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The Best Cyber Monday Deals If You Work From Home

Our final update: Cyber Monday has ended. If you're sale hunting, we've collected the best Cyber Monday deals still available (as of December 1). As always, we hope we helped you sift through the sales madness and find great products. Check our Holiday Buying Guides for the latest recommendations.

If you’re lucky enough to work from home, it’s a good idea to spruce up your space to make it a more productive work environment. That includes using noise-canceling headphones to drown out the kids, using a monitor or laptop stand so you don't crane your neck, and maybe even getting a desk. We've tested a lot of home office gear, and quite a lot of it is on sale for Cyber Monday. These are our favorites.

Note: We strike through items that sell out or are no longer at their deal price as of publishing. Discounts sometimes return, so check for yourself. We will update this guide throughout the day.

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Desk and Chair Deals

FlexiSpot EG1 Standing Desk for $220 ($100 off)

Amazon (Click the Coupon Button), FlexiSpot

This model is a little different from the FlexiSpot I tested and really like. The chipboard top isn't as customizable and it lacks height presets (there's just an up and down button to adjust it), but considering it's just $200, those sacrifices are well worth it. Seriously, if a standing desk always seemed out of reach because of the price, this is the one to get. FlexiSpot also has discounted another similar model to $230 ($70 off) that offers very little customization and no presets, except it claims it takes just 5 minutes to put the whole thing together.

★ Top Pick—Fully Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk (30×24) for $475 ($44 off)


This is one of the lowest prices we've seen on Fully's standing desk. It's a favorite among several WIRED staffers. You can quickly adjust the height by pressing a button, and the motor will do the rest. You get four height presets, a bamboo top that looks and feels great, and a variety of customization options so you can personalize it to your liking (just know that many of these tweaks will add to the price). Fully's Jarvis EcoTop Standing Desk is also on sale, and is slightly cheaper at $441 ($78 off). Instead of bamboo, the top uses a locally sourced fiber from Oregon that's 92 percent pre-consumer, recycled, or recovered.

Staples Hyken Mesh Task Chair for $150 ($80 off)

Staples, Amazon ($163), Target ($163)

This is WIRED reviews editor Jeffrey Van Camp's chair—the one he chose after sitting on dozens of chairs at various big-box stores in the Before Times. The mesh allows for good airflow, and the headrest and lumbar support give your back and neck a break. If your budget is tighter, Jeffrey also recommends the Staples Ardfield, which has been discounted to $60 ($70 off). It's not a chair that'll last forever, but it's a good, affordable pick with mild lumbar support. Both of these prices are even lower than what we saw on Amazon Prime Day.

X-Chair X1 Flex Mesh Task Chair for $640 ($50 off)


This is a small discount, but this is one of my favorite chairs. The mesh fabric manages heat very well, so you never feel too hot or sweaty sitting in it. There's lumbar support that shifts as your body moves so it's always supporting your back, and the arm rests are quite adjustable. You can add a headrest, but I recommend skipping it to save money.

Keyboard and Mouse Deals

Check out our Best Keyboards and Best Mouse guides for more picks.

Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo Wired Mechanical Keyboard for $110 ($50 off)

Amazon, Best Buy

This mechanical keyboard is in our Best Keyboards guide. You can see the switches on each key; they're illuminated by customizable RGB lighting. Don't be put off by these crazy colors though. You don't need to be a gamer to use a colorful mechanical keyboard (you can also turn off the lighting if you don't like it). The switches are responsive, tactile, and loud, plus a palm rest is included.

Logitech G513 Wired Mechanical Keyboard for $100, ($30 off)

Best Buy, Newegg

If the Roccat above is too flashy, this Logitech will suit you well. The all-black design offers a low profile, but you still get RGB backlit keys if you want, and the large size means you get a NumPad. It comes with a plush palm rest, and GX Blue switches for a clicky typing experience.

Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard for $37 ($13 off)

Amazon, Microsoft ($40)

Mechanical keyboards aren't for everyone. Sometimes you just want to type without much audible or tactile feedback. We get it. This Bluetooth option from Microsoft should suffice. It's large and spacious, lasts up to two years with two AAA batteries (included), and there are dedicated emoji and Office 365 keys. Unfortunately, there's no Print Screen button for easy screenshots (you should still be able to use Fn + Windows logo key + Space Bar to snap one).

Roccat Kain 122 Aimo Mouse for $30 ($35 off)

Amazon, Target

You get all the usual bells and whistles with this mouse, including four buttons and a clickable scroll wheel. Roccat's Titan switches offer a surprisingly tactile click, according to WIRED reviewer Jess Grey, but I like its sci-fi aesthetic.

