21 Useful PC Accessories for Work and School

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Working from home has its perks (PJ pants all day!), but it may be tough to focus when you’re juggling your own tasks or trying to help your kids with schoolwork. If you’re looking for ways to get more out of your at-home workstation(s!) for when you’re not in the office, these 21 best PC accessories—from affordable wireless keyboard-and-mouse duos to auto-focus webcams—will set you up for success.

In this guide
1. Best keyboards and mice
$ 29.98

Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400

This wireless keyboard features 12 months of battery life and gives you the freedom to switch up your seating, making it ideal for standing desks or for anyone who likes to use their TV screen as a monitor. Its large touchpad also acts as a built-in mouse, so you can scroll away without worrying about connecting an external one. (You can also check out our picks for the best computer monitors.)

$ 56.59

Mofii Candy Keyboard Mouse Wireless Combo

Compact and portable, this candy-coloured wireless keyboard-and-mouse combo features 84 attractive circular keys (down from the standard 101) and connects to your PC from up to 10 metres away without interruptions. Plus, it’s compatible with Windows XP/7/8/10.

$ 79.88

Logitech Comfort Combo

If you spend a lot of time on your computer, look for PC accessories that offer ergonomic support. This wireless keyboard (plus mouse!) features a cushioned palm rest that guides your hands into the best position on the keyboard (to help avoid cramping) while the keys comfortably conform to your fingers.

2. Best mouse pads
$ 29.98

Kensington ErgoSoft Wrist Rest for Standard Mouse

This gel-cushioned wrist rest is the perfect computer accessory for those long hours where your hand will surely need some support. It even features extra padding for your thumb for when you’re scrolling on your mouse (like this silent one) for the most comfortable experience.

$ 35.99

Enhance PU Leather Extra Large Mouse Pad

A stylish water and stain repellent mouse pad that protects your desk too? Yes, please. The rubberized base liner helps keep it from slipping and its padded surface makes it easy to write or sign documents. Plus, it comes in blue and pink!

$ 11.98

Blackweb Anti-skid Smooth Mousepad with Ergonomic Wrist Support

This durable and budget-friendly mouse pad may look basic but it’s a great option for gamers or photo and video editors, especially for anyone else who uses their PC for long stretches of time. The memory foam provides your wrist with extra comfort and the anti-skid design prevents shifting and movement.

3. Best PC care and cleaning
$ 12.92

iCloth Screen Cleaner Wet Wipes

Grab a package of these individually wrapped wipes for your briefcase or purse and use them to clean phone screens, tablets, monitors, keyboards and more. (Thinking about buying a laptop? Check out our best laptops of 2022.)

$ 71.62

Fellowes Office Suites Deluxe Keyboard Drawer

Attach this keyboard drawer to your desk so your workspace will have more room. It features three height adjustments, and the mouse tray can be mounted on either the left or right side based on your preferred comfortable work position. As added bonuses: it comes with a memory foam wrist rest and is made from 100 per cent recycled materials!

$ 11.98

emzone Air Duster

Keep your home office tidy and safely rid your keyboard, mouse and other PC accessories of dust, dirt and lint with this ozone-friendly duster. It blows moisture-free air, so it won’t leave behind any streaks or residue.

4. Best printers
$ 74.98

Canon PIXMA TS3420 All-in-One Printer

For the family that needs an all-in-one colour printer for everyday use, this inkjet model is a reliable pick. Its wireless connect button makes it easy to print, copy and scan. You can even print colour photos and documents directly from your smartphone, so you don’t have to turn on your PC. (Check out our list of the best home office printers for more options.)

$ 124.98

HP DeskJet 3772 All-in-One Printer

This aesthetically pleasing printer is what you need to print, scan and copy from any tablet, wireless laptop or smartphone. Billed as the world’s smallest all-in-one printer, it’s exceptionally quiet so voice calls won’t be interrupted. Plus, the paper tray folds up neatly so it doesn’t take up too much space.

$ 399.98

Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Portable Printer

If you need to print on the go, this wireless Canon PIXMA TR150 is a great choice. It’s portable and super lightweight that will print up to 330 pages on a full charge with the included battery pack. It’s perfect for your work desk or your kid’s dorm room—making it one of the most useful PC accessories on our list.

5. Best webcams
$ 34.98

Logitech C270 HD Webcam

Struggling with low light during Zoom meetings? This webcam uses technology that automatically adjusts your image during video calls to make it brighter. It also features a built-in microphone and clips onto laptops, as well as LCD and CRT monitors.

$ 59.97

Packard Bell 1080P FHD Webcam with Built-In Ring Light

Your video conference calls will surely be next level with this LED ring light webcam. It’s USB compatible which is handy for easy setup. The camera swivels 360 degrees and the built-in noise-reducing microphone helps sharpen your audio so meetings can go uninterrupted.

$ 35.98

Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 Webcam

This webcam is an excellent choice for video calling family and friends. The 720p HD camera’s TrueColour Technology helps make video bright regardless of the lighting conditions. Bonus: It lets you share videos directly on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

6. Best headsets
$ 39.88

Logitech USB Headset H340

With this lightweight headset, you can tune into meetings and enjoy a crystal-clear audio experience. The adjustable noise-canceling microphone makes working from home or studying in the library a breeze. (You might also like these top wireless headphones of 2022.)

$ 14.99

Logitech H111 Stereo Multi-Device Headset

The best feature of this headset is its flexibility: You can position the microphone on the right or left side of your face and, when you’re not using it, rotate it up and out of the way. Plus, its 3.5mm headphone jack makes it compatible with most operating systems.

$ 41.98

Enhance Gaming Headset Stand Holder with 4 Port USB Hub

This super cool PC accessory holds gaming headsets and regular headphones too. The sleek, compact design is meant for reducing desk clutter and the non-slip grip helps hold your headphones steady which can be placed on any glass, wood or metal surface. You’ll also appreciate the four USB ports that can easily connect your mouse or keyboard.

7. Best external hard drives and USB drives
$ 79.98

WD 2 TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive

This portable hard drive stores up to 2 TB (that’s 2,000 GB) of pictures, music, videos and more, plus offers password protection with hardware encryption to keep any private documents safe and secure. It also comes with WD Backup software that you can schedule to automatically back up important files from your system.

$ 19.98

Emtec USB 2.0 16 GB Flash Drives

These USB flash drives are ultra-portable, so you can keep them in a backpack, wallet or attach them to a keychain. They store up to 16 GB of data, making them ideal for taking school projects or business presentations on the go.

$ 76.98

Seagate Expansion portable 2 TB External Hard Drive

If you cram your computer with business documents or precious family photos, it’s a good idea to back them up with an external hard drive. This Seagate model offers 2 TB of storage space and you won’t have to install any additional software to use it. Just plug the drive into your PC’s USB port.

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Lora is a freelance writer and editor who's written for Chatelaine, Best Health, Flare, Fashion, The Kit, House & Home and many other Canadian lifestyle magazines and websites. She lives in London, Ont. with her little rescue dog Bigsby and when she's not napping with him, she's trying on the latest red lipstick.

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