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

SteelSeries Apex Pro KTL
SteelSeries Apex Pro KTL (Image credit: Daniel Rubino)

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.

Which one of my favorites do you like?

While not all of these are necessary, there are a few that stand out as being critical. The TP-Link AX3000 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 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

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.