Gear I Use

Like any nerd, I love gear and the software that runs on them. Here is a running list of the gear that I own and use.

Hardware

Computing

My primary machine is a 2020 13” M1 MacBook Air. When I’m at a proper desk, I have it hooked up to an external monitor, a Magic Keyboard, and a Magic Mouse.

For my mobile device, I have an iPhone 12 Pro on T-Mobile. I carry around Airpods Pro. I also wear a Nike Apple Watch Series 6, 44mm in Aluminum. My backpack is from Patagonia. I got it for my birthday and it’s awesome.

We are an Xbox and Nintendo Switch family. I also have an SNES Mini that I modded and have added a few games.

And finally, we use a Google WiFi as our router, using OpenDNS of course. We have numerous Amazon Alexa devices throughout our house and an Ikea Sonos shelf speaker (these are a bargain).

Photography

I’ve always been interested in photography. My first camera was a Canon Powershot A40. Nowadays, I shoot with a Canon 70D (link goes to updated 80D). I got it as a videographer kit so it came with a lens and Rode mic. I have two tripods, a Slik Sprint Pro and a small handheld one by Manfrotto.

To carry around my camera gear, I use an InCase Sling camera bag. And to carry it on myself when I’m using it, I use a Luma Labs loop.

Podcasting

I cohosted a podcast that ran from 2017–2018. In our short run, I collected some gear that I used to record the show.

To record a podcast you obviously need a microphone. I started off using a [Samson mic]. To hear your co-host or guest you’re interviewing, you need to hear them, and most importantly, your own voice. I use [Beats Solo 3] to do this. To convert the audio to a digital signal, I use a [Zoom H4n recorder].

Software

On the Mac and iOS, I use a collection of 1st party and 3rd party apps to get stuff done.

I use Safari and Brave as my browsers. I use Spark to check email. I use Things to try and organize my tasks. We’re Apple Music subscribers and I use Castro to listen to podcasts.