What is on your desk

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by forgottensoft, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. forgottensoft macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2007
    Vermont, USA
    I was curious, what are all of you using for a Mac, and what peripherals to you have hooked to it that you find essential to your own personal Mac experience..

    I have an Aluminum iMac 2Ghz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD, OS 10.5.2
    Western Digital MyBook Studio 500GB External Drive (Firewire 800)
    Saitek Eclipse II illuminated keyboard
    Logitech VX Revolution Wireless Mouse
    Apple LaserWriter 16/600 PS via Ethernet
    7 port USB Hub
    Airport Extreme 802.11n Base Station

    I have a fairly large list of things to customize my workplace, but what do you have?
    ( If you are wondering, I am doing this out of A. Curiosity B. to get ideas about any other peripherals I may want)
  2. haxderek macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2007
    Panama City, FL
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    2.0 core2 duo MacBook 2gig ram
    Western digital passport 250gb
  3. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I have a ton of stuff on my Mac for photo and video editing, recording my electric guitar (not sure why!) and listening to lossless music through a tube based headphone amplifier. Here goes:

    2.66 Ghz Mac Pro with 6 meg of RAM
    Inside it I have 1 a TB, 2 - 500 gig, and 1 - 250 gig hard drive
    1 - 500 Mb WD External HD
    2 - 24" BenQ monitors
    Verizon FIOS router hooked up to an Airport Extreme 802.11n Base Station
    MS Wireless Comfort keyboard and mouse for Mac
    Klipsch iFi speakers
    External DAC with a tube headphone amplifier
    Sennheiser HD 650 headphones
    Brother 5140 laser printer
    HP C6180 MFP
    DigiTech GNX-3000 (for my electric guitars)
    And my new toy, a Canopus ADVC-300 for video capture

    About the only thing missing is a TV tuner. This all sits next to my two Windows gaming machines.

    Yes it gets freaking hot in my office!
  4. Cliff3 macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area

    • MBP15 (Late 2006)/2.33/120GB HD/3GB RAM/Superdrive
    • 23" ACD
    • Plextor PX755-UF via FW400 (it's much faster than the Superdrive)
    • Belkin F5U507 USB/FW Hub - FW to ACD, USB to AEBS via amplified cable
    • Belkin F5L009 Network USB Hub connected via ethernet to Netgear Gigabit switch
    • AEBS 802.11n (100GB switch)
    • Netgear GS605 Gigabit switch to -n AEBS
    • HP DJ6840 (to LAN via 802.11g)
    • 2 x Vantec Nexstar NST-360SU USB/eSATA external drive cases with 300GB Maxtor and 320GB Maxtor drives rescued from my former Windows desktop connected to the Belkin F5U507 via USB (and in turn connected to AEBS as airdisks) or to Sonnet Tempo SATA Expresscard to MBP
    • Epson 1200 flatbed scanner to Belkin F5L009 via USB
    • iPod to Belkin F5L009 via USB
    • JBL Spot speakers (white skins)
    • Apple wireless keyboard and mouse

    I have a LaCie 750GB d2 Quadra drive coming that should arrive this Wednesday. It will be partitioned to host bootable clones of the MBP and my MB, and I'll move my photographs over from one of the Vantec drives to it.

    I'm still thinking about a 500GB Time Capsule. The disk would serve purely as a target for Time Machine for the two notebook computers and nothing more. I currently have a 3 node WDS with the -n AEBS, a g AEBS, and an Airport Express that is connected to my stereo. If I go with the Time Capsule I'll retire the g AEBS and the Netgear switch, move the -n AEBS to where the g AEBS is, and probably remove the Airport Express from the WDS.

