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Puget Systems Peripheral Hardware Recommendations

Written on November 11, 2020 by Terrell Barnes
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Sometimes peripheral devices can impact your experience just as much as the hardware inside your system. With so many devices to choose from, we've compiled a list of devices that Puget employees enjoy using and would recommend. We'd love to hear from you as well. Feel free to share any devices you'd recommended in the comments below and why!

Keyboards

Product Name Features Pros Cons
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro
  • Minimalistic Design
  • Cherry MX Switches
  • (Red, Brown and Blue)
  • Detachable Power Cable
  • Portability (Great if you travel a lot)
  • Comes in a variety of switch types which dictate feel and noise level
  • Backlit
  • Tenkeyless
  • (although there is another version with the numpad.)
Logitech G413
  • Durable Tactile switches
  • Function keys support
  • Brushed aluminum finish
  • Backlit keys
  • Well Constructed.
  • Responsive Feel
  • Two year Warranty
  • Comes with extra replacement keycaps
  • Slim profile without losing any functions.
  • Slight oil residue from fingers can be noticeable on keys after heavy use.
Logitech G910
  • Romer-G Tactile mechanical
  • Fully programmable
  • Dedicated Media Controls
  • 113 key anti-ghosting
  • Tons of customization
  • Exceedingly comfortable

  • Hard to clean or disassemble

Mice

Product Name Features Pros Cons
Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Wireless
  • Seamlessly connect to 3 different machines
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Ergonomic/Contours to hand well
  • Great for working through long worksheets PDF/Excel sheets
  • Customizable settings
  • White version gets noticeably dirty over time
Logitech G502 Hero
  • Adjustable Weight
  • Thumb Rest
  • Customizable mechanical switches
  • Feels great
  • Software allows for tons of customizability
  • Sniper Button
  • Braided cables
  • Low Price
  • Could be uncomfortable for large hands
Logitech G602
  • High DPI
  • Customizable buttons
  • Wireless
  • Easily swap batteries
  • Accepts single or double battery to control weight
  • RF Wireless for stable connection even through desk/monitors
  • 2 modes, performance (high DPI) or Economy (longer battery life)

  • Uncomfortable in smaller hands

Headphones

Product Names Features Pros Cons
Logitech G933
  • Stellar battery life
  • Wired/Wireless
  • Clear communications
  • 10+ hour battery life
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Fast charging
  • Software could use improvements
  • Range through walls - acceptable but could be better
Arctis Steel Series 7
  • Lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio designed for low latency gaming
  • Next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound
  • 24-hour battery life
  • There is a couple of color options.
  • Comfortable design.
  • Great sound quality.
  • Requires puck for wireless (included)

External Drives (storage)

Pros Features Pros Cons
Samsung T5
  • 250GB - 2TB
  • USB 3.1
  • 540 MB Transfer Speed
  • Management software
  • 3 Year limited warranty
  • Okay performance as a working drive
  • Great for backups
  • Small / compact
  • Highly Reliable
  • Multiple Color Options
  • Price for the amount of storage you get
  • Can be scratched easily
Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD
  • 250GB - 1TB
  • USB 3.1(Gen 2)
  • Up to 550 MB/s Reads
  • 3 year warranty
  • IP55 for water dust resistance
  • Very light weight and highly portable
  • Clip for a carabiner or to attach to a bag
  • Fits in your pocket
  • Price for the amount of storage you get
G-Raid with Thunderbolt 3 (20TB)
  • Transfer rate up to 500MB/s
  • Large Storage capacity
  • Hardware RAID
  • USB 3.1
  • High transfer speed
  • Easy connectivity/configuration over USB 3.1 or 3.0
  • Large Storage Capacity
  • A bit noisy on the desk
  • You need a Thunderbolt supported platform
  • Thunderbolt drivers can be troublesome in Win10

