Updates to the home office – Work with me!

I work for a great company. One of the many perks that I and my co-workers enjoy is a regular hardware refresh. That along with a paid three-month sabbatical encouraged every five years, home office, career coaching, time off (open vacation policy) and more! I am sharing so you come and work with me!

So it was time for a hardware refresh this month, and it was also time to pick out my four-year anniversary laptop. Though it’s been well over 5 years, I decided to go for it.

I took this opportunity to overhaul everything! Every 5 years we also get a new monitor, and I was more than happy to get a new one. I am ditching my two monitor setup for a single monitor that’s ultra-wide. Since I am no longer using an iMac I needed to find a webcam, and I have wanted to upgrade from the Yeti microphone to something a little better, since I also do some home recording.

I am very happy with the results. I’ll list the upgrades I chose below and after a few months I think I might review them. Photos of the office are coming soon!

I am thankful for where I work and very blessed to have such a great working environment at home. You might consider applying at Automattic, we are hiring!

Here is the updated office!

  1. Macbook Pro (M1) “W” laptop as a gift after 5 years at Automattic
  2. SAMSUNG G9 monitor. Sent the G9 back. Way too many issues. In it’s place is the Dell Ultrasharp 43 4K USB-C Monitor – U4320Q. It’s huge!
  3. OWC 14-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock 
  4. Razer Kiyo Pro Webcam
  5. MOTU M2 2×2 USB-C Audio Interface
  6. Shure MV7 Podcast Microphone with boom
  7. beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones
  8. BENQ Computer Monitor Light ScreenBar
  9. A Few Sound Control Lights

I kept my uplift standing desk, keyboard and mouse, as well as the Polk Audio speakers, subwoofer and Denon receiver that I really, really love.