My YouTube & Blogging Gear

This is my entire setup

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.

If you need a laptop that can edit 4k videos, I’d recommend the Lenovo Legion 5 if you’re a PC guy, & the Macbook Air M1 chip if you’re a Mac fan.

Mechanical Keyboard

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.

Camera Gear

I used to be a camera nerd, but now, I like to roll with minimal gear as possible and focus more on creating content.

My A-cam is the Sony ZV-1, and I bought it for these specific reasons:

  1. Small & compact
  2. Easy to use
  3. Has a flip-out screen so I can take videos of myself
  4. It can do the background blur
  5. it has an external headphone jack, which I use the BOYA BY-MM1.

My B-cam is my Huawei P30 smartphone.

I have 2 tripods, one a full height tripod and a handheld tripod (as can be seen in the pic above) for placing my camera on tabletops.

Video Editing Software

I use Davinci Resolve due to several reasons:

  1. It’s a pro-level video editing software, that’s free
  2. I think it’s more user friendly compared to the complicated Adobe Suite
  3. Tonnes of YouTube tutorials and forums if you ever need help

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