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    40 Things You’ll Probably Want If You Spend Most Of The Day At Your Computer

    Common law married to your laptop? Get it some handy keyboard cleaning gel and a portable dual monitor to show it you care ❤️.

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    1. A keyboard cleaning gel, because if you're anything like me, your laptop is *also* working overtime both as a keyboard and as a lunch tray ("Alexa, how do you get Cheez-It crumbs out of a laptop fan???).

    Model using a yellow squeegee to pull crumbs up from a mac keyboard
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite, it cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with. Squeeze it between your fingers! LOL. My next task for it will be those dust return air vents on our heating system and use it on my dusty window blinds. This stuff works and I highly recommend!" —Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A desktop ~aesthetic~ download, complete with nine high resolution wallpapers and 12 uniquely colored folders and alphabet letters, 20 hand drawn folder covers, and an easy installation guide. If you're going to stare at a screen for 12 hours a day, you might as well enjoy the view!!

    A desktop screen with beige, brown, and pinkish tones in a minimalist design
    We Do Aesthetic/Etsy

    We Do Aesthetic is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in high quality custom iOS and desktop themes. This aesthetic is designed to fit all types of MacBooks and iMacs from 12 inches to 31 inches screens.

    Get it from We Do Aesthetic on Etsy for $4.50 (and check out the rest of the shop's designs for more options for computers and phones).

    3. A colorful, easy-to-install LED strip to backlight your monitor or your desk and give it the vaguely intergalactic ambiance it deserves. Bonus? This can offset eye strain by reducing the contrast between the screen and a dark room.

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    Each strip comes with 3M adhesive backing and a USB for easy plug-in, and can toggle between nine colors and different brightness settings.

    Promising review: "I finally jumped on this bias lighting bandwagon, and LOVE IT! These are fairly inexpensive and extremely easy to install, even around corners. I ended up putting a set on both my TV and triple computer monitor display and can't believe I didn't do this before." —Ron

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three lengths).

    4. A zippered sleeve that'll help tame the veritable jungle of wires underfoot from your computer setup.

    A before image of a ton of wires under a desk and an after image of them zippered up
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    Promising review: "I feel silly raving about this, but it's SUCH a genius little product. I love that it come in packs of four — I thought it was overkill, but I'm using three just for my TV setup! Not only does it organize the wires I have hanging from my TV shelf, but it also wrapped up a Cox cable I have that's like, comically long. Like 20 feet of cable! I just coiled it up into a circle, about a foot in diameter, and zipped this doodad around to hold it all in place and keep it out of the way. I would purchase this again in a heartbeat if I had more cables to deal with. It is THE best cable organizer I've ever seen." —Chelsea

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.98.

    5. A dual-sided device cleaner with two sides — one with an antimicrobial-treated cleaning solution to clear off the grime off your computer screen, and another with a soft polishing buffer to make it gleam.

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    One side dispenses a cleaning solution that kills bacteria, and the other side polishes the surface off so it looks nice and shiny.

    Promising review: "Saw a friend at work using this; she showed me and I had to have one. I wasn't disappointed. Gets all the gunk off my phone, iPad, computer screens, and my kids' Kindles. Getting these for gifts this year. Awesome." —kevin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    6. A webcam cover for anyone whose personal motto is "juuuuuust in case" (as fun as it would be to accidentally invite all your coworkers to watch you slouching over a ham sandwich on a group Zoom).

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    Psst — these also work on smart phones!

    Promising review: "I bought these mostly because it’s 2020, and honestly everything is via Zoom these days. I never really thought about it til this year. These covers are easy to put on and work well. You can slide the cover with one finger. I would suggest turning on your camera first while you apply these to ensure the full camera is covered. One pack covered all my computers. They come off with a little effort and I didn’t notice a sticky residue. I tried applying and removing on my computer before trying on my kids school computers. Very very happy with this purchase!!" —Bethany Bradford

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four color combinations).

    7. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away that vague headache you sometimes get from sitting in front of a monitor too long (Big Work-From-Home Mood, y'all).

    Reviewer holding lip balm-sized tube of roll on migraine stick
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    Promising review: "This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!" —Brenton1985

    Read BuzzFeed's review of the migraine stick for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    8. A pair of compression gloves designed to help alleviate pain from carpal tunnel and arthritis, so you can type at your keyboard without an internal monologue of "ow OW ow owwwww" for the majority of your day.

