressed WIRED senior associate editor Adrienne So. They’re lightweight, built well, waterproof, and fit small ears. The eight-hour battery is icing on the cake. On the other hand, call quality isn’t great and the Bluetooth connection can be a bit finicky.
If you are searching for a top-tier wireless gaming headset, look no further than the G Pro X from Logitech—WIRED’s top pick in this category. Like many of the best sets of gaming headphones, it manages to keep weight low while supporting high-end features like DTS:X surround-sound support—a massive boon when playing competitive shooters. There are lots of customization options here via the Logitech G Hub software, and we really love the soft matte texture and silver-plated sides.
The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 wireless headphones are on our list of the best wireless headphones and for good reason–they sound great and they’re super comfy. The active noise canceling isn’t quite as robust as the ANC we see on our favorite Sony or Bose headphones, but the comfortable ergonomic fit and 30-hour battery life more than make up for it.
Check out our Best Keyboards and Best Gaming Mice guides for more recommendations.
Mechanical keyboards don’t tend to come cheap, especially for fully featured models. However, the G413 from Logitech is our top pick for $100 and a steal at this price. It’s a great pick if you’re a PC gamer who doesn’t care too much about flashy colors and prefers an understated black design and the idea of customizable RGB lighting. It’s a great entry-level mechanical keyboard.
Prefer a wireless setup? This keyboard has mechanical switches despite its ultra-slim size. That means it’s perfect for taking with you on the days you need to head to the office (or coffee shop). It connects via Bluetooth and is quite tactile, despite the low profile. There’s customizable RGB lighting, and you can recharge it via USB-C.
Here at WIRED, this gaming peripheral is our top pick for creative automation. Of course you can game with it, but the dual connection options, five macro keys, and accompanying programmable automation options make this a great pick for creatives and coders. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t dominate your desk so much, the Logitech G915 TKL Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($150) is discounted now too.
Getting a wireless mouse with a dock is a handy way to cut out the fuss of recharging it. Place the Razer Viper Ultimate on the dock to top it up whenever you’re not working or playing. Aside from the useful charging solution, this is a top-shelf gaming mouse with optical switches and one of the speediest wireless response times around.
Cheap, speedy, and reliable. Several WIRED staffers have this mouse from Logitech or have owned one for years. It’s powered by a single AA battery that you’ll only need to replace about once a year. You get speedy wireless response times as it hooks up to your PC via a wireless dongle, as well as programmable buttons.
The Naga Trinity mouse isn’t your normal point-and-clicker. It’s our top gaming mouse pick for those who like to tinker. There are three interchangeable side plates included, allowing you to switch between a 2-button, 7-button, and 12-button setup, depending on the requirements of the game you’re playing. Plus, there’s Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting and a 16,000-DPI optical sensor. All of that for just $50 is pretty spectacular.
Multi-Port Hub and Dock Deals
Check out our Best USB Hubs and Docks guide for more.
Need a hub to expand the selection of ports on your laptop? This one should suffice for most people. Just plug it into your laptop’s USB-C port and you’ll get seven extra ports, including one for USB-C passthrough charging.
This version is for MacBooks, and it will take up both USB-C ports on the left side of compatible machines (we’ve tested it with the M1 MacBook Air). It supports charging adapters up to 100 watts and offers a 4K HDMI port, a MicroSD card reader, and more.
This Satechi adapter is unique. You can plug it into your laptop to get extra ports like HDMI, USB-C, and two USB-A. But the star of the show is the enclosure itself, which lets you add your own M.2 SATA SSD. That means it can double as a portable storage drive. A 1-terabyte card like this one should work.
This sleek little docking station turns your port-poor MacBook Pro into a full-on desktop workstation. This dock includes ports for HDMI, VGA, and DisplayPort; SD and Micro SD card readers; one USB-C port, two USB 3.0, and one USB 2.0; Ethernet; and a 3.5-mm audio port. Everything you could possibly need and more, and it’s a lifesaver if your MacBook or other similarly port-deprived laptop is your primary workstation.
