A list of current and past hardware and software tools.
Last updated: August 3, 2023.Table of contents:
Bought Anker PowerCore 24K. Intended as an external battery for the MacBook Air M2. Lasts for about 1.2x charges.
Started trying out Fork as an alternative to GitKraken.
Mac Mini Late-2018 given away as a hand-me-down. A great machine that still has a lot left in it. Did not see much use after acquiring the 13.6" MacBook Air M2. Have owned three Mac Minis in the past and they have all been great, small, and cost effective machines. Some of Apple's finest work.
Also gave away Apple Magic Keyboard to go along with the Mac Mini. Fantastic keyboard. Been a big fan of Apple keyboards throughout the years. Best tried so far. Even prefer it to mechanical keyboards because of the much shorter key travel distance.
Started using Arc. A Chromium based browser for power users. First-class support for multiple profiles and better tab management. Convenient when managing multiple separate logins for the same or similar set of websites (Gmail, Google Ads, etc). Non-pinned tabs automatically clear up the next day.
Upgraded to AirPods Pro 2nd gen from 1st gen.
Apple Watch 4 given away as a hand-me-down. Did not get a new watch. Liked the sleep and health tracking of the device but not enough to warrant buying a new watch. Enjoy having a free arm more.
iPad Pro 11" & Apple Pencil 2nd gen given away as hand-me-down. The iPad and pencil was great for signing PDFs and general browsing. However the device did not live up to expectations doing frontend development work. The hardware is great but the device is seriously hamstrung by the operating system.
AirPods Pro given away as hand-me-down. Amazing headphones that still had decent amount of life left. Although they had been used a lot (4-8h per day) and battery capacity was reduced. Upgraded to the AirPods Pro 2nd gen. Was initially very sceptical about the AirPods Pro but decided to give it a try on a recommendation of others. Used Bose QC-35 before which had slightly better sound and active noise cancelling. However the QC-35 would often have connection issues especially when switching between multiple devices. The AirPods switched more or less seamlessly between devices, sounded good enough, and had good enough active noise cancellation. The winning formula was how small the overall package is.
Handed down two Dell 25" UltraSharp U2515H (2560x1440) monitors along with SilverStone SST-ARM22BC & SST-ARM11BC monitor mounts. Great monitors and mounts that have many more years left. The exact monitors are no longer sold but a Dell UltraSharp has always proved exceptional. Would not hesitate to buy the exact monitor mounts again. It was such a game changer to have them, desk became a lot less cluttered, better looking, and easier to clean.
Handed down as well a Logitech G903 wireless mouse. It was okay. Expensive and ugly but tracked exceptionally well. Used it directly on the desk. After some time the left clicker started to ghost and occasionally double click on single clicks which was annoying. The infinity scroll wheel is bar-none the best scroll wheel. It was available on some high-end Logitech mice. A massive quality of life improvement if scrolling a lot in very large documents.
After upgrading to the M2 MacBook Air the Mac Mini did not see much use any more. Also did not install Qbserve nor Timing again. Both great software. Would recommend for keeping track of productivity and time ledger programs used. Might use again later but do not currently have as much use for them.
Upgraded to a 13.6" MacBook Air M2 from 15" MacBook Pro Late-2013. Came with Compact 35W Dual USB-C.
Bought MagSafe Duo Charger.
Bought Røde Wireless Go II wireless microphone.