    Reviewer with gray fingerless compression gloves on hands
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    Promising review: "I love these gloves, I’m actually wearing them right now. I am a degree in computer science which means that I’m constantly using my hands to code and mess around on computers. I use a computer at home and at work. By the end of the day my hands are sore and they hurt. These gloves work miracles. Before bed I put these on and I wear them all night. I get a good night's sleep when I wear them and I can tell when I forget to put them on because I sleep awful. I also like how easy it is to wash them. I hand wash but I’ll admit a couple of times I’ve just thrown in the washing machine because I was too tired to hand wash and they turn out completely fine, literally the same as if I would’ve hand washed. I’m 26 and I wear these gloves. My grandma is 69 and she wears these gloves. We both love these gloves very much!" —BritMcConnell

    Get a pair from Amazon for $10.97 (available in three sizes).

    9. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 80,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds to easily pair with your computer, letting you quietly listen to music or tune into Zoom calls *without* your ears feeling like they've been beaten up. These come equipped with several sizes of earbuds so you can get your perfect, painless fit.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case
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    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs or even in the shower, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since they don't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll finally stop losing sleep over your love-hate relationship with your computer chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it
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    Promising review: "A few weeks into working from home five days a week I started having a lot of hip/leg/back pain. I have a good Herman Miller task chair that had been fine for one to two days of WFH a week, but wasn't working for me full time. In the early afternoons my lower back would start cramping. I did some research and bought this pillow and it immediately helped! I also took it on a two week road trip since a three-day road trip earlier this year had made a mess of my lower body that lingered for weeks — and no pain! What really drove me to write this review was that yesterday, unknowingly, I worked all day sitting on my chair without my cushion. I had removed it to use as a spare chair at my dinner table and forgot to put it back. At the end of the day hip was aching and I realized why! Today it's back on my chair and I'm already feeling better." —Lorene

    Get it from Amazon for $24.20.

    11. Plus memory foam armrest pads, because you shouldn't have to deal with elbow bruises every time you lean back from the screen during a Zoom call just because your chair is being rude.

    Reviewer picture of the armrest pads on a desk chair
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    Promising review: "I have a desk chair that I live in that I have tried various configurations on the arms to keep from bruising my elbows. Nothing has been much help. I am very glad that I gave this a try! The covers are super-soft, and the memory foam works extremely well. I have only had the covers in use for a week, but already I can feel a difference. This is a product that will continue to be appreciated by my elbows." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in black and grey).

    12. A portable dual monitor for your laptop to give your screen thaaaaat much more space to breathe — a real perk now that your home office situation might change from room to room depending on what everyone else in the house needs on any given day.

    A laptop with a small black monitor attached to the existing monitor on a desk
    Amazon

    This is compatible with Mac, PC, and Chrome laptops between 13 and 17 inches, and attaches with device-safe metal plates. The magnetic pull is strong enough for you to take your laptop from room to room without undoing your setup, but also easy enough to remove that you can tuck everything into a backpack quickly when you're on the move. You can even rotate the display to your preferences, if you want it at an angle!

    Promising review: "I’ve been using the SideTrak for a week now and it has been an absolute game-changer for me. The instructions were easy to follow, and installation a breeze. The SideTrak was first whipped into action during a 2 hour long ride in my car as a passenger, and I was utterly impressed with how much I got done with ease, in that amount of time! Additionally, I’ve gotten a lot more use out of the SideTrak than I imagined— such as when I’m lounging in my backyard, kitchen, living room, pool... anywhere outside of the room in my office, the possibilities are endless! I’m all about efficiency and maximizing my time and the SideTrak has contributed largely in those areas. Thank you." —Ratana K.

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

    13. A set of pop culture-themed laptop stickers so you'll have a built-in coworker no matter how many hours you're burning the bluelight oil.

    Stylish Sista/Etsy

    Stylish Sista is a New York-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in pop culture and body-positive themed stickers, prints, and more.

    Promising review: "These are a hit on my work laptop!!! People always have a positive response on how cute the stickers are!!! Shipping was a breeze and the note attached was super cute! Will def revisit them and buy again!" —Alecia Coutain

    Get it from Stylish Sista on Etsy: Beyoncé for $4.99+ and Harry Styles for $4.99+ (available glossy or matte).

