Holiday Gift Guide

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like aRemote Christmas

Is someone you know one of the remote workers tied to their screens in an endless sea of virtual meetings? There’s a gift for that and some great sales are happening now

Lume Cube Ring Light

Perfect for live-streaming with adjustable color, adjustable brightness, and a cordless battery-powered option you can mount it easily and always look great.

Poly’s Work From Home Kit
Audio and video in a single kit includes the Voyager 5200 UC Bluetooth® headset with noise-canceling and the EagleEye Mini HD video-conferencing desktop camera. Free cloud device management software for one year is included. $279 at CDW

Oculus Quest 2
Like Gillette and razor blades, Meta (formerly Facebook) is practically giving these away to get you hooked on virtual reality. This is the key to really immerse your remote worker in the next-gen of meetings. There’s a $50 gift card from Target and Amazon is also offering a $50 credit toward future purchases when you buy from them. So is Meta

Blue Yeti
The gold standard in USB microphones for everything from Zoom meetings to podcasting. It excels at rejecting room noise and stray sounds, and will give you much better sound quality than your laptop or webcam. $100 from Blue, Amazon, and other retailers.

Elgato Stream Deck Mini
Run your video sessions like the big kids do! The Stream Deck Mini gives you six programmable push buttons that can lead to nested folders for infinite combinations of functions. The buttons light up with graphics of your choice so you can tell at a glance what each one does. $80 at Amazon, MicroCenter, and other retailers.

Boyata Adjustable Laptop Stand

Avoid the dreaded “up your nose” laptop webcam view with a laptop stand. It raises it up off your desk, angles the keyboard so you can reach it, and puts the camera up near eye level where it should be. $31 at Amazon.

CoosBonfik Chair-Back Green Screen
Automatic virtual backgrounds are cool, but they work best if you have a green screen behind you. If you don’t have the space (or patience) for a full green screen backdrop, try one that fits onto your chair like this one. And it folds up to become an easy-to-store circle. $44 at Amazon.


Logitech C920s PRO Webcam

For video meetings, get better image quality and more camera control with an external webcam. The Logitech C920s PRO will make a visible difference at an affordable price. $60 from Logitech and Amazon.