I invested in a good computer setup for working-from-home a while ago. When the lockdown for COVID-19 came I was prepared. Still I made some changes and investments to go from one-day-a-week to fulltime working-from-home. Time for an update.
No cable management and I love it
I’ve raised my laptop so I can see the slack updates next to my actual work. The clear pastic stand was from when I used only my laptop. After buying my 24 inch monitor it was stuffed away somewhere. Luckily I could still find it and raise my laptop to eye level.
Now that my laptop is always open (used it clamshell mode before) the webcam bothered me. I bought some webcam covers and installed them on all my laptops. Just for some ease of mind.
With everybody working/learning from home my wifi wasn’t stable enough for remote desktop. I bought the thunderbolt UTP adapter and use a wired connection now. Network connection and speed are stable now.
Slack, Skype and Zoom are the places we meet-up. For some privacy and better call quality I use the AirPods 2. Connecting to Apple devices is as easy as clicking a button. The wireless charging case is a nice feature too.
My logitech K800 keyboard and Performance MX mouse use the unifying receiver. Seemed to be vulnerable for hacking. Logitech released an update and installation was easy. https://support.logi.com/hc/articles/360035037273 (Firmware Update Tool)
Sometimes writing with pen on paper is needed. I have a stack of post-it notes next to my case with pens.