My WFH desk and office setup

One of my favorite obsessions is watching or reading about the gear other people use. I’ve watched almost every “What’s in my tech bag” video on YouTube, it feels like, and I’m always prowling blog posts that detail what someone is using. In case there’s anybody out there that is as interested in these things as I am, here’s an overview of what my home office looks like and the gear that I use to make videos, write both blog posts and code, and generally mess around on the internet.

I’m only mentioning larger items of note that I use frequently.

A photo of my home office on any given day

Video production gear

Not on desk

  • Elgato green screen (long, black metal object on the left side of the photo, on the floor)
  • Canon 6DII with a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L (upper left, on tripod with teleprompter)
  • Manfrotto tripod
  • TeleprompterPaAD iLight Pro 10"
  • Neewer 5-in-1 reflective reflector set (gold, silver, white, black, and transparent)
  • Neewer two-way rotating aluminum light stand
  • Manfrotto mobile phone mount (mounted on light stand above desk)
  • Neewer Camera Monopod with rotating column for panoramic shooting
  • 2 x Nanlite PavoTube II 6C tubes on the shelves in the background

On desk

  • Aputure AL-MC portable light (attached magnetically to the back of my external monitor)
  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Elgato Key Light
  • Canon M50 (between my laptop and monitor screens, used as my main webcam)
  • Elgato multi-mount (holding up the M50)
  • Blackmagic Atem Mini video switcher
  • Røde Wireless Go microphone (main microphone, even for voice calls)
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5, 1TB (always connected to my laptop)
  • Macbook Pro 13" (2020), 2,3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 32 GB RAM

Not pictured but in frequent use

  • Sony A6600 with Sigma 16mm f1.4 (main shooter, used to take this shot)
  • Røde Wireless Go II microphones (used as on-board camera mics)
  • SwitchPod tripod

Other tech

  • Synology DS920+ 4 Bay NAS (just outside the photo)
  • Amazon Echo Dot (on the bookshelf)
  • Google Wifi wireless extender (just outside photo)
  • 2 x Nintendo Switch (on bookshelf; one Animal Crossing edition))
  • Nintendo Lite Zacien and Zamazenta edition (on bookshelf)
  • Amazon Kindle Oasis (bookshelf)
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (bookshelf)
  • Kobo One HD (bookshelf)
  • Risa Electric Tenor Ukulele, black (bookshelf)

Non-tech gear

  • Wyrmwood Gaming Cherry dice tower, personal tray, and dice vault set
  • Kimi Rainbow Acrylic kalimba
  • Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Midi, steel age (the only fountain of many that I use regularly)

A photo of my the things on my desk

Non-video gear on my desk

I already listed the video-related gear on my desk in the first section above, but here’s everything else.

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (secondary phone, primarily for timelapses and overhead videos)
  • Samsung Galaxy Wireless Buds, rose
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (primary phone)
  • Apple Macbook Air 11" (2011, used as my presentation laptop)
  • Apple Magic Touchpad
  • Apple iPad Pro 11" (2020) tablet
  • Niz Plum Atom 68 electro-capacitive keyboard with Pikachu keycap
  • Logitech MX Master 3 mouse
  • Bose NC700 wireless noise-cancelling headphones
  • Oura ring (health and sleep tracking)