Jared's Über-Clean & Mostly Cordless Workstation

Jared's Über-Clean & Mostly Cordless Workstation

Range Govindan
Sep 9, 2010

This super clean desktop was created by Jared Schmidt and he was able to get rid of most of the pesky wires. His desk also has this dramatic lighting, which is really interesting and gives the whole workstation a nice diffuse glow. How was it done? Read more to find out.

The most poignant part of Jared's workstation is the dramatic lighting that he added to it. And before you ask, no, he didn't use an LEDs. His lighting solution gives the frosted glass top of his desk this nice glow. He actually mounted four IKEA Lagra spots to each desk leg.

Surprisingly, Jared uses a Mac Mini as his main computer at home. His MacBook Pro stays in its bag most of the time. It's synced using a combination of MobileMe, Dropbox, and Simplenote.

-MacBook Pro
-Mac Mini
-Acer X203W 20" monitor
-Logitech Z-5 Speakers
-Bose QC2
-Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
-Apple iPhone 3GS 32GB
-Logitech Performance Mouse MX (works on glass desks)
-Wacom Intuos 9×12 (stashed under the desk)
-4×IKEA Lagra spots
-IKEA Vika Glasholm glass table top
-IKEA Vika Artur pine legs
-Banana holder used for headphones

Jared changed from the Magic Mouse to the Logitech Performance mouse MX because it works on glass. This allowed him to get rid of a mousepad. All in all, it's a very sleek and cordless destkop, something we always like to see. The lighting definitely sets it apart from other workstations.

[photos by Jared Schmidt via CC license]

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