His name is Lewis Hilsenteger but he’s better known as Unbox Therapy. The Youtube star rocketed to fame after a video of him bending an iPhone 6 went viral (aka Bendgate). Basically, Unbox Therapy is to tech gear what PewdiePie is to gaming, i.e. a palatable enthusiast big on personality and passion. Making Unbox Therapy all the more addictive is the unveiling of each product from the box as if every day is Christmas morning.
Being he has millions of subscribers and maintains a Youtube channel built almost exclusively around product reviews, it was only natural that we wanted to know all about Unbox Therapy’s desk setup his gear of choice. As if personally heeding our subconscious request, Unbox Therapy featured a three-part segment dedicated to showing off his “ultimate set up”. We took diligent notes–after all this represents the curatorial sensibilities of a man who lives, eats and breathes gear. Read on for a breakdown.
6 in 1 USB Charging Cable
Would you think less of us if we said this was our favourite piece of Unbox Therapy gear on the list? Well, we’re doing it anyway. The Chafon Multi 6 in 1 USB Charging Cable is basically a Swiss army knife for the 21st century. It’s preciously economic and endlessly useful in terms of charging and connecting your various devices. Arm yourself with this baby and conquer the world!
IKEA Vastanby Desk
IKEA makes clean, sturdy, easy-to-assemble products with hard-to-pronounce names, and the Vastanby Desk is no exception. Buy it and set it up in no time at all. See our list of the 26 Best Desks for the Home Office.
IKEA Alex Drawer Unit
Okay, so this name isn’t exactly hard to pronounce. Nevertheless, the Alex is another effortless product from IKEA that’s superbly easy to clean and assemble.
12-Core Mac Pro
Equipped with a 12-core processor and dual D700 graphics card, Unbox Therapy’s state-of-the-art Mac Pro leaves virtually nothing to be desired as far as performance is concerned. This thing is so powerful it single-handedly supports all of the Youtube star’s displays at once (“powering their pixels” as he puts it). Naturally, expect such precision to cost you.
LG UC97 Ultra Wide Display
Do you like a monitor experience that’s akin to a widescreen movie presentation (especially when three are lined up next to one another)? If so, you can do no wrong with the Ultra Wide Display monitor from LG, a truly epic product. According to Unbox Therapy, it’s not quite 4K because of an unusual aspect ratio and curved design, but the brilliant immersion effect more than makes up for it.
Vizio P-Series 4K Display
Vizio’s monolithic TV comes with a free tablet that doubles as a remote and then an additional smart remote that’s supremely user-friendly. With a truly dynamic range of compatibility and picture resolution, this is a magnificent 21st-century product for those who love to stream content without compromising a big screen experience.
Wall Prints and Desktop Background
To adorn those premium monitors with some catchy background graphics, look no further than justinmaller.com. Maller delivers iconic artistic images that breathe new life into the possibilities of desktop wallpaper.
Senal ASM-4 Professional Two-Way Active 4” Studio Monitor Speakers
The list of incredible Unbox Therapy gear continues. The Senal ASM-4s are compact but hefty metal speakers that look like something dropped from a spaceship to bring users the best in sound control. Expect precious little distortion and superior amplification from these egg-shaped beauties that can be mounted on either end of the studio monitor.
Senal ASM-MNTKIT Mounting Kit
Should you choose to indulge in some Unbox Therapy certified speakers, you’ll need a mounting kit as well. We got your back.
Designed with the same forward-thinking degree of user-friendliness and precision as their other benchmark products, Apple TV remains an affordable and effortless way to bridge the gap between computers and televisions.
Herman Miller Embody Chair
When it comes to Unbox Therapy’s set up, comfort is as important as anything else. He gets his ergonomic groove on in the wonderful Herman Miller Embody Chair, which is designed to stimulate blood and oxygen flow so your body can remain agile even when relaxing. See our list of 12 Best Standing Desks for Your Home Office.
Feenix Autore Keyboard
Citing Kubrick’s 2001 as an aesthetic influence is this premium gaming keyboard, which utilizes lightweight silkscreened keycaps, a gold metal plate through the chassis, a double Polyurethane layer, aluminium coating and a slight upward angle to optimize comfort, flexibility and sturdiness.
Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse
Unbox Therapy loves the Logitech MX Master for its advanced ergonomic and adaptive qualities, and probably because it can keep pace with his multi-tiered desk setup. Switch between up to three computers with the click of a button.
Apogee Duet Audio Interface
Apogee’s interface is not only supremely efficient in audio relay, but it’s also the first interface to be compatible with iPad. That means next level performance paired with next level accessibility.
Sennheiser RS 185 Wireless Headphones
Sound, comfort and mobility are essential to the Unbox Therapy set up and so when he wants a direct-to-your-brain audiophile experience he throws the Sennheiser RS 185 Wireless Headphones on and gets lost in the music.
