Updated: Mar 31, 2020
The best gadgets and accessories to consider if you are working from home...
If you're currently working from home for the first time you might be missing all the convenience and comforts of the office, but it's easier than you might think to create a functional - and comfortable - working environment in your own home. Here's a round-up of our favourite gadgets and accessories to ensure you have the perfect set-up for working remotely.
1) Phone charger stand
Handcrafted from natural Jesmonite, this one-of-a-kind wireless charger will make an elegant addition to your home, while providing full access to your device in both portrait and landscape modes - so you can use it as a stand when you are taking your video calls. The wireless capability also gives you the freedom to move it to whichever part of the home you set up your desk in, regardless of how many plug outlets you have. Use it to recharge your iPhone, AirPods, and all other Qi-compatible devices.
Dock Terrazo wireless charger, 129.99, Native Union
2) Retro keyboard
If you are something of a romanticist and dream of tapping away on a vintage typewriter, but don't want to sacrifice the convenience of modern technology, then you'll love the Azio retro classic keyboard - typewriter-inspired mechanical keyboard. You can wirelessly connect it to your devices via Bluetooth so it will work with both your computer and other tech such as an iPad.
Azio retro classic keyboard, £214.09, Amazon
3) Leather Mouse Mat
It's not easy to find a stylish mouse pad, but we feel like this offering from John Lewis ticks all the right boxes. Classically designed and solidly constructed, this grey faux leather mouse pad has a slip-resistant base and tracking surface for easy use.
Faux Leather Mouse Mat, £6, John Lewis
4) Zebra Pencil Pot
This pencil pot by British artisanal company Quail ceramics will make a cheery addition to your desk. The quirky Zebra design makes the perfect office companion, helping to ensure your new workspace doesn't feel quite so dreary.
Quail Zebra Pencil Pot, £25, Liberty
5) Peas USB hub
Designed by Italian couple Spalvieri and Del Ciotto this USB hub charger is flexible, aesthetically pleasing and generous with its four charging hubs. Banish arguments with your other-half forever over who is using all the charging ports, and easily plug it in it to your laptop to make sure you can seamlessly connect all your devices - from cameras to smart phones.
Lexon USB charging hub, £25, Selfridges
6) Anglepoise Desk Lamp
Designed for Anglepoise by Sir Kenneth Grange, this lamp reinterprets an original 1930s design. The perfect addition to your home office, its flexible shade allows you to cast light exactly where required. The clean lines combine with the perfect balance and range of movement made possible by the innovative spring mechanism that's unique to the brand.
Anglepoise Type 75 desk lamp, £132, John Lewis