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12 work-from-home essentials Daniel Rubino can't live without

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Working from home can be tough for a lot of people, which is why it's essential to be comfortable and have the right mindset. I've been working at a home office since 2012, so I've picked up a few interesting things along the way. If your home is your new office, you'll want to have only the best stuff. Here is what I recommend based solely on what I use.

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While not all of these are necessary, there are a few that stand out as being critical. The TP-Link AX3000 (opens in new tab) sticks out as an essential purchase. Having reliable internet is crucial if you're working from home, and this router will go a long way for that (especially if you have an old router now). Razer Respawn (opens in new tab) is not expensive, but it'll make a big difference in your energy levels.

Overall, though, any of these items will make your online and PC gaming life a lot more enjoyable. Like a carpenter, you need the right tools, and this list here is a good start.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.