5 tech gadgets and accessories you will actually use every day while working from home

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Working remotely is becoming the new normal for so many members of today’s workforce. Whether permanent or temporary, work-from-home practices are still a thing of the present and folks are actively looking for ways to make this new routine a bit easier and more productive.

On this episode of In The Know Live: Gadgets, get a rundown of the five best work-from-home gadgets and accessories you can buy to keep you on point and organized at all times. From a compact and portable wireless Bluetooth keyboard to a clip-on ring light for Zoom calls, we’ve covered everything you could possibly need (and actually use).

Watch the full video above for a thorough description and real-time look at the products, then shop each pick below! 

1. Logitech Master Series MX Keys Mini, $99.99

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Being confined to a company laptop is extremely restricting for many. Because of this, most folks choose to invest in an external Bluetooth keyboard. This helps keep the screen further away from your face to lessen any eye strain. If you also use an external monitor, it’s the perfect solution to give you that comfortable dual-screen productivity.

The new Logitech MX Keys Mini is one of the tech brand’s newest releases and features all of the top features from its best-selling MX Keys Wireless Keyboard for Mac, but in a much smaller and more compact package. This new release comes in four colors, works with both PC and Mac computers and lasts up to five months on one full charge with the backlighting turned off.

Switch between three different devices with the toggle function and, due to its light, minimal build, you can take it with you anywhere you go without worrying about any major bulk.

2. Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse, $53.99 (Orig. $99.99)

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Logitech doesn’t only dominate when it comes to Bluetooth wireless keyboards. If you’re looking for an affordable premium wireless mouse that won’t strain your hands after extensive use, the brand’s MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse is the perfect pick.

Using a standard flat-top mouse like the popular Apple Magic Mouse can cause hand strain after hours of use. Because of this, ergonomic computer mice are most folks’ go-to pick and this one from Logitech is one of the best you can buy.

In addition to its thoughtfully crafted ergonomic shape, it’s completely wireless, features hyper-fast scrolling and glides smoothly on any surface — so no mouse pad necessary! It works with both PC and Mac computers and comes in three beautiful colors (graphite, light grey and midnight teal).

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3. Oakywood Premium Solid Wood Laptop Stand, $139

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You may not think you need a laptop riser/stand until you actually get one and see how game-changing it actually is. When not elevated, your laptop isn’t at eye level, forcing you to look down for hours on end. This eventually leads to neck and back strain that’s hard to fix over time. A laptop riser perfectly places your computer at eye level to prevent this from happening.

While there are tons of options available, not all laptop stands and risers are created equal. Most are flimsy and feature a coating that chips off over time. This one from Oakywood is sleek, minimal and extremely durable. Made of 100% oak hardwood, it looks beautiful on any desk surface and features cork protectors at its base to prevent sliding and scratching your desk or tabletop.

It also features an iron groove that keeps your laptop in place while you work.

4. Video Conference Monitor Clip-On USB-Powered Lighting Kit, $21.99 (Orig. $28.99)

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Ring light sales skyrocketed when offices instated work-from-home mandates across the country. That demand is still there, and more folks are now trying to find smaller options that won’t take up as much space in their apartments or home offices.

Because of this, this clip-on option is going viral for all the right reasons. It boasts all of the classic features of a traditional ring light (adjustable warmth and brightness, etc.), but comes in a compact and portable design that easily attaches and detaches from your computer monitor.

To turn it on, simply plug the USB power cord into your computer. When you finish, unplug it, unclip it from your monitor and stow it away in your desk drawer.

Right now, this already affordable “Amazon’s Choice” device is on sale for $21.99.

5. Oakywood 2-In-1 Headphone Stand With Wireless Charger, $99

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Last up is this two-in-one gadget and desktop accessory that’s more necessary than you may think. If you’re always running out of battery life on your phone and need the perfect place to store your headphones, the Oakywood two-in-one headphone stand and wireless charger is a no-brainer.

Whether you use headphones for work or leisure, this solid steel stand will come in handy. It displays them perfectly for easy access; plus, right below is a convenient wireless fast-charging pad. Place your phone, earbuds or any Qi-enabled device to charge quickly and safely in minutes.

Choose from a 100% walnut or oakwood finish that won’t stain or chip over time. This is definitely one that you’ll use every day.

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