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16 Aug, 2021
Gear to help you get the most out of your home office
Photo: Sarah Kobos
Wirecutter Deals Team

Whether you’re working from home or getting ready for the new school year, having the right gear will help you hit the ground running. Today we found five deals on home-office accessories to help get the most out of your work space.

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Today’s best deals

Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam

Deal price: $60 | Street price: $66

The camera built into your laptop probably isn’t cutting it. Luckily, a great standalone webcam can offer better quality and features that will help you look your best. Our top pick is affordable and produces a clear, natural-looking video at 1080p at 30 frames per second. Our cyber-security savvy readers will also appreciate the Logitech’s physical lens cover, so you’ll no longer have to worry about covering up your camera with tape or paper when not in use.

Buy now from Target ›

Apple Mac mini (M1, 2020) Desktop PC

Deal price: $750 | Street price: $830
Costco membership required

If you’re looking for a mini desktop computer and prefer macOS, we recommend the Apple Mac mini (M1, 2020). Although the mini has fewer ports and is more difficult to upgrade than its predecessor, it’s incredibly quiet and offers an impressive performance.This configuration comes with the new 8 core M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD, which should be able to handle your everyday computing tasks with ease.

Buy now from Costco ›

Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers (36-Pack)

Deal price: $15 | Street price: $27

Dry erase markers are a great tool to have at home or around the office. Right now you can stock up on a 36-pack of our recommended pick in black. These markers are strongly pigmented, long-lasting, and easily erasable. Their chisel tip also gives you versatile line options, making them a great option for both writing and drawing. This deal is also available in a multi-color pack with delayed shipping.

Buy now from Amazon ›

Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9‑inch

Deal price: $200 | Street price: $300

Working from home doesn’t mean you’ll always be at home. A keyboard case is the perfect accessory to help you get a little more laptop functionality out of your iPad when you’re on the go. Apple’s Magic Keyboard is a former upgrade pick (the previous gen from our guide). Although the Magic Keyboard is an excellent accessory, it’s fairly expensive and heavier than the competition. That said, if you intend to use the iPad Pro in place of a laptop, we still like this keyboard for its fantastic keys and a handy trackpad most cases lack.

Buy now from Best Buy ›

Logitech MX Keys Wireless Keyboard for Mac

Deal price: $80 | Street price: $100
With code 26667

If you’re tired of your lackluster Apple keyboard, we think the Logitech MX Keys is the best full-size wireless contender for Mac laptops and desktops. Although it’s larger and has a shorter battery life than our other picks, the MX offers traditionally-sized backlit keys and an overall pleasant typing experience. Additionally, it can handily switch between three different devices using Bluetooth or its included USB wireless dongle.

Buy now from Staples ›

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