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My Battlestation - Part 1: Peripherals

This is one of the topics which is specially suited to this blog. There is a lot of thought that goes behind building an entire battlestation, and the they are seldom expressed to others.

Although I will list the specifications of most of the products I use, and explain why I use them, my intention is not to brag about what I’ve afforded, but rather to list and review my choices for others who might be interested.

Anyway, let’s get into it!

The most important aspect of a battlestation is arguably the peripherals, since it’s the biggest part of the visual presentation, and the entire part of the sensory communication with the computer.


I use a single ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ1A (just rolls off the tounge, right?) which is a 27 inch 1440p 170Hz display with G-Sync and AMD Freesync and HDR400.


Prepare for ultra nerdery…

I use a Massdrop x OLKB Planck keyboard, which is a 40% ortholinear custom mechanical keyboard with QMK, and programmed with a custom colemak layout.

Keyboard switches

The Planck is fitted with kailh box black switches which are a 60g linear switches, and they are in turn fitted with black Cool jazz keycaps without legends.


As a keyboard supremacist and active vim user, I thoroughly believe that mice are evil and should be banised from the presence of computers alltogether. But I use a Corsair M65 RGB Elite because it does it’s job, and it looks cool. I don’t really have any praise for it, which I guess is quite a good compiment to a mouse. I do wish it was possible to take it apart, and that the plastic pieces of it didn’t creak when I push them. But like, it works, so…


I use a Massdrop x Sennheiser PC 37X which I bought after the first month of distance studies, due to some pandemic or whatever, and they have been great. For specifications, they are open back, over the ear headphones, with a respectable microphone, a detachable cable, and an impedance of 50Ω. They also feature a frequency response range of 15-28.000Hz, and a soundstage which is rather impressive for it’s price point.

When I bought them I didn’t really know what I was looking for, except an audiophile-level (amateur grade audiophile) gaming headset. So one of the biggest surprises with the headset was how open and airy they felt, and when I speak with them on, my voice doesn’t get muffled by the ear cups, since they are as open on the back as the front.