Every workstation at nilenso (remote or in-office) is equipped with the following by default.

  • Desk and chair
  • Laptop, charger and adapter
  • Keyboard, wrist rest and mouse
  • Monitor
  • Webcam
  • Headphones
  • Utilities
  • Miscellaneous phone chargers and cables

This is a recommended list of default equipment to setup a workstation. It should be updated when better options are available, unless someone has a strong preference to not do so. Please get in touch with our Operations Team on #operations if you'd like help buying or replacing any equipment at your workstation.

When a new employee joins, use this list of curated items for their WFH setup. Before sending it across, check if the sheet is up to date: the items are still on this page, the links are working.




Don't forget to get spare chargers and adapters when buying new laptops.

  • 14" M2 MacBook Pro – 512 GB
  • 15.6" Dell Precision 7540 CTO Base
    • Intel Core i7-9750H, 6 Core, 12M Cache, 2.60GHz up to 4.5GHz Turbo, 45W
    • 15.6" FHD/UHD Non-touch, IR Cam/Mic Bezel
    • 32GB, DDR4-2666MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
    • Radeon Pro WX 3200 w/4GB GDDR5

Avoid laptops with ≤16GB RAM! see: https://nilenso.slack.com/archives/CMXK69FGX/p1710149490016029



(Prefer brown or red switches if you're unsure what the colors mean)





  • Sony WH-1000XM4 or Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Wireless for good noise cancellation. These are known to have average sounding mics. Prefer a boom mic for better audio quality.
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 for comfort (doesn't have a mic).
  • Jabra Evolve with boom mic for clear speech pickup and good microphone noise isolation. The entry-level wired on-ear headset is light and easy on the head and ears. Options are also available with active noise cancellation, and bluetooth (if you really need those).


Utilities for Mac

  • iTerm: Better Terminal
  • HomeBrew: Package manager
  • Rectangle: Sort-of tiling window management
  • Flycut: Clipboard manager
  • Caffeine: Keep your mac awake
  • Dash: Offline searchable programming docs
  • Display menu: Display menu in your menu bar
  • Zotero: Helps manage bibliography and citations, pretty helpful if you want to read/write papers
  • Trailer: GitHub notifications don't have great discoverability, use this to keep a track of PRs
  • MeetingBar: See your next meeting in the menu bar and join with a single click

Git support for pairing