Dann's Gear

“Gear” content like this is my weakness. It can take many forms, from What’s in your Bag articles to videos to Every Day Carry posts. Even holiday Gift Guides are basically the same genre of post. They’re a guilty pleasure.

These types of post are a perfect storm of consumerism and procrastination. Each post or video is a chance to avoid doing actual work by yearning over shiny new toys. Maybe you’ll find that one magic item that will boost your productivity or efficiency!

And honestly, I have found lots of great new gear that I’ve grown to love myself! That’s why I keep consuming this content. It’s like hunting for pearls—one of those oysters is going to have a big fat jewel inside.

So, here you have my own Gear page. For ease of reference, I’ve included links to the products where I could. Many of these links are affiliate links, which means if you click that link and purchase an item (even if it’s not the item I linked to), then I’ll get a small percent of that sale. Using these links is a great way to show your appreciation for this content, but in no way should you feel obligated to click.

Dann’s desktop. Several items listed in this article are visible.

My Hardware


  • 16-in 2019 MacBook Pro, 2.6 GHz Core i7, 16GB RAM: Work laptop
  • 13-in 2020 Macbook Pro, 2.3 GHz Core i7, 16GB RAM: Personal Laptop

Tablets & Readers


  • Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: 512GB storage, daily driver
  • Apple 12 mini: extra mobile, primarily video, love this phone


Home server

Dann’s home server. The Intel NUC is sitting on top of the Synology NAS.


Random gear. All featured in this article. Kindle Oasis, iPhone, Apple Watch, H4n, Anker battery

Everyday Carry

Content Creation