Sandisk USB 3 Card Reader
This baby is the personification of sleek, flaunting a tremendous design while delivering photos and videos to your computer with lightning speed.
Lacie 6TB Raid
Between his various setups, Unbox Therapy might have an arsenal of computers at his disposal, but that’s still not enough data storage to serve the technological demands for this Youtube sensation. Providing an elephant army’s worth of memory is the Lucie 6TB Raid hard drive.
Belkin Swivel Power Strip
One look at the Unbox Therapy desk setup and it’s probably safe to say he uses a small town’s worth of energy in a given day. Handling all those cords and sources in style is this nifty power strip with dynamic rotation outlets.
CyberPower Battery Back-Up
For reliable AC power that will ensure your data doesn’t get vaporized during a blackout, check out the CyberPower Mini-Tower. It utilizes everything from GreenPower technology and a Pure Sine Wave UPS System to protect your tech with top-shelf dependability.
Lacie Thunderbolt 1TB SSD
What’s that you say? You need more storage and back up? Then, by all means, check out the Lacie Thunderbolt.
Logitech C930e Webcam
Sure, it looks like something the government might use to spy on you, but this time the power is in your hands. The Logitech C930e is a business grade HD webcam that offers a breathless wide-screen view and plug-and-play compatibility.
Unbox Therapy’s Gaming Set-Up
LG 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart OLED Display
It almost goes without saying that Unbox Therapy knows gaming. Bringing him a next-level gaming experience that he refers to as “intentionally outlandish” are three LG 65” 4K Ultra HD Curved Smart OLED Displays. As he puts it, “when one OLED display is not enough, get three”. The images pretty much speak for themselves and this is the kind of drool-inducing set up that would actually prompt a gamer to go find a job just so he can afford it.
EVGA GeForce Titan X Graphics Card
“Powering the pixels” on those premium screens are three EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Graphics Cards. Damn.
Unbox Therapy’s Music Set-Up
In case it’s not incredibly obvious, Unbox Therapy loves the premium sound and great music. He even makes music in his own homegrown studio. Here we go into more detail about which gear he uses to blast those gnarly beats.
Desk by UpDesk
Programmers, binge-watchers, music mixers and gamers alike all run the risk of bad posture due to sitting in the same position all day long. Adding some healthy movement to the all-day computer experience is this adjustable desk that raises and lowers to keep the user on his toes. See our list of the 12 Best Standing Desks for Your Home Office.
Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones
When he gets down to business, Unbox Therapy throws on these professional grade headphones that offer the best in sound and comfort.
Roli Seaboard RISE
Standing out amidst the array of Unbox Therapy gear in his music studio is the Roli Seaboard RISE, a futuristic, soft-to-the-touch synthesizer that intuitively shapes sound through Five Dimensions of Touch. A “new take on a Midi Keyboard” is how Unbox Therapy describes it, which almost feels like an understatement.
Shure BETA 58A Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone
This superior microphone utilizes a uniform super cardioid pattern, neodymium magnet and frequency response to deliver a clean, balanced sound.
Boss RC-505 Loop Station
The Boss RC-505 tabletop Loop Station has a slew of features and 99 phrase memories to allow for effortless beatboxing, vocals and sampling.
Mackie 402VLZ4, 4-Channel Ultra Compact Mixer
Unbox Therapy is a one-man army of studio production. For mixing he uses this 4-channel mixer with a high headroom/low-noise design and 2 premium Onyx mic preamps.
Universal Audio Apollo Twin Interface
Unbox Therapy knows gear so when he says the Universal Audio Apollo Twin Interface is his “audio interface of choice” when it comes to making music, it’s safe to take him at his word. Separating this beauty from the pack is an ability to imitate a slew of different pre-amps.
Yamaha HS8 W 8-Inch Powered Studio Monitor Speakers
The Yamaha HS8s are some straightforward premium speakers that utilize the best in audio and amplification technology to yield high-end, consistent acoustic performance.
Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder
An essential tool for studio recording, the Atomos Shogun features like a brilliant touchscreen display, multiple resolutions and onboard video playback. A very adaptive and flexible product.
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49 Keyboard
A more “traditional” MIDI keyboard that provides exceptional integration with Native Instruments products and the ability to imitate an orchestra pit’s worth of pre-recorded sounds.
Woods Wireless Outlet Remote
This wireless remote can control up to three appliances within a range of 66 feet. Save yourself some effort and check it out.
Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone
Naturally, just one mic isn’t enough for Unbox Therapy. For superior and stable reproduction of vocals and sound, he also uses the Shure SM7B. This mic features bass roll-off, mid-range emphasis, and a built-in resistance to electromagnetic hum.
No home recording studio is complete without a trippy ambient glow. To sustain that mellow fluorescent vibe, check of these easy-installation LED lights.