Marc Jenkins

My setup and tools

I’m occasionally asked what tools I use so I’ve created this page to answer that question.

The hardware I use

My main computer is MacBook Pro 15″ (2018) in stock configuration, connected to a Viewsonic 32” 4K monitor via a CalDigit Element Hub. The laptop sits on a Twelve South ParcSlope stand. I use a Logitech MX Master 3 mouse and a Logitech MX Keys keyboard.

When working remotely, I’ll use my laptop with a Rooster laptop stand, an Apple Magic Keyboard, and a Magic Mouse. I keep these input peripherals in an Adore June case and I’ll throw everything in my North Face Borealis backpack.

I also use an iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) as a consumption device and to edit photos in Lightroom. I protect it with a Pack & Smooch sleeve when travelling.

I’ve got an iPhone 11 Pro and use both AirPods 3rd gen and Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless headphones daily.

I take photos with a Fujifilm X-T4.

The software I use

Home office

I use a Bekant site/stand desk from Ikea with a Prism standing mat. I have a Markus office chair, also from Ikea. I use two HomePods for music.

My desk setup
I know a lot of geeks who enjoy nerd memorabilia and trinkets, but I’m not one of them. The less stuff on my desk, the happier I am.

My dream setup

The next obvious upgrade is switching to an M1 Mac but my current 2018 MBP is performing admirably (with the exception of the keyboard) so I’m in no rush to upgrade.

I really really hope Apple releases a beautiful monitor that doesn’t cost $6,000. My current monitor has a great display panel, but it doesn’t charge via USB-C and it’s a little ugly looking.

At some point, I’d like to replace my office chair with a Herman Miller. They’re super-duper expensive, though, so I’m not sure when/if I’ll actually end up getting one.

If I’ve missed anything or you have questions about any of the gear I use, feel free to get in touch.