    TV is handled by a Slingbox streaming over my LAN.
  5. seh80 macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2005
    Chicago, IL USA
    Attached to my iMac:
    -Miglia TVMax
    -Newer Tech external HD
    -iPhone dock
    -Harman Kardon Soudstick speakers
    -BT mighty mouse
    -Wired apple keyboard (so I could have the number pad)
    -Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D cord
    -An almost new HP printer with new ink which only shoots out nearly plain white printed pages :mad:

    Guess thats it. My MB has absolutely nothing attached except sometimes a wired mighty mouse.
  6. nyc2socal macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2007
    iMac 24" 2.8Ghz, 4GB RAM 500GB HDD
    Wall mounted with a Peerless articulating arm
    Seagate 500GB FW400 drive with a passthru for my mini-DV Cam
    #1 USB - Kensington 7 Port USB HUB
    Backside 3
    - iPod Universal Dock
    - Epson Perfection 3490 Scanner
    - Wacom Bamboo Tablet
    Frontside 4
    - Nothing yet (I did have a bunch before I installed the multi-card reader)
    #2 USB - Sony 17 in 1 Multi-Card Reader (velcro'd to the back of the iMac by the DVD Slot)
    #3 USB - FREE
    Audio Out: JBL Spot 2.1 Speakers (with White helmets)

    Oh, and I have everything hooked up to a Tripplite UPS, and the Apple bluetooth keyboard (aluminum) and mouse.

    P.S. I do have a Targus USB numeric keypad that I "once in a blue moon" hook up.
  7. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    At work:
    eMac 1.42GHz 512 RAM
    Logitech S100 speakers


    (Thankfully, at home it gets a lot better...;))
  8. mankar4 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
    2.2 ghz SR MBP
    Dell 2407 WFP
    Logitech 5.1 set
    Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer
    Canon MP530
    Xbox 360 plugged into dell & internet sharing with my mac
    Shure e2c & Sennheiser HD202
  9. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    Mac Pro
    14GB RAM
    4 hard drives
    2 optical drives

    Dell 30" monitor

    OWC/Newer MiniStack v2 hard drive

    HP Photosmart 2610 All-in-one printer/scanner/copier

    Firewire iSight

    SoundMatter MAINstage speakers
  10. mankar4 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
    14gb ram!? what do you do?? I can never seem to use all my 4gb.
  11. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY

    I have a Windows virtual machine running 24/7. Soon, I will have Ubuntu running in another virtual machine. That leaves me with about 10GB for Mac OS X. In Mac OS, I typically have about 5 to 8 different apps running. I just want to prevent paging as much as possible.
  12. amanda kathryn macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    i wish i had a desk. my bed and sofa are my desk, so a memory foam topper and floral comforter :p

    and a mess of various ipod cables and docks.
  13. RichardI macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    I have a 24" iMac aluminum, 2.8 Ghz, 4 Gb RAM, 750 Gb HDD. I have a wired keyboard (the one that came with my Mac), a Logitech MX-620 cordless laser mouse (with SteerMouse installed), an Iomega 750 Gb external Firewire 800 HDD for back-up, a LaCie Firewire 400 external DVD writer with Lightscribe, and an HP LaserJet P1505 USB printer. I also have a set of Seinnheiser (sp?) headphones for listening to music. Oh, and a 5-port powered USB hub. I was a PC user for many years and what an improvement the Mac is! :p

    Rich :cool:
  14. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    G5 iMac:
    4G iPod
    500Gb myBook
    Arduino (open ATMega Dev board)
    BT Logitech mouse
    BT Apple keyboard
    Card reader
    Cable to connect camera

    20in Cinima Display
    Fujitsu Siemens Pocket Loox cradle
    Logitech MX1000
    Apple wired keyboard
    RealFlight G3 controller
    Logitech Driving Force Pro
    DIY gear shift indicator for live for speed

    Connected to both:
    Vintage 10/100BT Belkin switch

    Other than lots of other random junk on my desk, pcmcia cards, Scalextric cars, a 15/16th socket etc. thats about it

    Coming soon, a Mac Pro to replace both machines, everything apart from the gear shift indicator (as it's on a parallel port) will be attached :D Along with some JBL Creature 2's and for now a 17in Iiyama screen to pair with the 20in Apple
  15. cheeseadiddle macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2007
    Mine's pretty bare bones.