    14. A pain-relieving compression eye mask developed specifically to target pain from migraines, tension headaches, and eyestrain, which computers — bless their hearts — are infamous for causing.

    Model wearing a black mask over their eyes
    Amazon

    It's also light-blocking and works *chilled*, so you can get some ice on those weary eyeballs for an extra-soothing vibe.

    Promising review: "I love this product for migraines, tension, headaches. It cools the eye area. It’s incredibly soft if you can’t stand to feel texture while experiencing a migraine. I keep it in a plastic bag in the freezer so it won’t pick up smells. I thinks it’s filled with gel beads to hold the coldness in. It has two hooks to make it tighter if needed. The minute I put it on, I have relief. I don’t take meds for my migraines yet. I turn off the lights and put headphones on and have to lay down. This keeps out all light even near the nose area. It’s hands-down a miracle." —Jenn A.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

    15. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes and may help calm anxiety during video conferencing marathons that laugh in the face of Dolly Parton's "Nine To Five."

    Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors
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    Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite fidget! I’m an adult with autism and ADHD. I carry one around with me everywhere I go. It definitely assists me in staying calm/still while I’m at work. I’ve recommended it to several friends!" —KaelynnVP

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A set of light-dimming stickers to restore some calm to your lil' nest of computer wires, especially when you're working on your already super bright monitor late at night.

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    They come in a pack of all different sizes, so you can find the perfect ones to match your gizmos and finally get a good night's sleep.

    Promising review: "I wish I'd had these for the last 15 years. If you have electronics in your bedroom and hate the light they put out, this is what you're looking for. Now all my chargers are nice and dim, my Bluetooth audio device no longer guides ships safely to shore, and I can leave my amplifier on a sleep timer without planes headed into the nearby international airport mistaking it for runway lights." —J.G. Kerns

    Get a set from Amazon for $6.89.

    17. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, so your computer setup is as organized as possible.

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    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    18. A ventilated laptop stand you can prop on a table or a desk to make it more WFH-friendly. This makes your laptop screen eye-level to reduce neck and shoulder strain, and gives your laptop fan space to breathe so it doesn't overheat.

    A laptop resting on the stand on a desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was recommended in an article about handling working from home during this COVID-19 stay-at-home requirement — since workspaces at home aren't as ergonomic as at work when it comes to eight-hour work days. It is SO worth it! It's incredibly sturdy. The laptop is now placed at a perfect angle. I bought a wireless keyboard which I can use with my laptop when the laptop is in the stand — and then at the end of my workday, I just slide my wireless keyboard under the laptop in the space created by the stand, and I regain that bit of space on my table. I love it. Add in the brushed silvery tone, and it has been a great investment for me." —Joe Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in eight colors).

    19. A pack of NeuroGum made with a blend of caffeine and nootropics, designed to give you energy five times faster than regular coffee — without jitters or sluggishness afterward. That 3 p.m. WFH slump at your computer when you suddenly have the attention span of a goldfish just met its match.

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    Promising review: "As a medical student this has been an amazing addition to my daily study regimen. Same amazing boost as the Diet Coke and coffee I used to chug, but without the jitters, crash/headache, or teeth staining. It's become my new go-to for staying awake and alert in the OR or on the wards. Highly recommend for anyone who needs a pick-me-up but doesn't want that 'wired' sensation you get from coffee." —R. Sardesai

    Get a nine-pack with six pieces of gum each from Amazon for $21.

    You can read BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo's full review of NeuroGum for more deets!

    20. A low-impact under-the-desk elliptical for anyone who gets distracted by aches and pains from sitting in one position too long — this can help keep you loose.

    Amazon

    It also comes with a digital display that tracks time, speed, and distance, as well as eight different modes of resistance, so you can tailor it exactly to your needs.

    Promising review: "No assembly required! Took right out of the box and put it under my desk. Spend long hours on the computer and suffer from hip and leg pain. Use the exerciser on and off all day especially first thing in the morning to loosen up joints. Felt the different in just a couple of days. Just what I needed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $128.92.

    21. Or a compact, TikTok-famous rolling desk bike pretty much guaranteed to keep even the most restless among us on task. Sorry @ your actual desk.

