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38 WFH Products That Got Us Through 2020

The award for 2020's MVP = Most Valuable Products

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1. A Wi-Fi extender so you can boost your Wi-Fi signal in whatever room you've been relegated to during WFH.

the extender with a phone held up next to it for scale showing they are the same size roughly

Promising review: "Working from home I had to move further away from where the action was and have a quiet corner. So, enter TP-Link. I was able to get my speed at full bars and do work with Zoom meeting. Good product! I recommend if you work from home and need to be on the opposite side of all the action (two kids, two dogs, and two fish)." —VACHM

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

2. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow that'll give you the literal (and maybe even emotional) support you need to get through these last few months of 2020 and set yourself up for postural success in 2021.

the cushions on an office chair

The cover is removable and washable.

Promising review: "Due to COVID-19, I have been working from home since March 11. I write this on Aug. 25. My WFH set up is at my dining room table, and for the first few weeks I was sitting on a hard wooden dining chair, which positioned me a bit lower than ergonomically advisable. That just wasn't sustainable long-term. I knew this ComfiLife Seat Cushion was high-quality, because after a discectomy surgery a number of years back, I bought one for my office chair. ComfiLife has maintained it's quality control and is delivering consistent high-quality products." —Robert

Get them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $25.95 and the seat cushion for 29.95.

3. An adjustable cellphone stand so you can have hands-free FaceTime calls with your best friend or even a coworker or two.

Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed

I bought this for my home office while we've been WFH this year. It helps keep my phone in sight for breaking news, which seems to never end huh! It also helps keep my phone in one place for charging. Just slide the cord through the back and you now have a handy dandy charging station.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

4. A foot hammock because your home office is getting pretty close to perfection but there's just one thing missing and it's most definitely this relaxing hammock for your feet.

feet on the rest

Promising review: "Customer service is phenomenal, and the product is just as good. I use it every day to work from home!"—Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (also available in black).

5. Or an under-the-desk foot rest so your feet can stop feeling restless when you need to be able to focus on what's in front of you and not under you! Bonus points: It's reversible so you can have a rounded foot rest or a flat one depending on your preference

Promising review: "Since working from home like everyone else, I was having major pain on the bottom of my feet. It was so bad I contemplating seeing orthopedic doctor. As I was scrolling through home office stuff online, I ran across this item and thought I would give it a try. It worked!!!!! I didn’t realize I was resting my bare feet on the metal base of my chair while sitting for six hours a day. Basic your feet flat on the floor or use a footrest."—Rachel M

Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

6. A satin-lined T-shirt bun wrap that'll protect your hair and keep it up and out of your face. It'll also keep you looking stylish on Zoom calls when you really, really, really do not want to bother with your hair.

a model wearing the bun wrap in black
You Go Natural

You Go Natural is a Black woman–owned company!

Get it from You Go Natural for $35 (available in a variety of colors and sizes).

7. A pair of Apple AirPods or AirPods Pro to keep in the noise you want and keep out the noise you don't want.

a reviewer showing off their new AirPods

BuzzFeed writer Emma Lord has the AirPods Pro and said, "I have a pair of these, and they're not playing around. Once they're securely in your ear, you can toggle the headphones between noise-cancelling and regular sound, depending on your situation. I've been working from home, and the noise-cancelling is so effective that I can work next to a window where my neighbor is doing heavy construction and I don't hear anything louder than a faint buzzing. It's quieter than if I'd just plugged my ears with my own fingers. I'm also a runner, and these don't budge when you're sweating, which is nice. It's also handy that these toggle out of noise cancellation mode, because I feel better being able to hear traffic and other people around me when I'm out and about. The TL;DR is I love these so much I have zero interest in owning another pair of headphones for as long as I live."

Get it from Amazon for $128.98 (originally $159) or get the AirPods Pro that Emma has from Amazon for $199.99 (originally $249).

8. A luxury office chair for anyone looking for a chair that will actually support their body all day at work. Did I mention it has settings for temperature and massages! WFH never felt so good.

Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower loves hers, saying, "Choose from their office chairs and massage chairs, then customize colors and adjustments to your heart's content! When I got mine (pictured above) I chose the works – I have the massage and heat settings and I'll never be able to work without them again! I swear, this chair has increased my focus and productivity simply because I *want* to sit in it all day. Funny bonus, the wheels make it very easy to manuever, which is super useful in my tiny apartment when I need to roll it around two desks and a keyboard, through an illegally tiny hallway, and into the living room to use as extra seating."

Get it from X-Chair for $1,149.99 (customization available).

