Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.

A guy in tech 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.

Home Workstation

  • 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.

  • ASUS VG259QR

    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.

  • Razer Viper 8KHz

    Wired lightweight gaming mouse. Switched from the Logitech G502 HERO, which was more comfortable at the cost of additional weight.

  • Tecware Phantom (2020)

    Mechanical keyboard with Outemu Brown switches. Excellent value for the price, might be better if I swap the ABS keycaps for PBT ones.

Mobile Workstation

  • 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 on that.

Video

  • Sony A6000

    My primary camera currently serving as a webcam. Equipped with a 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.

Audio

  • Rode NT-1

    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.

  • Rode AI-1

    Single-channel USB audio interface. Love the clean preamps and design. Upgraded from a Behringer UMC202HD.

  • Philips SHP9500

    My daily drivers (pun not intended). Semi-open design, thus wide soundstage.