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Zahid Karakaya · Updated 16 May 2021

My Work From Home Desk Setup [ 2021 ]

As a frontend developer, I have been working from home the majority of the time. This leads me to gradually improve my workspace. I want to share every part of this workspace and explain my thoughts in this post.

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I have accumulated most of these products this year, but yeah it’s certainly not like I’ve gone out and bought it all in one go.

I also want to preface this article with that I’m incredibly fortunate and grateful to be in the position that I can afford all of this, especially if we consider electronics prices and taxes in Turkey.

Now, let’s go over all the products on my desk. Starting with the most important one:

Computer

I used to work with windows computers around 4 years ago. This was when I was very into web design and development. But when I discovered how comfy and safe working with mac, I bought my first Mac.

I now use a Space Gray MacBook Pro 13 inch and I am very happy with it.

Monitor

The monitor I use is the Philips B line 34" curved UltraWide with a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. It connects via USB-C and can even charge the MacBook if you would like to with the connection. Also, the monitor can be used as a dock station with one USB-C, four USB 3 ports.

Camera

A couple of months ago I decided to replace my mac webcam, the quality of my video in online meetings was not that good. After some research instead of buying a camera, I bought a ring light (having some sort of light makes such a big difference) and decided to use my iPhone 12 as a webcam. That combo just works perfectly.

To connect the iPhone camera to my computer I use the Camo app. It comes free, it has enough features for me, and it outputs very good HD quality.

Mouse

I usually switch between the Logitech MX Master 3 and the Apple Magic trackpad. I really enjoy the Logitech because of it fantastic array of extra buttons and knobs to control things like going back and forth in the web browser, zooming windows, and padding desktops.

Keyboard

I have tried many different keyboards throughout my days. I used mechanical keyboards for a good while, before I went back to the Apple Keyboard. Although I use Redragon K552-R keyboard now.

Headphones

I love music so I wanted to invest in a pair of high-quality headphones. I pulled the trigger on the Skull Candy Crusher. The bass boost in this headset is great. But wearing the headphones too tightly or for a substantial length of time hurts your ears and that really irritates you while working.

I generally use AirPods Pro for work. Noise cancellation works perfectly if I need to focus. By the way AirPods microphone quality not that good.

Conclusion

You have now gotten a deep look into my 2021 work from home desk setup. I work as a frontend software engineer and enjoy improving my workstation and invest in new tools.

Feel free to get in contact with me if you have any questions.