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Clever and Practical Products to Turn Your Car Into Your Office

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Car to the Grindstone

Some jobs have always been on the go, but more people working remotely means more people turning their cars into offices. There are some logistical challenges, such as how to power all those electronics, but also many products to address such technicalities. From passenger-seat desks to portable printers and self-heating lunch boxes, here's what you need to make a car office work for you.


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Auto Steering Wheel Desk
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Auto Steering Wheel Desk

$15 from Amazon

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It's hard to beat this sturdy plastic tray that hooks onto a steering wheel for convenience and simplicity. One side features a cup holder and recessed area so things don’t fall off, and the other is flat for writing or laptops. 


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AutoExec GripMaster Car Desk
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weBoost Car Cellphone Signal Booster
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Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler
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Lusso Gear Front Seat Car Organizer
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Arctic Zone Zipperless Hardbody Cooler
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Arctic Zone Zipperless Hardbody Cooler

$43 from Amazon

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Avoid extra trips to the drive-thru or convenience store by keeping a small cooler in the car. This 16-can size is big enough to store a few drinks and a lunch and can keep ice for two days.


Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker
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Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker

$85 from Amazon

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This little portable espresso maker is hand operated so you never have to worry about batteries or chargers. Just tamp coffee grounds in the morning and add hot water whenever you need a caffeine fix.

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Bestek 12V Power Inverter
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Bestek 12V Power Inverter

$30 from Amazon

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You'll use a lot of electronics in a car office; this power inverter will help charge them off the car battery. It's small and weighs less than a pound, but features two outlets and two USB ports.


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Cup Holder Tablet Mount
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Cup Holder Tablet Mount

$30 from Amazon

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Working off an iPad or tablet is a great idea in a car office, since space is at a premium. This sturdy tablet mount sits in a cup holder and is endlessly adjustable for maximum ergonomic comfort.


Arteck Compact Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
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Arteck Compact Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

$30 from Amazon

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Make yourself more comfortable by using a wireless keyboard and mouse for your laptop. This set is compact so it fits easily on your lap or console and uses a tiny USB receiver to interface with a computer.


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Topgo Cup Holder Phone Mount
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Car Vent Phone Mount
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Car Vent Phone Mount

$9.50 from Amazon

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If your cup holders are usually filled or you'd like your phone mounted on your dash, this model that attaches to an air vent gets the job done. It rotates 360 degrees so a phone will always be at the right angle. 


Car Cleaning Gel
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Car Cleaning Gel

$6 from Amazon

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Spending more time working and eating in a car means more mess. Cleaning gel is a detailer's dream to get inside all the nooks and crannies where dust and crumbs like to settle. 


Fortem Car Trunk Organizer
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Fortem Car Trunk Organizer

$25 from Amazon

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Chances are your car is just going to accumulate more stuff the longer you work out of it, so a good truck organizer is a must for keeping it tidy. This one has a number of compartments, straps, and pockets, plus a cover so people can't see what it holds in the back of an SUV.


Canon Pixma TR150 Wireless Mobile Printer
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Canon Pixma TR150 Wireless Mobile Printer

$230 from Canon

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You have to figure you're going to be working from your car for a while to justify a portable printer, but it's worth it if you are. It can print in full color, is smaller than a shoebox, and weighs 4.5 pounds for printing anywhere.


Headrest Hangers
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Headrest Hangers

$6 from Amazon

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Keep things organized and off the backseat of a car with headrest hangers. This pack of four is simple and inexpensive so you can hang a couple off each headrest for purses, laptop bags, and cold-weather gear.


Sandure Headrest Coat Hanger
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Sandure Headrest Coat Hanger

$41 from Amazon

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For business attire, nothing beats one of those coat hangers. It hooks onto the back of a headrest, holding a jacket high so it doesn't drag on the car floor and helping the jacket hold its shape.


Electric Lunchbox
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Electric Lunchbox

$32 from Amazon

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No time to hit up a drive-thru, or are you trying to avoid them altogether? This electric lunchbox warms your food for you, from cold to piping hot in about an hour. It plugs into a car outlet and comes with its own stowed-away cutlery.

Amazon Basics Steel Security Safe
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Amazon Basics Steel Security Safe

$90 from Amazon

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If you're going to transport important documents and expensive electronics, it might be wise to store them in a safe in the trunk. This one with an electronic programmable keypad will fit a laptop and plenty of paperwork. 


Jabra Tour In-Car Bluetooth Speakerphone
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Jabra Tour In-Car Bluetooth Speakerphone

$77 from Amazon

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Built-in car phone bluetooth systems can be spotty; upgrade to this speakerphone if yours keeps cutting out. The speaker clips to a visor and features voice controls, noise canceling, and auto off to conserve battery.


Cup Holder Garbage Can
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Cup Holder Garbage Can

$9 from Amazon

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Don't let all those little wrappers, napkins, and Post-it notes pile up on the floor. Stick them in this mini trash can that fits inside a cup holder and has a spring-loaded door that stays closed.


Memory Foam Car Seat Cushion
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Memory Foam Car Seat Cushion

$30 from Amazon

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We spend hundreds of dollars on ergonomic office chairs, so why not upgrade your car seat if you're going to be in it eight hours a day? It's made of memory foam, has a non-slip rubber bottom, and a removable machine-washable cover.