My Productive Workspace

a month ago   •   3 min read

By Eric Gregorich

I have been working from home since March, and since then, my setup has changed completely. I wish I had pictures of my desk from before. I think the only thing that I still have the main desk and my laptops.

While I would not consider my setup attractive, it has been quite functional and helps keep me productive.

I found that Writing a little about my setup has helped me evaluate and appreciate what I have and how I use it.

Monitor

LG 34UC88-B 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD IPS Monitor with USB Quick Charge
I can see everything I need on the screen has been a huge productivity booster. I can fit more on the screen, and everything is crisp and clear. It also has good speakers built-in, so I was able to toss my cheap speakers.

Standing Desk

VariDesk Pro Plus 36 by Vari Standing Desk
For a couple of years, I was using a homemade standing desk that was stationary. I found it challenging to stand all day. I like to be able to sit and stand as I see fit. So I found a standing desk that allows me to do this.

Mouse

Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse
It is has been a great mouse so far. The electromagnetic scrolling is very smooth and accurate. It is also quiet, which I didn't realize I would appreciate. The horizontal scroll wheel is handy, but I do forget about it all the time.

The ergonomics are excellent. It is a larger mouse, so my hand does not cramp up as much.

It feels premium. And it should because it comes with a premium price.

Keyboard

HyperX Alloy Origins Core - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
I switched from the Logitech Ergo K860 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard to this mechanical keyboard. I have been going through keyboards, trying to find a good fit. This ergonomic keyboard has been pretty good. It was very comfortable. But it was huge and I didn't like the typing experience.

I'm probably hooked on mechanical keyboards now that I have one. It feels so much better than a membrane keyboard. Warning: Mechanical keyboards are much louder than a standard keyboard. This is quite satisfying in a way. But you need to be aware of the type of keys your getting.

Webcam

Webcam
Since working from home, I've been joining many meetings on Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Having a good webcam has been necessary. This is a pretty generic webcam with good video but not so great microphone.

Microphone

USB Desktop Microphone
Since the microphones on my monitor, webcam, and laptop have all failed me (others complain they can't hear me well), I purchased this microphone. I guess it works well because I have had no complaints, and everyone says they can hear me clearly.

Lamp

Miroco LED Floor Lamp
The lighting in my room is not great. I have two windows behind me that provide a decent amount of natural light, but I can't see a thing if the sun is not out. This lamp has been fantastic. It comes in 3 pieces so you can configure it to the height you need. It is flexible, and the lights can be dimmed and switched between warmer and cooler colors. It fits perfectly on my desk and stretches directly over my desk where I write.

Chair

Boss Office Products Ergonomic Works Drafting Chair
With a standing desk, I found my regular office chair was no longer functional. It was too low to the ground. It was always uncomfortable. I found this chair was great for those with a standing desk as it sits up higher. It is straightforward and comfortable. My only complaint is the material seems to a magnet for dog hair.

Coffee Mug

Yeti mug
This Yeti mug was a gift from my employer. I've had it for a few months, and it has hardly ever left my side. I either have coffee, tea, or ice water in it at all times.

Laptops

I have a Dell Precision 3520 workstation for work and a Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 for personal. I can easily switch between them by switching inputs on my monitor and switching devices from my mouse and keyboard (each supports up to 3 devices).

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