This is my desk. There are many like it but this one is mine.

I read a lot, and one of the fun articles I came across this past week was this article that showed off 23 inspiring home offices.  They do tend to be more Apple oriented, but they do look really good.  I wanted to share my home office with you, and I hope that you share your as well.  This is where a lot of my work happens.  Like a lot of technology nerds, I do have a few more computers around the house, and I’ve just purchased a Macbook Pro which will be joining the family as well.

Here is my desk….it is what it looks like right now, and I am trying my darndest to keep it this way.  It does tend to embrace entropy and get messy, especially when I start taking some electronic device apart or start wiring up things to my Raspberry Pi.

2014-11-06 13.46.52 I thought you might enjoy my setup, so here is some info about it.

The desk was purchased many years ago from Urban Furnishings and I don’t remember much about it other than it was made in Europe and cost a lot and I had to wait 2 months to get it. It has held up well through a few moves, and it is very sturdy and solid.  I have a matching file cabinet and side table.

The chair is not a Hermon Miller Aeron, but it is the less expensive Office Depot model that is very comfortable.

The orange thing under the desk is one of my newest additions, and is one of my top 10 best purchases of the year.  It is called the Fuut and I first saw it on Gizmodo and I had to have one.  I did order one from that sketchy looking website that is not entirely in English, but it showed up and I absolutely love it.

The computer is a trusty i7 Asus computer that I have had for several years now.  It is still going strong, and my or may not be up for an SSD upgrade in the next year.

I have two monitors, the primary 28″ and the secondary 27″.  Both are 1920×1200 resolution, which is higher than 1080, but not 4k.  I have had both for several years as well and they are doing great.  They are both connected to a dual arm monitor stand that I found on Amazon.

The little black box, along with the cables running next to the keyboard is a fun little thing that helps me work on multiple computers.  It is a 3 way HDMI splitter with remote.  I have an Apple Display Port connection and regular HDMI cable ready for me to hook up my Macbook or Raspberry Pi and I can switch back and forth without a lot of mess.

I finally decided that puny computer speakers were not cutting it for me and made the jump to a real amplifier and speakers.  The sound quality is amazing, and I wish I would have done it years ago.  The amplifier is the Lepai LP-2020A+ and was only $20 at Amazon.com.  It is plenty powerful enough to make the Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers sound crystal clear and full bodied.

The Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 has been my companion for more than 10 years now.  This is my 3rd one, and I amazingly destroyed my first 2 within a couple of weeks by spilling liquid on them both.  I love the Microsoft Natural Laser Mouse 6000 as well, but it is no longer in production, and so I baby it to keep from having to move on.  New ones are on Amazon.com for $149 which is crazy stupid and I would never recommend paying that much for a mouse…ever.  I highly recommend the SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad.  It is a large mouse pad and feels great.  After moving to a large mouse pad, you won’t want go back to the smaller ones.

Finally, I try and keep my Nexus 7 tablet near me.  The main reason is because it is the most efficient way to check all of my email accounts easily.  Having 10 tabs open in my web browser just to check email is not pleasant.  I also want to give another recommendation for the Helo Strap that I keep on the tablet.  It is made by a friend of mine, and it makes holding any tablet super easy.

 

-Geoffrey