Featured Desk: Newly-Minted Mac Fan’s Study Powerhouse
This week’s featured desk came to us with a complete description from its owner, Thomas Frank, which we’ll be republishing here–it’s always good to see people talk about their desks in their own words.
My desk has been a work-in-progress for the past year; here is its current iteration. The main limitation to what I can do is the desk itself; it comes with my room and can’t be taken out. Taking that fact into consideration, I’ve put it in what I think is the best position for the hardware I have. I built the small shelf in order to provide room under the two monitors for my keyboard and laptop. When they are both under the shelf, I have a nice open space to put books and papers on. Recently, I switched from being a Mac-hater to a Mac-fan (a change brought about from my frustration with the Zune HD’s lack of a to-do app), and thus I own an AT&T Bars-style assortment of iDevices which make my life easier. Surprisingly, I use the main desktop PC mainly for web design, gaming, and movie watching. The Logitech G15 keyboard is nice, but I prefer to type up notes and papers on the Macbook Pro. However, the desktop does win in the cursor department, coupling a Razer Deathadder and the Steelseries 4HD mousepad (which is the best mouse pad ever, and only $20).
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Placing the desk on the short side of the loft enabled me to create the perfect surround-sound setup; there’s a speaker on each post, as well as one on the left monitor. Together they provide a very immersive sound experience.
Finally, I use the iPad mainly as a book reader and time-management command center. I was very happy to see [the] article on using Goodreader for school reading – I’ve been doing this ever since school started this year and it’s awesome. I’ve also got most of my textbooks on it, which lightens up my backpack quite a bit.
If you’d like to read more about Thomas’s desk, you can check out his blog entry on the subject. If you’ve got a desk of your own that you’d like to share with us, we’d be glad to have it. Send desk photos, along with a description, to [email protected].