    A model on a white bike desk with a tray steadying their laptop
    Amazon

    This compact, rolling desk bike is also height adjustable so you can get your perfect fit with the tray, and has "whisper quiet" pedaling, eight resistance levels, and a way to track your mileage, rpm, and other stats.

    Promising review: "Have had this product about a week now. Absolutely love it, what a game-changer!! As a consultant who live in a typical consulting life, I pretty much sit in front a computer all day long. Even though I work remotely a lot, I barely leave my desk. After a while, you will start to suffer from all the common things as everyone else, back pain, neck pain, you know all those things. Those all get changed when I saw this product! To be honest, I didn't buy it right away because of the price of course. But I finally decided to make the purchase as a holiday gift to myself. And I am so glad I made this choice! It hasn't been long, but i been using it everyday. It was super easy to put together, easy to move around because of the wheels. You can totally work while using it. the best part is, YOU DON'T EVEN FEEL LIKE YOU'RE WORKING OUT. And somehow it helps you to concentrate better. There is no need to dedicate one hour for the gym, this could an anytime thing. When you are working, watching shows, even play games. I guess because of the working out, my sleep improves as well. Not mention the pains from back. All in all, this thing changed my life!!" —joshua0315

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99.

    Psst — you can watch the viral desk bike TikTok featuring it for more insight on how it works. It's been liked over 1.8 million times!

    22. Or!!!! A universal laptop treadmill desk attachment so you can power walk through the embarrassment of a text from your mom popping up while you were screensharing to half your coworkers.

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    The bar on this is adjustable to fit most treadmills, with a height adjustable pole and a laptop tray equipped with nylon straps to keep your laptop secure. It's also super portable in case you want to ever use it at a gym.

    Promising review: "Excellent alternative to sitting on the couch watching Netflix or scanning social media. Now I still do that, but I am walking while watching." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    23. A corgi memo board you can stick to the side of your laptop so your new furry friend can be like, "Hey! Update that PowerPoint before noon, woof!" And you'll be like, "Aww, yeah, buddy. I should!!"

    A bookmark-sized memo attachment on the side of a laptop with a small holder for little post-it notes
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10 (originally $14).

    24. An adjustable ergonomic kneeling chair that may be the unexpected solution to your WFH backache woes — this angled seat helps better align your spine and evenly distribute your weight, sort of like a standing desk without actually having to stand.

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    Promising review: "I'm a 225-pound solid dude, back was killing me. Got this chair, took me a week or so to build up the muscles in my shins to get used to the new weight distribution, my pain is GONE. Love this chair, plan on getting a fancier one down the road, but I'm very happy with this." —AHR_Artist

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95 (available in two colors).

    25. A set of blue-light–blocking glasses ideal for anyone whose new itinerary is "personal computer, work computer, personal computer" — these protect your eyes from the type of of light in screens that can mess with your sleep cycles and strain your eyes.

    Reviewer wearing tortoiseshell print blue light glasses
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this item because I work from home and I am constantly look at a computer screen. My eyes were getting strained from always looking at a screen and knew I needed to add something to my routine. I purchased this for me and my boyfriend and they work AMAZINGLY well! Not to mention stylish." —Beth

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14 (clip the "10% off" coupon on the product page for this price; available in eight style combinations).

    26. An adjustable rolling desk for anyone whose commitment to couch-desk is long-term — this is height-adjustable and has rolling wheels, so truly any comfortable chair in the house is now your computer's domain.

    The compact wheeled black adjustable desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Due to a bad back I have to use my laptop in my recliner and had gotten tired of lifting a laptop tray on and off. This table is perfect for my needs! I can slide it right under my rather small recliner/rocker and adjust the height easily. It is wide enough for my 18-inch laptop and a gaming mouse with room to spare. I took the rollers off and it still slides like silk across carpet." —Grey the Elder

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    27. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use on an old desk to magic it into a sleeker, brand-new version, so you'll actually look forward to gracing your laptop with it every day.

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to re-finish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that ... paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." —Ezra Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes).

    28. A hanging window desk that lets you basically turn any window in your life into a temporary standing desk — now not only will you get a chance to stretch your legs, but you can enjoy your view to the fullest (read: wave profusely at any dogs who happen to be walking by).

