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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Super Sunday Tech Roundup #1

I work with clients all the time, and never have enough space for a set of keyboards and mice for all of the machines I work with. I have tried different KVM switches and other hardware and software solutions to share keyboard and mouse with the various machines, but all have fallen short. Until now. I missed the launch, but a colleague mentioned it and I finally have a solution that just works. If you have similar needs for connecting a single keyboard and mouse to multiple Windows computers, I cannot recommend this highly enough:
Mouse Without Borders
My wife gave me a Herman Miller Aeron chair for our 5th anniversary, and I have loved it and used it daily for 14 years now. I worked from home for most of those 14 years, so the chair got heavy use. It is still going strong. Last year, I took my chair into work since I am now working more there than at home. The move to New York had us in a tiny place that didn't have room for a home office.  After our 18 month lease ended, we moved to where we are now, a place with office space for me again.  I took advantage of the fact that there is a Herman Miller show room to take a peek at some furnishings.  I love the Aeron, but my new Embody is a winner.

Embody by Herman Miller

Headphones are a personal thing, I get that.  I have been wagging my Logitech H800s back and forth from the office for over a year now, but getting a home office set up forced me to re-visit my solution.  The H800s fold up and pack away easily.  I really like the size and weight of the H800s, but I really don't like the base foam ear pads.  They cheapen an otherwise solid product.  I first tried some Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000s for home, but a microphone error and issue with not being able to un-mute Skype calls left me frustrated. I ended up going with a wired Logitech H540 and have been very happy.  Here at home, I don't really need portability or wireless, so it works out well.  Plus, they have the leatherette ear pads.
Logitech H540 USB Computer Headset

That is all for this week, see you next Sunday!