On the floor in front of the desk I've got a locking filing case that I keep all of my important paperwork and weekly bus pass in.
Now onto the main part of my Office. My work area is a two-seater sofa where my Targus Slimline Netbook Case lives.
The front pocket mainly holds Headphones and Memory cards along with my 32GB Samsung SD Card, Pens, my Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini, a keyboard dusting brush and the charger for my Acer C720 Chromebook.
The main compartment holds my Acer C720 Chromebook in an iPearl hard shell full body cover, my Asus Google Nexus 7 (2012), External USB 3.0 HDD and the power cord for my Acer C720 Chromebook.
The great thing about this setup is that I'm always ready for going on the road, as all I've got to do is attach the shoulder strap for my Targus Slimline Netbook Case and I can leave the house with my bag.
|Static to mobile office with the case shoulder strap|
This probably isn't one of the best Home Office set-ups around but a Home Office isn't always about large desks and dedicated room, but something that can go from static to mobile office and as long as your setup works for you, and ever since I started my blog in 2010.
Here is a couple of pictures showing how versatile my Home Office setup is.
Since I originally did my Home Office tour post I've now added a Desk to my setup in the form of a Laptop tray, This is a handy little Desk as it has a powerful LED Desk Lamp built-in along with a Pen/ Pencil Holder and a Cup Holder.
|Laptop Tray Desk|
The Laptop Tray has a fleece underside attached to the Tray & is filled with bean bag beans meaning that it's comfortable on your knee, it also has a compartment in the bean bag base for the battery pack of the LED Lamp & it even has a carry handle on it.
The Desk can also be used for handwriting in a notebook e.t.c. but I also use it for addressing envelopes and folding letters as well as for a Desk for my Chromebook.
Since my last update I've added an old possibly 2nd gen iPod Touch, a Fitbit Flex charging dock, a spare iPhone USB Charging brick, a Huawei E5330 Mobile Hotspot along with its USB charging cable, Huawei E5330 Mobile Hotspot Charging Brick, a pair of Apple Earpods & a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre urbeats.
|Huawei E5330 Mobile Hotspot|
|2nd Gen iPod touch|
|Fitbit Flex Charging Dock|
|iPhone Charging Brick|
|Beats by Dr. Dre urbeats|
I've rearranged the living room and pressed into service as the main desk the desk that housed the printer in the previous setup. I've got my Acer C720 Chromebook sitting on a Laptop Riser on the desk with my desk lamp to the right of my Chromebook & a picture taken on my wedding day to the left.
|Laptop Riser with 3 Cooling Fans & 4 Port USB Hub|
On the Keyboard tray I've got a 2.4 GHZ Wireless Keyboard & Mouse and nothing else.
Under the desk I've got my file box, a shredded, a box of mostly computer stuff and the case for my Toshiba Notebook.
|2.4 GHZ Wireless Mini Keyboard & Mouse|
Round the back of the main desk it is pretty wire free as the only viable wire on the floor is for one of the rear speakers to my Surround System as all the desk wiring is tied to the frame of my desk using zip ties. The only cables that are tied to my desk is the wire that comes from my desk lamp which uses the back frame & the back of the right hand leg, while the cable for my Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Headset is tied to the left hand leg of the desk & the power supply for my Chromebook is left free so I can take it with me when I go away with my Chromebook.
|Main desk setup|
To the left of my main desk is my old custom built PC Tower hat is awaiting rebuilding with more up to date parts, with the case for my Chromebook sitting on it.
|Old custom Tower PC used as a table|
To the left of my old PC Tower is another desk that is home to my printing station, Toshiba Notebook and router and a Bluetooth headset hanging off of a door handle, inside the desk is a spare printer, printer paper, envelopes, a Microsoft PS/2 Keyboard & blank CD's & DVD's. The cable management of this desk isn't as neat as on my main desk as there is a space under the desk that can't be seen without having to look round the back of the desk, and since I don't actually sit at this desk the doors are always shut unless I need to get something from inside the desk. This means that the cables that drop down the back aren't really seen.
|Secondary desk setup|
My chair is a standard gas lift chair, but in Leather with a full none adjustable back and arms.
|My desk chair|
My Chromebook case still has all the same stuff in it as it did when it was the focus of my Home Office setup, and my Lap desk is stored safely for any time that I need to use my Chromebook on my knee.
I've now added an Advent HB212 Powered 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub to my setup that is attached to the underside of my desk.
|Advent HB212 4 Port USB Hub|
This now gives me the full 4 Ports from my Laptop Docking Station along with one Port from this Hub & my USB 3.0 Port that's on my Chromebook free as I'll be connecting My Laptop Docking Station, Headset & Wireless Keyboard & Mouse from 3 of the Ports on the hub as being attached to the underside of my Desk will make it hard to connect & disconnect USB devices from three of the 4 Ports if I just connected my Docking Station to the Hub, as using just 3 of the 4 Ports permanently I can just use a USB extension cable with the Port placed on my Desk to access the fourth Port on the Hub.
I've now added a pair of Sony SRS-P10Q Speakers that I've had lying around for years to my setup, although the sound quality is lacking in bass compared to the internal Speakers of the Acer C720 Chromebook, it now gives me a choice between the Acer C720 internal Speakers my Microsoft LifeChat Headset and external Speakers depending on my needs.
|Sony SRS-P10Q Speakers|
I've now added a HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Wireless Mono Laser Printer to my Office setup as my current Kodak esp 1.2 Wireless All In One Colour InkJet Printer wasn't economical to my Printing needs as it's impossible to Print in Black and White when the Colour Cartridge is empty meaning that I was replacing the Colour Cartridge twice to every on time that I was replacing the Black Cartridge.
The HP LaerJet Pro P1102w comes with a 700 Page starter Toner Cartridge and as of writing this Article I've printed 43 pages and still have got 100% Toner left (but this is being reported by the Printers Web Interface so it could be slightly off,)
The quality of Prints are crisp and clean, but having to use HP ePrint in association with Google Cloud Print to print from my Chromebook very slow compared to Printing via Windows, l but it's not such a bad trade off when a you consider that a standard Retail Toner Cartridge will print out 1,600 which I probably will take about three to four months to print out that many pages.
|HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Wireless Mono Laser Printer|
My plans for my setup are to add a Monitor on a desk mount, whether or not that the Monitor will hook up directly to my Chromebook via HDMI or use a VGA or DVI to HDMI cable depends on what VESA mount Monitors are available that are compatible with my budget.