    A wooden desk hung up by ropes and suction to a window with a laptop on it
    Monkey Business Desk

    Monkey Business Desk is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in hanging window desks.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed — a desk solution for my studio apartment so I can teach remotely without feeling like work will take over the whole place. It's sleek, well made, attaches/detaches like a breeze, and shipped quickly. Communication was a breeze. So, so happy I found this!" —Diana

    Get it from Monkey Business Desk on Etsy for $79 (available in three finishes).

    Psst — this items ✨ships for free! ✨

    29. A memory foam gel pad for your wrists to relieve some of the cramping and wrist pain that comes with holding your hands over your keyboard the whole livelong day.

    A model typing with one hand and using a mouse with the other, their wrists propped up by the pads
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    It comes in two pieces — one you can prop in front of your keyboard, and the other in front of your mouse.

    Promising review: "I've been working from home due to COVID and began experiencing wrist pain. The soft cushion from both items provided the relief I needed. Great products and price!" —Gaga15

    Get it from Amazon for $15.46 (available in three sizes and 14 colors).

    30. An under-the-desk foot rest to help take pressure off your feet and lower back, subtly fixing your posture and preventing some of the aches and pains that come from parking it at your home desk.

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    Promising review: "What can I say, it's soft and squishy. It slowly springs back into shape after usage is stopped and is very comfortable under my desk. Like many these days, I'm working from home and sit at my desk for a large portion of my day. I bought this to be more comfortable while working and it does what I wanted. For the price it's a great buy." —Alexander Blanchette

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    31. A set of desk-themed heat therapy rice pads designed to target all the spots being at your computer for long stretches hits the hardest, from your neck all the way down to your littlest toe.

    The heat pads in gray with white chain designs
    The Ferris Wheels/Etsy

    The Ferris Wheels is a North Carolina-based Etsy shop established in 2008 that specializes in microwave heat pack, cold packs, rice flax heating pads, and neck wraps in various designs.

    Options for the set include a neck wrap, two wrist wraps, foot warmers and a neck warmer.

    Promising review: The office kit is awesome! I have used the thermal packs a few times, including heating up the wrist rests on days I type a lot. So stylish and healing! Thanks for making such awesome products!" —Sara Kohn

    Get it from The Ferris Wheels on Etsy for $24.95+ (available in individual pieces or in sets, as well as 10 colors).

    32. A chic coffee cup with a strong screw-top lid, because if you need caffeine to support your "all screens all day" lifestyle, the extremely last thing you need is coffee all over your laptop keys whenever you accidentally knock your cup over. This is basically the cutest insurance against that you can get.

    Effie's Paper/Etsy

    Effie's Paper is a New York-based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2012 that specializes in modern stationery, desk accessories, and travel and coffee mugs.

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for two different people. Both were blown away by it. Will definitely order it again." —AD Jones

    Get it from Effie's Paper on Etsy: Black Girl Magic for $22 and The Future Is Female for $22.

    33. Or an ombre MacBook keyboard cover for anyone who has tempted fate with their coffee too many times already (plus crumbs and other debris that can mess your computer up).

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    This cover fits for the Macbook 13", Old Generation Macbook Pro 13", 15", 17", Macbook Air 13", and Wireless Keyboard.

    Promising review: "This keyboard cover is exactly what I expected. It fits my Macbook pro 13" perfectly. When I first put it on it took me a little bit to get used to typing with it because it gives the keys a whole new feel. For me that isn't an issue because keeping dust and pet hair and any other junk out of my keys is more important. Now it doesn't slow my typing down at all. I love that it adds a pop of color to my Macbook. I chose the purple ombre silicone cover but there are so many other color options. I will be recommending this cover to anyone who asks me about it." —Mindi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in nine colors).

    34. A miniature desk fan so you can keep cool at the computer without having to blast the AC through your entire space. Plus, all that cool air in your face will keep you energized and alert for all those Skype calls you gotta make at odd hours.

    Reviewer image of mini brown fan on a desk
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    Promising review: "I bought this 4-inch table fan because my work area sometimes gets stuffy, and I just need a little air movement. It is BETTER than I expected — it is quiet, doesn't take up much space, and recharges easily at a USB port. (It also comes in different colors — mine is turquoise.) if you're looking for a small quiet fan, this is the one to get." —Library Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $15.75+ (available in four colors).

    35. Plus a tiny (and adorable!!) cactus humidifier that operates on a USB cable, so you can keep the air in your designated computer space cozy and hydrating while you conquer the 57 tabs open on your monitor one by one.

