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    21 Things You Need If You Stare At A Computer Screen All Day

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    1. A glass dry-erase whiteboard so all of your to-dos are in your line of sight and easy to track.

    Promising review: "OMG where was this 20 years ago? I have terrible ADHD and would always misplace to-do lists or misplace clipboards with reminders on them. They would get lost in the shuffle. Smartphone reminders are more of a hassle than they are worth with some informal lists that you think of spur of the moment (though sometimes they are great). Unlike other boards, I can put this in front of my FACE under the computer screen so I never overlook or forget it like every other system I've ever used in my miserable life. This acts like a much more stylish and effective anchor or central office for my quick VIP reminders. THANK YOU!"—D Louis

    Get it from Amazon for $20.11.

    2. A standing desk because sure you have to look at your computer all day but now you can have the option to sit or stand and we stan versatility in this house.

    Promising review: "If you have never had a desk riser you will love this one. I have been sitting at a desk for last seven years for work. I have tried the extra seat cushion for the chair and upgraded to an expensive chair for more comfort but nothing beats being able to easily stand and sit through out the day. After eating lunch it feels good to be able to stand. When I need to focus and get a lot of work done I find myself standing up more. I love this product." —Giovanni

    Get it from Amazon $99.99+ (available in two colors and four heights).

    3. A set of armrest pads so your body can be as comfortable as possible while you're looking at spreadsheets.

    the arm rests on the chair

    Promising review: "I have a desk chair that I live in at work that I have tried various configurations on the arms to keep from bruising my elbows. Nothing has been much help. I am very glad that I gave this a try! The covers are super soft, and the memory foam works extremely well. I have only had the covers in use for a week, but already I can feel a difference. This is a product that will continue to be appreciated by my elbows." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (also available in gray).

    4. An electronics cleaning brush because the thing you use the most all day is bound to get a little dusty.

    The brush wiping around keyboard keys

    The soft bristles help sweep away dust and crumbs. Plus, the bristles retract for optimal storage.

    Promising review: "I was quite surprised at the quality of this little cleaning tool. The brush is super soft and very useful for swishing dust and food debris (glad you can't see me blushing...) off the keyboard. And the pointed rubber end works great for spots on the screen as when one sneezes abruptly (and have food in one's mouth...more blushing). On top of this, the brush mechanism can be retracted so it doesn't fray or the filaments don't get bent. A lot of good for such a little thing!" —Trish Fitzpatrick

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (also available in orange).

    5. A monitor memo board so you can keep your notes and your phone within arm's reach and right where you can see them.

    the memo board attached to the side of a computer monitor

    Plus, there's a hole at the bottom of the holder so you can plug in your phone!

    Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy-feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." —razorsharp77

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in four styles).

    6. A foot hammock because let's face it, you can't be on vacation right now but your feet can!

    The hammock

    Promising review: "This product is brilliant. It gives me the opportunity to stretch my legs when I work. I’ve tried a few of these items from different vendors but was unsatisfied because they didn’t have an acceptable mounting option for my particular office desk setup — until now. This one has easy hooks on the sides, which are versatile and are perfect for my particular situation. Now, the extra hours will be more enjoyable." —E

    Get it from Amazon for $22.78.

    7. A keyboard cover to avoid damage from lots of typing over the years and also any unforeseen spills!

    a cup of water spilled onto a keyboard cover

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 28 colors).

    8. A set of easy-to-attach, reusable blackout monitor screens for anyone who needs a little privacy in their new at-home office.

    A monitor with a floating screen over it blackening the information on it

    Promising review: "It’s easy to install. It has been working great for me for the past 10 years in my office. The visible angles are as advertised; only the eyes behind the filter can see through the filter. The durability is great!" —Sol

    This is designed for a 17-inch monitor.

    Get it from Amazon for $56.57.

    9. Or a smaller privacy screen if you work off your laptop!

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in a variety of sizes and colors).

    10. A sliding magnetic webcam cover just to be 100% sure you're not on camera when you don't want to be!

    the camera cover in an on and off position

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.98.

    11. A migraine stick for helping alleviate your migraines from staring at screens all day. Simply apply the blend of essential oils (which includes lavender, spearmint, and peppermint) onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck.

    A BuzzFeed writer using the product
    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "After reading an article on BuzzFeed that touted this product, I bought one for my boyfriend who suffers from awful, frequent headaches. It WORKS. Not only does he swear by it, but he has also purchased them for his mom and several friends. FANTASTIC." —SarahElizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Read my colleague's Migrastil Migraine Stick review for more info!

    12. An adjustable cellphone stand so you can keep your hands free for FaceTime calls and anything else you need to look at throughout the work day. There's even room for you to snake a charging cord through it so your phone is always juiced.

    Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88.

    13. An anti-fatigue mat designed with calculated terrain that'll keep your feet moving in a mindless way so they don't get sore from standing.,

    Promising review: "I was really pleasantly surprised by this mat. I purchased it shortly after the first standing desk I'd ever owned or even used. I had no idea how tiring standing at a desk would get for the feet, so I bought this thing. I could not be happier. It's a must-have for any sort of standing desk or even standing job in general. If I were standing in place all day doing any kind of labor, I would get this mat." —JTS

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    14. A comfort seat cushion so no matter what chair you're sitting on you can correct your posture and feel less sore by the end of a long day of work.

    a person sitting on the cushion

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in five colors)

    15. Or an ergonomic mesh office chair if you're ready to throw out your old desk chair and just start anew. This reclinable desk chair offers a mesh back for airflow so you don't overheat, and a curved backrest to cushion your body and support your spine.,

    Promising review: "What can I say? These chairs are great. Being forced to work from home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, my fiance and I scrambled to find solutions that would quickly help us setup a home office so we could work more efficiently and not sit on chairs that would kill our backs. These fit the bill! Super easy to assemble, arrived very quickly, and more comfortable than my chair at work." —JE

    Get it from Amazon for $49.98.

    16. An under-the-desk foot rest so your feet can stop feeling restless when you need to be able to focus on what's in front of you not under you! Bonus points: It's reversible so you can have a rounded foot rest or a flat one depending on your preference.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    17. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that'll help reduce eye strain after hours of staring at your computer, phone, and TV screens.,

    Promising review: "Love these!! My roommate had some blue light glasses that I had tried and as much as they worked, they got smudged very easily and almost had a sort of film over them. These ones do not easily smudge and when they do I find it comes off pretty easily. I also have a very small head/face and these fit perfectly and don’t look too big on me! I’ve noticed my headaches have lessened a lot since I started wearing them during screen time, so happy with the purchase!" —Jenn Wagstaffe

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in 13 styles and in multi-packs).

    18. A lap desk so all your computer needs can follow you wherever you need to go.

    a person reading a book on their lap desk

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    19. An upper back brace posture corrector to give you some help in keeping your shoulders back and your head tall so your posture doesn't suffer over time.

    a before and after showing the brace making their shoulders pull back upright

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. A vertical laptop stand so when you finally get to call it a day your laptop can rest like you can. Charge it overnight so you're ready to go first thing in the morning.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. A laptop stand to help you maintain upright posture (plus. you'll gain some extra desk space while you're at it!).

    the laptop stand on someone's desk

    Get it from Amazon for $20.39.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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