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Must have WFH tools/tech/appliances/things

It’s looking like I might be WFH for a long time so I’m hoping to continue to invest in some solid WFH stuff. What did you splurge on to make your life better from a home office?


Here’s mine:

  • Standing desk
  • Good desk speakers
  • Quality office chair
  • Coffee maker
  • Posture correcting tool
  • Bidet


What am I missing out on?!


Edit to add:

  • Monitor
  • Monitor arms
  • Ring light to look like a skincare influencer
  • Webcam
  • Standing mat
  • Whiteboard
  • Massage gun
  • External mic
🏡 WFH
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SalesEveryday
Praised Answer
+1
Account Executive
Ring light for zoom meetings 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Ha! I actually own a ring light that I bought for a photography course I took. Haven’t ever used it for a zoom meeting, but I suppose if I really want to make an impression I could.
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Herman Miller chair, DSLR to use as a webcam. Yeti Pro mic, Filler lights,  KRK Rokit 5s, Powered standing desk, Technivorm Moccamaster, PS4, Additional monitor, 50" TV, more Hue bulbs, lots of alcohol for my in-office fridge, and my favorite thing, an ottoman that folds out to a bed. 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Just those forty things?
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
+21
CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Amazon loves me.
Prizrak
Politicker
+6
Disruptor of worlds
The DSLR webcam is key. As id a proper mic and boom arm. And lights are probably the most important.
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
you on that next level G
CashKing
Good Citizen
Sales Manager
standing desk is by far #1....NEED IT! 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
It's so great. I bought a VIVO one and it's nice.
CashKing
Good Citizen
Sales Manager
love that! Gotta do whatever it takes for peak performance haha

beerisforclosers
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
All great things but you also need some furry co-workers!

And probably a mini bar within reach if we're all being honest with ourselves.
sales101
WR Officer
+6
Senior Account Executive
Definitely a pet- fish or puppy- something to bounce ideas off!
staydynamic
Old School Bravo
Account Executive
+1

CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
I have a Keurig on my desk. Saves my life during afternoon calls. 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
ON the desk?! That’s a whole new level of commitment. My coffee is in the kitchen at least... makes it so I don’t have 12 cups a day. 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
My company likes to have 97 internal meetings for every 1 external meeting so I am often in back to backs all day so it is great for those situations! 
chef
Contributor
+1
Account Executive
Massage gun was my best purchase of 2020 👌🏼
staydynamic
Old School Bravo
Account Executive
Theragun!
chef
Contributor
+1
Account Executive
Yes! Absolute game changer. 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Oh HELL yeah. I bought one right at the start of the pandemic and it came in clutch when I was unable to get actual massages.
TheCloser
Director of Sales
Hypervolt also has a solid one, but $$$
SaaSyPants
Old School Bravo
Sales Development Rep
omg....what is a Theragun?  Please link to me - major low back pain over here.  
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Get you some theragun yesterday 
salesandstrategy
Opinionated
+1
Senior Account Executive
Extra monitor(s)
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
Def at least two monitors. Game changing 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
How many monitors you rocking?! I have my laptop and 1 additional monitor. 
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Mac and two monitors for me! One for me to play video games on when I need a break lol. But once I upgrade a little more, I'll actually have it setup to use for work even moreso.
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ColdCaller90
Fire Starter
+1
Enterprise AE
My essentials are:

- electric standing desk with presets
- Good Webcam
- good chair
- Twin monitors on arms
- Massage Gun
- Folding treadmill under my desk for use on long ass internal meetings!
- Home bar 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Sounds like a solid list of essentials.
CoolBreeze
Opinionated
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
Whiteboard for brainstorming
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Have you used a whiteboard on zoom before? I feel like it wouldn’t transfer over well, but I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve done the iPad zoom whiteboard with moderate success. 
CoolBreeze
Opinionated
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
I have done the zoom whiteboard and it went well. It helped to make the conversation much more engaging. 

