Sometimes breaking a new product results in a huge upgrade [Setups]


Lynch's nice, neat setup helps with iOS development and YouTube content creation.
Lynch's nice, neat setup helps with iOS development and YouTube content creation.
Photo: Stewart Lynch

Canadian iOS developer and YouTuber Stewart Lynch got lucky when he broke the USB-C port connector on his brand new 27-inch LG monitor the first day he had it. Huge-upgrade lucky.

Lynch, who hails from North Vancouver, British Columbia, took the stricken display, under warranty, to a repair shop.

“About a week later LG called me and said they did not have any 27-inch monitors in stock so they offered me a 38-inch upgrade at no cost,” Lynch told Cult of Mac. “I took it and sold my dual monitor arm that was holding the 27- and 24-inch monitors and went with the setup I have now.”

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Now that’s a customer-service story we can all envy: one where you get — at no cost but the passage of time — a big upgrade.

Landscape and portrait display orientation

Like many folks, Lynch likes his dual monitors in different orientations. The larger one is in landscape and the small one is in portrait. One wide, that is, and one tall.

“I love the ability to arrange all of the apps I need on one screen in landscape when I am recording or developing,” he said. “Typically, the portrait screen is more static and holds Calendar, Reminders and Messaging apps.”

Seamless computing

Lynch said he uses a number of apps like Moom, Better Touch Tool and Keyboard Maestro to manage windows and KeyBinding to speed up processes. He called those tools, in addition to his Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse and Logitech MX Keys Keyboard, “great Mac citizens.”

As for more recent additions, Lynch said he has brought in a new Logitech Brio webcam, Neewer portable lights and a green screen for future YouTube use.

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