I decided Id go over my desk setup in a little more detail than in my office renovation thread. It’s pretty minimal, and in fairness the photo is a little selective as sometime’s it’ll be my MacBook rather than my iPad, and fairly often I’ll have both on the desk. However I do a lot of my day job remoted in to work on the iPad right now, so this is a frequent situation.
I like to keep my workstation very clean. I find an expanse of empty desk surface helps me concentrate. Even with the exact same objects on the smaller desk I had previously I found the environment too claustrophobic (best word I can find for the feeling - I don’t suffer from the actual phobia). I try very hard therefore to keep stuff off my desk as much as possible. If I don’t need a thing, it gets put away until I do.
The PS4 DualShock controller is paired to the iPad, and I use it with PS4 remote play when the TV is in use and there are aliens or orcs or whatever that need murd’rin’ or outer space that needs explorin’. It isn’t supposed to live on my desk but I haven’t determined a convenient home for it yet. I can say without a doubt that the Sony Dualshock and Microsoft Xbox controllers blow all other MFi gamepads out of the water.
You can’t see them in the photo above, but the USB C cables for charging and for my external backup drive (velcroed under the desk) are secured at the back of the table surface with a couple of Bluelounge Cabledrops and the Ikea lamp has built in Qi charging.
The basket in the corner was an inexpensive buy from Amazon, and I squeezed my husband’s old Mophie Qi charger (he stopped using it because text messages would vibrate his phone off centre and prevent charging - the Belkin option was a lot more reliable) through gaps in the grille. I dump all the stuff from my pockets in here, including my wallet, and my AirPods Pro, which of course charge on the charger. I also keep a microfibre cloth to hand for quick screen dusting.
The other piece of important office equipment I guess is the laser printer. We have a colour Brother laser model with AirPrint support. It sits on a table next to my desk, and now my husband has finished his Master’s degree actually only gets very infrequent use. I had to dust it down to take a photo. I do occasionally have to print a character sheet for an RPG game.
Coffee is of course an important aspect of any good working environment