Table of contents:
- 2. For the power supply: power strip with surge protection
- 3. For coffee: home office mug with a saying
- 4. Clean up quickly: Reusable cleaning compound
- 5. For the back: a real office chair
- 6. For well-being: an air purifier
- 7. For the paperwork: an excellent printer
- 8. For video conferencing: A webcam with USB connection
- 9. For the butt: a good pillow
- 10. For the hand: A decent mouse
- 11. For the wrists: mouse pad and palm rest
- 12. For the ears: noise-canceling headphones or hearing protection
- 13. For notes: good pens
- 14. For the whole body: Smartwatch or fitness tracker with movement reminder
- 15. For communication: a reliable headset
- 16. For the power supply: a power supply for professionals
- 17. For high-performance WiFi: A top-class router
- 18. For more screen space: a second monitor
- 19. For well-being: houseplants
- 20. For the breaks in between: A Bluetooth speaker with good sound
- 21. For the whole desk: A mega mouse pad
- 22. For the muscles: ergometer
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"The desk is the place where the world decides" is a saying of unknown origin. Well, there is something there - at least the desk is the basis of every office workplace. So it makes sense not to be too stingy here, but to equip yourself as best as possible. The Ergotopia desk is electrically height adjustable. This practical function is implemented with particularly quiet motors.
Height adjustable desk Ergotopia 160 x 80 cm
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2. For the power supply: power strip with surge protection
This power strip from Brennstuhl protects the connected devices during thunderstorms. It has 6 sockets and a central on / off switch. Clever solution: The sockets are arranged at a 45-degree angle, which can be an advantage for bulky power supplies.
Brennenstuhl Eco-Line 6-way power strip with surge protection
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3. For coffee: home office mug with a saying
"Home Office 2020. I was there." Maybe one day our great-grandchildren will find this mug with a saying in the attic and smile.
Home Office 2020 mug
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4. Clean up quickly: Reusable cleaning compound
Crumbs and dirt on the keyboard can be removed quickly and easily by using the Cyber Clean cleaning compound. The reusable high-tech product from Switzerland even has an antibacterial effect.
Cyber Clean cleaning compound
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5. For the back: a real office chair
Sitting in the wrong chair for hours is not recommended. It is therefore worth investing in a good office chair that is adjustable and that is comfortable to sit on. One of the bestsellers at the mail-order giant Otto is the HTI-Line executive chair "Daytona", which is currently available for just under 70 euros at a particularly low price.
Nowy Styl Net Motion office chair with 3D armrests
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Alternative: The “Nowy Styl Net Motion” scored “good” (1.9) at the Stiftung Warentest (edition 02/2017), but is also significantly more expensive at over 200 euros. More on this in our GIGA guide "Office chairs in test 2020".
6. For well-being: an air purifier
"It is not enough to think, you have to breathe" - these words are attributed to the Swiss writer Elias Canetti. Modern air purifiers filter dust, pollen and even cigarette smoke from the air and thus provide a "fresh breeze" that is certainly not detrimental to thinking at work. The test winner at the Stiftung Warentest (03/2020 edition) is the Philips AC 2889/10 Series 2000 for around 380 euros - it was able to secure the grade “good” (2.4). Inexpensive and almost as good an alternative: "Soehnle Airfresh Clean Connect 500" for around 240 euros.
Air purifier Philips AC 2889/10 Series 2000
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7. For the paperwork: an excellent printer
Now is the right time to dispose of the old printer and get a modern successor. The Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 costs around 150 euros. It can print on both sides and can be operated using a smartphone app.
Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 3-in-1 A4 printer
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8. For video conferencing: A webcam with USB connection
Looking for a webcam? A real price-performance tip is the Logitech C920 HD Pro for around 65 euros, which is simply attached to the top of the monitor and connected to the computer via USB. You can find more good webcams in the GIGA guide "The best webcams 2020".
Logitech C920 HD Pro, Full-HD (1080p), black
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9. For the butt: a good pillow
Sitting can be exhausting if the surface is not good. We therefore recommend investing in an ergonomic seat cushion with a soft memory foam insert.
Mosswell ergonomic seat cushion
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10. For the hand: A decent mouse
"Working with a mouse has never felt so easy and carefree," says GIGA editor Robert in the test of the Logitech MX Vertical Mouse. At around € 75, the wireless input device is significantly more expensive than conventional computer mice, but due to its unusual vertical orientation it is particularly recommended for hours of office work. Important: This ergonomic product is only suitable for right-handers.
Logitech MX Vertical: Ergonomic mouse, wireless
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11. For the wrists: mouse pad and palm rest
It may take some getting used to, but it is a blessing for the wrists: special pads with memory foam make office work at home a lot more pleasant. Available as a set of mouse pad and keyboard wrist rest for around 14 euros. And honestly: Who cares what it looks like - it serves its purpose and that's a good thing. Additional tip: A hand trainer set that keeps the muscles fit.