    24' iMac
    M-Audio AV-40's
    Wacom Graphire
    Epson Stylus Photo 1280
    Belkin USB Hub
    Lava Lamp
    Ott Light
  16. Montie Da Champ macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2008
    24" iMac 2.8ghz 4gb
    iPhone Dock/iPhone
    Logitech MX Revolution
    Tape Dispenser, Pen holder
    Apple Pro keyboard (diNovo Edge is getting shipped to me friday)
    Ikea fully adjustable lamp
    Omega iTower iPhone speakers, audio cable connected to my mac
    Motorola Modem
    Linksys WRT54GS Router
    Epson r280 on it's way to me (should be here tomorrow, the 13th)
    EyeTV Hybrid on it's way to me (shipped)
    Canon Powershot A240(or somethin)

    mounted on under side of desk (close to me)
    Griffin Powermate
    Flash Card Reader

    I have all this hooked into a 2 plug outlet.... (surge protectors in each plug)

    All of these wires = shoved into my cable organizer portion of my Ikea Fredrik Desk.
  17. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    this and that.

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  18. TravisReynolds macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2008
    I just got a 2.0GHz MacBook

    Nothing hooked up, although my apple wireless keyboard just came in and my logitech MX revolution should be comming in tomorrow =]
  19. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    15.4" SR Macbook Pro 2.4GHz 2GB RAM
    20" Samsung SyncMaster 2032bw (with two stuck pixels :()
    2x 500GB Seagate external hard drives
    Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 speakers
    Wacom Bluetooth A5 tablet
    Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4.0
    CF Card reader
    iPod dock

    Under desk:
    Footrest/Canon Pixma MP500

    I used my old HP printer/scanner as a footrest, the Canon one isn't as sturdy. :(
  20. PowerBookRelic macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2008
  21. OzExige macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2008
    Where do you work?

    in a clean room?

    wow what a neat desk......... um ........ how do find anything? :)
  22. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Nice clean layout. I wish mine was so slick.

    500GB Firewire WD MyBook
    320GB USB external (Bought laptop drive and enclosure)
    1TB eSATA external (Bought drive and enclosure)
    eSATA card if I'm using the eSATA drive
    Sennheiser HD555
  23. cc2096 macrumors regular


    May 13, 2005
    I'll post pics in the other thread later but here ya go:

    2.4 BlackBook (Penryn)
    1TB Time Capsule
    30gb 5th gen iPod
    26gb iPod Touch
    4gb iPhone
    (not on desk, 160gb Apple TV take2)

    Custom built gaming rig (Quad Core Q6600, 2gb ram, 8800 Ultra)
    Dell XPS M1210
    Gateway P6381FX
    Dell D620
    Dell 2405FPW
    Dell 2007WFP
    Dell D Dock
    Logitech Z5500
    Ideazon Merc Stealth
    Logitech VX Revolution
    WD MyBook Home 1TB
    Sony W80
    Sony HDR-SR11
    Zhaolu 1.5 DAC
    Beyer DT770 Pro 80ohm
    2x 7port usb hub
    Dell AIO 966 network printer
  24. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    17" MBP 2.33 GHZ C2D 200GB 2GB
    Altec Lansing FX6021
    Kilpsch Pro Media Ultra
    M-Audio EX66
    M-Audio B-10
    M-Audio ProjectMix I/O
    M-Audio Torq
    (2) Shure SE530
    Grado RS1
    30" Cinema Display
    Comcast Router w/ Airport Base Station N
    HP Mobile Deskjet 460wbt
    HP Laserjet 1020
    Samsung SCX-4500
    Apple Mightymouse Bluetooth
    Appile Wireless Keyboard (White)
    iPhone Dock
    Rain Design's iLap
    A Lamp
  25. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Mines way minimal comparatively, though at least my gf is impressed by my set up.

    On desk:
    Dell 22" with built in webcam(works fully)
    logitech wireless s530 keyboard and mouse.
    Ipod dock
    Canon pixma

    On a tiny shelf I installed right under my desk to keep a clean workspace:
    1.8 c2d mac mini
    160 gig external hdd seagate
    320 gig external hdd seagate

    all hooked up to an older stereo with surround sound, mini-jack out to rca in

    unfortunately after a friend just spilled wine all over my ibook, I need a 12" ibook 1.3ghz to replace my fried one on my desk

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