A different kind of article this time. On request of multiple people—after sharing a picture of my new work-from-home (WFH) setup earlier today on Twitter—I decided to write this article to inspire others.

“2 years of digital transformation in 2 months” – Satya Nadella

During COVID-19 it’s more important than ever before to have a proper setup at home. The situation let us—and other large companies think that WFH is becoming normal for the vast majority of companies now as well—not highly depending on role type anymore. Read more about it here.

I’m mostly working from home anyway while I’m not traveling, and therefore it’s important that my physical (and virtual) working environment is fulfilling my needs and makes the best out of me while working remotely.

I hope you can use something out of my setup below. Don’t blame me when you occasionally decide to buy a bunch – happy (re)building! 🙂

My equipment list

One thing I’d like to highlight about the setup is the Elgato streaming deck. I had my doubts about it, however, it makes really sense while using it in conjunction with the Key Lights, other home automation, and some custom buttons to switch from audio devices. Obviously, shortcuts to websites are possible as well, however, after two days it more seems to be a nice to have feature.

Laptop

Monitors

Monitor mounts

Lights

Stream deck

Alarm timer

Microphone (podcast) equipment

Headphones

Headset

Webcam

Sound speakers

Keyboard and mouse

Background lights

Background canvas

For all the sharp people here. That’s me on the canvas jumping out of a plane on top of the Grand Canyon last year.

I encourage you to do so too! You can book here 🙂