Small office environments and specialized work conditions may require additional equipment. If you're short on desk space or spend lots of hours in front of the computer, consider an LCD monitor like the sleek, affordable 13.3-inch SyncMaster 330 TFT from Samsung Electronics America ($799 street; http://www.sosimple.com). An ergonomic mouse or keyboard may also be appropriate; the Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard ($64.95 street; http://www.microsoft.com) is gently sloped for a more natural typing position.
Finally, notebook computers, cell phones, pagers and personal digital assistants are excellent productivity tools when away from home. A color scanner and digital camera are excellent extras to round out your homebased equipment repertoire.