When you can't be at the office, you still need the best to sound, look, and work the best. You need the working from home ultimate setup. This setup will increase your workflow and make sure you communicate with your coworkers impeccably. Let's get into it!
Note: some prices may be changed where you live from lack of supply. Why do you need a webcam, microphone, headset, monitor, and keyboard to work at home? Check out our Home Office Setup Guide.
Webcam - $200
For our webcam, we're going with the Logitech BRIO. This astute webcam will record you in 30fps and an immaculate 4K. With such fine detail, you'll look at your best all the time. Anyone who is video-conferencing you will certainly see your face in crystal clear detail, granting an aura of professionalism. Keep in mind, however, this will put some more strain on your computer than a 1080p webcam.
Microphone - $75
We've chosen something that doesn't break the bank, but comes from one of the most trusted brands: the Blue Snowball Mic. This is a great, more affordable mic that will make your voice heard. We recommend you get the Blue Snowball Mic with scissor arm bundle as it is currently about the same price as the mic, and includes a scissor arm stand and a pop filter. The easy positioning combined with one of the best quality microphones produces crisp audio quality. With the Blue Snowball and scissor arm, you never have to be afraid of bad audio quality again.
Headset - $45
For our headset we've selected the OneOdio Bluetooth Wired/Wireless headset. This headset connects via Bluetooth, not using another valuable USB port on your laptop, and has an impressive 30 hour battery life. Consequently, if you charge it via micro-USB every one to two days you should be fine. Forget to charge? Just plug the headset into your laptop with the included cable. This headset is also nice and comfy for long work sessions, using memory foam earmuffs and an adjustable band. Lastly, there is a decent microphone if you need one in a pinch.
Monitor - $377
We've decided on the LG 34UM69G-B as the best monitor for the ultimate setup. This is a 34" monitor that has a curved screen, which is easy on your eyes. The wideness allows for a super large display or two normal displays. This can be very useful; say, you have one display on Zoom and another display on your notes. Or you could have a webpage on one side, and notes on the other. Needless to say, a 34" monitor will be quite useful for many work tasks.
Keyboard - $90
For the ultimate home office setup, you need an equally great keyboard, and we think we've found the one. The Razer Blackwidow Lite features Razer's orange switches (no click, tactile bump - like a Cherry MX Brown) and a tenkeyless design that will save you much space in an area where space is desperately needed. The orange switches are nice and quiet so as to not disturb family members, or later, coworkers, but still feel amazing to type on because of the tactile bump. The white backlighting is also useful in dimmer environments, and the detachable USB cable is a nice touch as well. The tenkeyless design is what pushed this keyboard over, say, the Das 4 Ultimate keyboard. As mentioned earlier, you really need space when working at home and the Blackwidow Lite helps with that. It doesn't burden you with any extra, unnecessary frills such as multimedia keys, numeric keypad, or a huge, undetachable wrist rest (for example...).
That's our ultimate Home Office setup. Sound a little too expensive for your tastes? Check out our Working From Home - Midrange Setup! Or mix and match between the two.