Speakers

Product Names Features Pros Cons
AudioEngine A5+ Speakers
  • Self-powered via built-in analog amp
  • Multiple Finishes
  • 3 Year warranty
  • Comes with all the necessary cables
  • Price
  • Not surround
Edifier R1280T
  • Self-powered
  • Wood Finish
  • 2 Year warranty
  • Comes with all the necessary cables
  • Only $100
  • Not surround
Logitech Z533
  • Powerful sound
  • 2.1 audio
  • 120 watts peak
  • Control from integrated control pad
  • Powerful/adjustable subwoofer
  • Long Satellite wires
  • Not Surround
  • 1-year warranty
  • Can be tinny at higher volumes
  • No grill/faceplate over speakers

Office Chairs

Product Name Features Pros Cons
Markus Office Chair
  • Sturdy Ergonomic Design
  • Breathable mesh backing
  • Plush comfort zones
  • Very Breathable.
  • Great for long sitting sessions
  • Super tall back
  • Lack of adjustable lumbar support

Monitors

Product Name Features Pros Cons
27UK650-W
  • 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160)
  • 27 inch IPS DisplayHDR10 compatible;
  • Viewing Angle 178/178
  • sRGB 99 percent Color
  • FreeSync technology
  • HDCP 2.2 compatible
  • HDR 10
  • Gaming Features
  • Application for on screen control Ergonomic Stand
  • Can be small if used as primary monitor
Ben-Q EX3501R
  • HDR support
  • Fast refresh rate
  • USB-C connectivity Ultra Wide21:9
  • Slim Bezel
  • High Color Temp Scale
  • Ultra Wide
  • Simple design

Surge Protectors

Product Name Features Pros Cons
Tripp Lite TLP1008TEL
  • 10 outlets,
  • RJ11 jacks,
  • 2395 joules protection,
  • 8 foot cord
  • Lifetime warranty and $150,000 insurance.
  • Automatic shutoff cuts power to outlets when the protection circuit has been compromised
  • Stops working when it no longer protects equipment.(This feature may be a con to some)
  • No RJ45 or coax connections
APC P12U2
  • 12 outlets
  • USB charging ports, 4320 joules protection
  • 6 foot cord
  • Lifetime warranty and $300,000 insurance.
  • Automatic shutoff cuts power to outlets when the protection circuit has been compromised
  • Stops working when it no longer protects equipment,(This feature may be a con to some)
  • No RJ45 or coax connections

Office Equipment - extra anything - un-categorized

Product Names Features Pros Cons
Quad monitor mount
  • Holds 4 (up to) 30in monitors
  • Very stable design
  • Quality steel tubing
  • Solid construction
  • Large monitor support
  • Adjusting can be cumbersome
Amazon Basics Display Port to DVI cable
  • Support up to 1920x1080 @60Hz
  • Functional design
  • Converts DP to DVI
  • It is NOT a bi-directional converter and cannot transmit signals from DVI to Display Port

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Jan Dorniak

You missed the disclaimer that mice and keyboards must fit the person. Personally, I always say that keyboards and especially mice must by tried out physically before ordering. Just from looking at the photos I can tell that the mice recommended here are not a good fit for my grip.

To add a counterpoint, SteelSeries Rival 3 - very light, supports high enough DPI, has two programmable DPI settings you can switch between with a button on the mouse. Also, not very expensive. While I'm a programmer, I sometimes do light electronics CAD (Eagle) work using that mouse.

For keyboards a cheap but functional one is A4Tech KV300-H. The switches are a bit hard, but it's cheap, very solid and doesn't slide. The built-in USB hub can be useful in some niches, like embedded development.

Chair, also IKEA: Jarfvjallet (or however it is spelled). Worth noting is that, at least in EU, both models can be bought without armrests (not everyone uses them).

Headphones: Takstar Pro 82. Light, good sound although a bit lacking for bass, also inexpensive, easy to wear (very soft). If you want to walk around in them be prepared to buy a replacement cable (it's detachable), the included one is too long.

Posted on 2020-11-16 14:40:29