These are the gear that I bought and use to run this website & my YouTube channel. I love gadgets, but I like to keep a minimalist tech setup.
I don’t believe that you need the latest and greatest when it comes to gear. The message that I want to convey is ultimately what’s most important.
Computers & Accessories
I have 2 computers. I love the stability and power of my desktop, which I use 90% of the time to create content and do my day job if I’m working from home. I’ll use my laptop if I have to go to the office and if I need a change of pace working somewhere else besides my study desk.
Desktop – Dell XPS (2014)
I bought this desktop in 2014. It was top of the line at the time, with Intel i7, quad cores.
Rock-solid reliability and can handle short 4k video editing.
I am very happy with this desktop. In the future, when I start to shoot 4k videos regularly, I will upgrade my CPU to the Ryzen 7.
Laptop: Acer Swift 5 (2018)
This laptop is so light, I don’t feel it at all when in my backpack. Yet, it can handle almost everything I throw at it, even light 1080p video editing. The downside; constant loud fan noise.
If you don’t edit videos and want a crazy light laptop above all else, check out the Acer Swift 5.
Writing long blog posts and editing videos using keyboard shortcuts like a pro. This is the cheapest mechanical keyboard that feels the best to type (for me). Plus, the RGB lighting is pretty cool.
Speakers: Bose Soundlink Mini
It’s hard to find a small and minimalist speaker for a desktop. This Bose Soundlink Mini that I bought in 2014 is one of the most amazing sounding speakers I’ve ever had. Looks good on my desktop setup too.
I used to be a camera nerd, but now, I like to roll with minimal gear as possible and focus more on creating content.
Video Editing Software
I use Davinci Resolve due to several reasons:
- It’s a pro-level video editing software, that’s free
- I think it’s more user friendly compared to the complicated Adobe Suite
- Tonnes of YouTube tutorials and forums if you ever need help
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