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13 ways to improve this dual-Studio Display workstation [Setups]


How can we make this setup better? Let us count the ways.
How can we make this setup better? Let us count the ways.
Photo: justice675@Reddit.com

Among the everlasting truths about computer setups, first comes “a setup is never finished.” And the second might be, “A setup can always be improved.” The user behind today’s featured setup certainly found out about No. 2  when he asked for advice on how to improve his M1 Max MacBook Pro and dual-Studio Display workstation.

Find all the advice below — jokes ‘n’ all — as well as all of the setup’s excellent gear.

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All the ways Redditors would improve user’s dual-Studio Display setup

Redditor Justice675 showcased the setup and asked for recommendations on possible improvements in a post entitled, “Always looking for improvements! Let me know your thoughts!”

And this being social media, the first comments responding to the post came in the form of jokes.

“[It’s] too busy with two Studio Displays. Send me one,” said one commenter hoping for a free $1,600 monitor.

“A true minimalist would only use the screen on the MacBook. I’ll take the other Studio Display,” added another contender.

Baker’s dozen: 13 suggested improvements for the setup:

Here are the 13 improvements commenters suggested. If you think of others, you can put them in the comments section below.

  1. Nix the xmas lights and get an LED strip that runs along the back of the desk for some low bias lighting.
  2. Add more plants on your corner shelves.
  3. Replace your window blinds with cellular shades or curtains.
  4. Add a headphone stand or under-desk headphone hook for the AirPods Max.
  5. Try a soft rubber floor mat for the chair, so you can move with greater ease on the carpet.
  6. Or get soft-rubber chair wheels that roll on carpet and wood.
  7. Close the gap between the Studio Displays by pushing them together.
  8. Bend the AirPods Max headband so they fit better (Justice mentioned they hurt his “huge head”).
  9. Bring the keyboard closer to you for better ergonomics sake, so you can reach it even with your elbows tucked in at your sides.
  10. Consider going with a standard keyboard unless you rely on the 10-key for work. It forces you to reach further for the mouse.
  11. Try using an under desk keyboard/mouse tray for a  more natural, comfortable position for typing. It frees up desk space, and you can hide it away when you are done working.
  12. Add a HomePod mini on the right side for stereo pairing.
  13. Get an ultrawide display.

And if you like the wallpaper showing on the displays, you can get it here.

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