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October 31, 2023

8 tips for creating a cozy desk setup

The right accessories make all the difference when creating a cozy desk setup. Whether you’re using a laptop, 2-in-1, or all-in-one, accessories and creative approach help you create the perfect setup with everything you need right at your desk. Here are some of the best tips for a cozy PC setup.

1. Use a docking station

A docking station can make working with multiple screens and plug-in accessories a lot simpler. Not only can you use it to connect external monitors, but you can also use it to connect a keyboard, mouse, and more. This easy-to-use accessory reduces the number of cords you need and prevents them from tangling or running rampant across your desk.

2. Get the light right

Use a desk lamp or natural light to fine tune the feel of your space. Good lighting can make a big difference in both comfort and productivity. A desk lamp can provide focused light for your tasks, while natural light can improve your mood and energy. If it’s an option, try to position your desk near a window or use curtains to adjust the brightness.

3. Give your mouse hand a break

Whether you pair it with a 2-in-1 or a laptop, a wireless mouse that’s compact, lightweight, and soft to the touch can make it a pleasure to hold, move, and click. Precise tracking makes it easy to scroll and navigate files and websites. Some of these devices even act like arch support for your feet, with a physical curve to support your hand at every click and scroll.

4. Make it personal

You can make your desk more comfortable by adding some personal touches, such as photos, art, stickers, or magnets; these could reflect your personality, interests, hobbies, friends, or family to make you feel more at home. It’s calming and reassuring to have constant reminders of who and what make you happy when you’re not at the desk working.

5. Use a versatile keyboard

Even If you’re using a tablet or other touchscreen device, you can still enjoy the familiarity of a sleek, compact keyboard with full laptop functionality. If total comfort is what you’re after, an ergonomic keyboard may be the choice for you. They’re specifically designed to give your fingers, hands, and wrist the utmost comfort. Explore the many Surface keyboard options to see what’s out there and find what’s most comfortable.

6. The right audio goes a long way

The right headphones make watching lectures, listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks a breeze. Focus in on a speaker or take a few minutes to relax with active noise cancellation; quickly and easily adjust volume, skip tracks, and accept calls with touch and voice controls; and enjoy crisp sound as long as you need thanks to all-day comfort padding.

7. Surround yourself with flora

Plants can purify the air, reduce stress, and boost your mood. Flowers add some color and fragrance to your space, making it feel less sterile. Choose low-maintenance plants like succulents, cacti, snake plants, or fresh flowers that match your current decor.

8. Make the most of your touchscreen

Many devices are available with a sleek accessory you can use to maximize your productivity without cluttering your cozy desk setup. Digital pens make it simple to write, draw, take notes, and navigate precisely without using your fingers or mouse. If using your finger on a screen is just OK or doesn’t work well for a particular task, these small but mighty devices can often adjust to your preferred sensitivity and allow for shading.

If you spend a lot of time working at your desk, why not make the space more comfortable and inviting? Creating a cozy PC setup is all about having the right, compact accessories to get the job done. Microsoft Surface offers plenty of accessories so you can maximize productivity alongside comfort.

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