Putting Together the Office

As I mentioned the other day, I’m going to be doing some work at a local magazine, and part of the deal that I worked out involved setting up my workspace with everything I needed. Since my computer is mobile, I needed to make sure my other components came with. Essentially, I wanted to recreate my home office at this new location, making it as convenient as possible to work in two separate places. Here’s what I ordered.

First, the peripherals. The Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad is there, mostly because I love having that numeric keypad on the side. It’s also cheap, saving the company a bit of money in the process, and it’s the same thing that I have at home. Next is my mouse – but you’ve heard enough about that one – and then the MStand from Rain Designs. I love that stand, and it fits perfectly with my next request, a Dell 21.5-inch monitor. It’s not perfect, but it is cheap, and it does the job well enough on my desktop, so it’ll work there as well. Finally, a USB hub and a mini display port to DVI adapter. The hub will make it easier for me to dock my MacBook every time I come into the office.

Any suggestions to change in my setup? Got an idea for things to add? Let me know in the comments.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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