Tech Tour: Justin's High Tech Haven

Tech Tour: Justin's High Tech Haven

Mar 28, 2008

Name: Justin
Location: Mid South
Years Lived In: 3
What's your philosophy on how to integrate your technology into your living space?: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) or at least make it look simple.

We've peeked into

There's a lot of tech packed into this space, with more computers than people and just about every game system imaginable (we can totally relate). Justin gives us a peek inside his creative hub and shows us that more gear doesn't mean a huge headache.

Justin's created a work hub just off of his living room, where the family can work and play simultaneously. He also has built much of the furniture that houses his gear, including the gorgeous media center featured above. Thanks for letting us take a peek inside your home, Justin!

Favorite Feature: High Ceilings
Dream Source/Inspiration: Books, Books, and more Books!!!
Favorite Source: Apple
Biggest Challenge: Getting Rid of Cables
Biggest Embarrassment: Dust
Proudest DIY: I build furniture on a regular basis so my proudest in home DIY has to be the Maple Entertainment center.
What Friends Say: They love the color!
Best Advice: "Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your pants and slide on the ice."


Office/Living Room:
2 – 20 inch Apple Displays
Mac Mini G4 (Free one of those online things people never do, yes it did work)
Sawtooth G4 (Upgraded to the maximum possible state)
MacBook Pro (maxed out)
21inch iMac G4 (Display model, insane discount)
15inch iMac G4 (Bought of eBay for my son, kind of crappy)
Dell Inspiron 8500 (Still kicking)
iPhone (stood in line)
Various iPods
JBL Creature II Speaker System
500gig G-Drive
2-250gig Lacie Firewire Drives
Wacom 9x12 Intuos 3
Powerbook (not shown)
HP Deskjet 5850 (Wireless, one less in the jungle)
HP All in One Printer
Dymo Label Writer 400 (My wife's new toy)

Media Unit:
AirPort Extreme Base Station
AirPort Express (Used with Tivo, Xbox 360 and AppleTV)
AppleTV (Best purchase ever)
Samsung 40inch LCD (I'm sad to say walmart)
Tivo (Wish I had more space)
Xbox 360
Playstation 2
Pioneer Receiver (New TV made obsolete overnight, only used for surround sound)
Pioneer CD Changer (Made obsolete by iPod)
Pioneer Surround Sound Speakers
Pioneer SE-305 Headphones (Old but great, I bought 3 pair off eBay)

A Few Gadgets:
2-White Solio's Solar iPod/Phone Charger (
2-Maggnisium Solio's Solar iPod/Phone Charger (
KidWind Wind Lab Jr Wind Turbine (Will charge batteries)
Make Controller (
Make Arduino (

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