A desk with a space-saving monitor [Setups]

MacBook Setup
This guy knows how to save desk space.
Photo: @danbarbera1

When tech YouTuber Dan Barbara built his desk, he wanted something that gives him a lot of space and flexibility. He runs his rig off a 2019 MacBook Pro, so his computer is not chained to his desk. The Autonomous SmartDesk 2 is roomy and gives him the option to sit or stand. The most accommodating thing on the desk though, is a 32-inch Samsung Space 4K Monitor. This monitor was designed to save space. The hyper-adjustable Samsung Space allows him to push the monitor against the wall, or tilt it all the way down onto the desk, freeing up valuable desk space underneath it.

He has the Logitech peripherals duo. The MX Keys wireless keyboard is backlit so that gives them an edge over the Apple Magic Keyboard. The Logitech MX Master 3 mouse is loaded with buttons and side-scrolls for easy multitasking.

Because the Samsung Space does not have any built-in USB C ports, Barbera was forced to get a dock. He went with a Glyph Thunderbolt 3 NVMe that gives 1TB of storage and has an DS card slot for video editing. He also rocks a LaCie 2big Dock RAID Hard Drive. This mammoth of a device gives him additional USB ports and provides him with 20TB of RAID storage.<!– –>

When he records videos, Barbera uses the Blue Yeti X Professional Condenser USB Microphone. This no-nonsense mic is professional-grade and amateur-cost friendly. He has the Audioengine HD3 Wireless Powered Desktop Speakers for audio. These little speakers that could have 60W power output. They are great for blasting tunes.

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Via: @danbarbera1

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