9. A keyboard cover so you have one less thing to worry about (spills!) during your work day. Plus it'll add a welcome pop of your favorite color to your workstation.

a cup of water spilled on the purple protective keyboard layer

Promising review: "I work from home and find these keyboards essential as I tend to eat throughout the day as I work. I prefer the black key version as it complements my keyboard." —Malibu Ma

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 28 colors).

10. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that'll help reduce eye strain after hours of staring at your computer, phone, and TV screens. Also they're so cute and stylish.,

Promising review: "I used to work from home on occasion before the pandemic, but now that it is a regular thing that I work from home, I really find these so useful. I am always at my desk and constantly looking at three different monitors and, of course, there's also my iPhone and iPad and TV here and there in between. It's a lot. There was a time I stopped wearing these because the pair I got for my son broke and I gave him mine. I noticed I would get headaches. I bought another pair for myself and have not had a headache from the long hours of working from home in front of these monitors. Recommend!" —E

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 13 colors and in multi-packs).

11. Or a splurge-worthy, customizable pair of blue-light–blocking glasses so you can choose your favorite color for the frames!

A model wearing the glasses
Felix Gray

BuzzFeed writer Abby Kass says, "I've been wearing these alllll the time (starting to think I actually wear glasses even though I have never needed a prescription). I feel like they help a lot with staring at my computer all day plus then staring at my phone/TV after I'm done with work."

Get them from Felix Gray for $95 (available in six colors).

12. A supplies organizer so all your loose desk items that get shoved in a drawer can be set out and organized so they actually get used!

The organizer in black
Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed writer Sam Wieder reviewed this product and said, "As someone who personally did not need a full desk supplies organization set, and just needed a little thing like this, I find it's so great, and so handy! Being that most of the work I do is done on a computer, I don't have a ton of supplies, but I have just enough that this thing is perfect — I use it to store rubber bands, pens, pencils, scissors, push pins, wipes to clean my glasses, and I even found it to be a good spot to store my portable phone chargers and extra phone-charging cord. It comes assembled already, so literally all you need to do is fill it with your belongings, set it on your desk or table, and you're good to go!"

Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

13. A weekly planning pad because planning anything in the year 2020 has been...whew...a hot mess! This can help keep your weekly to-dos all in one place and right on your desk.

the weekly planner

Promising review: "This is a great planner! It is a nice thick stack of weekly planners that tear off really easily. I am getting so much more done now. I used to write my to-do lists on an index card, but I was always losing them. This is great because the whole week is there — and it is nice and colorful so I can't miss it on my desk or in my pocketbook. Makes me more productive." —bouga

Get it from Amazon for $11.95. Or, check out a daily planning pad.

14. Or a Wilde House Paper weekly list pad for something a bit more refined for those who prefer this aesthetic for their planners!

Wilde House Paper weekly list pad
@wildhousepaper / Via

BuzzFeed writer Ali Faccenda says, "I have this on my desk in my at-home office and it's perfect for jotting down quick notes and things to keep track of. The minimalist layout is easy to fill-out and keeps me on task and my desk looking cute."

Get it from Wilde House Paper for $20.

15. A set of adjustable display shelves so your desk will be the envy of the entire Zoom call.

the shelves with desk items on them

I have these and love that they are two separate pieces that can fit together in a few different arrangements so the things you have on your desk can fit in a way you want them to shine best!

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four finishes).

16. An anti-fatigue mat with calculated terrain for keeping your feet moving throughout the day in a mindless way. This'll help prevent soreness so you can stand and work with ease.,

Promising review: "I recently started working from home and quickly realized how bad my back began to hurt from sitting down all day. Disclaimer: I do not have chronic back issues. I didn't want this to get worse so I ordered a stand up desk and was told that a good mat was a must. So, I stumbled upon this one and holy heck! Unbelievable. The mat has a good amount of travel space so repositioning your body throughout the day is super easy. I can't recommend this enough for anyone who has a stand up desk." —Joseph

Get it from Amazon for $99.

17. A digital picture frame so you can see a rotation of images that brighten your day and keep your loved ones close at heart.

the frame on a desk

Promising review: "It's been great getting photos from the kids of the grandbaby since we can't see them due to COVID. I am so happy with my purchase that I will be buying my parents one and my husband's mother and eventually a couple more for the downstairs as this one is in our home office. Also, you can you can connect to your social media accounts and upload photos from them directly." —Charity Pellegrim

Get it from Amazon for $176.

18. A rose quartz roller that'll help de-puff and tighten your skin after spending all day at your desk. Or you can use it first thing in the morning before sitting down to get to work.