    A small, lit up white humidifier with a teensy green cactus emerging from it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE these little humidifiers! I bought my first one to use at my desk at work, because the air is so dry in the building, and it has been a godsend. Not only does it help keep my sinuses happier, but it looks great too. I bought a second one for my nightstand that I use while I sleep at night, and they both work perfectly." —Selene Schneider

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89 (available in three styles).

    36. A super soft, height-adjustable velvet swivel desk chair to add a touch of vintage sophistication to your otherwise modern computer setup. (Also, desk chairs that spin > all desk chairs ever.)

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    Promising review: "I got this chair in green and it looks much better in person than it does online! The velvet is super soft and the chair itself seems pretty comfortable. It's a desk chair so I didn't want the cushion to be too soft. I love that it has such a great range of height because I usually want to sit in different ways depending on what I'm doing at my desk. It was incredibly easy to assemble, and it arrived much more quickly than Amazon originally estimated!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99 (available in four colors).

    37. A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook perfect for anyone who prefers to take notes by hand and review by computer. This works the same way all their products do — you can write on its pages the way you would a regular notebook, upload the page directly to your computer for safekeeping, and wipe the notebook clean with water to use all over again.

    A model writing in the planner page of a Rocket notebook
    Amazon

    This notebook includes lined and grid pages in addition to planner, calendar, and brainstorming pages.

    Promising review: "Loving using less paper. Got this product when transitioning to work from home. I am a math teacher and was using a lot of paper to write notes and to do lists, show students how to do problems, etc. This is amazing. Thinking about getting a class set for next year." —Alecia Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $37 (available in eight colors).

    38. A compact light therapy lamp that thousands of reviewers swear by — this UV-free bb has three different brightness settings to bring the perfect amount of light to your life, so you can tailor it to your WFH needs on days when you're too busy to get away from the computer during prime daylight hours.

    A model working on a computer next to the small rectangular light propped on a table
    Amazon

    It also comes with a timer, so you can set it to stay on anywhere between 10 and 60 minutes before it shuts off automatically. They recommend users start with 10 minutes (and avoid staring directly at it) to see how it impacts mood and energy before trying it for longer periods of time. Many reviewers swear by this for helping improve their mood, energy levels, and sleep by getting more "sunlight" in darker months when they might not actively be getting as much.

    Promising review: "I bought this therapy lamp because I heard and read so many good things about light therapy. I used it for about one month and yes I can confirm there are promising results. I can imagine what great results using this over time would yield. I definitely feel a perk after using this about twice to three times a day in 10-minute increments especially since Im working from home and sitting at a computer desk most of the day in a room where there is barely any light. Yes there’s definitely something about light that boosts your mood and make you feel more active. It’s also small enough to sit on the table next to me while I have my morning coffee and while I work. I can put it just about anywhere I’m sitting for 10 minutes. I feel like I’m actually sitting in the sun but not draining just positive mood enhancing. Great product and very sturdy the quality is durable and easy to use." —Donna Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $28.89.

    39. A selfie ring light for all your Zoom presentations, so you can trick your coworkers into thinking you live inside a beautifully-lit Instagram apartment instead of a snack dungeon.

    A lit selfie ring on a tripod pointing at a reviewer's desk set up
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    You can either use this with your phone mounted just under the light for FaceTime, or if you're calling or filming from a laptop, you can set up the tripod or the light on your desk behind the screen. Boom, fancy lighting.

    Promising review: "I’ve been having to work from home. During this time, I’m in front of my computer doing WebEx calls and Teams. Having to present and talk in front of 20-50+ people. This light is AWESOME! My team even asked what I did and then made their purchase right away!" —Anna Chouinard

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    40. A thin, waterproof desk pad you can use as a mouse pad, a writing surface, or just a chic way to tie the chaos of your computer desk together.

    A model typing at their desk with the mat under their laptop and accessories
    Amazon

    Psst — they're also reversible, so you get two colors in one!

    Promising review: "I bought the grey/orange (really peachy not orange) pad for my desk. It's great, it's super thin, works well with my wireless mouse and I can use it as a writing pad under my paperwork. I don't love working from home but this makes it just a little bit easier." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in eight styles).

    When the fam asks why you're still kicking it in your room streaming Netflix instead of going outside:

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