ARTICLE – My main “battlestation”. I have worked from home for about 9 years now, but I’m constantly updating things. I use this station for both work and play, and it’s set up accordingly.
Here’s a list of the stuff:
Monitor: Monoprice Dark Matter 34″ ultrawide. This monitor is great for both productivity (it is similar to having 2 screens side by side) and for games. The fast refresh rate, excellent color, and sweet-spot resolution is perfect for me.
Computer: Custom AMD 5800x / Nvidia RTX 3080 build in a Thermaltake S100 case. PC gaming video cards have been overpriced and impossible to find for going on 2 years now (just like latest-gen consoles), but I was persistent and lucky enough to grab an MSI 3080, and it’s been getting me through the pandemic.
Keyboard: Glorious Modular Mechanical Keyboard with HyperX Pudding keycaps. I love a good mechanical keyboard, and the GMMK has been flawless for me. It’s built like a tank, and the easy keycap swap matches the white theme I have in my little work/game corner.
Mouse: Logitech G903 : This mouse is fantastic for both gaming and work. It can easily change DPI/sensitivity with quick button presses, the scroll wheel can be switched from free-spinning to clicking instantly, and it tracks like butter. Battery life is basically forever too, I regularly go for weeks forgetting to recharge it.
Headphones: EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 601 wired gaming headset : I’ve reviewed and used several other headphones and headsets since the EPOS GSP 601, but I keep going back to it for the excellent microphone and stunning audio. The white accents don’t hurt either.
I also have a treadmill desk station set up. This one is primarily for work (I try to work while walking as much as I can). I added a wall mount and built a permanent desk surface, then added a laptop tray as well. I’m currently using the Kensington SD2500T hybrid nano docking station to connect everything to my work Macbook with a single Thunderbolt cable which makes it super easy to come and go with the work laptop. The keyboard is the Epomaker AKKO 3068 Silent Bluetooth 5.0 keyboard which I love. The keyboard can easily switch connections to different devices, so I can even use my phone or a different laptop with the docking station and Bluetooth keyboard. I’m using the same mouse as my main station, because it’s the best. The treadmill is an Ancheer 2 in 1 folding treadmill that’s held up for over 1000 miles of walking so far. It’s not too fancy, but it gets the job done and has surprised me with its longevity.
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