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

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How can we make this setup better? Let us count the ways.
How can we make this setup better? Let us count the ways.
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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.

Dream job leads to ultimate home workstation [Setups]

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Maybe the right job will land you a tricked out MacBook Pro, Studio Display and all the other treats in this setup.
Maybe the right job will land you a tricked out MacBook Pro, Studio Display and all the other treats in this setup.
Photo: webjac@Reddit.com

Wouldn’t it be great if the right job opened the door to building a killer computer setup? It happened for design and product lead Jaime Creixems.

Today’s featured setup is his M1 Max MacBook Pro and Studio Display-driven wonderland, complete with excellent audio equipment and fun sidelights like Lego sets.

Put a BackPack on your iMac with this unique accessory

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Put a BackPack on your iMac with this unique accessory
Twelve South's newest add-on gives you a place to put iMac peripherals where you don't have to look at them all the time.
Photo: Twelve South

Attach the Twelve South BackPack to an iMac and you can use it to hide accessories behind the desktop computer’s screen, saving on visible clutter.

Despite the name, the device isn’t really a backpack. It’s an aluminum shelf that attaches to the Mac’s stand.

AirFly 2 easily connects any audio source to AirPods [Review] ★★★★

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Twelve South AirFly 2 with AirPods★★★★
Your AirPods get more useful with AirPods 2.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

AirFly 2 from Twelve South can wirelessly connect your AirPods to any 3.5mm audio jack. It’s great for airline entertainment systems and gym machines. The new version has a longer battery life, adds new volume controls and costs less than its predecessor.

I tested the wireless audio adapter with AirPods and other headphones, as well as a variety of audio sources. Here’s why I’m quite pleased with it.

Apple now sells Anker charger, Mophie power bank and Twelve South iPad stand

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Anker's Cube charges up to three devices at one and reverts to a small cube for storing or traveling.
Anker's Cube charges up to three devices at one and reverts to a small cube for storing or traveling.
Photo: Apple

If you like buying popular third-party accessories straight from Apple, take heart. The Cupertino tech giant added three new products to its online store Friday from Anker, Mophie and Twelve South.

They are the new Anker 3-in-1 Cube MagSafe charger, the Mophie Powerstation Plus 10K power bank and the Twelve South Hoverbar Tower for iPad floor stand.

Elevate your iPhone charging with Forté MagSafe stand [Review]

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Twelve South Forté review
Twelve South Forté
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Twelve South Forté turns Apple’s MagSafe iPhone charging puck into a stand. So rather than your handset lying flat on a table, it’s held up so you can more easily see the display. And the elevated charging mat swivels so you can pick your viewing angle for watching video or making FaceTime calls.

I put the Forté to use in my home office. Here’s what it’s like to use in real life.

Protect M1 MacBook Pro on the go with stylish SuitCase

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Protect M1 MacBook Pro on the go with stylish SuitCase
The Twelve South SuitCase for MacBook is both stylish and protective.
Photo: Twelve South

Twelve South expanded its SuitCase line to the latest 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The case offers three layers of protection, with the outer being quilted twill for a smart look.

“When all you need is your MacBook for an off-site meeting, SuitCase is the ultimate shuttle,” says Twelve South.

Is this ‘every MacBook Pro user’s standard setup?’ [Setups]

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A new Studio Display completes the setup, joining a MacBook Pro and a raft of excellent audio gear.
A new Studio Display completes the setup, joining a MacBook Pro and a raft of excellent audio gear.
Photo: Leftover-Waffle@Reddit.com

You, like many people, may build your computer setup around a MacBook Pro. But is yours the “standard setup” for MacBook Pro users?

If you answered “there’s no such thing,” you’re right. That’s why we were surprised to see a reference to such a standard in reaction to a setup with a MacBook Pro, a new Studio Display, an excellent CalDigit dock and a raft of excellent audio gear that not everyone has or even knows about. But maybe they should.

AirFly 2 wireless audio adapter makes an even better AirPods add-on

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Twelve South AirFly 2 wireless audio adapter adds useful features at a lower price
AirFly 2 has been significantly redesigned with new features. And a price drop.
Photo: Twelve South

AirFly 2 from Twelve South can wirelessly connect your AirPods to any audio jack, like its predecessor. But the new version has a longer battery life, adds new volume controls and more. And it even costs less.

It joins other AirFly versions that offer additional capabilities.

Curve Flex lets your MacBook take a dramatic stand

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Twelve South Curve Flex MacBook stand designed for office or coffee shop
Let your MacBook stand up and take a stand with the Twelve South Curve Flex.
Photo: Twelve South

With Twelve South’s Curve Flex, a MacBook can tilt up slightly or be elevated almost two feet off a desktop. The laptop stand is designed to be, well, flexible. It’s also portable.

The accessory launched Tuesday.