When the pandemic started, I went about setting up a proper home office environment, including the Mac Mini desktop computer with an ultra-wide monitor, professional mike, HD camera, external keyboard ... the whole shebang.
But as we're (slowly) returning to the old normal, I decided to get back to the minimalist roots. I sold most of the stuff you see in that photo and resorted to the absolute basics:
This simple but effective (and efficient!) setup works flawlessly. The new MacBook Pro has a 1080p HD camera built-in, and the AirPods Pro produce an excellent sound. It's a great office. Portable, simple, minimalist. It sparks joy.
If you're wondering what other stuff is on the desk:
- The IKEA cable box is just a plastic box with all the cabling stuffed in it. It fits a sizeable 6-socket surge protector so that there's only a single cable going from my IKEA BEKANT standing desk
- Samsung wireless charging stand
- Oura ring charger
- Xiaomi LED desk lamp
- the white brick is the 5G router
- That wooden-looking alien on the right is an essential oil diffuser
WFH basics are a computing device, something with a camera, and a pair of decent heaphones. It can be two devices, three devices, or a many as you need. But when you want to pack things up and move your office anywhere (#WFA #WorkFromAnywhere) — minimalism wins.