A recent reply I wrote got me thinking about making do with the equipment we have. It's so easy to think we need the best equipment or newest gadget to fit the designer stereotype or to produce great work. And I'm not sure this is really the case. What are your thoughts? What bits of equipment do you have that isn't what's expected of a designer? What have you bought that isn't the best you can get, but just does what you need it to do? I'll get us started. I've got a few. I almost feel like these are confessions... I use a Mac mini. It cost me £600. I don't own an iPhone. I bought my DSLR second hand off eBay. I don't have a massive monitor. I haven't signed up to Creative Cloud. My Wacom tablet is more than 12 years old. For me most of these are about saving money. Working for myself means if I spend less I can work less. This in turn means I can take more time off or be more flexible. Really interested to see what you all think.