WFH hacks: a pillow for your tablet, better lighting for Zoom meetings, and 7 more problem-solvers, starting at $18

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HSN's latest sale makes working from home a lot more comfortable. (Photo: HSN)
HSN's latest sale makes working from home a lot more comfortable. (Photo: HSN)

Face it: home is the new office. It doesn’t even matter if you have an actual home office, either. In times like these, ergonomic essentials like standing desks, supportive seats, and second screens are crucial work-from-home elements—while other odds and ends are an unexpected bonus.

Right now, HSN is having a WFH event that features things like laptops, tablets and desktop computers at incredible discounts. But the site is also running big sales on some of the most genius accessories, gadgets and storage solutions — from a powerhouse shredder to a pillow that cradles your computer — and they’ll even let you pay in installments.

Here are our favorite quirky yet utterly perfect picks from the sale. Score free shipping on every item, too.

Flippy Multi-Angle Pillow Stand for Tablets

Flippy Multi-Angle Pillow Stand for Tablets. (Photo: HSN)
Flippy Multi-Angle Pillow Stand for Tablets. (Photo: HSN)

We’ll bet you didn’t even know a tablet pillow existed. Behold this cozy platform that lets you prop up your electronics—tablets, smartphones, e-readers—at three different angles with simple flips. While experts recommend a proper desk set-up for work, sometimes you want to kick back in bed or on the couch, and the Flippy Multi-Angle pillow is designed for that kind of ergonomic lounging.

“Just set your tablet on it and read emails, recipes, play games,” wrote a customer. “You don't have to hold up in one hand and type with the other. Takes all the pressure off.”

FixMeStick Gold Computer Virus Removal for PC or Mac

FixMeStick Gold Computer Virus Removal for PC or Mac. (Photo: HSN)
FixMeStick Gold Computer Virus Removal for PC or Mac. (Photo: HSN)

Worried about viruses and malware? Insert the FixMeStick in your computer’s USB port and you’re golden. The tiny gadget is even remove malware that some anti-virus software programs are not equipped to tackle.

“It was quite easy for a non techy person,” one shopper wrote. “Follow directions and you're there. So happy with the results - no more freezing on me.”

Sharper Image Deluxe Socket Shelf

Sharper Image Deluxe Socket Shelf. (Photo: HSN)
Sharper Image Deluxe Socket Shelf. (Photo: HSN)

Is it a surge protector or is it a shelf? It’s both and then some. The Sharper Image Deluxe Socket Shelf has six outlets and two USB ports so it can charge up to eight devices—and it offers 1000 Joule Surge Protection. Two built in shelves let you keep small electronics in easy reach as you juice them up.

One fan called it “Space saving and space expanding at the same time.

Bell + Howell Flexible Light 2-Pack

Bell + Howell Flexible Light 2-pack. (Photo: HSN)
Bell + Howell Flexible Light 2-pack. (Photo: HSN)

Bright task lighting is a boon on any desk, but what if you could also take that light and shine it underneath the desk to charge electronics and untangle cords? Bell + Howell Flexible Lights are fully portable and mount to metal surfaces for hands-free convenience.

Targus USB-C 4K HDMI Docking Station with Card Reader

Targus USB-C 4K HDMI Docking Station with Card Reader. (Photo: HSN)
Targus USB-C 4K HDMI Docking Station with Card Reader. (Photo: HSN)

Want to add a monitor or two to your work station. This Targus docking station has two DisplayPort™ inputs and two HDMI ports for displaying graphics in 4K Ultra HD. It also has USB ports, Gigabit ethernet ports, and audio inputs. This little device is a hard-working powerhouse that centralizes all your components in one slim docking station.

Embassy Elite 12-Sheet Microcut Shredder w/120-Sheet Auto Feed Holder

Embassy Elite 12-Sheet Microcut Shredder w/120-Sheet Auto Feed Holder. (Photo: HSN)
Embassy Elite 12-Sheet Microcut Shredder w/120-Sheet Auto Feed Holder. (Photo: HSN)

In the market for a shredder that also elevates the aesthetic of your home office? The Embassy Elite makes mincemeat of 12 sheets of paper at a time, keeping your identity protected at all times. Sensitive documents will look like confetti when you’re through with them—plus the machine is quiet and won’t jam.

“If you want to keep your personal information personal, well this, this shredder is what [you’re] looking for,” wrote a fan. “I am no longer a hoarder of paperwork.”

Origami 3-Drawer Countertop Organizer with Wooden Shelf

Origami 3-Drawer Countertop Organizer with Wooden Shelf. (Photo: HSN)
Origami 3-Drawer Countertop Organizer with Wooden Shelf. (Photo: HSN)

This versatile organizer can keep things contained in any room—even in your newly anointed workspace. Its three sliding drawers come in extra handy for storing files, mail and printer. There’s enough room to corral all your stuff, plus an easy-access surface, so your desk, dining room table and kitchen counters are more likely to be mess-free for as long as you work from home.

One customer wrote, “This is a great item. It has a hundred and one uses. I Love it.”

Panasonic DECT 6.0 Corded and Cordless 4-Handset Phone System with Call Block and Digital Answering

Panasonic DECT 6.0 Corded and Cordless 4-Handset Phone System with Call Block and Digital Answering. (Photo: HSN)
Panasonic DECT 6.0 Corded and Cordless 4-Handset Phone System with Call Block and Digital Answering. (Photo: HSN)

If you’re considering making a full transitioning to working from home, a sophisticated phone system might be in order. This four-piece phone system has one corded phone and three wireless handsets with charging bases. They have every feature you would need in a modern phone system: audio caller ID, intercom, a shared phone book, noise reduction feature, built-in answering system, and call blocking. You can even expand it up to six headsets.

Users are reporting, “The sound is crisp and clear” and “We get a ton of calls, but now, with the 2-ring pick-up and the call-block, we will soon be getting less calls.”

Origami Set of 3 Nestable Wooden Crates

Origami Set of 3 Nestable Wooden Crates. (Photo: HSN)
Origami Set of 3 Nestable Wooden Crates. (Photo: HSN)

Need a little extra storage space? These top-rated crates are on clearance at QVC. Despite the fact that they’re wooden, they’re actually lightweight and easy to carry around. When not in use, they nest together nicely.

“I have the natural wood grain and they are adorable in my home office space,” wrote a fan. “Makes it easy to pick up a crate to use wherever needed without rummaging around for misplaced needs.”

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