I tried using the Webex whiteboard ,a few times, and that was a disaster. 
staydynamic
Old School Bravo
Account Executive
If you're going to go the standing desk (would 10/10 recommend) - then you should add some sort of standing mat.
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Oh nice, good call. I have a rug down, but should probably get a real standing mat. Do you have one you like? 
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Wireless phone charging stand is definitely nice to have! Aside from that, I use a wireless headset to give me some freedom, and picked up a bookshelf so my desk isn't cluttered.
SalesPharaoh
Politicker
+8
AM BDR
respect for the bidet it frustrates me when I make a trip to Europe or USA and never find it I'm like how are you guys dealing like that? 

I'd add
Airfryer 
Kettle
treadmill
Foam roller (trust me on this much better than any massage gun)
TheLeadsAreWeak
Old School Bravo
CRO
Bourbon
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Well yeah, duh. 
TheLeadsAreWeak
Old School Bravo
CRO
Just snagged the Total Wine private reserve Maker's yesterday as a "move-in" gift to myself. Solid solid stuff. 10/10 would rec.
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MissCongeniality
Executive
+4
CoS
I would HIGHLY recommend a walking treadmill to accompany your standing desk. I find it's tough to get outside a move around sometimes during the day but this desk is silent and nondisruptive to my team meetings (I only use it for internal calls though!) 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SJCZLPQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
I had a walking treadmill at the start of COVID but I had to sell it when I moved... maybe I'll pick another one up.
MissCongeniality
Executive
+4
CoS
did you use it a lot? I had a hard time incorporating into my day when I was in meetings where I need to talk a lot. I found it worked well for larger meetings. How did you use yours? 
betweenworldandme
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Executive
I'm not old but an orthopedic memory foam has done wonders for random coccyx pain whilst sitting on a chair for 10-12 hours 😂😂
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Any recommendations on wired headsets for laptop dialing? 
MrBravado
WR Officer
+3
VP of Marketing
1. Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVGF24M/ref=twister_B08DBDSVBC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

2. Headphones Stand -- this one has a gentle curve to distribute pressure broadly across a headband.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T8DQ48Qpsc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

3. Yamaha THR30II WL Wireless 30W 2x3 Guitar Combo Amp
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha/THR30II-WL-Wireless-30W-2x3-Guitar-Combo-Amp-Cream-1500000304980.gc
CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
External monitor is a must.
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Oh right, duh. That was top on the list! Plus a trackpad & keyboard. 
LoneMaverick
Opinionated
+3
Strategic Account Leader
Blue Yeti Mic with Arm
SgtSDR
WR Officer
+7
Business Development Representative
Logitech c922 webcam is doing me wonders 
WellOverRack
Good Citizen
Team Lead, Account Management
Razer Kiyo is probably the best webcam I’ve found for the price - but honestly the most important piece is to have your monitors aligned at head height, seat at the right height and ergonomic keyboard/mouse. 

Having a comfortable setup > Visual setup.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Nobody seems to have mentioned yoga mat and I actually do think that matters. WFH apparently is more likely to fuck up your posture because you can slouch and nobody gives a shit. Get some stretching in for sure.
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Ohhh yeah yoga mat. I try to get up and walk around pretty regularly, but fail at the stretching things.
Stringer
Arsonist
+8
SDR
Echo dot as a personal assistant. I don't do this but saw a quick snippet, seems like a fantastic idea. 
TheLeadsAreWeak
Old School Bravo
CRO
Google's voice recognition >>>
Simo
Politicker
+7
Director of Sales
This light attached to the monitor mount arms has worked really well. I would also add that the Yeti microphone and a desk mount make meetings sound way more professional. 


https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Rechargeable-Brightness-Protection-Perfect/dp/B073WCSQ41/ref=zg_bs_1063290_13?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=RC889S2R32TW7GP873M3 
salesnerd
WR Officer
+16
Head of Growth
Interesting... you think this light is better than a ring light?
Mister_Exquisite
Business Development Manager
Did anyone say Nespresso!?

ShreanshS
Everything in Sales
1. clickup for Task management
2. Zoom/Teams/Meet - For meetings
PeterSwan
Opinionated
+2
Business Development Manager
1. Nespresso Coffee Machine
2. MacBook
3. Headphones
4. Nespresso Coffe Machine
5.Pillow for my ass
6. Monitor

value
OG Sales Savage
+4
Major Account Executive
Putting green
Sellswimsell
VP Sales
A decarboxylator? 🤣
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