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 used to edit videos with my 2013 Dell XPS desktop. It is pretty solid, but with my mobile lifestyle, I needed 1 device that can do everything:

  • Edit up to 4k videos easily
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Feels great to type on & accurate trackpad
  • Looks professional, so I won’t be embarrassed being seen with it in public

In 2021, the best laptop to tick all the above boxes, is the M1 MacBook Pro. I am not an Apple fanboy, but it is the best laptop I’ve ever had in my entire life. Read my full review here.

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 as 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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