When accountant and realtor Tausif Hussain built his setup he was looking for wellness and nature themes.
He uses a Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk, which is both eco-friendly and joint-friendly. He also has a Muvmat, an anti-fatigue mat that is also a foot massager. The Muvmat simulates standing in a forest; it is filled with bumps that imitate rocks, branches, and twigs. And pretty much every device rests on top of some wooden accessory or stand.
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Hussain’s setup is Grovemade galore. Pretty much every device rests on top of a product by Grovemade, a company known for its wooden accessories. Hussain’s Magic Keyboard (with a Numeric Keypad) sits in a Walnut Key Tray. His Magic Trackpad is in a Walnut Trackpad Tray, and his mouse rests on a Leather and Walnut Mouse Pad. Hussain’s headphones are on a Walnut Headphone stand. He also has Leather & Walnut Keyboard Wrist Pad to protect his wrists.
Notice a pattern? He likes how the dark hues of the walnut contrasts with the lightness of the bamboo desk. A Wool Felt Desk Pad adds to the nature theme.
When he is sitting he sits on the Capisco Chair, which claims to promote good posture.
While the theme of Hussain’s setup is nature, the heart of it is the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro. He sports a 34-inch LG UltraFine Monitor which has both great screen quality and tons of screen real estate.
The MacBook is hidden in a Penn Elcom Under Desk Drawer, which conveniently stores his MacBook under his desk, giving him a safe place to stow it and saving valuable desk space.
As well as a Magic Trackpad, Hussain also uses a Logitech MX Master 3 mouse. It may seem overkill to have both a mouse and a trackpad, but he frequently uses both simultaneously so it saves him time. “I find when I’m editing and working it’s quite efficient to be able to use all the gestures and scroll and slide and all that stuff with one hand while pointing with the mouse,” he said.
Hussain, a prolific YouTuber, of course has a great microphone. His Shure SM7B Dynamic Vocal Microphone was designed for podcasters and records everything he says with crystal-clear quality. The Shure is attached to a Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm, which Hussain says looks sleeker than any other microphone arms on the market. He also likes that it was designed with brackets for cable management and it is very easy to adjust.
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- Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk ($519)
- Capisco Chair by HÅG ($799)
- Muvmat by aeris ($149)
- 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro ($2,149)
- LG 34-inch UltraFine Monitor ($1,537)
- Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse ($100)
- Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad ($149)
- Apple Magic Trackpad 2 ($150)
- Blue Compass Premium Tube-Style Broadcast Boom Arm ($100)
- Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Microphone ($400 – $100 off)
- Twelve South StayGo ($88)
- Penn Elcom Under Desk Laptop Drawer ($65)
- Grovemade Leather and Walnut Mouse Pad ($100)
- Grovemade Walnut Magic Keyboard Tray ($100)
- Leather and Walnut Keyboard Wrist Pad ($70)
- Grovemade Walnut Magic Trackpad Tray ($80)
- Grovemade Walnut Headphone Stand ($140)
- Grovemade Wool Felt Desk Pad ($70)
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