Night Owl Home Office

 

A couple of months ago, I published a video pin on Pinterest that has been generating many reactions ever since. Taking that as a sign that there is an interest in my night owl home office, I’m sharing the details in this post! You can find a Spanish version of this post here too.

Night Owl Home Office Pin Stats as of 02/27/2021.
Video pin engagement as of 02/27/2021.
Video Pin Analytics as of 02/27/2021

Home Office Setup

Desk and chair

After some research, I decided to purchase the SmartDesk 2 – Home Office – Standing Desk with bamboo top and white frame and a black ErgoChair 2 from Autonomous. I was looking for a standing desk with a motor and an ergonomic chair, and one of Autonomous’ bundle pack savings includes both of these items. As a very general review and 9 months into the purchase, I have to point out that I am satisfied with both products.

Update: After 2 years of owning the desk and chair, and surviving a move between states, the desk and chair are good as new. The desk motor still works as it should. I cannot complain about either of the products.

Home office white top and frame Smart Desk 2 from Autonomous
White top and frame Smart Desk 2 from Autonomous
home office black ergonomic chair Ergo2 from Autonomous.
Cool Gray ErgoChair 2 from Autonomous

Laptop and Computer Stands

To get my laptop near eye level while working on the desk, I decided to include Apple’s Twelve South Curve Stand as part of my home office setup. Although my computer is at eye level, I decided to mount it on a stand so I could gain space to store its keyboard and mouse. The Metal Monitor Riser sold on Amazon did the trick.

Office curve stand for MacBook by Apple
Twelve South curve stand for MacBook by Apple
Office computer stand sold on Amazon
Computer stand sold on Amazon

Keyboard

The Kemove Mechanical Keyboard sold on Amazon is a 60% keyboard that has Bluetooth, RGB lights which can be configurable through software and works on MAC and Windows operating systems. The only downside of this keyboard is that it is an inch tall so your wrists may bend upwards, creating an ergonomic problem. To mitigate this, I got a wool wrist rest from MyBlueBunnyHandmade’s Etsy store. Also, I exercise my wrists periodically while using the keyboard to complement the mitigation.

Office setup: Kemove mechanical keyboard package on Amazon. Package includes keyboard, tools to take of keycaps, usb charger and switches.
Kemove mechanical keyboard package on Amazon
Office setup: Purple wool wrist rest by MyBlueBunnyHandmade on Etsy
Wool wrist rest by MyBlueBunnyHandmade on Etsy

Headphone Stand

To continue with the RGB theme, I got Razer’s Base Station Chroma – Mercury. It is not only a headphone stand but also has three (3) USB (Universal Serial Bus) charging stations. It doesn’t show in the video, and it’s not in the product description, but I have had put two headphones on the stand. So, depending on their size, you may put two headphones on the stand.

Setup: White headphone stand by Razer
Headphone stand by Razer

Lights

To finish off the whole setup, I decided to add Vanksy’s LED strip lights around the back borders of my desk. A friend (shout out to Adriana 👋) suggested that a galaxy projector would look good with the setup, so I followed the suggestion and got BlissLights’ Sky Lite LED Laser Star Projector. I am glad I did.

Update: This star projector works fine after almost two 2 years of buying. I think that the projector still illuminates with the same intensity as whenI got it. But, its white base has turned yellow-ish.

Office lights: LED Laser sky and galaxies projector sold on Amazon
LED Laser star projector sold on Amazon

Home Office Setup Updates

Here are some of the things I got for my night owl home office after publishing the Pinterest video pin.

Key Caps

I got The Key Dot Co’s Infinity Pastel PBT lavender keycaps to personalize my keyboard. Even though it took almost 9 months to finally have the keycaps on my hand (yes, I was very patient with this one), I really enjoy writing and, of course, looking at them.

Office setup: Lavender keycaps
Lavender key caps from The Ket Dot Co

Desk Mat

I could not resist getting Alexotos’ desk mat design. The Key Dot Co X Switch Keys CandyMat RGB has both of the aesthetics I was going for in my office, RGB and lavender.

Office setup: desk mat
The Key.co x Alexotos collaboration desk mat

You can see how the keyboard, keycap, and desk mat combo look on this other Pinterest video pin.

And there you have it, kids. My Night Owl Home Office!

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Thanks for reading! And if you have any questions regarding my night owl home office, do not hesitate to comment below.

2 thoughts on “Night Owl Home Office

  1. Pretty cool setup!

    I’m very interested on your opinions about ErgoChair 2, do you like it so far?

    I’ve been thinking on getting one but I’ve found pretty different opinions on Youtube, so I don’t know what to think anymore. I think the chair looks so cool, and it has the shape I’m looking for…

    Thanks for sharing your setup 🙂

    1. Hi Javier!

      Thank you so much for taking your time to read the article. Glad you enjoyed it!

      About the ErgoChair 2. It’s a sturdy chair with a great cushion that after 9 months, it’s still cushioned as new. It is a comfortable chair. The down side for me is that you can adjust so many parts of the chair that it gets confusing. I had to be patient searching for videos about how any part of the chair was adjusted.

      Another company you might want to check out is SteelCase.

      Hope this helps!

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