My optimized home setup 2018

⚙️ Optimization
🤖 Gadget

Since last year, I have been working a lot more from home, so it justified upgrading some things.

Desk

SKARSTA IKEA standing desk

Still happy with this cheap manual standing desk.

Seat

DX Racer seat

This seat is still holding itself, could not find any reason to change it yet.

Computer

iMac 27” Retina 5K Display

Display resolution is everything to me and, I wanted to have the same OS at home and on my laptop.
I used to have a Mac mini which would have been fine for my needs, but it hasn’t been upgraded for a while.
So I did not have much choice.

Monitors

LG 27UD88-W

I first bought this monitor to use with my laptop.
I was looking for a display with a single USB-C port to connect and charge my Macbook.
It doubles as a USB hub which makes it a kind of docking station.
The default stand is excellent, tall enough that you can rotate it vertically.

Ergotron LX

Still love those arms, they are even strong enough to hold the iMac.

Keyboard

Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

My UHK finally arrived this week!
I am still getting used to it, and I will write a thorough review later.

Mouse

Apple Magic Trackpad 2

I was already using this with my laptop, and I never use a mouse on Mac OS.
The gestures and precision of their trackpad are just too good to pass on.

Webcam

Logitech C922 pro

Working from home, I am doing many video calls, and the iMac camera/microphone are not that great.
I really like the wide angle when I am doing online meetings with multiple people with me.

Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 II

THE reference in noise canceling headphones.
One of the most significant features is that it can pair simultaneously with 2 devices, so I connect it to my phone and computer, and it switches seamlessly when I get a call.

Arthur Lorotte de Banes

Freelance AWS Solutions Architect