Using IKEA Stolmen as an Entertainment Center

IKEA Stolmens can be hacked to serve as anything, from bike racks to entertainment centers. These shelves have a distinct appeal, as the poles go from the floor to the ceiling and allow you to store a variety of things, from books, TVs, to DVDs, and other stuff. All in all, this hack is quite useful if you’re trying to find a low cost option for mounting your flat panel HDTV.

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How To Reduce Your Tech Weight

011911_rg_TooMuchTech_02.jpgA recent stay at the hospital has weakened our strength somewhat, so we’ve been forced to examine how much stuff and tech we take around every day out of practicality. The fact of the matter ideally you should carry what you need at a comfortable weight; you don’t want to be carrying around too much stuff for both health and safety reasons. But how to trim the fat?

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The German Mac Mini + iMac Home Office Combination

We’ve seen a couple of people using the Mac Mini + MacBook Pro home office combination, but what if you need a bit more power? That’s when the iMac comes into play and Ronny just added one to his minimal home office. His desk is one extremely clean, making it stand out from the others that we’ve seen.

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Chris’ Shelf-Leveled Superman Mac Home Office

It’s always nice to have a theme for your home office. This is the first that we’ve seen that uses the comic book hero Superman as a way to showcase a really cool workstation, that features a lot of tech in a small space. Read on to find out more about Chris’ Superman home office!

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Perki’s Cozy Little Tech Nook Looks Great to Work On

Not everyone enjoys working from extremely large desks. Large desks are great, but they are prone to attract all sorts of clutter. Perki’s cozy little tech nook shows us that you don’t need a large desk to work. We really like this setup. It’s simple and looks good.

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Pahana Alo’s Setup: Glass, Multiple-Monitors & Mac-Ish

We found this setup from Germany very interesting. The dual monitors are sitting lower than usual, changing the focus of where the eyes are usually looking at while you’re working. Couple that with a nice glass desk, and a heavily skinned Windows OS, and you’ve got a great setup.

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The MacBook Pro + Mac Mini Home Office Combination

If you’ve taken the plunge and are using a laptop as your main computer, it’s convenient to have another computer at home. Why? Well, you don’t want your laptop running all of the time, especially if you want a more permanent hookup to your HDTV. This is the reason why a Mac Mini complements a MacBook Pro very well.

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Making A Laptop/Book Stand Out of Some IKEA Bits

While some laptop stands work really well, others are definitely more problematic. This is one of the reasons why making your own is a good idea. You’ll save money and end up with something that will work for you.

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Software That We Use Daily: Improving Computer Life

From Gmail to Microsoft Word, here are our favorite computer software. We use these programs daily and have generally try to keep them updated as much as possible. While it can get costly for some of them, they are definitely worth keeping.

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Choosing the Right Monitor For Your Laptop/Desktop

When you’re putting together your home office, especially if you are a mobile warrior and work off your laptop most of the time, it’s really nice to have a big monitor at home so that you can use your laptop more like a desktop. In the past, docking stations were a must, but nowadays, mobile users just need a decent-sized keyboard, and a mouse so that they are ready to go coupled with a good monitor.

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