Logitech G203 Lightsync Wired Mouse for $15 ($25 off)

GameStop, Best Buy

This is another all-around capable mouse that was already affordable. It's on the smaller end (and lightweight), but you still get the usual two buttons on the left side plus a scroll wheel. It's wired so you don't have to worry about swapping out batteries, and you still get a high-quality sensor with excellent tracking. You can customize the RGB lights on the mouse through Logitech's G Hub software, and map the keys to something specific.

Grovemade Leather Mouse Pad for $32 ($8 off)

Grovemade (Enter GMCM-DESK at Checkout)

Sliding that mouse over your desk might not sound or feel all that nice. I really like this mousepad from Grovemade. The vegetable-tanned leather is supple and the cork base means it doesn't slide around often. It's a comfy spot for the bottom of my palm as I use the mouse, which glides on it like a figure skater on ice. I also like the version that comes with a pen holder for $80 ($20 off), but the price is very steep.

Monitor Deals

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch HD Ultrawide for $330 ($50 off)

Amazon ($327), Adorama, Best Buy

Trust me, you need an ultrawide. It gives you a lot more room for multitasking. I can have a spreadsheet on one side of the screen and a Chrome tab on the right to reference something else. Or two Chrome tabs side by side. This one from LG has a 2,560 x 1,080 pixel resolution, is VESA mountable if you want to put it on a monitor mount, and uses an IPS panel for nice colors and good viewing angles.

Dell UltraSharp 27-Inch Monitor for $360 ($140 off)

Amazon ($356), Dell

This Dell isn't as big as the ultrawide, but the 27-inch screen is still large compared to most traditional monitors. You get a slim profile, a sharper 1440 pixel resolution, plus VESA mounting support. There are multiple DisplayPort and HDMI ports, and you can even swivel it into a portrait orientation in case you want to use it as a second monitor.

Samsung 24-Inch FHD Monitor for $90 ($60 off)

Best Buy

If you just want a reasonably small monitor that won't take up too much desk space, this 24-inch Samsung should do the trick. For $90, you get an IPS LED panel with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and a 75-Hz refresh rate that should help games look a little smoother (if your computer is powerful enough). There is no internal speaker here, but you can mount it if you want to clear even more desk space and get rid of the stand.

Asus 144-Hz 27-Inch IPS FHD Monitor for $200 ($100 off)

Best Buy

This VESA-mountable monitor is a step up from the one above and best suited for folks who play video games. It has a higher 144-Hz refresh rate, so if your computer is powerful enough, games will look and feel more fluid and responsive. The 1-millisecond response time means the screen shifts colors incredibly quickly. The screen itself is large at 27 inches, and while the 1920 x 1080 screen resolution won't dazzle, the IPS quality should still produce good colors. There are built-in speakers, but they likely won't sound very good (which is the case with most speakers in monitors).

Workstream by Monoprice Dual Monitor Desk Mount for $80 ($20 off)


Get rid of those pesky monitor stands! I did and it freed up a lot of room on my desk. I have the single monitor version of this VESA mount from Monoprice, and it allows me to easily adjust my monitor to whatever height or angle I want. This is the dual-monitor version if you have two big screens (up to 34 inches). If you have smaller monitors (27 inches or under), there's a dual-monitor mount you can get. And if you only have one monitor, Monoprice's single-arm mount will serve you well, but it's not discounted.

Grovemade Monitor Stand for $96 ($24 off)

Grovemade (Enter GMCM-DESK at Checkout)

Monitors can take up valuable desk space. If you're not up for mounting it (or you don't have a monitor that can be mounted), try this stand from Grovemade. It's pricey, but it looks stunning and is ideal for anyone chasing a specific aesthetic for their home workspace. It's made of American black walnut and maple plywood, and the base has cork feet to ensure it doesn't move around on your desk.

Headphone and Speaker Deals

We've rounded up many more Cyber Monday headphone deals here.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones for $278 ($72 off)

Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Adorama

The Sony WH-1000XM4 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are our favorite wireless headphones. You get excellent noise-canceling tech, a brilliant soundstage, and 30 hours of battery life for a winning combo. Sony has also improved the microphones on this model to improve call quality, so you won't have to worry about how you sound on Zoom calls. These have dipped to this price before during Prime Day but considering they only launched in August, it's still an excellent price.

1More ColorBuds for $70 ($30 off)

Amazon, $80 at 1More

The Sony headphones above are our favorite wireless headphones and the ColorBuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our favorite wireless earbuds. They have a comfortable, near-universal fit, great sound, and six hours of AirPods Pro-beating battery life (plus an extra 16 hours with the case). The almost perfect seal they create helps block out ambient noise too. Remember, you're getting all this for less than $100. It's a great value. (This deal is only visible on Amazon if you have a Prime subscription.)

