Setup Tour: 2016

by birtanpublished on January 13, 2021

What's up guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a set up tour to start 2016 now it's been a long time since I did one of these so how it was time to update you guys now let's start off with the room I film most of my videos so at the center is my standing height activity or tasks desk which gives me a huge surface area to shoot on you guys will recognize the Mac Pro and the Thunderbolt display from the backdrops of my videos but you'll probably be surprised to know that I don't actually use this for video production and instead use my 5k iMac in my office which we'll get to a bit later now as

You can see I have lots of LED strips around the desk to light it up for filming in addition to photographic light boxes which I collapse and put against the wall when I'm not using them now my house is full of Phillips hue bulbs and fixtures including the light strip you see along the back of the desk which I can now commend using Siri so if I want to change the color of the lights I can just tell Siri to do it often I'll change the color of the light strip to match the color signature of a product so for example if it's an Nvidia product you use green a lot in their branding I

Would use green as the backdrop the desk also has a lot of shelving for storage which I've arranged in a very specific way so on the left you'll find my cameras which includes a Nikon d60 full-frame DSLR which is what I use to snap most of my video thumbnails mounted on top of the camera is an SP 400 articulating speed light which lets me bounce the flash off walls or ceilings to create a more natural fill light in the darker room I also have a sony rx100 mark 4 which is a fantastic point-of-view camera with 4k video recording I use this occasionally for

Quick b-roll shots but I don't use it a lot it also has an articulating flash which also lets me bounce the light off the ceiling or wall just like my DSLR as for my camera gear I'm still using the sony ftra X 100 4k handy cam with the Manfrotto fluid head to achieve those fluid motion shots now mounted on top is a Sony microphone for live audio so if I'm doing a live walkthrough or something that's what I'm using I've also added a pop filter to help eliminate the audio clipping I also have a shelf with some Microsoft products including the surface

Book surface tablets and the pixel C which is my go-to Android tablet right now on the far left side of the desk you'll find my Mac laptops and their charging cables now basically have a Macbook for each day of the week as you've seen in my previous videos and i purchase these for review and i want to keep the current MacBooks and resell the old ones when the new ones come out but in reality I really only use the gold MacBook you saw featured in my top 5 Apple video I also have a Chromebook pixel to which I use very rarely but it's a fantastic piece

Of hardware they really enjoy using when I get the chance on the far right side you'll find a mess of new products I still need to review hopefully we'll get through all of those in the start of the new year so we can catch up but this is where I keep them around until I get through them so I've so they have a lot of work to do along the wall I have a drawer unit which is packed full of gadgets and accessories now the top in addition to a printer you'll find two organizers one for Apple products and the other for Android which is now overflowing with tablets and phones at

This point now you'll find just about every current flagship Android phone and tablet in addition to some budget options which you saw featured in my previous video now I typically only keep the current devices around and i will be doing some waiting on my ebay store pretty soon now the Apple section is a bit of a museum here with every iPod and iPhone ever made including some of their accessories we also find every generation of iPad stash on the right side except for the iPad pro which I keep in my office there's also a junk drawer full of small

Items that are hard to organize like ear pods SIM cards battery packs wireless chargers adapters etc I also always keep a set of cleaning cloths around to wipe down glass displays while I'm recording video I also keep around a thermometer so if I'm reviewing the device I have it ready to go so I can check to see if something is overheating so I can mention it in my review and this probably requires some explanation this is an old power adapter I basically use this to prop up phone so I can get those nice standing shots in my videos the drawers below have become a huge mess

Now but one drawer is set aside for set-top boxes and various smartwatches I also have a drawer full of cables and adapters and another drawer set aside for Apple products not yet moved to stores or things I may need to keep around my goal is to better organize these pretty soon I also have another storage bench where I keep bulky items like my camera gear headphones keyboards and even dusters to help keep the desk as clean as possible before shooting video now getting back downstairs to the office space is pretty simple no dual monitor is just

The latest top-of-the-line 5k iMac with 32 gigs of RAM 3 terabyte fusion drive 4 gigahertz core i7 and the AMD Radeon r9 + 3 9 5 X with 4 gigs of dedicated ram now this computer chews through 4k videos like it's nothing and it's able to export videos really quickly and it's really nice to sit behind one of the best displays you can buy on the computer right now also next to my iMac you'll find two essential accessories a set of audio technica ath m70x headphones for monitoring my audio and a blue Yeti USB microphone for recording voiceovers like the one you're hearing

Right now I try to keep this setup very clean so my iPhone and my iPad charge through my iMac so I have my iPad pro this is a hundred and twenty gig LTE version in gold along with the silicone case and the smart keyboard and of course we have my Space Gray iPhone 6s on the Lightning dock which is space great to match incidentally the case on my iPhone 6s right now is the Tesla case so this was actually sold and produced by Tesla and is made out of scrap materials used to make their interiors now pulling the oversized keyboard drawer you'll find a complete set of new

Magic accessories which I recently reviewed but I'll probably switch back to the Logitech k-8 11 lighted keyboard and the MX master which I gently prefer for PD production now attached to the iMac on the floor is a six terabyte gr8 studio Thunderbolt Drive for fast storage and since I spend a lot of time at my desk I picked up a Herman Miller embody chair about a year ago this is a custom build with a polished aluminum base and the white frame now it's a great chair but I still feel it's a little too short for me I'd prefer something that came up to the neck so if

I had to do it over again I would probably not pick up this chair also in this office we'll find one of my favorite new gadgets from the year this is a massive 65 inch curved 4k OLED TV from LG I already did a very extensive review of this on my channel but essentially it's the best TV you can buy right now in terms of display quality and I absolutely loved it from the user interface and the features to the stunning blacks on the display and vivid colors attached to that TV is a fourth generation Apple TV which is my go-to set-top box since I own so much content

In my iTunes library that can't access it through any other set-top boxes also attached is a only ps4 and and Xbox one which are neatly tucked away in these AV drawers built into the cabinet now I very rarely use either one of these but I keep them around for testing purposes with other devices or gaming accessories so don't ask me which one is my favorite now tuck below in the cabinet will find my networking equipment which includes a three terabyte time capsule and my ISPs modem which is clocked at around 150 Meg's

And of course this wouldn't be a tech tour without a hoverboard this one is produced by alien board and yes I do use it within the house just for kicks and I have fall on it which I did not get on camera thankfully I probably won't do a review of it but if you want to check one out I'll leave it linked in the description below and of course no office is complete without the place to relax I have a couch where I can chill out but most of the time my dogs are curl up on the blanket to keep me company while I'm working at my computer and since this is Michigan one of my

Favorite pieces of tech right now is a dyson space heater which keeps things extra toasty in this room during those frigid winter days now I always get questions about where I store all this stuff but for all the boxes I keep them downstairs in my basement so I have a shelving unit fully organized with all the stuffs I have all my open boxes down below I have all the Apple stuffing cases also labeled in boxes everything is nicely organized and easily accessible because if I need to sell something or if I need to dig it up for a video I want to make sure everything

Is readily available alright guys so that is my not-so epic set up tour hope you guys enjoyed it if you did please give it a like to let me know and I may do this again for the next new year alright guys so thanks for watching and I'll see you again in the next video

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