Sep 22, 2023
57 Best Prime Day Home Office Deals (2023): Laptops, Chairs, Webcams, and Standing Desks
Matt Jancer More than a decade ago, Steve Jobs likened the computer to a truck, suitable for the heavy lifting of serious work and intensive tasks. It holds true, even in 2023. Most of us who work at
More than a decade ago, Steve Jobs likened the computer to a truck, suitable for the heavy lifting of serious work and intensive tasks. It holds true, even in 2023. Most of us who work at an office for a living still need the computer's keyboard and multitasking abilities. If you're ready for a new laptop or a few upgrades to your at-work or home office setup, Prime Day is a great time to buy. These are the best Prime Day office deals we've found, including discounts on laptops, not just from Amazon.
Updated July 12, 2023: We've added several new deals, like the Anker 737 Power Bank and the Dell Alienware AW3423DW Gaming Monitor.
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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5
Lenovo's AMD-based IdeaPad 5, which comes with a Ryzen 5 processor, is a great budget laptop. You get plenty of power, a nice 14-inch IPS display, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and a 256-gigabyte SSD. The 360-degree hinge converts it to tablet mode or stand mode for watching movies. To take full advantage of the 2-in-1 design, be sure to grab the digital pen ($40), although there's no place to stow it. The screen could also be brighter.
This is a perfectly competent gaming machine that, with a Full HD 144-Hz screen, can handle AAA games without issue. The keyboard, too, is a pleasant surprise with solid feedback and key travel. No wonder that we recommend it as our budget pick in our Best Gaming Laptops guide.
Never mind that there's an 11th-generation (2021) Intel processor. The Surface Laptop Go 2 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) nabs our recommendation as the best affordable 13-inch laptop because it's sleek, stylish, and sturdy. You can select from several colors if you want a splash of the rainbow on your Surface Laptop Go 2. The 12.4-inch touchscreen, wrapped up in a small frame, makes it ideal for light tasks such as writing and browsing, even though battery life could stand to be longer than (at most) eight hours.
Weighing in at a tick less than 3 pounds, this is a very light 16-inch laptop. We tested the similar LG Gram SuperSlim (7/10, WIRED Recommends) with the 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-1360P processor, a step up from the 1260P process on this model, and found its performance middling. So don't expect a heavy-lifting speed demon from the Gram 16, either, but do give it a look if you prize portability for lighter tasks, such as browsing and word processing.
We haven't tested this exact model, but the very similar Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 is our favorite gaming laptop. Like that one, this deal gets you an Intel i9 processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, 16 gigabytes of RAM, 1-terabyte SSD, and a per-key RGB Keyboard
Monoprice's 28-inch CystralPro is a great 4K monitor. It supports HDR and its colors are suitably vibrant. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu used it in both a Mac and Windows setup and says it worked great in both. He VESA mounted it, but do note that the mounting holes are recessed—you can use longer M3 screws to make it work. If you want the highest possible resolution on a monitor without spending a boatload of cash, then this is the best we've tested.
This is a good deal on our favorite portable display. It sticks to the back of a laptop screen via magnets, which means you do need to be comfortable with sticking and leaving adhesive magnets on the back of your machine, but you get a second screen that doesn't take up any desk space. Slide it out!
Clip the coupon button to see the deal at checkout. This one is frequently on sale for around this price, but it's still a good deal. We haven't done a full review yet, but WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been using it for a few weeks now and likes it. It comes with a nice kickstand case and is decently sharp if you don't stare too closely at the screen (1080p). The colors are solid, and you have quite a few connectivity options.
For more context, take a look through our guides to the Best Mechanical Keyboards, Best MacBook Accessories, Best Portable Storage Drives, and Best Computer Mice.
We named these the best pick in our Best Portable Storage Drives guide because, even though they offer quite a bit of storage space for reasonable money, they were the second-fastest storage drive we tested. They're lightweight, but the downside is that their plastic build makes them not particularly rugged, so be careful if you're bringing it outside the home.
SSDs are faster, quieter, and more durable than many hard drives. Even if you're a real butterfingers, one of our favorite external SSDs now has a Shield version that's IP65 rated for water and dust resistance. The rugged, cushioned case has survived a few drops onto hardwood floors during testing without a hiccup, too. With an included USB-C cable and no need for its own separate power cord, it's incredibly portable.
