16” MacBook Pro, M1 Max, 64GB RAM (2021)
I was using an Intel-based 16” MacBook Pro prior to this and the difference is night and day. The M1 is so efficient that the fans hardly ever turn on and my battery lasts forever. Even when I get the low battery warning, I know I have plenty of time before I need to plug in.
Everyone jokes about how much the stand costs, but this display slaps. Best monitor I have ever used, hands down. The nano-texture glass is amazing and it feels like you could reach out and touch the pixels.
This keyboard does a good job at being slightly more ergonomic, while still feeling mostly like a traditional typing experience. It is a quick way to reduce some wrist strain, without the steep learning curve of something like a Kinesis Advantage.
Like many developers, or any humans who use computers all day, I have a lot of wrist pain. This Logitech MX vertical mouse helps mitigate some of the pain and I’ll take all the help I can get.
This is the gold standard of desk chairs for a reason. It’s both ergonomic and actually comfortable in various positions. This allows you to have as good or as bad posture as you’d like, while still remaining comfortable all day. It is endlessly adjustable, so it is comfortable for just about anyone.
VSCode is nothing new or flashy these days, but it’s still the best code editor out there right now. It has extensions for every language you can think of and is extremely customizable to allow for whatever coding experience you prefer.
Warp has been my terminal of choice for awhile now. It has a lot of great features, like saving your history in the cloud, so you always know what commands to run, grouping your commands and their output and making them shareable, and new fancy AI features.
The Shure SM7B might be the gold standard for podcast microphones, but, if so, the Electro-Voice RE20 must be platinum. This thing makes everyone sound good effortlessly and gives you that signature podcaster sound you are looking for.
I bought this after accidentally breaking my Rodecaster, as I was looking for something with less physical buttons and more software configuration. It gets the job done and sounds good, but not as good as the Rodecaster, in my opinion.
If you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on a super fancy camera, but still want to get video results that look like you did, look no further than the Opal C1!
It’s been a long time since a new browser came out that really changed the game. Arc has a ton of great features, like a command palette, spaces, and best of all, auto closing tabs.