Work-from-home gadgets sales surge

Virus outbreak not a downer for computer accessories retailers as employees snap up monitors, portable storage devices, mesh routers and keyboards

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Banking executive Gong Lei, 35, bought a 23.8-inch monitor about three weeks ago, when he started working from home following the elevation of Singapore's response to the coronavirus outbreak to code orange on Feb 7.

"The bigger monitor helps me to look at documents easily, rather than squinting at my laptop's small screen," he says.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2020, with the headline Work-from-home gadgets sales surge. Subscribe