Home Office and Virtual Classroom Essentials

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Home Office and Virtual Classroom Essentials. With the majority of families working from home and kids taking classes online, here are some great products to make your home office or virtual classroom more friendly and efficient.

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iLive Truly Wireless Noise Canceling Earbuds
$69.99; iLiveElectronics.com
Whether traveling across campus or getting in some last minute studying for an exam, iLive’s earbuds are a must-have for college students. The long-lasting headphones not only include a recharging case to protect and keep them fully charged, but have an active noise canceling feature, so music and movies aren’t interrupted by noise around them. They also have a waterproof/sweatproof design and a comfortable earpiece that can be worn for hours without discomfort.

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CA Essential Zoom Certified Webcam 
$44.99; Amazon.com
The perfect webcam for online learning or staying connected to family when you head to college. This plug-and-play webcam features a 2.0MP camera, full HD 1080p, and autofocus and light correction, and the Zoom certification ensures it has passed rigorous testing for image quality. In addition, an omnidirectional microphone ensures your voice sounds natural. The built-in rotating privacy shutter ensures you are only seen when you want to be and the universal monitor mount is perfect for attaching to any screen. 

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Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion
$49.95; EverlastingComfort.net
This seat cushion is made with pure memory foam to help correct bad posture and alleviate the pain caused by sitting for long periods of time. All cushions mold perfectly to your body to best support your body and reduce pain. 

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Cyber Acoustics Headset 
$24.99; Amazon.com
Especially good for elementary students because of its durable designA quality stereo headset that's perfect for today's demanding classrooms or virtual learning environment. The headset has multi-purpose connectivity so it can be used with a 3.5mm jack or USB. When connected via USB the headset also features a USB control module for easy in-line volume adjustment. 

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Essential Oil Diffuser
$38.95; EverlastingComfort.net
Treat your working environment to a great oil diffuser to help you focus on a full day's work. Each diffuser provides over 13 hours of diffusion before needing any refills and offers seven different LED lights to set the mood of your office space. It can also be set by the hour to regulate the aroma. 

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Cyber Acoustics USB Speaker Bar 
$24.99; Amazon.com
The perfect one-piece speaker for all your audio needs. The speaker conveniently clips to the bottom of most any monitor, creating a clutter free work and learning space. Plug-and-play, simple controls, and surprisingly great sound make this the perfect companion to any desktop. 

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Cyber Acoustics 2.0 Speaker System 
$16.99; Amazon.com
An excellent budget option that proves quality doesn't have to mean expensive. Simple and easily accessible volume controls make it the perfect option for younger students. 

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SideTrak – Solo Touch Pro HD 15.8”
$479.99; SideTrak.com

A portable laptop monitor for every scholar, perfect for improving productivity wherever you do your best work. The Solo is a 15.8” freestanding portable monitor with a cover that has a sleek design and detailed HD picture. Adding a second screen increases productivity by 20 to 30 percent, saving you more than eight hours each week.

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AverMedia Professional Connections DualCam Webcam
$139.99; Amazon.com
A full HD 1080p 30fps webcam to capture both the user and any document or object during video calls. Dual omnidirectional microphones to capture audio naturally and clearly, up to 3 m/9.8 ft. in all directions. AI noise reduction features to help amplify the speaker’s natural voice and remove ambient noises. CamEngine4 Software that delivers features like PIP(picture-in-picture), built-in rotation, focus mode adjustment, Keystone Correction, zoom and other features so you can always look your best.

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Solos Blue Light Blocking Smart Glasses
$299; SolosGlasses.com
Experience the all-in-one convenience of having your audio, connectivity and fitness goals built right into your glasses. With music, phone, and voice assistance built right in, simply grab one device and you’re ready to go. Also available: Smart Sunglasses.

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Free2 Classic Wireless Earbuds
$19.99; US.Soundpeats.com
The ergonomic design with each earbud weighing only 0.14oz provides a perfect wearing experience with all-day comfort. 8 hours playtime per charge and another 2.8 recharges by the charging case. It only takes 1-2 hours to charge the earbuds. The Bluetooth 5.1 ensures a stable connection and helps enhance the sound to be more pleasant for your weekly workout. The effortless on-ear touch control allows your access to control volume, switch songs, pause/answer calls, and activate voice assistant. 

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KidKraft Study Desk with Chair 
$219.99; KidKraft.com
Gives young students a perfect workspace for finishing homework, studying or working on craft projects. A bulletin board surface gives them a place to pin pictures, drawings and important notes. Two cabinets and a pencil drawer offer plenty of storage to keep kids organized.