Our Work From Home Gear guide has more details and product recommendations, so check it out!
Got an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13? You can magnetically attach your supported iPhone on the front of this dock to wirelessly recharge, but on the back you get three AC outlets, two USB-C ports (one of which can output 65 watts), and two USB-A ports. It’s a great way to avoid having a power strip on the ground with cables all over the floor.
It’s a good idea to mount your monitor on your desk so you can get rid of the stand and reclaim desk space. This one holds up to 20 pounds and is adjustable and VESA-compatible (make sure your monitor supports the VESA mounting standard). There’s built-in cable management to keep your cords neat.
The Superjare dual monitor stand might not seem like much at first glance. But having two dedicated pedestals for desktop monitors, separated by functional and generously-sized device cubbies makes it an excellent addition to any desktop.
This WIRED-tested laptop stand is an excellent addition for working off the couch or in bed. You can raise the left side of the desktop to a variety of angles, making it a good option for anyone looking to sketch, and the right edge always sits in a fixed position for your coffee. There’s a tiny little drawer on the side for small tchotchkes. Read our Best Laptop Stands guide for more.
I’ve had this stand on top of my desk for more than a year, and it’s in great shape. It can hold two monitors side by side (or just one) and offers some storage space underneath. You can buy it in oak or walnut (the former is even cheaper). The arms are made of stainless steel and can support up to 220 pounds
Moft’s signature angularity and soft foldable peripherals are on full display here. The Smart Desk Mat is less a desk mat and more a whole system for organizing your desk, your devices, and even notes you might need during your workday. A perfect pick for anyone who wants to cut down on desk clutter, or finds themselves working on the go.
Save some desk space and plop your headphones on this sleek wood stand instead of your desk. The base doubles as a wireless charger, so you can juice up your wireless earbuds case, phone, or any device that supports wireless charging (though the charging speed is slow).
We prefer mesh Wi-Fi for most people because the systems are incredibly easy to set up and maintain. This model from TP-Link is one of the best for anyone on a budget. You get three nodes to set around your home for broad coverage, and there are plenty of parental controls.
The Nest Wifi is easy to set up, looks good in your house, and creates a reliable mesh network. This deal is for the router and the point, so you can easily extend your coverage. There’s no Wi-Fi 6 support with this one, but unless you have a lot of brand-new devices, it’s probably not an issue. Check out our Best Mesh Routers guide for more recommendations.
If you’re spending all your time at home, it’s a good idea to make sure the air you’re breathing is always clean. Air purifiers can cause quite the commotion, but this Blueair—one of our top picks—is whisper quiet on its low setting. The Blue 411 Auto will adjust its fan intensity as it monitors the pollutant levels in the air, raising and lowering it accordingly.
Netgear’s Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi System is great for absolutely engulfing your home in high-speed Wi-Fi. Best for large homes, the Orbi system made it onto our list of the Best Mesh Wi-Fi Routers. Each node offered speeds comparable to the primary router and cast a wide field of coverage. It’s modular too, so if you find that you’re trying to cover too big a space, you can always add more routers to the mesh.
We’re big fans of Rocketbook’s notebooks, and its Core pad features in our top reusable products guide. The Fusion is a 42-page notebook that comes with seven page styles to suit your needs. Once you’ve got your musings all written up, you can use the Rocketbook app to accurately scan your work and store it on cloud services. There’s a handy Pilot Frixion pen included too. Rocketbook also makes some reusable flash cards ($9) that are half-price this Prime Day.
A 4K webcam means you’ll look wonderfully sharp on your video calls, but it also means that when you zoom in to hide the rest of your room from view, you’ll still look pretty good. This camera sits on a rotating base and is able to follow your face. It automatically turns off and faces downward when it detects you’re done with a video call. It’s spendy but reliable and fun to use.