After using my new setup for around 2 weeks, I noticed that starring at a laptop from above won’t be healthy long term. But I struggled to decide what I should do.
First, I placed down my not so old monitor. I then attached a small USB-C hub with and HDMI, Ethernet and multiple USB ports to the bottom of the monitor. I connected the monitor and hub. I also attached the USB receiver for my wireless mouse. My keyboard is Bluetooth-only, but I had a pretty simple solution in mind.
I wrote a small script responsible for turning Bluetooth on and off. It detects if the USB Hub is connected. If so, Bluetooth stays on, otherwise, Bluetooths is powerd down.
#!/bin/bash if [[ -z $(lsusb | grep "Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub") ]] then bluetoothctl power off else echo "Not disabling Bluetooth, USB Hub connected -> at home." fi
I’m really happy with how this turned out. I have pretty much kept the simplicity, but improved my comfort and health.
Compare it with the previous setup.