Need lots and lots of storage room? Beyond 2 terabytes, SSDs have become exceedingly expensive. This Seagate uses more traditional hard drive architecture to store an astounding 12 terabytes. With its power adapter and USB 3.0 cable, it's not as portable as a small SSD, but it can easily be stashed in a drawer between uses. WIRED reviewer Matt Jancer has used Seagate Expansions extensively for over a decade without any reliability hiccups.
Logitech G Pro
Here's one for the gamers. Designed with input from esports professionals, the G Pro Wireless prioritizes wicked-fast, one-millisecond response times, as well as ergonomics to cut down on wrist pain after prolonged play. With 48 hours of use between charges, you'll run out of power before it does.
Logitech makes some of our favorite keyboards, and the MX board is a great portable option. Its understated design fits in perfectly in an office, and it's low-profile enough to be comfortable typing on all day.
We love Cherry switches on our mechanical keyboards, but the company also makes keyboards themselves. This low-profile, detachable, and rechargeable keyboard gives you that Cherry typing experience while letting you move around your house.
SteelSeries Apex Pro
Never tried a mechanical keyboard? You should. They feel better to type on and can even reduce wrist pain, given that they're typically in a more ergonomic shape than the flat keyboards on laptops. The Apex Pro is covered in customizable RGB lighting that can be adjusted right down to the individual key. The included software also lets you control the LED display for system alerts, volume, and other functions.
Corsair's K100 is one of our top picks for mechanical keyboards. It comes with a lot of the same gaming-focused features we like on other keyboards, like programmable macro keys and, naturally, RGB LEDs. But its most unique feature is a customizable wheel on the top left side of the board that can be used to scrub through media or control the lights on your keyboard.
This is one of the lowest prices we've tracked on this solid state drive. It works anywhere you can fit an M.2 drive, laptop, desktop, or even a PlayStation 5. It's plenty fast for whatever you throw at it—we recommend it in our How to Build a PC guide. The 2-terabyte model is also on sale for $140 ($20 off), but this is the better per-gigabyte deal.
It's marketed as a gaming keyboard, but we love using gaming hardware for productivity, and this keyboard nails productivity functions with the five macro keys on its left side. They can be programmed with automated actions and custom shortcuts. You can even execute scripts with them. That makes it a great choice for working in Photoshop, Premiere, Cinema 4D, Blender, or any number of other creative applications. TKL stands for tenkeyless, meaning that it trades away the number pad for a more compact footprint on your desk.
The runner-up on our Best Webcams guide, Logitech's C920 has been a favorite among webcam fanatics for years, and for good reason. It's reliable, it produces crisp 1080p 30 frame-per-second video output, and a surprisingly quick (but subtle) autofocus feature to keep you in the spotlight.
This is our favorite webcam for most people. Its automatic white balance and color saturation are excellent right out of the box, and the image quality is sharp. It focuses quickly too. You can affix it on top of your laptop or monitor with the included mount. Too bad it doesn't come with a privacy cover.
Apple 35W Dual USB-C Power Adapter
We named this compact, two-port charger as our second-favorite charging adapter in our Best MacBook Accessories guide. Outlets are precious commodities in our electronics-choked homes and never mind about fighting for two outlets in an airport or café. Whether you're packing a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, with this power adapter you can charge any two of them at the same time.
Satechi's 108-watt charger is plenty powerful enough to recharge your MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max at the same time with its three USB-C ports. It's relatively compact and has a plug that folds up.
This blocks your whole wall outlet, but it's slim and stays put, netting you six outlets, plus a USB-C and USB-A port. There's even a night light (you can turn it off).
Satechi's four-port hub is on the large side, but you do get a slot for an M.2 SATA solid-state storage drive slot. That means access to fit an external SSD (not included), along with two USB-A jacks, one 100-watt USB-C pass-through charging port, and a 4K HDMI at the same time.
This hub works with iPads and other tablets (and even PCs). You can either plug it in and keep it flush with the edge of your device or use the included cord to keep it extended. You get a USB-C port you can use for pass-through charging, a USB-A, an HDMI, and a headphone jack.
Although not a top pick of ours, we gave an honorable mention to the Virtuoso in our Best Gaming Headsets guide. They're lightweight and comfortable, so you can wear them for hours, and they feature 7.1 surround sound.
This headphone stand and charger conserves space, making it great for small or crowded desks. Oakywood's 2-in-1 has a base made from your choice of solid walnut or oak, and it looks fantastic.
