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Going green with envy over space-gray peripherals [Setups]

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Mmm ... space gray Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. What, no mouse?
Mmm ... space gray Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. What, no mouse?
Photo: Hennerz_19@Reddit.com

If Apple takes something away, people tend to want it more. We see this in the persistent coveting of space gray peripherals — Magic Trackpad, Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 — that the Cupertino tech giant stopped selling separately last year after the iMac Pro’s discontinuation.

Following the space gray iMac Pro’s launch in 2018 with matching peripherals exclusive to it, owners found they could sell the dark-hued input devices for mad money. So Apple jumped on that market, charging a slight premium over the silver versions, though not forever. But space gray gear still carries a certain cache.

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Love those space-gray peripherals

“Really wish I had bought that series of keyboard and trackpad when they made them,” one admiring Redditor commented on Hennerz_19’s setup post, which shows a space gray Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad paired with an M1 MacBook Pro and dual displays. “Nice setup!”

“They were pricey but well worth it,” said another. “Space grey Magic Mouse is 🔥”

“Thanks!” Hennerz replied. “Yeah, I really like the keyboard and trackpad, didn’t even realize they had stopped selling this option.”

Will they return?

Another commenter pointed out that they’re “holding out, when the next iMac comes out we get them back.” Well, maybe.

Of course, new iMacs came out in rainbow colors. Rumors suggest iMac Pro could return this year with an M-series processor — maybe even with two powerhouse chips.

We’ll have to see what else Apple might do with space-gray paint jobs.

MacBook Pro and Xbox with dual monitors

Hennerz runs a 2020 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, plus an 11-inch M1 iPad Pro and an Xbox Series X, with two displays. One is a 28-inch Samsung ultra-hi-def 4K monitor with a BenQ light on top. The other is a 24-inch BenQ Zowie 1080p gaming monitor. Hennerz mounted the two screens on two Amazon Basics monitors stands, keeping them off the Ikea Karlby desktop.

Networking chores are capably handled by the ever-popular CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt Dock, with its 15 ports and 87W of charging power for the laptop and other gear.

And take note of the beautiful chair. It’s a Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair — a remarkable and costly piece of kit in and of itself, with advanced features for comfort and coolness (we’re talking temperature here, but maybe the other kind, too).

If you’re not jealous of the space gray Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, maybe that killer chair will turn you green with envy.

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