Mac Setup: The Beautiful Home Desk of a Police Officer
This weeks featured Mac setup is the absolutely beautiful nearly minimalist home workstation of Poyan P., a police officer. Not only will you find some great modern hardware, but there’s a bit of retro goodness too. Let’s jump right in and take a peak at this great Apple setup:
What Apple hardware is in your setup?
- iMac 27″ (late 2012 model) – 3.4 GHz Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 675MX GPU with 1GB of VRAM
- Apple Wireless Keyboard
- Apple Magic Trackpad
- iPad Air
- iPhone 5S
I also have an Apple Magic Mouse but I’m trying to use the Trackpad more to see how it feels.
Elsewhere around the setup you’ll find a couple of plants, books, iPhone boxes from releases over the years, Harman Kardon Soundsticks, a Macintosh 128k, Woody from Toy Story, a Steve Jobs figure, and a few other Apple accessories.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you use your Mac setup?
I work for the Swedish Police and have been a (proud) Mac user since 1993.
I mainly use my devices for browsing the web while listening to music, or some moderate gaming when I’m bored. Some of the games I play to relax are Counter-Strike GO, an old bungie classic Mac game called Myth 2, and sometimes Diablo 3.
I often use the iPad Air wi-fi model to stream movies via Plex to my Apple TV downstairs.
What are some of the apps you use most often?
Apps that are open nearly 24/7 on my computer are Terminal, WeeChat IRC client, Twitter, Calendar, Mail, and Spotify.
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You can also browse our previously featured Mac setups too.
Snyggt! Vart har du köpt skrivbordet?
/Blivande kollega :)
ursäkta sent svar :> jag fick en snickare att göra bordet åt mig. Kostade mig några tusenlappar :>
Du har inte lust att dela med dig av ritningar och dylikt? Skulle vara roligt och få till ett sådant skrivbord. Vet du exakt vad det kostade?
Wow! Amazing view
My home setup is a big mess but has one thing in common with Poyan’s: a Mac SE30 sitting atop an adjacent bookcase. 1990 vintage, souped up CPU, OS9. Still in good working order.
I definitely have a criminal set up. it is les boring though. This one must be good to avoid the stupid mirror glossy screen of the imac.
… and instead we get a peek at this set-up …
What a nice and simple setup:)
What the f*** is wrong with most of you? What is the problem of him being a police officer? Seriosly I guess his job is cooler than yours -.-
It’s a wonderful desk setup!
I think most of the animosity about the mans profession is due to media events which get a lot of negative television attention in the USA. Maybe I am cynical, but I tend to think it’s politically driven.
It is so tidy and squeaky clean. Gosh I wouldn’t dare show myself, My Mac and camera paraphernalia all round within easy reach. He has a neat camera bag in the corner. Wish I could be that neat and tidy.
Why would we care for a police officer setup? Average Mac user and reader of your site does not appreciate the idea of “law” enforcement.
What a nice setup, makes me want to fix up my office a bit!
Great minimalist look, classic Swedish design. Poyan, can you send info on the desk? Is it from IKEA?
thank you very much! unfortunately the desk is not ikea and was a very expensive custom built desk in walnut tree
I think this is from the Ikea catalog…..
Very nice setup and very swedish (mimalisim, wood). But the chair doesn’t look too comfortable for long sessions in front of a computer.
Thank you :> you couldn’t be more correct..it’s literally a pain in the ass after a while. But it’s good, it keeps me away from the computer!
@Poyan — also interested in a dock and btw, there’s a hack allowing you to stream from Plex directly to ATV.
yeah i’ll look into that hack, i heard about it before:> also there’s no dock, there’s a cut-out on the table to fit an iphone and and ipad… charger cable coming up from underneath to charge the devices.
What kind of dock is that? Holding up the iPad and iPhone
the desk is built that way to hold an iphone and an ipad… its not an actual dock if you look closer in the pictures
Love the desk! Where did you buy it or is it custom? The iOS stands built in are superb!
Hi! thank you…
It’s a custom built desk however you can buy one like it on http://www.theartifox.com/#intro
And yeah, I love the iDevice built-in as well! :)
Great set up! Awesome desk. Thanks for the link.
I kinda wish I kept my Mac SE and Soundsticks now. My wife talked me into getting rid of them.
Cool other than it being from a police officer…
He’s Swedish Police… remember that Europe is a very different world than the USA.
Oh and back on topic; what a great setup, I love the wooden desk!
Yes, the table really is the only cool thing about this setup.
Wow, stereotype much? What does your moronic opinion have to do with any of this?