Beats Solo Pro for $170 ($130 off)

Amazon, Best Buy

Beats headphones actually sound great now, and the Solo Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are some of our favorites. The noise-canceling tech blocks out sounds around you, and you can talk to Siri or Google Assistant through them. They're comfortable, fold up for easy stowing, and the controls are simple. The battery life runs for 40 hours without noise-canceling (22 with it on). Our main gripe? They charge via Lightning, which may not be a problem for you if you use an iPhone or iPad.

Audioengine A1 Powered Speakers for $159 ($40 off)

Amazon, Newegg, B&H

If you're tired of using headphones all day, get a good pair of speakers. Sure, you can get models much cheaper with passable audio quality, but these Audioengine stereo speakers will blow them out the water. You can connect a subwoofer to beef up the bass too. They're attractive, have a relatively small footprint, and they're wireless—no need to fuss with cables. Just connect 'em to your computer via Bluetooth (or use the included cable for a wired connection).

Laptop Deals

You can find many more laptops on sale in our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Laptop Deals guide.

★ MacBook Air (2020) for $900 ($100 off)


Specs: Apple's new M1 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD

The brand new MacBook Air (9/10, WIRED Recommands) is already on sale. It features Apple's custom-designed M1 chip which delivers great performance, even running apps meant for Intel-powered Macs. The battery life is outstanding, easily lasting more than a full workday.

Surface Pro 7 With Type Cover for $800 ($350 off)

Microsoft Store, Amazon ($750), Best Buy

Specs: Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD

This is a laptop-tablet hybrid, but it's one of our favorites. With these specs, the Surface Pro 7 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is powerful enough for most tasks, and the keyboard and sleeve are included in this deal. Grab the Surface Pen if you want to doodle or take notes in tablet mode.

Dell XPS 13 (2019) for $700 ($300 off)

Dell Store

Specs: Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD

This is possibly the lowest price we've seen on an XPS 13. It is the Intel i5 chip, so it won't have quite the power of more expensive configurations, but for web browsing, editing documents, even photo editing, it should be plenty fast enough. If you do need more power in an XPS 13, see the deal below.

HP Envy 13T 13-inch for $600 ($200 off)

HP Store

Specs: Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD

The 13-inch Envy, paired in this config with an 11th-generation Intel i5 processor and 8 gigabytes of RAM, is one of our favorite mid-range laptops. It's a no-frills machine, but it will handle typical tasks like browsing the web, editing documents, and even editing photos.

Asus Chromebook Flip C434 for $522 ($41 off)

Amazon, Newegg ($530)

Specs: Intel Core m3, 4+ GB RAM, 64 GB SSD

If you almost exclusively use Google's Chrome browser for all your needs, then consider a Chromebook. They're a great deal more affordable, and this is the top pick in our Best Chromebooks guide. WIRED reviewer Scott Gilbertson says it strikes the best balance between price, power, and features. The 14-inch 1080p screen is bright, the battery lasts all day, and it's speedy enough for lightweight tasks.

Moft Slim Laptop Stand for $17 ($8 off)

Amazon (Click the Coupon Button)

This is in our Best Laptop Stands guide. It's slim and sticks to the underside of your laptop, so it's always present and allows you to raise your laptop's keyboard to two different heights. It fits up to a 15.6-inch laptop, so it should be large enough for most. There are multiple colors and styles to choose from, but the deals vary on what you choose.

Grovemade Laptop Stand for $120 ($30 off)

Grovemade (Enter GMCM-DESK at Checkout)

Even with the discount, this is an expensive laptop stand. It's not even adjustable. But it's easily the most beautiful stand you'll find out there. It's made of American black walnut and maple plywood, and there's a stainless steel stop so your laptop doesn't slide off. The cork feet make sure it doesn't slide about too. This is meant to be used in conjunction with a separate keyboard. It's ideal if you want to raise your laptop up to eye level

Other Helpful Deals

Atlas Coffee Club Subscription First Bag Free ($14 off)

Atlas Coffee Club

It's near impossible for me to start the day without a cup of coffee. I've been using Atlas Coffee Club for the past two years to get fresh coffee beans from various countries around the world. You can customize the quantity and type of roast, and in the box, you get a little information about where the coffee comes from and tasting notes. Atlas is offering the first bag for free if you subscribe, which usually costs $14 a month for a 12-ounce bag. Check out our Best Espresso and Latte Machines and Best Portable Coffee Makers guides if you don't have the means to make a cup of joe.

Tentree TreeFleece Sweatpant for $54 ($14 off)

Tentree (Men’s), Tentree (Women’s

You don’t need to wear pants when you’re working from home, but these sweatpants have been my go-to for many months. They’re amazingly soft and comfortable, and better yet, they’re sustainable! It’s made from organic cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel, a wood pulp fiber. Tentree also plants a tree for every purchase you make.