A rose quartz roller and its packaging on display

I have this and it really helps de-puff my face during my morning skincare routine. By the time I'm sitting down for work my face feels awake and ready to get to it. Don't sleep on that heart-shaped tool too! It's super great at carving out your jawline and de-puffing under your eyes. The double ridge is perfect for sliding right over your cheekbones.

Promising review: "I have been using the set for a month or so, and it is fantastic. I've made it a part of my nighttime skin routine. I like how this is a set with a gua sha and a roller. I feel each has its own benefit. I like using gua sha on my face and jawline, and the roller on my forehead and eye area. It definitely is a good and relaxing way to end the day." —Vix

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

19. A Pusheen The Cat polka dot notebook to keep all your work-day thoughts and to-dos and maybe even doodles all in one place.

Pusheen cat on the cover of the notebook

BuzzFeed Editor Katy Herman says, "I don't need much to do my job besides my laptop, planner, and notebook for meeting notes (I am a good old-fashioned pen and paper gal), and I have been staying with my parents and had a pretty cozy workspace setup. So the only thing I really needed to purchase for work was a new notebook when my old one was full, and if 2020 wasn't finally the time to get a fuzzy polka dot Pusheen one, IDK what would be. It brings me joy every time I see it, and has a handy elastic bookmark!"

Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

20. A HoMedics air purifier for removing allergens, pet dander, smoke, dust, mold, pollen, and all those things around your home that your nose might find offensive during your long work days at home.

Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed

I have this (pictured above) and it's SUPER great to have in my small NYC apartment. It does such a great job of minimizing the dust that used to collect and I totally wake up more refreshed and my face isn't as puffy or irritated from bad air quality anymore.

Get it from Amazon for $191.99 (available in four sizes and also in black).

21. A monitor memo board so you can hold your phone and your notes close to your monitor for important texts from your BFF of course!

the side of computer organizer

There's a hole at the bottom of the holder that'll allow you to plug your phone in!

Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." —razorsharp77

Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in four styles).

22. A dual-sided screen cleaner for your phone, laptop, iPad, TV, and more. If you're someone who is stuck looking at screens all day for work, make those screens just a bit more enjoyable to look at with this!

There has a cleaning side and a polishing side. The cleaning side dispenses a solution that kills bacteria and the polishing side is for that final touch!

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." —Nashville Fam

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

23. A memory foam wrist rest to give your wrists a break once and for all.

the two separate padded arm rests, a long one for the keyboard and a short one for the mouse

Promising review: "Due to the COVID and the work-from-home situation, my wife needed something to support her wrists while typing away for four hours Monday through Friday. She was using the home desk that basically supports a laptop but she now has to use it for three screens. Well the edge of the desk was digging into her wrists and I decided to browse Amazon for a solution. I came across this product and immediately ordered it. It has been a few weeks and my wife says every now and then how comfortable it is and no longer is the sharp edge of the desk digging into her wrists or forearms. Very good quality product for a very good price." —Paul gemmati

Get a two-piece set from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in five styles).

24. A pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones for blocking out all the noise you didn't ask for this year.

Model wearing the headphones

Promising review: "I waited over a month to write this review because I thought no way could these headphones actually be this good for the price. But I use them all day every day, and I have never been more impressed with headphones under >$50. I have sensitive ears with headphones and am super picky, but these are so comfortable, I can sleep in them. Noise reduction is great when something is playing. Fast charge, easy to pair Bluetooth or wire jack, play/pause and fwd/rwd buttons are handy. Overall definitely worth the buy, highly recommend." —Whitney O'Neil

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

25. Or for a more splurge-worthy option, a pair of noise-cancelling Sony wireless headphones to delete unwanted noises so you can focus on your work.

a model wearing the headphones

Promising review: "These headphones are a COVID-19 work-from-home miracle! If you are like me and spend 10 hours a day on Zoom now with work but still live downtown with normal city noises, you will also appreciate no longer being distracted by the washing machine, ambulance sirens, or a spouse also talking on Zoom." —Happy Hunter

Get them from Amazon for $278 (available in two colors).

26. A pot-it-yourself succulent kit so you have a fun activity to do on your lunch break that'll add joy and nature to your desk setup.

The Nice Plant

This wonderfully giftable kit is from an LA-based, Black-owned business founded by a plant-loving couple seeking to provide self care in a box. It comes with two plants in ceramic pots, a scooper, organic soil, pretty stones for decorating the pots, and instructions!

Get it from The Nice Plant for $48.99.

