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25 Top-Rated Products on Amazon for Working From Home and Remote Learning

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Months after coronavirus upended our lives, work and school still look vastly different for millions of Americans, and many of us are finding out the hard way that doing everything from home isn't the vacation we always imagined. Still, having the right gear can help ease the process. Amazon has plenty of reviewer-vetted buys that can help you build a more productive home office or remote-learning classroom, all without having to mask up and head to the store.

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Cowin E7 Active Noise Canceling Headphones
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 Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion for Office Chair
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 Acer Chromebook Spin 11
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Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Convertible Laptop

$330
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If their school-issued Chromebook just isn't cutting it, an upgrade might be in order. Laptops that also function as a touchscreen are especially useful for younger kids used to tablets, and up to 10 hours of battery life will save them from constantly having to plug in.

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Wireless Trackball Mouse
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Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse

$30
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At a certain point, cheap standard-issue mice and trackpads cause more frustration than they're worth. Upgrade to this beloved Logitech ergonomic trackball mouse not just for the comfort, but for the freedom: It will work just as well from the couch or even your bed as it will at your desk.

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EC4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk
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EC4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk

$35
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Wiggly little kids might be hard-pressed to sit at a desk all day, but at least this is a desk that can go with them from room to room. Made of lightweight, easy-to-clean plastic, it has an angled work surface that helps promote good posture.

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Forito Blue Light Blocking Screen Protectors
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Forito Blue Light Blocking Screen Protector

$22 (2 ct.)
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If you feel like your life is one big screen right now, we feel you. Even if your brain can't get a break, your peepers can with this anti-static blue-light filter, which owners say is an easy way to cut down on eye strain. It comes in several sizes to fit all common laptop screens.

Amazon Brand - Daily Ritual Women's Cozy Knit Open Cardigan
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Amazon Eero Mesh Wi-Fi System
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mDesign Plastic Portable Organizer
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mDesign Plastic Portable Organizer

$17
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Tired of hearing your kids screech about missing pencils, markers, and other school supplies? This portable organizer can go wherever they go, keeping everything they need easy to see and easy to reach.

Nulaxy Ergonomic Laptop Stand
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 TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port
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TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp

$40
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Trying to work or learn in a space that doesn't have enough light is a headache waiting to happen. This slender touch-control desk lamp has four light modes for working, studying, reading, or relaxing, plus a USB port to keep your phone charged and ready. The lamp arm rotates to keep light exactly where you need it.

 NEW Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2,
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 Husband Pillow
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Husband Pillow

$80
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Let's be real: There will come a day when you just can't peel yourself (or your kid) out of bed. A supportive pillow like this one, which supports the entire upper back and neck, can mean the difference between staying productive or falling back asleep.

 Pacon Privacy Boards
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Pacon Privacy Boards

$11 (4 ct.)
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Help keep kids focused with these privacy boards, which can be set up on any flat surface. They can also be customized with names, calendars, ABCs, folders, or even hooks that can keep headphones at the ready.

Anker PowerPort Cube USB Power Strip
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Anker PowerPort Cube USB Power Strip

$17
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Sometimes it's impossible to find an outlet just where you need it, let alone enough room to charge all your devices. Using a 5-foot cord, this compact power cube puts three regular outlets and three USB ports in one handy spot. It's packed with safety features and is capable of high-speed charging, too.

 YSAGi Multifunctional Office Desk Pad
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Ysagi Multifunctional Desk Pad

$13
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Some of us are setting up home offices just about anywhere there's space, whether that's in the kitchen or on the coffee table. Protect those surfaces and eliminate the need for a mouse pad with this waterproof, faux leather mat. It comes in three sizes and plenty of colors.

 Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Kids Edition
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Echo Dot Kids' Edition

$35
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Tired of harassing your kids to get on their next Zoom call? Let Alexa do it for you with the Echo Dot Kids' Edition. Aside from functioning as a high-tech timer, the Dot can play music to help them concentrate, help with math or spelling, or even tell them kid-friendly jokes when it's time for a break.

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Huggaroo Neck Wrap
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Huggaroo Microwavable Neck Wrap

$36 from Amazon
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Whether you want to indulge during or after a long conference call, this neck wrap can relax those tense muscles in a snap. Zap it in the microwave for cozy comfort or chill it in the freezer to use it as an ice pack. Enjoy the added benefit of aromatherapy from a blend of lavender, chamomile, peppermint, and cinnamon.

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 Smead Cascading Wall Organizer
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Smead Cascading Wall Organizer

$13
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Between remote learning and working from home, a lot of people could use a little organizational help these days. Keep important papers in easy reach while keeping desks uncluttered with this hanging organizer, which folds compactly for easy transport.

 Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition
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K-Cafe Single-Serve Coffee, Latte, and Cappuccino Maker

$190
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One major perk of working home: You're not held hostage by expensive Starbucks drinks or a subpar office coffee maker. The Keurig K-Café does it all: coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, shots and strong brews. It brews four cup sizes and has a large water reservoir that will require less refilling.

Ticova Ergonomic Office Chair
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SimpleHouseware Heavy Duty 3-Tier Metal Utility Rolling Cart
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SimpleHouseware Rolling Utility Cart

$37
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Need to keep a table or desk free of clutter once work or school is done for the day? This handy cart can keep papers, pencils, art supplies, books, chargers, laptops, and other supplies tidy, and it can easily move from room to room.

Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle
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 Scribbledo Colored Frame
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Scribbledo Magnetic Dry Erase Board

$13
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Younger kids learning ABCs, spelling words, or math facts are well served by having white boards that make their work more visible for teachers during virtual classes. They can also be a convenient space to write the day's schedule or to-do list.

 GUND Pusheen Cat Plush
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Gund Pusheen Cat Plush Stuffed Animal Slippers

$25
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Cold feet and productivity do not mix. Sure, you can get some normal slippers, but if you ask us, one of the perks of working from home is a dress code that allows for cartoon cat slippers.

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