So maybe your workspace isn't a cluttered mess, but maybe it just isn't the haven of productivity you wish it was. If you're looking to upgrade from your modest laptop on a desk to something more impressive, here are 10 cheap DIY upgrades to make it a battle station worthy of your time.
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Laptops are uncomfortable. But you can fix that if you're willing to look just a little weird. The key is in the just a little. Today Wall Street Journal tech columnist Christopher Mims tweeted a photo of his mobile work station. Mims uses a wireless mouse, foldable keyboard and laptop stand to make an ergonomic but efficient setup when he's working at a cafe.
Redditor mrrej89 posted this beautiful workspace to the Battlestations subreddit. At first blush, it's simple, almost a little boring, but then you look more closely at the details -- from the lamp to the keyboard to the monitor stand to the bookshelf, it's simple, but all well done and well built.
Over on the battlestations subreddit, Sarne shared this beautiful setup with a side-by-side computers in a custom desk with an open top and LEDs so you can see the inside. The whole thing is just beautiful.
Redditor jamend loves screen real estate, and so do we. He's rocking four displays in this shot, a 4K display in the center, two 1440p displays on either side, in portrait mode, and a 4K TV just above. Best of all, that's not all the great gear he uses to get stuff done. Here's a full rundown.
Steven Wilke's basement video production and editing studio is wood paneled, all hand-designed and built, and looks fantastic. He pulled that basement space back to the walls to build the workspace of his dreams, and the finished product definitely shows.
Dan, also known as HiTechTLS, shares this corner desk in his tiny apartment that manages to really pack in the gear. Not only does he have six monitors total, there's only one PC powering it all. Here's his setup.
Lainz's setup is unique in a few ways, one of which that he has a pair of speakers mounted to monitor arms just above his displays. Really offers that whole surround sound feel. Beyond that though, the setup has a few more neat surprises in store. Here are some more photos.
It's not often I see triple monitor setups that actually look sharp -- I mean really sharp -- and this one fits the bill. Over at the battlestations subreddit, Evexium shares this workspace, packed with three displays mounted to the wall, and great cable management.
Reader Jason submitted this desktop to our Featured Workspace Show-and-Tell Pool on Flickr, and this dual desktop, triple-display workspace gets a lot done in a modest space. One quick switch and he goes from his Mac to his PC. Here are some more photos.
We've highlighted a bunch of multi-display setups recently, but this single-panel workspace from reader Wayne shows off that one display -- especially when it's huge -- can be just as good looking as several. He submitted his setup to our Workspace Show and Tell Pool, and here are some more photos.
scruffycoxendale's home office is more than just one desk with a computer on it, although it's definitely nice. A quick look around the room shows off some other great gear, including a lovely record collection, a media server for the house, and more.
Redditor zbeegniev just finished updating his workspace, and the results look pretty sharp. It's clean, that monitor is well mounted to the wall, and oh hey -- the PC is actually built into the desk. Here are some more photos.