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
http://aka.ms/mm
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
https://store.hermanmiller.com/office/office-chairs/embody-task-chair/4737.html?lang=en_US

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
https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/usb-headset-h540?crid=36

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

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