Julian Chokkattu, Gear Team
If you’re lucky enough to work from home during the pandemic, you’ve likely been upgrading your home work station these past few months. We’ve tested a variety of home office gear that could improve your space, many of which are discounted for Amazon’s Prime Day as well as at other retailers hosting site-wide sales. From standing desks to keyboards, there’s something here for every setup.
Updated October 14: We struck through a few out-of-stock deals and added more, like an Aukey charger.
We strike through items that sell out or rise in price as we update this guide. Discounts sometimes return quickly, so check for yourself. You’ll need a subscription to Amazon Prime to get many of these deals.
WIRED’s Prime Day Coverage
Desk and Chair Deals
Flexispot EN1 Standing Desk for $ 236 ($ 12 off)—Tap the Coupon Button: Clip the coupon to see the discount at checkout. It’s not an amazing deal, but this is an affordable, motorized standing desk that does the job. The installation process has some quirks and the surface is made of environmentally-friendly chipboard, but there are three custom heights you can set. I especially like that it doesn’t wobble. You can get a narrower model from Flexispot for $ 200 ($ 100 off) if you clip the coupon.
Need Computer Desk for $ 130 ($ 27 off): I use this desk every day. It takes about 5 minutes to put together, and it’s spacious yet looks attractive. The surface is made of particle wood, but it’s held up with zero scratches so far, and it holds a lot of weight.
Staples Hyken Mesh Task Chair for $ 190 ($ 47 off): WIRED Reviews Editor Jeffrey Van Camp uses this chair and likes it. The mesh holds up and allows for good airflow, while the headrest and lumbar support don’t strain your muscles. Plus, it reclines. This deal is also available at Amazon.
Staples Ardfield Mesh Back Fabric Task Chair for $ 85 ($ 45 off): This one’s another recommendation from Jeffrey. It won’t last forever, but it’s a good, affordable choice if you just need something small with lumbar support.
X-Chair X1 Flex Mesh Task Chair for $ 690 ($ 100 off): This is a smaller version of the very fancy, very expensive chair I tested, and that makes it more ideal for smaller people (I’m 6’4″). The mesh keeps you cool, the arms don’t flop about, and the lumbar support automatically adjusts to your position. It’s very comfortable to sit in. Grab the X2 if you’re like me and need a wider seat.