Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.
A tech bro has to use the best tools for the job, and these are what I found myself using. Not necessarily the best-in-class or perfect fits, but sufficient for my experience and use cases.
Custom Desktop (i9-12900F, RTX 3080 Ti)
The first PC I built with my earnings. i9 CPU performs well across all of my workloads, primarily code compilation and gaming. And the undervolted RTX 3080 Ti shreds everything I put on it at 1080p, as it should.
My primary 165Hz 1080p display. The resolution is quite easy on my 3080 Ti, but I much prefer FPS over quality in a vast majority of cases. Part of a triple-monitor setup.
Glorious Model I
Wired lightweight gaming mouse. Similar large form factor to the G502 HERO, which I loved, but at almost half its weight.
Keychron Q1 V1
My first custom mechanical keyboard, coming from a pre-built Keychron V6. 75% layout, installed with clicky Kalih White Owl switches and PBTFans Dolch keycaps.
HP Omen 15 (2021)
Equipped with a Ryzen 5 and RTX 3060 and upgraded with 32GB of RAM, this laptop basically serves as my mobile platform for gaming and work, which is pretty essential considering I tend to be away from my desktop more than I'd like.
Logitech MX Master 3
One of the best wireless mice for productivity. Haven't tried any gaming on it, though the low polling rate would give me doubts about any serious use.
My primary camera currently serving as a webcam. Equipped with a USB-powered dummy battery and default kit lens. Gives you a good image with decent lighting, though overheats on occasion.
Elgato Cam Link 4K
My primary capture card. Great quality output especially in terms of colours, but you can get similar performance for a fair bit cheaper.
XLR condenser microphone. Upgraded from an Audio-Technica AT2020, which felt too harsh on the higher end. Paired with a Rode SMR shock mount purchased separately.
Single-channel USB audio interface. Love the clean preamps and design. Upgraded from a Behringer UMC202HD.
My daily drivers (pun not intended), purchased from Drop. Open-backs provide better soundstage, emphasise the higher frequencies (my preference) and are more airy/comfortable for glasses-wearers like me.