The sun is out, so naturally all I want to do is grab a glass of rosé and sit outside with my girlfriends. Unfortunately, it’s typically frowned upon to have wine while you’re on a deadline. If you, too, are gazing out of your office window, I’ve rounded up eight deals that can help you get through the workday, from some of our favorite laptops to a white noise machine to help you wind down.
Special offer for Gear readers: Get a 1-year subscription to WIRED for $5 ($25 off). This includes unlimited access to WIRED.com and our print magazine (if you’d like). Subscriptions help fund the work we do every day.
Not all office supplies are created equally. Cords fray, laptops lag, and those old headphones on your desk are just beginning to bum you out. Whether you’re working from home, from the office, or some hybrid of the two, these deals can help you upgrade your work gear no matter where you are.
Our favorite Chromebook is more than 25 percent off this week. The two-in-one laptop offers flexibility so you can easily get work done at your desk (laptop mode) and browse Netflix at night (standing mode). It tends to sell at $520 usually, so this is a great opportunity to upgrade.
If you’re sick of lugging around a clunky laptop, opt for something a little more luxe. We really like the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 for its slimmer profile, bright screen, and overall good build. While it regularly dips to $549, it’s still a good price to grab it at.
The Apple nostalgia is real, as Hulu’s The Dropout vividly depicts the 2007 iPhone drop. While nothing will surpass the hype that day had, we think the AirPods Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are still pretty exciting. They’re stylish, noise-canceling, and produce great sound. While $30 may not seem like much of a discount, Apple products don’t often go on sale.
The constant ticking of other people’s keyboards can be quite distracting. These Bose are our favorite option for the office, drowning out sound so well you won’t have to worry about your roommate playing Silk Chiffon on repeat or your coworker’s never-ending Slack notifications. The 700’s price fluctuates some but tends to sit at $379 usually.
For Winding Down From Work
Nobody wants to take work home, especially if their office is their home. When you log off, it’s important to check out of your professional life, whether that’s through your favorite hobby or a good night’s sleep. These deals can help get rid of any nagging work thoughts and help you relax.
Nothing is worse than signing off just to see all the chores you have on your to-do list. A robot vacuum can take care of at least one of those for you. The G30 Edge features laser mapping and a slim shape that’s great for getting all the dust bunnies out from under your furniture. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen, but we think $240 is a solid deal.
Gaming can be a great way to get into a different world from work. One way that makes this even better is with a good gaming headset. While this headset is optimized for Playstation, it’s also compatible with other gaming systems. At 50 percent off an already relatively low price, it’s a great time to gear up for your favorite game.
If you find yourself working when you should be in your jammies, it can be helpful to have tools that lull you to sleep, like a white-noise machine. The Dreamegg Portable White Noise Machine can easily fit in any room with its petite profile, allowing you to drift off wherever you are. It features 11 sounds, three timer settings, and USB-C charging. With this discount, you can count less dollars than you do sheep.
More Great WIRED Stories