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What to buy for a home office?

My company has officially transitioned to WFH for the foreseeable future. As a result, they have allotted each of us $500 for purchases related to our home offices. What would everyone's recommended purchase, or purchases be?

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Rallier
Politicker
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Account Executive
Standing desk is a game changer
Hannibal
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
I second that
specktyr
Praised Answer
+1
Account Manager
This. So much.ย  I had them at a few companies I worked for - and bought a run of the mill desk that doesn't have this option and I can honestly say I miss it so much.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
+1. This helps
MaSaaSter
Opinionated
+4
US BD Lead
I have a giant L-shaped desk right now, that I honestly love. Have you used one of those adjustable raisers you can place on top of your desk?ย 
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Any suggestions?

I'm installing an office at the cottage and IKEA is sold out of everything.
JoeRogasm
Politicker
+4
Sales Development Rep
Mrs. Rogasm bought a desk from Flexispot. Pretty good quality for the price. TBH they're all made in the same factory in China. The only difference is the motors on some of these desks.ย 
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Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
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SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
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SlanginHCSaaS
Opinionated
+1
Regional Sales Director
This. I got a VIVO electric standing desk frame on Amazon for like $300, and then spent $200 on a butcher block surface from Home Depot. Thing is the bestย 
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Plants baby!!!!!
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Underrated response tbh.

It's a mood changer.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Really is. I've been obsessed since my girl put me on
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MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Second (or third!) Monitor. Stand for your laptop to bring it to same height as monitor(s). A good chair. Halo light.ย 
MaSaaSter
Opinionated
+4
US BD Lead
Chair and monitor recommendations?ย 
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
This is the monitor I use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CX26WIG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

No specific chair recommendations...really depends on your ergo likely/dislikes.ย 
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goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Basics for any home office. ย Add HD camera and decent speakers and you are good.
SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
GeForce RTX 3070

Just say it's a desk.
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
As long as you're good with waiting for 8-10 months lol
SADNESSLieutenant
Arsonist
+8
SDR
BIG OLD JAR OF TOP SHELF KUSH FAM
MaSaaSter
Opinionated
+4
US BD Lead
I'd love to see my CFO's reaction to me expensing that lol
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Footrest. Oh my god, it's such a nice thing to have.
MaSaaSter
Opinionated
+4
US BD Lead
Footrest, or foot massager? lol
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Definitely not a foot massager.
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Coffee maker. But not in the kitchen, in the office. Some times I only ave 2-3 minutes between meetings and need to crank out some coffee.ย 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Mobile adjustable table is a must
CJE
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Putting green. Nice way to pass the time & improve the game
amyhyoung
Politicker
+5
VP Operations
@CJEย have you tried the PuttOut before? https://www.amazon.com/PuttOut-Pressure-Putt-Trainer-Perfect/dp/B01N9BXYW3/

My boyfriend just got it and it drives me crazy bc you need literally the perfect putt to get it in the elevated hole. Helps with your regular putting game though haha since as long as you hit anywhere in the white circle that means you would have made it in real life.ย 
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
+1 on the standing desk. If you get that, an anti-fatigue mat to go with it is clutch. Second monitor, general office supplies, a good chair, a light ring for your camera cause #boujie, plants, a mug warmer to keep your coffee warm, maybe a mini-fridge for... energy drinks, and a wireless charger for your phone. The usual.
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Suggestion on the light ring?
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Any generic one from Amazon works honestly. They're pretty interchangeable in my eyes
specktyr
Praised Answer
+1
Account Manager
Since it seems most of the bigger items have already been mentioned:

Laptop Dock & Laptop Stand
- My laptop is closed and completely vertical, and even though my desk isn't tiny it saves so much space and is very easy to plug in / out if I need to leave the room, etc.

Someone else mentioned not this, but I bought a foot massager as well - when I'm in Zoom meetings where I'm on mute for 90% of the time, it's been a game changer.
MaSaaSter
Opinionated
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US BD Lead
What type of laptop do you have, and what is the docking station you use? I am a mac guy, so I wouldnt mind a docking station honestly.ย 

What is the foot massager you got? I have wanted one for a while now, but most are pretty pricey, so I haven't committed to it just yet.ย 
specktyr
Praised Answer
+1
Account Manager
I recently bought a Lenovo IdeaGaming Pad, or something along that line.ย  I tried a handful of different docs, but the one that seemed to work the best was one that Dell makes.ย  A quick download of the software, and I was able to dual/triple monitor without issue.ย  I have a Mac I use as well - but haven't tried connecting it yet. That same one works for Mac as well, just need the USB-C adapter to plug into the dock!

