My daily driver is a 15” 2018 MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7) - I use it for coding, photo editing and writing.
It’s a great device and I grew accustomed to the Touch Bar despite initial hesitation. I use a laptop as the primary machine mainly because I like the portability, and it’s powerful enough for all my needs (for everything else, there is the cloud). It also works really nice connected to a 4K display when docked, along with a nice Logitech G810 mechanical keyboard and a Logitech G502 mouse. I am not using the keyboard on the laptop as much, as the device is docked.
I am a fan of quantifying my day-to-day activities (numbers really do have a special place in my life) - I stick with an Apple Watch (Nike Series 4 - 44mm). After all, who doesn’t want to fill out their daily circles and earn the monthly (weekly, too) achievements?
One of my recent hobbies is getting into recording videos and tutorials - for that I need to make sure that I can capture good sound and video. For the camera, I am using a Logitech C920 web cam - it’s a mix of not overspending on a video device and good quality (it’s no 4K, but I don’t need it yet). For a microphone, I am using a Blue Yeti Blackout, paired with Bose QuietComfort 25 noise cancelling headphones (wired). Having this setup also ensures that conference calls will never be the same - I can never settle for a laptop-grade camera/microphone now, and my colleagues feel the same way.
A couple of years ago, my good friend Clint Rutkas got me hooked on Ubnt gear. I’ve set it up to work with 3 main devices - UniFi Security Gateway, UniFi AP AC PRO and EdgeRouter PoE. This is hands-down the best networking gear I’ve used (again, will never go back to consumer-grade hardware). As an added bonus, the UniFi hardware has built-in data aggregation that allows me to analyze in-depth the network usage.