I use the same 13" 2017 Macbook Pro both at home and when I travel, since I don't want the headache of splitting my stuff across multiple machines. My home setup looks like this...

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My current desk setup as of August 2020

There are links to all the kit I mention at the bottom of this page.

Desk


I've used in Ikea Bekant corner desk since about 2014. It fits perfectly in the space I have and is large enough for non-computer stuff like modelling, painting and sketching.

In March 2021 I upgraded the base to their adjustable sit/stand version. It's awesome.

I generally sit when I'm doing focus work and stand for everything else, and I pretty much always stand for meetings. I tend to use it at four heights:

  1. Sitting -the right height for me to type with legs and forearms in the most ergonomic position. This is a bit lower than I had it before I got an adjustable base.
  2. Painting - a little higher, but still seated. Good for painting Warhammer miniatures or doing other non-computer stuff.
  3. Standing - The same ergonomic position for my forearms, keyboard and mouse but for when I'm standing.
  4. Presenting - A little bit higher than the normal standing position. I use this when I'm presenting, recording videos and the like. The extra height means I'm looking up ever so slightly which causes me to step back from the desk a little and use my whole body more. If I'm presenting slides I use a clicker so I don''t feel so tied to the desk.

I added a small sliding drawer to the bottom of the desk so I don't have to reach for pens/post-its when I'm standing up. Note: I'll cover cable management later.

I lower the desk before I go to sleep. My bed is next to my desk and there's something really horrible about waking up and looking at a massive tall desk with all my work stuff on it. This is somehow much less horrible if it's in a "sitting" position 🤷‍♂️

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Sliding drawer