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Apple gear finds stout home on custom maple standing desk and monitor riser [Setups]


Both the standing desk and monitor shelf sport 3-inch-thick maple.
Both the standing desk and monitor shelf sport 3-inch-thick maple.

A great computer setup starts with a solid desk — preferably a standing desk, so you can sit or stand as your aching body requires. Today’s featured setup finds a MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Studio Display and Dell 4K monitor resting easy on a stout maple standing desk and monitor riser.

Wherever you see wood in the photograph, know that it’s 3 inches thick. That’s one way to reduce monitor wobbling.

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MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and Studio Display enjoy heavy maple standing desk and monitor riser

Redditor NeuroGuy406 showcased the setup in a post entitled, “My Mac setup is almost complete.”

“You are looking at an IronAge Office standing desk and monitor stand (custom built to your specs — solid 3-inch-thick maple with a walnut stain), Das Keyboard 4 mechanical keyboard, Logitech mouse and Apple Trackpad, Apple Studio Display and a Dell USB-C display, an 18TB G Drive, and, obviously, my MacBook Pro, iPad Pro and AirPods Max.”

His comment pretty much says it all. When you have the desk built out of a solid, 3-inch-thick slab of maple and get a heavy monitor riser to match, you’ve got a house with “good bones” — to use a real estate term — for your gear.

The Das Keyboard 4 is an interesting addition, not often seen in our Setups coverage. It’s thin for a mechanical keyboard and it’s wired. It comes with Cherry MX Brown tactile mechanical switches and claims a lifetime of 50 million keystrokes. And it includes USB ports for file transfer or charging other devices, plus a volume knob and a sleep button. It’s a serious keeb that goes for $170.

Not one who wants or needs every new iPhone

A commenter called the setup “dope” and assumed Guy probably also has a new iPhone 14 Pro. But nope, he’s more in the camp of not trading in for every new handset Apple pumps out annually, he said.

“I am actually not a iPhone upgrade-each-year person,” he said. “I do have a 14 Pro on back order right now but it is only because my 11’s ear speaker is almost complete trash now. Everything else is fine on the phone but I can’t hear anything. I am sick of pulling my [AirPods] out for every call. They just don’t make them indestructible like the 6S anymore.”

Another person agreed, saying they jumped from the 4S to the 7 Plus to the XS Max. And now it’s time for the latest, however.

“Now it’s time for the 14 Pro Max. Battery, camera and the new design being the main reasons,” they said.

Have a look at Guy’s gear in the list below.

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