Black Friday just passed and you know what’s around the corner… CYBER MONDAY! If you missed out any deals or are looking to complete your setup or start one, it is the best time to do so. We have gone through the many setups that we have featured and compiled a list of the most frequently featured items. Keep an eye out on these items because once they go on sale, they be hotter than hotcakes.
We’ll also make sure to update this list as more deals pop up over the next few days and on the day itself!
The Ones You Don’t Want To Miss
The perennial mouse that has been the go to for a significant majority of the setups that you have seen us feature. And there’s a good reason for that. First and foremost is its ergonomic design, fitting comfortably in the hand and reduces the fatigue that comes with prolonged use. Then there are the features such as the MagSpeedTM scroll wheel, thumb wheel and gesture buttons to just name a few. If you are in need of a mouse to meet all your productivity requirements, look no further than the Logitech MX Master 3!
One of our founders uses the Logitech G305 and swears by its value for money and functionality. He dailys it for work and then uses the same one for gaming later in the night. It comes with the HERO Sensor which is used in Logitech’s higher-end gaming Mouse like the G Pro, as well as the Light Speed Wireless Technology. The lightspeed technology ensures a 1ms response time which eliminates the stigma that has plagued wireless mice, Delay. Now you can play your games delay-free on a wireless mouse.
An easy way to create space and make your desk setup look even cleaner is to use a monitor arm. This elevates the monitor off the desk and frees up the space that would otherwise be taken by the monitor stand. The VIVO Monitor Arm is one of the most popular models and supports up to 27” monitors. It offers both vertical and lateral tilt to the monitor along with the height adjustable arm, so that you can adjust to the perfect viewing angle for your setup.
If you are looking for a keyboard that packs the functionality of a full size keyboard but in a smaller form factor, the Keychron K2 has been a consistent go to for the last few years. Its newest version comes with Bluetooth 5.1 for faster connection, 4000 mAh battery for all day typing, and still retaining the compatibility between Mac and Windows devices in a single package. The K2’s compact form factor has made itself an easy sell, especially when you are looking for something that keeps your setup minimal and clean.
The issue with using a desk lamp is that it introduces glare onto your monitor if not positioned correctly. But if you adjust for glare on your monitor, then you run the risk of not lighting up the rest of your desk appropriately. The BenQ Screenbar clips onto the top of your monitor and shines light directly down and in front of your screen, thus eliminating the screen glare issue. Constructed from aluminium and featuring a flexible lighting angle and smart features such as automatic dimming and hue adjustment. The Screenbar has become a must have item on anyone’s desk.
We have compared the BenQ Screenbar with the Xiaomi Monitor Light Bar and we think that the BenQ Screenbar is a much more premium product, but the Xiaomi Monitor Light Bar gives it a fair run for its money. Check out the review here!
A lot of us have had to work from home at some point in the last year due to the COVID pandemic. As we all know, sitting at a desk for prolonged periods is not the best thing to subject our bodies to. And especially at home where its easy to get comfortable, its so much easier to exacerbate the negative effects on our bodies. Standing desks are a popular alternative, as they get you standing up which puts less strain on our backs and in general gets us moving about more than we would when sitting. Flexispot’s popular electric standing desk has an electric motor for fine height adjustment, pre-assembled for fast setup and its all in sleek and minimal design.
When money isn’t an issue, look no further than the Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor. Save space and cut down the multiple monitors to just one. There’s enough space there (equivalent to two 27” monitors) to work on 3 separate windows at once! Featuring a 1000R curvature to better match the human eye and reduce eye strain, 240 Hz refresh rate and some of the pixels available on the market. The G9 monitor will be the only monitor that you need for both your productivity and gaming needs. We are not going to lie, this monitor is the ultimate flex over your mates’ setups.
You will have seen these on any setup that has a LED feature on the wall. These guys were the first to the party and are still the leaders. The ingenuity behind the Nanoleaf Light Tiles are that they are modular. You can connect them up in any configuration or design that you can think of, and once connected together they just light up. Its such a simple yet innovative idea. Each tile is also able to be individually controlled and with more than 16 million colours to choose from, the possibilities are literally endless. You can use them from something as simple as a decorative light to programming specific effects and colours to set the perfect ambience.
We spend so much time sitting down and its one area that we definitely should not be having a “this will do” attitude. The Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair is often in the conversation for the best office/ergonomic chair available. The chair was originally designed with the human anatomy in mind and its all reflected in its design and features. The chair fully supports the spine for both forward and backward leaning motions along with adjustable lumbar support to ensure you have the perfect fit for your body. The Herman Miller Aeron is often associated with premium, but it certainly does come with premium features.
While this is not a comprehensive list of the items that you should be getting for your desk setup, it does feature the items that we think are the most popular. We cannot guarantee that these will be on special during Cyber Monday but it doesn’t hurt to keep them in mind in the instance they are. Happy shopping everyone!