This wireless charging stand from Satechi is runner-up in our buying guide of Best Apple 3-in-1 Wireless Chargers. It doesn't offer the fastest charging speeds, but it's perfect for juicing up your devices overnight. With an attractive aluminum design, it also makes a great addition to your nightstand. You'll have to use your own 20-watt power adapter though.
Topping our best USB Flash drives guide, the SanDisk Extreme Pro strikes the perfect balance between speed, reliability, and price. It has a sleek and durable aluminum case with a loop for attaching it to a key ring. Push the plastic slider to reveal or hide the USB-A plug, and it's completely operable with one hand. We have never seen it drop below $35, so this is worth snapping up.
Our favorite drive for phones and tablets, this flash drive has a Lightning port on one end and USB-C on the other—great if you want to use it with your older iPhone and laptop. It has a metal casing with a loop for a keychain, and it is very slim.
A compact alternative to our pick in the best USB Flash drives, PNY's thumb drive offers read speeds of up to 600 MB/s and write speeds of up to 250 MB/s. The plastic cover slides shut to protect the USB-A plug, and there’s an opening for a lanyard or keyring. The cheapest we have seen previously was $36.
Anker's 737 power bank is a lifesaver if you're on the road and you need to charge up multiple devices. Its 140W output is powerful enough to charge a laptop, phone, and almost any other device you have handy all at once.
It's a bit bigger and a bit heavier than the Crucial X6 which we have in our guide to the Best Portable Storage Drives, but with that extra heft you get a bit more read and write speed. This little chonker is durable too, it's shock resistant and temperature resistant to keep your data safe and secure.
If you're stocking up on memory cards for your security system or digital camera, PNY's Elite-X microSDXC cards are a solid pick. They're reliable, capacious, and quick, plus this deal is a three pack!
Dell's Alienware monitors have a reputation for being absolutely sick, in a good way. The AW3423DW is a 34-inch curved 1440p gaming monitor with an eye-meltingly fast 175-hz refresh rate. That means if your games are running at 175 frames per second your gameplay is going to appear hyper-realistically smooth. So smooth that we gave it a whopping 9/10 in our review.
Make working from home just a little better with the right working setup by consulting our guides to the Best Office Chairs, Best Laptop Stands, and Everything You Need to Work From Home Like a Pro.
The Branch Verve Chair is the runner-up in our Best Office Chairs guide—right behind the Branch Ergonomic Chair. It has a more elegant, refined look, and can make nearly the same adjustments. It's quite comfortable too. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says it keeps his back straighter.
This Hon Ignition is the big and tall version, so it features a comfortably wide seat, and an upgraded weight capacity (450 pounds). During testing we found it comfortable to sit in for long periods, like working from home or gaming. It was also surprisingly cool, thanks to the mesh backing.
Whether you like sitting on one leg, sitting cross-legged, sitting with one knee up, Steelcase's Gesture chair finds a way to make you comfortable. Built with Steelcase's legendarily robust craftsmanship, the Gesture is a striking, stylish and comfortable addition to any home office. Even if it is a bit pricey.
One of the top picks in our Best Office Chairs guide, the X-Chair Sport Mesh is great at supporting your back and keeping you cool. Its all-mesh design maximizes airflow to your back and seat, keeping you cool and comfortable no matter how hot it is outside.
It might sound scary to put a big pane of glass under your desk but trust us, once you do, you'll never go back. The Vitrazza rectangle glass mat is exactly what it sounds like, a big pane of safety glass rated to withstand 1,000-pound loads, and it'll make any office chair roll like an absolute dream.
This is our favorite budget standing desk and it has been working reliably for a few years now. The setup is a little complicated, but the desktop feels sturdy and elegant, despite being made of environmentally-friendly chipboard. You can save three height presets.
This is our favorite laptop stand. It's sturdy, light, and sleek (as far as office supplies go). It's capable of all sorts of heights and positions, so it should work for most people's home or work setups. You can go from sitting to standing, no special standing desk needed (unless you are particularly tall).
This versatile laptop stand is stable and the angle is adjustable to suit however you're lounging. That makes it great for after-work hours too, when you can put the laptop away and use the stand as a sketching or writing station. A part of the surface stays flat—great for holding that morning cup of coffee—and there's a tiny drawer.
