Friday Feb 03, 2023

Home Office Setup Guide: 45 Must Haves & Ideas For Working From Home – Ars Technica


Enlarge / Your home office can always use some sprucing up, especially when it’s your main place of work.

Corey Gaskin

Working and schooling from home are part of the new normal. Putting together a home office setup that’s pleasant, comfortable, and productive can be tough and time consuming, but lucky for you, we’ve been working from home for years here at Ars.

We’re here to tell you remote work doesn’t have to feel so remote.

Naturally, as discerning tech connoisseurs, we have some well-curated picks for all the gadgets and furniture you need to make your home office setup cozy and productive. We also threw in a few nice-to-have upgrades for your workspace if you’ve already got the basics down.

Table of Contents

  • A monitor (or two) goes a long way
  • Dell UltraSharp 49 U4919DW, Dell UltraSharp 34 U3419W
  • Dell UltraSharp 27 U2720QM, Dell 27 4K UHD Monitor S2721QS
  • Cut the clutter and charge quickly with these USB-C fast chargers and cables
  • Nekteck 5-Port 111W USB-C Wall Charger, RAVPower RP-PC128, Anker PowerLine II and Nekteck USB-C Cable Series
  • Detach with a wireless keyboard…
  • Satechi Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard
  • …Or enjoy the satisfying feedback of a good mechanical keyboard
  • Das Keyboard 4 Professional
  • A good compact alternative: Obins Anne Pro 2
  • Scroll free and easy with a good wireless mouse
  • Logitech MX Master 3
  • A more affordable alternative: Logitech M720 Triathlon
  • For those beloved macOS gestures: Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2
  • Upgrade the laptop at the heart of your workspace
  • Acer Swift 3, Dell XPS 13 (9300), Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, Microsoft Surface Book 3
  • Expand your powers with a great dock
  • CalDigit TS3 Plus
  • Another USB-C option: CalDigit Pro Dock
  • A smaller alternative: CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock
  • A simpler adapter: Anker PowerExpand Direct 7-in-2 USB-C Adapter
  • Store things quickly and safely with a portable SSD
  • CalDigit Tuff Nano
  • Work in peace with a quality pair of headphones
  • Sony WH-1000XM4
  • True wireless alternatives: Jabra Elite 75t, Apple AirPods Pro
  • Upgrade your sound setup with a pair of dedicated desktop speakers
  • Audioengine A2+ Wireless, Creative Pebble Plus
  • Sharpen up with a new webcam—once they’re back in stock
  • Logitech C920S Pro
  • Stretch out, and customize a new standing desk
  • UPLIFT V2 Curved Corner Standing Desk
  • A good alternative: Fully Jarvis Standing Desk
  • Also good: Vari Electric Standing Desk
  • Already have a desk? Convert it to a standing one
  • For larger desk spaces: Fully Cooper Standing Desk Converter
  • For smaller desk spaces: UPLIFT Lady Bird Standing Desk Converter
  • For …….


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