27. A desk mirror for checking that you don't have lunch all over your face before the company-wide video call.,

Promising review: "I keep it in my desk drawer at work. It is lightweight and folds up flat which makes it easy to store. It opens up to a nice size mirror that easily shows you entire face. I use it to put on my makeup at work when I don’t have time at home." —Shanique

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

28. An egg-shaped stress toy to keep your hands busy, help you workout stress, release tension, and reduce joint pain since you're typing all day.

someone using the stress ball

Promising review: "I work at a desk about 11–12 hours a day with TONS of typing. Since using these, I've noticed less pain and strain in my wrists and hands, and they are also a great stress reliever. I've got people at my office hooked. I really like the yellow and red one, but I have smaller, weaker hands so I'm working my way up to the firmest blue one. In terms of the size, I also think they're perfect. Pretty much what I expected, I think they're totally worth the price." —Petite Loeb

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

29. An under-the-desk bike pedal so you can keep your feet as busy as you are during the work day.

the bike pedals being used

Promising review: "I've been using it daily to get exercise. This is something I've always struggled with. The convenience of having it under my desk makes it a no brainer and no strain to get in a good couple of miles a day." —Retinen

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (originally $59.99).

30. A 6-in-1 MacBook adapter, because even though Apple doesn't have room for USB ports on their laptops anymore, you still have a lot of accessories and memory cards that just might require them.

a slim adaptor with extra ports than comes with the mac

Promising review: "It's worth it! This was perfect for setting up my home office. Sleek design and easy setup." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (originally $22.99).

31. An upper back brace posture corrector so you can have some help keeping your shoulders back and your head tall so your posture doesn't suffer over time.

a before and after showing the brace making their shoulders pull back upright

Promising review: "I am amazed at how much my posture has improved in just two days! I work from home on my computer a lot and the rest of the time I'm always reading, so over the years my posture has gotten really terrible. Very comfortable to wear and truly works!" —Shelly

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

32. A multi-pack of 16 cable clip organizers of various sizes to fit your cord-organization needs., Amazon

Promising review: "Since I started working from home the wires drove me crazy! But with this they’re always where I left them and not on the floor." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

33. A lap desk so all your computer and reading needs can follow you wherever you need to go.

a person reading a book on their lap desk

Promising review: "I love this thing! The armrests are the perfect hight and have made typing so much more comfortable. I'm a PhD student in history and now that I'm working from home, this table has made writing and doing research all day from home that much easier. If you're spending a lot of time on your computer and are sitting on the couch or in your bed, I'd highly recommend this. It's also nice to finally have my hot laptop off my legs." —Aleja

Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

34. A Smart Wi-Fi Router that has three external antennas for long-range Wi-Fi — perfect for your WFH needs. Reviewers say it is easy to configure.

the router with accessories

FYI: It works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control and QoS.

Promising review: "I am not a hardcore gamer but work from home (along my other family members and schools being online). I just need my wifi to be reliable, able to handle multiple devices and give me most out of the bandwidth that my ISP provides. For an average use this product is excellent." —MG

Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (originally $79.99).

35. A vertical laptop stand so you *and* your device can rest comfortably.

Promising review: "Sleek, sturdy, adjustable. Got the job done. Working from home now, I realized I hated having my laptop open as a dual monitor. It felt overstimulating. My main monitor is already pretty big. So I wanted to close it." —T. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $19.79 (originally $25.99).

36. A cute puppy who'll hold your glasses and your heart all at once while you're WFH. Your other pets might not know how to sit still during your 9-5, but this pup won't budge!

four puppy statues that can hold glasses

Promising review: "I will NEVER lose my reading glasses again. This whimsical gift is great for all schnauzer lovers, whether they wear glasses or contacts." —Cynthia Brann

Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in four designs).

37. A laptop stand so that your posture stays upright and you gain some extra desk space while you're at it!

the laptop stand on someone's desk

Promising review: "For some, working from home has been a recent change this year and I always look for great products to help make my WFH life easier, and THIS IS IT!!"—JMac

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

38. A pair of Uggs classic ultra mini bootie, because sweaters for your feet are a thing and these are them!

Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, ugg / Via

BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga says, "I recently got these Ugg minis and have been wearing them as my 'work shoes' now that I WFH full time. They're the perfect mix between a slipper and an actual shoe, so I can continue to wear my comfiest clothes to 'the office' (my kitchen table) but also feel like I've somewhat transitioned into work mode for the day. They're super soft, as all Uggs are, and honestly just make me happy! They are true-to-size so no worries about sizing up or down."

Get them from Nordstrom for $139.95+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 11 colors).

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