My optimized home setup
I spend a lot of time researching and curating the best equipment for every aspect of my life.
So I thought I would share some of it here if anyone’s interested.
I wanted to try a standing desk but was not yet willing to spend too much on an electric one. So I compromised with a cheap manual standing desk, and I’m quite happy with it so far.
Looking for a high-quality chair and influenced by esport players, I chose DX Racer. Their seats are designed for an extended use of more than 8 hours per day. They feel very sturdy and are so comfortable.
But if I needed to buy a new seat now, I would choose the Aeron Miller, if you can afford it…
27” IPS WQHD
I have been using this monitor for five years now, ever since I read this article.
Brand doesn’t matter much. Mine is a no-name Korean panel with only one dual-link DVI input and no on-screen display.
The important thing is that it is an IPS panel and at least 2560x1440 resolution, this way I can easily open two websites side by side.
The second monitor is mostly for chats, so I grabbed the first one I found.
Another downside of my monitor is the stand, you can just slightly tilt it, but no rotation or height adjustment.
Also to free up some space on my desk I used those Ergotron monitor arms.
Keyboard depends more on you personal preferences, but I like the feedback of mechanical keyboards.
I use Cherry MX Blue switches so I can really feel the “click”.
Having such a small keyboard avoids moving my hands too much, which I find more comfortable.
I also was among the first to back the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, which will replace my minila as soon as it’s delivered.
Mechanical keyboards are thick, so you need a wrist rest to avoid unnecessary stress on your wrists.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Logitech, especially their gaming mouses and I wanted a wireless mouse, so I came across the MX master.
Very ergonomic, very comfortable, I like the thumb wheel (I use it to manage volume).
But the one feature that makes it irreplaceable is SmartShift: if you flick the wheel quickly, you go into a free spin mode, and it goes back to normal when you stop it.
This feature is useful when you are going through large files or logs.