Foot massager was a Renpho - wouldn't say its the best one I've ever had; but it does the job!

Good luck!
c4miller
Opinionated
+2
Sr. Account Executive
I'm currently debating a couch/bed for the home office for that lunchtime nap/ post-rejection emotional health break haha
KingofGIF
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
My dog destroyed my old couch, and I grabbed an Eames lounge chair replica that has logged hundreds of minutes taking naps + several comments during video calls
SpriteMcBain
Director - Strategic Accounts
Pelton treadmill? They're probably pretty cheap rn
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
good chair, headset, standup desk
GetAHobby
Arsonist
+8
RVP Sales
that's my exact top 3
salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
A good bottle of bourbon is a must for any officeย 
KingofGIF
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
WFH credentials: almost 4 years. The essentials: adjustable height desk (so that you can support arms for typing, and standing capabilities are a bonus, an ergonomic chair (Aeron rules and available for cheap refurbished, but sayl is the best low price model from Herman Miller with all of the perks), external monitor, keychron keyboard, Logitech MX master 3 to dominate that chrome and spreadsheets game, roost or next laptop stand, and last but not least, a DeLonghi Dedica ec685 to pull a perfect espresso at home.
BigFudge
Good Citizen
Senior Account Executive - Enterprise
Blue Light glasses.ย  Been working from home since March 2020 and screen time has definitely increased. I dont know if they are for real, might be psychosomatic,ย  but my eyes definitely feel better and feel less fatigued.
YOTPO
Fire Starter
+1
Account Executive
A decent headset or airpod pros is a must. You can get a serviceable desk from Ikea for pretty cheap but a stand-up desk can change the game for you!
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
Laptop stand to go with your standing desk and 2nd monitor
SADNESSLieutenant
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SDR
On the real though, I got a triple monitor setup on a standing desk with a hammock for my feet underneath, a 500$ chair is a must for me too sometimes I'm at the computer 8AM - 11 PM -ย 

I spend about 1/3rd time seated, sometimes yogic sometimes feet planted, 1/3rd time standing, and then 1/3rd the time with my feet up underneath my desk, theres a bunch of articles on the kinisthetics of standing tables, right heights, postures, etc that lead to better blood flow and nervous system operation and therefore performance. Most of the research suggests sitting with your feet on the ground is actually super bad for your nervous system and leads to a plethora of nervous issues, that sitting yogic(as if you were on the floor) is actually really good for you, and then also that standing toward the tail end of the day can dramatically increase your productivity and I can definetly feel that

Good luck getting your shit together! It's a bit of a hassle but it feels good when its done.

HMU w any questions
MaSaaSter
Opinionated
+4
US BD Lead
My friend is selling me their treadmill desk for like $50 since they just had a baby and wont be able to use it. Do you have any experience with those?ย 
amyhyoung
Politicker
+5
VP Operations
@MissCongenialityย has a treadmill desk and can weigh in!ย 
Co
CorpVader
CRO
I just got the UpLift dest and love it. Highly recommend. It's on the pricier side but you can make it up in commission from the additional productivity it brings.ย 
caS2ie
Good Citizen
+1
All things people
Standing desk or a view desk!ย 
Simo
Politicker
+7
Director of Sales
If you all are not aware of Wirecutter, you need to step your game up. -ย  https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/office/home-office/

Skerp22
Opinionated
+3
Media Consultant
a good ol' pillow to cry into
BorntoSell
Contributor
+2
Global Business Development Manager
Noise cancellation head phonesย 
Coffee
Account Executive
In a temp room and havenโ€™t had a chance to buy a new chair. My back is killing me! Comfy Chair all the way.
Britneyspears
Good Citizen
+2
Regional Sales Director
Really good lighting! Why not look your best on all those zoom calls. I recommend Key Light Air. Stand up desk, monitors at least 2, and a coffee cup warmer. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
DizzyRascal
Opinionated
+5
BizDev
A good chair to avoid a bad back
SgtSDR
WR Officer
+7
Business Development Representative
Good webcam is great!
Prizrak
Politicker
+6
Disruptor of worlds
Things I have that make a huge difference: Logitech 922 cam. Yet I blue mic. Rode boom, pop filter and suspension. Razer basilisk ultimate mouse. Logitech headphones. Envato lights. Envato streamdeck. 2 monitors and 7.2 surround sound heavy on the bass.ย 


Things I want: Dslr webcam. Shure SM7B mic. Shure SE846.ย 

Gotta look and sound good on those zoom calls.
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