M1 MacBook Air
My primary computer is an M1 MacBook Air (Gold) with 16GB of memory and 256GB SSD. The battery life and display are incredible. The screen is a little small for my liking but I wasn’t willing to shell out the extra grand and a half for the 16" MacBook Pro.
Dell Optiplex 3040 Micro
I picked up this Optiplex for super cheap to originally use as a Minecraft server. It briefly saw use as a home server but now sits unused. It’s going to be used as a test server when I get the time to set it up again. It has an i5-6500T, 16GB of memory and dual 512GB SSDs.
Raspberry Pi 3 B+
The Pi simply runs PiHole and nothing else.
I’ve been committed to using a trackball for a few years now and I could never go back to a mouse for desktop use. The Logitech M570 is great. I tried the M575 refresh and MX Ergo but still prefer the shape of the original M570.
I love keyboards so much that I started an Etsy store for them. I primarily use the Con Corne, a monoblock Corne keyboard that I designed. It has 35g Silent Alpaca switches which are by far my favorite. When I’m on the go, I use a Corne LP with 25g tape-modded Purpz.
I also use my HHKB Pro 2 from time to time. It was my first ever mechanical keyboard and I adore Topre so much I’m willing to use the standard ANSI layout instead of my preferred 42-key keymap. It has 55g Realforce domes, lubed purple Type-S sliders and original silencing rings, essentially making it a 55g HHKB Type-S and not the 45g standard HHKB it started as.
I’ve tried quite a few headphones but settled on the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pros (250ohm) connected to a FiiO E10K. I prefer the boosted bass and in-your-face treble over clinical and neutral sound. I came from 770 Pros but the treble is noticeably harsher with the closed-back model and I no longer use them.
I also have a pair of cheap Koss Porta-Pros with YAXI pads and FAAEL Snow Lotus since IEM tips are not comfortable to my ears.
I have a height-adjustable IDASEN frame with a GERTON (discontinued) tabletop, both from IKEA. I don’t stand but do adjust height if I’m writing or soldering so I don’t have to crane my neck.
My chair is a generic office chair (presumably from Amazon) I found in like-new condition sitting next to the dumpster. It was missing a wheel and assembled incorrectly, but after a few dollars and half an hour of time I fixed the issues. This chair will definitely be replaced in the future, but it works for now.
A BenQ Screenbar lights up the work surface of my desk.