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Hey 🐟, I have about $400 leftover in a WFH stipend I got from my new company. I already have all the essentials (standing desk, keyboard, monitor, etc). Any suggestions on what I can use the remainder on?

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Maybe some fancy wireless headsets with noise canceling?

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Vodka.

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But more seriously, think of contingencies. Maybe a UPS? WiFi booster? A portable spare monitor like the Lenovo ThinkVision M14 is great if you want to work outside and still have a second monitor (it works on USB-C power). Backup wireless mouse for when you lose the thingy.)

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A good mic and webcam. Another monitor

Wireless headphones for the tv

Good webcam, printer/copier (I have a laser color one I love), comfortable chair, second monitor, better surge protector strip, high quality mouse… I could make that $400 disappear real quick.

You can just send me a check for the amount. It will go to my "Fund for Kids Who Can't Read Good"

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