There are two types of people in the world. There’s the person who happily tosses a bunch of mismatched gear on a desk and calls it a setup. Then there’s the person with properly placed objects, minimal-to-no cable clutter and careful color choices — down to the charging-pad-and-braided-cable level.
Today’s featured setup clearly belongs to the second type of person.
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Studio Display and MacBook Pro sets gets silver-and-black peripherals treatment
Redditor techsteveo (“Steve”) displayed his setup in a post entitled, “Studio Display Silver and Black setup – Waiting on M2 Mac Mini!”
We last covered a setup by Steve about a month ago in an articled headlined, “Is it OK to use a Mac mini as a stand for your display?” At the time Steve had an M1 Mac mini (16GB, 1TB SSD) running with his new Studio Display. He mounted the monitor right on top of the mini, which became the subject of the story. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to do.
But now Steve rocks a MacBook Pro with his Studio Display — as he waits for Apple to roll out an M2-powered Mac mini. The screen now sits on a Satechi Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub. It features USB-C ports, Micro/SD Card slots and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The stand, in silver, matches the display as well as Steve’s new input devices.
Since his setup’s last iteration, he swapped out his short Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2 and Satechi M1 wireless mouse for swanky new Apple products. They’re the new silver-and-black extended Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse. At $199 and $99, respectively, they are, like we said, on the swanky side.
But one item in the setup does not match the all-important color scheme.
“Do you wish u had a silver MacBook now?” asked a commenter.
“It haunts me daily,” Steve replied, referring to his space gray laptop. “Thinking about hiding it under the desk.”
We assume he still has his iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, though it does not appear in the photograph.
But the OG HomePod is still there for in-room sound, along with the AirPods Pro for more private listening. You can see the AirPods Pro charging case plugged into a little silver Lighting charger with a black braided cable, which, of course, perfectly matches the setup’s aesthetic.
And if you like the desktop wallpaper on the Studio Display’s screen, you can find it here.
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