Home Office: January 2020

I spent the majority of the 2010s working from a home office.

Sometimes folks ask about my setup, so I thought it was time to show it all in a post. This post does not contain any affiliate links.

Desk in standing position

Tech

Video Conferencing

Microphone: Samson Meteor (2014)

Camera: Logitech HD Portable 1080p Webcam C615 with Autofocus (2014)

Light: Ring Light Webcam Mount (2019). I added a light after changing to a lower light room and reading Scott Hanselman’s Good, Better, Best post.

Headphones:

Why 3 pairs of headphones? I don’t have a great answer! I mainly use the Apple AirPods for phone conversations and walks, the AudioTechnicas for computer audio (listening on VC), and the Sony MX3s for music from my phone.

Computer Essentials

Monitor: Dell UltraSharp 30 Monitor with PremierColor: UP3017 (2017)

Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 3.3 GHz Intel Core i7 (2017). Well-known keyboard issues aside, this laptop has been outstanding. Most days I never touch the laptop’s keyboard.

Keyboard: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 v1.0 (2016).

Mouse: Microsoft Classic Intellimouse (2017). Overall, I’m happy with this mouse. Two nitpicks: 1) interior thumb button support on MacOS was lacking 2) there’s an LED underneath that gets unnecessarily bright.

USB Hub: AnkerĀ® USB 3.0 7-Port Hub with 36W Power Adapter [12V 3A High-Capacity Power Supply and VIA VL812 Chipset] (2014)

Everything Else

Furniture

Desk: Jarvis Adjustable Height Desk, 72″ x 30 (2015). Jarvis was acquired by Fully. My single experience with Fully, requesting replacement grommets, was a positive one.

Standing Mat: Ergodriven Topo Mat (2017).

Chair: Herman Miller Cosm, graphite, tall back with adjustable arms (2019). Purchased at Design Within Reach in Seattle last year. The store had all of the Herman Miller models displayed and the salesperson was excellent to work with. The chair is crazy expensive! I’m considering it a long term investment.

Organization

Laptop Stand: Rain Design mStand (2017).

Sleeve: Cable Management Sleeve, JOTO Cord Management System for TV / Computer / Home Entertainment, 19 – 20 inch Flexible Cable Sleeve Wrap Cover Organizer, 4 Piece – Black (2017)

Under desk clips: 25pcs Adhesive Cable Clips Wire Clips Cable Wire Management Wire Cable Holder Clamps Cable Tie Holder for Car Office and Home (2017)

Headphones: Brainwavz Henja Headphones Hanger (2017)

Power Strip: Tripp Lite 6 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip Clamp Mount (2017)

Notebook: National Brand Laboratory Notebook (2017).

Desk and chair in sitting position.

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