Thermal labels might be a gear reviewer obsession (this is how shipping labels are printed and we love shipping stuff … away), but if you ever feel the need for one, this is what we recommend. Make sure to grab the right driver from iDPRT's website. This one isn't wireless, so you'll have to connect it to your PC.
All work and no tunes makes you dull. The Victrola Re-Spin is here to enliven your workspace by playing your vinyl collection in style. It's also portable and affordable. It comes with its own built-in speaker, so you can take the party with you and put on your albums in the hotel room or at a friend's house, no cables required.
The Moment Tote is a lifesaver. It's cute, remarkably durable, and it really does feel bigger on the inside. The intuitively placed pockets and organizers never add too much bulk to its overall silhouette, and it carries weight extremely well. This little thing was a constant companion for one of our writers when she was in the middle of a multi-state move.
This is one of our favorite bags for keeping your camera gear organized. Sure you can carry it around and bring your whole kit with you, but when you're storing your gear, where does it go? A crowded shelf? The bottom of a backpack? These cases from Moment are a much better option.
Lume Cube Edge LED Light
If you want to look your best on Zoom, you need a light. Laptop webcams aren't the best, to begin with, but you can make them look better by using a bright light. The Lume Cube clamps to your desk frame and lightens up your office. There are several brightness levels and color temperature controls, plus you can adjust the actual angle of the light so it doesn't cast shadows down your face.
We're big fans of most of Moment's bags and organizational accessories, and this deal is a great chance to snag a bundle of each. It includes the MTW backpack, Everything Camera Insert, Tech Organizer pouch, and Battery Organizer Pouch. It's honestly a one-stop shop for everything you need to take care of your camera gear whether you're at home or on the road.
Yes I know this is wired, but paper is the way, trust us. Happy Planner makes some of the best planners around. No matter how many different options WIRED reviewer Medea Giordano has tried, she always goes back to this brand and has branched into its notebooks too. The perfect one is up to you, but several different options are discounted.
TP-Link Archer AX55
We think the TP-Link Archer AX55 is the best overall router you can buy. The slick black finish is attractive, and there are four antennas to direct Wi-Fi to every corner. (It's worth tweaking and testing different positions.) Performance was solid in our testing and stability was excellent, hitting the upper mid-end in our speed and range tests. This router also ticks off all the feature boxes you want (MU-MIMO, beamforming, WPA3—we explain many of these terms in our How to Buy a Router guide).
As the best budget router you can buy right now, TP-Link's Archer AX21 delivers reliable Wi-Fi 6 performance. It's not the fastest and the range is limited for modest homes with a limited number of devices; there's no need to spend more than this. The Tether app is straightforward and packed with all the basic options you need, including traffic prioritization, parental controls, and a guest network. It is regularly as low as $75 and has been $70, but we've never seen it this low.
The Eero 6+ features a compact design and robust smart home support. It's also a dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) Wi-Fi 6 system, but it supports wider 160-Mhz channels and offers faster top speeds than the regular Eero 6. A three-pack will easily blanket the average home with a strong Wi-Fi signal, but you may run into limitations if there are several people online at once.
Eero Pro 6E
The luxury upgrade pick of the Eero line, this one adds tri-band support for 2.4-GHz, 5-GHz, and the newly opened 6-GHz band. Theoretically, the 6-GHz band enables faster speeds and reduced latency for devices that support Wi-Fi 6E (read our Wi-Fi 6E explainer for more). The 6-GHz band can also work as a backhaul to speed traffic between your routers.
This Amazon bundle combines one of the best mesh Wi-Fi systems with one of the best streaming devices. The Eero Pro 6 (3-Pack) is a reliable mesh that will work well for folks with up to 1 Gbps internet and larger homes up to 6,000 square feet in size. This bundle has only been this low before in Lightning deals. It usually hovers between $350 and $450.
Our favorite office chair for most people, Branch's Ergonomic Chair is easy to assemble and there are tons of little tweaks you can make to dial the fit. You can push the armrest back and forward, or up and down; the seat can extend out or be pushed all the way in; and you can lock the recline. There's even adjustable lumbar support. The chair does all this while managing to look sleek, without an outlandish price.
WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been using this rolling desk for quite some time and says it's been a reliable addition to his home. It's not electric, but you can use the pedal underneath the desktop to raise and lower the table. Because the table leg is on one side, it's great to pair with a bed or couch, so you can have access to a stable surface without needing to scoot to the edge.