Before reading past the jump, take a look at today’s featured M1 Mac mini computer setup in the photograph above and see if you can quickly identify the two items that aren’t from peripherals giant Logitech — other than the main computer, display and furniture.
Both items are on the small side, so it might take a hard look to spot them. Answers below in the post and at the bottom just above the gear list.
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Student programmer runs M1 Mac mini with raft of Logitech peripherals
Redditor No-Recognition4361 (“NR”) showcased the no-nonsense setup in a post entitled, “My School/Programming M1 Mac mini setup.”
He runs an M1 Mac mini and a Raspberry Pi 3 with a 32-inch Samsung 4K UHD display. He said he recently worked on a web development project using Bootstrap for the first time. He said he usually works with Tailwind.
And the rest of the setup is pretty much all about Logitech, the popular peripherals provider headquartered in Switzerland.
Logitech MX Master 3 wireless mouse
Perhaps the most-common Logitech product we see in Setups is the Logitech MX Master 3 wireless mouse (as much or more than Magic Mouse). Of course NR has one. When asked if he would recommend it, NR called it “One of the best products I ever bought.”
And when the person asked why the mouse has “two scrolls [wheels],” NR replied, “The small one is for scrolling sideways.”
Another person recommended the newer version, the Master 3S, another common input device in setups displayed across social media.
According the the company, the updated version has buttons that are 90% quieter than the older version’s, a new sensor that doubles DPI from 4000 to 8000 and the company’s newer USB BOLT receiver instead of its older Unifying USB Receiver.
Logitech MX Mechanical Mini wireless keyboard
As his other main input device, NR uses the relatively new, low-profile Logitech MX Mechanical Mini wireless keyboard. Prior to its release along with a full-sized version, Logi’s MX line featured only membrane keyboards.
“How are you liking the Logitech keyboard?” a commenter asked. “Thinking of picking one up myself.”
“I personally think that it’s pretty good (I have the Blue switches),” NR replied. “The main reasons why I bought it were that I’m able to pair it with multiple devices and that it works pretty good with Linux and macOS (another important point for me was that it is also available with a German Layout) and that for a pretty reasonable price (I did not really care that isn’t [hot-swappable]).”
Logitech C505 webcam
And finally, NR mounts a Logitech C505 webcam on his display. It’s an older 720p model.
“Well, thats one way to get a notch on a display,” joked a commenter.
“True, I still had the webcam lying around at home, and since I don’t hide the menubar anyway, it doesn’t really bother me (it also doesn’t bothers me on the new MacBooks), but I’m considering upgrading to a 4K webcam,” NR replied.
And there is actually one other non-Logitech item in the setup, which a commenter mistook for a HomePod mini mounted on the wall.
“This is actually a Nest Mini, and it has a hole on the back to attach it to the wall,” NR said.
Answers: Raspberry Pi 3 and Google Nest Mini smart speaker.
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Though small in size, Apple's M1 Mac mini is a powerhouse desktop computer (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage).