It might not be THE most amazing computer, spec-wise, but Apple Silicon Macs are game changers. It's quiet, it's cool, it's fast, and it's instant-on. I've traditionally hated laptops because of their massive compromises, and this removes them all.
Keychron Q1 Keyboard
- 84 key (75%)
- BT and wired
- QMK for greater customization
- Gateron Pro Brown switches
- 6063 aluminum CNC machined body
Shhh... no one tell my K2 (see below), but the Keychron Q1 is in a whole other leaque. Wow, built like a TANK, as Jason from Hemispheric Views says. I love the feel of the switches, the sound, the weight, the look, the feel, the everything. I'm not sure I'll ever use another keyboard again. Also... come on. Look at those shades of blue. It is available in other colors, but why??
I love my clacky Keychron K2, especially with my Artifact Bloom Ocean Wave keycaps. Don't tell it though, but I have another favorite keyboard now...
I prefer the OWC 11-Port Thunderbolt Dock to the eternally popular CalDigits. The external SSD always wakes and connects (not always true with my previous CalDigit), and it's rock solid. I mounted it under my desk, which has pluses and minuses, but overall I prefer it to having it on top of the desk.
My voice is bad, and most mics make it worse, but the Shure Beta 87A is easy to get a relatively neutral sound out of. If you don't like my voice, you're not alone, but it isn't the fault of the mic.