I have spent some time telecommuting during the past few years. This page is where I give recommendations about some of the equipment I use.
Not all of these items are high-priced, top-of-the-line merchandise, although some of them are. These are items I have used and found helpful or comfortable.
There might be a temptation to skimp on some of the pricier items, but I believe that you get what you pay for. Believe me when I say that for most people, ergonomics is not a concern until it is too late. Spending even $1000 on the right gear can save you from days, weeks, or months of lost productivity. This kind of lost productivity would cost you a lot more than $1000.