Ergonomic wrist rest set
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12. For the ears: noise-canceling headphones or hearing protection
You can work concentrated in a quiet environment. Anyone who is exposed to raging children at home, construction site noise, airplanes and rushing cars will get good noise-canceling headphones that can be worn for several hours at a time. Our recommendation is the proven Bose QuietComfort 35 II for around 250 euros, which some GIGA editors have been using in the office and in private for years. Also suitable as a headset for Skype and Slack calls.
BOSE Quietcomfort 35 II with noise canceling
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information : The best noise-canceling headphones: Over- and in-ear models with noise cancellation
A cheap alternative (without music and without a headset function) is professional quality hearing protection for around 16 euros.
Senner MusicPro Soft hearing protection
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And if it's the noisy children who keep you away from work at home: Familie.de has put together recommendations for children's indoor games. They could stop bullies to dance the desk.
13. For notes: good pens
A well-equipped home office has writing instruments that you can rely on. Our recommendation is the Uni-ball UB-157ye Fine ballpoint pen (5 pieces approx. 9 euros) - a quality product from Japan. Matching: College block A4 checkered, 5-pack
Uni-ball Fine ballpoint pen 5 pieces blue
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14. For the whole body: Smartwatch or fitness tracker with movement reminder
Those who sit a lot during work can easily forget to get up and move in between. A useful helper is a smart watch like the Apple Watch 5, which regularly reminds you that it's time for some exercise. The Fitbit Charge 3, which can do that, is significantly cheaper.
Fitbit Charge 3 health and fitness tracker with movement reminder
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For those who stay at home all day, the lack of exercise is already inevitable. GIGA has tested fitness apps and services - they help you to run a small or large sports program at home without any additional aids:
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15. For communication: a reliable headset
Another slack call that nobody understands? Poor sound quality is not only annoying but also looks unprofessional. You shouldn't trust the built-in mic in the laptop. Better: A simple headset for around 20 euros is enough to significantly improve the situation.
Sennheiser PC 3 chat headset
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Headset test 2020: Recommendations for home office, office and Co.
16. For the power supply: a power supply for professionals
The Anker PowerPort + Atom III for around 40 euros is ideal for making your home desk a little tidier. The compact power supply for the wall socket can supply two devices with energy at the same time, such as a smartphone and a Macbook Pro or HP Specter x360.
Anker PowerPort + Atom III 60W USB-C wall charger, double port
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17. For high-performance WiFi: A top-class router
Everything depends on the internet. If the home Wi-Fi constantly causes problems, the home office becomes a test of patience. Therefore our advice: Don't save on the router! The best models come from the Berlin manufacturer AVM, as confirmed by the Stiftung Warentest. The AVM FritzBox 7590 is highly recommended for DSL connections - at just under 200 euros, not exactly cheap, but technically outstanding. Thanks to Multi-User MIMO, a good investment, especially in households with many end devices (laptops, tablets, Smart TV etc.).
AVM FritzBox 7590
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18. For more screen space: a second monitor
Many people have two monitors at work - but only one at home. If you want to save some space in your own four walls, get a portable and compact second monitor, such as the USB-C monitor from UPERFECT for 209 euros.
Portable monitor USB C monitor, UPERFECT 1920x1080 with HDMI / Type-C connection for PC, Raspberry Pi, Xbox, PS4
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19. For well-being: houseplants
Nice to look at and good for your health: Plants can clean the air in the room by removing harmful substances from the air - this has been scientifically confirmed. What many do not know: At online retailers such as Amazon or Blume2000, you can conveniently order and have house plants delivered from home.
Mix of 4 air-purifying houseplants, height 25-30 cm
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20. For the breaks in between: A Bluetooth speaker with good sound
Want to hear your favorite song at high volume in the office? Rather difficult - unless the colleagues share the taste of music. At home it is easier to clear your head by listening to music for a few minutes. The Dockin D Fine Cube for around 75 euros is compact and sounds crystal clear. Of course, it's also perfect for listening to the news via the radio app.
Dockin D Cube Bluetooth speaker
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Alternative: The JBL tuner (approx. 80 euros), a Bluetooth speaker with integrated DAB radio.
JBL tuner radio recorder - Portable Bluetooth speaker with DAB + and FM radio
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And after work, you can use the speakers to listen to audio books - unless you prefer to watch the best quarantine series.
21. For the whole desk: A mega mouse pad
A mouse pad can be big - the hardcore gamer scene has been doing it for years. You can now find a great selection of giant mouse pads on Amazon, such as the easy-to-clean “Eleoption” for just under 23 euros in size 90 x 45 cm. Those who prefer the "classic" soft material can get the "Amazon Basics Mouse Pad" with a fabric surface for 15 euros.
AmazonBasics gaming mouse pad, 90 x 42 cm
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22. For the muscles: ergometer
Struggling is good! Instead of slowly putting on extra pounds in the home office, you should rather do some sport. An ergometer gets the circulation going and maintains general physical performance. You can find detailed information about this in our new Kaufbererg ergometer test: These are the best exercise bikes for cycling at home.
CHRISTOPEIT ET 6 ergometer
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