The Best Tech and Apps for Your Home Office

Posted on July 17, 2018 By newsroom Topic: Best Products

Storage and backup

The best desktop hard drive: 4 TB Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive (fast and inexpensive)

The best portable hard drive: 2 TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim (reliable, thin, and light)

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim is , and it offers fast read and write times at a reasonable cost.

The best backup service: CrashPlan for Home (great price, good service)

The best network-attached drive: QNAP Turbo NAS TS-251 (support for media streaming, remote access)

The best thumb drive: SanDisk Extreme CZ80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive 64 GB 

Mice and keyboards

The best wireless mouse: Logitech MX Master (expensive, sturdy)

The best bluetooth keyboard: Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard K811 (with a Mac/iOS key layout)

The best bluetooth keyboard for windows: Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810

The best ergonomic keyboard: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard with Mouse

The best mechanical keyboard: WASD Code 87-Key

The best mechanical keyboard with a numpad: WASD Code 104-Key

Charging and cables

The best multiport USB charger: Anker 60W Charger

The best micro-USB and Lightning cables: Anker PowerLine Micro USB (3ft)

The best micro-USB and Lightning cables: Anker PowerLine Lightning (For Lightning devices)

Monitors

The best 27-inch monitor: HP Z27n
 
Laptop and phone docks

The best laptop and phone dock: Twelve South HiRise Deluxe for iPhone & iPad

The best USB 3.0 docking station: Anker's Dual Display Universal Docking Station

Headphones and speakers

The best all-around headphones: Sony MDR-7506

The best noise-cancelling headphones: Bose QuietComfort 25

Computer speakers

The best computer speaker: M-Audio Studiophile AV 40

The best bluetooth speaker: UE Roll 2

Router and modem

The best Wi-Fi router: Netgear R6400

The best modem: Arris SURFboard SB6183

Printers and scanners

The best affordable printer: Brother HL-L2340DW

The best all-in-one printer/scanner/copier: HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer

The best portable document scanner: Epson ES-300W

The best document scanning app: Scanbot iOS App - Scanbot Android App

Web meeting and call recording gear

The best webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920

The best bluetooth headset: Plantronics Voyager Edge

The best USB headset: Jabra UC VOICE 550 Duo

The best web meeting app: Zoom

The best audio recorder: Sony ICD-UX533

The best online tax filing software:TurboTax

Invoicing and time tracking

The best software for time tracking and project management: Harvest

The best software for invoicing: FreshBooks

Calendar app

The best task management/to-do app: Wunderlist


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