Hardware

You could take a look at remote setup to find what you can get. And my use post for everything I’m using other than hardware.

My Office Setup

Computer

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 with 64GB RAM 2667 MHz DDR4 and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB. Please see my Mac post for tips using Mac.

How many multiple display can you connect?

Desk

FLEXISPOT E6. It has memory function to remember your standing preference. Easier to assemble compared to previous generation. Very stable.

Chair

Cosm High-Back, Leaf Arms. The Leaf Arms can enable you go closer to your desk. No adjustments need. Easy to move. This does not require any setting or adjustment. It embraces you and the looooooook, the leafy arm. OMG, I am going to sleep on this chair.

Chair Mat

Bauhutte 160x130cm. BCM-160F. The dyson does not really like this, it stuck so needs to put in one place then swipe to vaccum out dusts.

Monitor

Dell U2720Q. The 2720Q is the latest release (2020.04.09) in the 27 line up that has USB-C to USB-C output (no dongle!) and many other USB 3.2 ports. The stand comes with it can rotate the monitor horizontally and vertically.

How to configure please check DELL 2720Q.

Monitor Arm

Flo Monitor Arm. It is very stable.

Light

BALMUDA The Light. This has a ForwardBeam Technology so I can adjust it to expose some light on my face.

Webcam

Razer Kiyo. My room’s light is not very awesome. This comes with ring light in the hope of helping but does not really make much difference.

Connect by USB-A.

Keyboard

HHKB Hybrid Type-S—S means Silent. It is not as loud as other mechanical keyboard. I like the typing feel. It is soft. Also I want a Japanese layout mechanical keyboard.

Connect by Bluetooth.

Mouse

90% of the time. It’s healthier than using Trackpad.

MX Master 3.

Connect by USB Unifiying Connector.1

Trackpad

10% of the time. I only use when I am preparing presentations.

Magic Trackpad 2.

Connect by Bluetooth.

Microphone

Rode NT1 + AI1 on PSA1 arm. The reason I get arm is mostly for reducing cables in front of me.

Rode NT-USB Mini. This is my backup. I like this one because it has USB-C - USB-A output. The quality difference compared to a XLR microphone is very small if your room is not well treated. Learn more Audio.

Headphones

AirPods Pro and AirPods 2. I like how forgettable AirPods is. I have AirPods 2 in case AirPods Pro runs out of power. The suck in active noise cancellation is simply magical.

If you encounter AirPods Pro Rattling Noise, get a replacement.

Connect by Bluetooth.

Speaker

Bose Soundbar 500. Pretty and comes with a nice mobile app. Amazing sound quality. Remove Voice Assistant.

Connect by Bluetooth.

USB Dock

CalDigit TS3 Plus Dock. This one rules all additional ports and 87W power is passing through.

Make sure your macOS is Catalina 10.15+ and install the firmware update. If your mac is 10.15.4 and you stuck updating firmware for CalDigit TS3 Plus, try another mac that is < 10.15.4, and follow above guide accordingly.

Phone

iPhone 11 Pro Max 512GB. I like big screens. I never use case because $10 case now dominate $1500 carefully crafted phone?

Charging

Belkin BOOST↑UP™ charging stand. Buying a wireless charging pad is so good. Grabbing the cable and charge your phone is not a big deal. But the cable and few times in a day adds up. Now you only need to put your phone on the stand, then it’s charging. This is very slow though, like, really really slow.

Travel Setup

Laptop stand

MOFT. This can lift your laptop a bit. It is not enough but better than nothing, and you can add a book in the bottom!