Anker USB-C 7-in-1 Hub for $36 ($4 off)


Parched for ports on your machine? Plug this USB-C hub in and you'll get seven new things you can plug in, from an HDMI monitor and SD card to ethernet and a keyboard and mouse. When you're done using your peripherals, just unplug the hub from your laptop whenever it's time to move to the couch. If you have a MacBook, consider this hub from Anker ($40 ($20 off). It doesn't flop about, you can charge through it, and adds six other ports.

Aukey 65W 2-Port Fast Charger for $25 ($13 off)

Amazon (Click the Coupon Button and Enter O3GKQA5K at Checkout)

The deal is available only on the white version. This small power adapter packs a lot of power. It's enough to recharge your MacBook, or you can use it to juice up two smartphones quickly. The 100-W version is also on sale for $37 ($13 off) if you need to recharge your laptop and smartphone at the same time (use 2LP4P4WH and clip the coupon).

Vistaprint Custom Wall Calendar Starting at $6+ (Up to 60 Percent Off)


At the end of each year, my partner and I choose 12 photos that best encapsulate the past 12 months and create a custom calendar for the following year through Vistaprint. We get the large version to hang up on our wall, which is still affordable at $22 ($23 off). It’s roomy enough for me to pencil in upcoming work and life events as the new year rolls on. Plus, I get reminded of a fun memory from the year before. There are small and medium size options, and different framing styles if you want something extra snazzy. Just make sure the photos you upload have a high pixel resolution.

Nomad USB-C to USB-C Cable (3 Meters) for $24 ($11 off)


Tired of using a tattered cable? This Kevlar braided cable from Nomad can help. It's not flimsy at all, and there's an integrated cable tie to keep things organized. It comes in 1.5 or 3-meter sizes, and you can also get the same cable as USB-C to Lightning if you want to charge your iPhone or iPad.

Aukey HD Webcam for $30 ($20 off)


The pandemic is not a new thing anymore, but webcams are still tough to find in stock (or for reasonable prices). I've been using this one for most of the year and it does the job. Colors are muted and the quality isn't anything to write home about, but it stays put on top of my monitor, and it's easy to adjust the angle. There's no privacy shutter, but I just point it in a different direction when I'm done using it.

Lume Cube Panel Mini for $48 ($12 off)

Amazon, B&H

On video calls often? The lighting in my small apartment isn't great, so I sometimes use this panel to illuminate my face and avoid looking like a blotchy, noisy mess. Pair it with mini tripod and watch as your video quality on Zoom immediately improves (webcams like lots of light). The Lume Panel's battery doesn't last long—around an hour and a half—but it's enough for most of us that aren't on nonstop Zoom marathons. The Boling P1 is an upgrade pick that's also on sale for $119 ($30 off). I use it when I film videos, but it works for meetings too. The light is of better quality, it gets brighter, and the battery lasts a lot longer.

Nomad Base Station Pro for $160 ($70 off)


This is still an expensive wireless charger, but it's one of the best because you don't have to worry about placing your phone just right. Just plop it and forget it. It uses new wireless charging technology that lets you place your phone or earbuds case anywhere on the mat to charge. You can read more about it here.

Oakywood Wood Headphone Stand for $79 ($20 off)


This isn't just a fancy stand for your headphones. It's also a wireless charger! It's been one of my favorite desk accessories of late. It looks attractive—I really like the design of the solid wood base, which is also where you'll plop your phone down to charge (if it supports wireless charging). The whole thing is fairly sturdy, so even if your hand bumps into it your headphones won't fall off. You can save an extra 5 percent if you buy two, and an extra 10 percent if you buy three of them.

iOttie iON Wireless Duo Charger for $40 ($10 off)


This wireless charger currently sits on my nightstand. It's simple and doesn't look hideous, and I can charge two devices. I use the stand for my phone and the pad for my wireless earbuds case. There are charging indicators, but they're not so bright that it's distracting when the lights are off.

Shark IQ Robot Vacuum With Base for $350 ($250 off)


I have a dog, so I have to regularly vacuum my apartment or it'll turn into floof central. But vacuuming is the last thing I want to do after cranking out words on my computer all day. That's why I got a robot vacuum. It runs every day while I work and significantly reduces the amount of pet hair and dust in my home, so I don't have to clean as often. This Shark model is the top pick in our Best Robot Vacuums guide. It has a self-emptying bin, so the vacuum returns to the base to empty itself before resuming its duties.

JLab Audio JBuddies Studio Kids Headphones for $15 ($5 off)

Best Buy

Got kids? Have them watch their favorite show with these headphones so you don’t have to hear it for the umpteenth time as you work. They limit sound to doctor-approved 85 decibels, and they’re durable.

Cyber Monday Retailer Pages

Here are some of the other major sales going on right now.

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