Work from home setup

Rocket-Boy

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Its probably been my best investment so far and I'm actually pissed I didn't pony up years ago for a good quality "office" chair at home and burnt through so many Makro chairs over the years. "Goedkoop is Duurkoop" as they say.
I'm not sold on the standing desk thing just yet to be honest, but that might have lots to do with me being in calls for a period of the day so I get the opportunity of standing and walking around whilst on calls with my headset on..
I did the same with chairs over the years, didnt want to spend as much as I did on the Wau but now I wish I had done it sooner.
The standing desk comes in clutch on really long days where sitting just isnt comfortable anymore. I was working a contract for Airbnb late last year and with two full weeks of 16-18 hours days being able to stand was a lifesaver, I probably would have fallen asleep if I was sitting!
 

PsyWulf

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My current setup:
Desktop PC
Wireless headset+stand,4 screens + a quad-arm stand
Cheap but decent gaming chair

Upgraded setup:
Triple-screen universal USB dock to dock my laptop
12 Port USB Hub
Laptop
and the rest of the existing gear
 

garyc

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Some things that have not been mentioned so far:
  • A battery/UPS for the router so that meetings and work (separate concepts) can continue during load shedding.
  • A bookshelf or equivalent for holding all the work things that are not a computer.
  • Speakers to cover the sound of the neighbor's dogs.
 

ShloshMalosh

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Been slowly working on it. Its not the best but its better than where i started.

Before:
- 1200 x 700 desk
- for both work laptop and my personal machine
- 2 sets of peripherals
- super cramped

After:
- desk is 1500 x 750
- shelf at the bottom for my machine = much more space "on deck"
- used one of these to share peripherals between the laptop and PC: https://www.ugreen.com/products/2-in-4-out-usb-2-0-sharing-switch-box?_pos=2&_sid=07eab7fee&_ss=r (keeb, mouse and headset, thats my watch charger in slot 4)
- using trunking underneath for cable management and those rubber sticky on jobbies for on the desk.

Current status. Feeling much more productive, creative, and motivated.

Edit: the chair is from Makro - Daytona iirc, have had it for a while
Headset is Redragon H210 - its usb with 7.1 surround. im no audiophile. but it does a decent job
The monitor is shared using an HDMI switch. Got mine from makro. see pic

Next step is possibly adding another monitor. but thats a luxury and far away for now.

Its not youtube worthty, but its much better.
Give thanks
 

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JohnStarr

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Office chair (literally from my office), second-hand desk with 3 drawers, my work laptop with Logitech cordless combo, and an LG monitor which I bought off Takealot last year (that has horrible resolution...think I got screwed).

Logitech G250 gaming headset to take Teams calls and listen to Spotify.
 

ShloshMalosh

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Been slowly working on it. Its not the best but its better than where i started.

Before:
- 1200 x 700 desk
- for both work laptop and my personal machine
- 2 sets of peripherals
- super cramped

After:
- desk is 1500 x 750
- shelf at the bottom for my machine = much more space
- used one of these to share peripherals between the 2 https://www.ugreen.com/products/2-in-4-out-usb-2-0-sharing-switch-box?_pos=2&_sid=07eab7fee&_ss=r (keeb, mouse and headset)
- using trunking underneath for cable management and those rubber sticky on jobbies for on the desk.

Current status. feeling much more productive, creative, and motivated.

Edit: the chair is from Makro - Daytona iirc, have had it for a while
Headset is Redragon H210 - its usb with 7.1 surround. im no audiophile. but it does a decent job
The monitor is shared using an HDMI switch. Got mine from makro. see pic


Its not youtube worthty, but its much better.
Give thanks
Hdmi switch JPEG_20210203_111701_3074063265161756064.jpg
 
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