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Wobble Cushion 
$19.99; LakeshoreLearning.com
Just place this handy cushion on the floor or on a chair—for flexible seating anywhere. This super-durable vinyl cushion is specially designed to let children wiggle and wobble while they sit…helping kids focus as they move. It features large nubs on one side and small nubs on the other—children simply select the sensory surface they prefer.

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CalmOptics Blue Light Blocking Glasses 
$64.99-$119.99; CalmOptics.com
Give your tired eyes a break with these blue light blocking glasses. These non-prescription glasses promote healthier sleep cycles as well as prevent headaches, dry eyes, and eye fatigue. Cover the whole family with affordable, indestructible glasses ... plus they're super stylish so you won't want to take them off for your Zoom meetings.

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X-FlexTop Adjustable Standing Desk
$299.99; XChair.com
Reducing sitting time can promote an active lifestyle. This desk allows you to spend a portion of your day standing while you work. It allows you to easily continue working while standing, increasing daily comfort and allowing you to move around while you work. You can also use X-FlexTop to slightly change your desk height to make sure your monitor or you laptop are at a comfortable height when sitting in your X-Chair.

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Studico Active Chair 
$54.99; ActiveChairs.com
The kids wobble chair keeps children and teens in motion, engaging their stomach and back muscles, working their legs and arms...almost as if they were running around the yard. Promote the natural movements of the body and can help improve spinal positioning and muscle stimulation. 14" chair for ages 3-7.

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Metal Letter Size Copyholder
$29.99; Kensington.com
Keep documents where you want them while typing. Copyholder increases comfort by keeping printed materials at eye level on your desktop. Makes it easier to type from documents. Lip along bottom allows you to stand up many documents or a thick book. Magnet and clip are also included to easily hold papers in place. Clear line guide with type gauge and ruler can be positioned on side or top of document. Folds flat for convenient, space-saving storage.

 

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KINNEBAR Foot Swing
$149.99; Kinnebar.com
KINNEBAR can help children who have a hard time focusing or staying on task. It can help them self-regulate and provide sensory input while doing schoolwork or any sitting activity that requires focusing for an extended length of time. It can actually keep them on task longer. It is wonderful for all children who seek movement or are fidgety, but especially those with ADHD, Autism, SPD, Dyslexia and Asperger’s. KINNEBAR can be a real game changer for kids who struggle to sit still.

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15.6” Laptop Tote
$99.99; Kensington.com

Sleeker design still offers ample space for your workday essentials so you can stay organized. Faux leather exterior provides a stylish, modern and professional look. Padded device compartment can accommodate a 15.6” laptop, plus there’s also room for 10” tablet. Organizer pocket can hold a smartphone, business cards and pens. Adjustable carry handles make it easy to carry on your arm or shoulder. Zipper closure ensures your belongings stay in the tote and creates an anti-theft deterrent.

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XYOYO Active Stool
$479.99; XChair.com

The breakthrough Floating Pitch mechanism enables users to effortlessly float their spine into its natural posture, thereby increasing blood flow and reducing muscle fatigue. With a 10.75" height adjustment range, and the auto-return Ergo-Saddle™, you can comfortably use X-Yoyo at your workstation, be it a traditional desk, or a height adjustable table. Stimulating and relaxing, active seating has been proven to improve concentration and productivity. X-Yoyo features a smooth rubber spring system that silently encourages free movement without making a sound.

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Wrist Pillow Mouse Wrist Rest 
$12.25; Kensington.com
Soft support for mousing comfort. Secondary support layer of mouse pad helps provide all-day comfort. Pillow with super-soft, thick fabric cover conforms to your wrist without restricting motion. Large surface eliminates pressure points and makes mousing easier. Universal size works with all mice. Non-skid base keeps mouse pad firmly in place.

 

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X-TS Monitor Arm
$149.99; XChair.com
Increase the usable surface on your desk instantly. This monitor arm also improves your posture and helps you keep a tidy workspace. With smooth, modern lines, available in three neutral finishes, and coupled with an intuitve Active Cable Control, X-TS arms look great on any workstation. Hide loose wires, and create more desktop space to maintain a clean and professional looking work environment. Your montior won’t sag, droop, or move on it's own. 

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Uber Mini Fridge
$42.99; UberAppliance.com
The sleek and highly functional design features heating and cooling options to keep contents cool or hot. Utilizing state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly thermo-electric Peltier Technology, Uber Chill is capable of cooling or warming within a reasonable amount of time, cooling down to 32 degreed F and warming up to 150 degrees F. 

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Bink-Modern Laptop/Side Table 
$249; bdiusa.com
Always by your side, Bink is the perfect companion anywhere you work or relax. Whether serving as a laptop table while you're working at the sofa, keeping beverages close while lounging poolside or simply snacking in front of the TV, this convenient side table goes anywhere you want.

 

Updated: June 2022

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