I am a student and recently got selected as an intern in a big tech corporation. The corp announced that the internship would be virtual (work-from-home - WFH) and we along with all the regular employees would be given 500$ for setting up our "home-office". However, the funds will be reimbursed after we purchase and need to get the approval of the mentor/manager before going for a purchase.
I have already asked for getting a desk and a chair (about 300$) and they have approved the request. My mentor told me to go "simple" on the purchases as well.
Now, I still have some funds left for setting up the "office" and I am planning to get a new keyboard for my computer. My current keyboard is decent, but not the best and is not that comfortable. I found a keyboard that I always wanted to buy (about 130$) but, I am unsure if I should go for the purchase or not.
Should I ask my mentor for the same? Would it sound too "greedy" for me for going for an expensive keyboard? I am completely new to the corporate world and don't know how should I raise my request for the same.