Software I use, gadgets I love, and other things I recommend.
I love seeing what other people use. Here’s some of my favorite stuff.
- 14” MacBook Pro, M1 Max, 32GB RAM (2021)
This is my work laptop. I upgraded from a 15-inch Intel-based Macbook Pro, and it is remarkable how much of a difference the M1 makes.
- AirPods Pro
The Airpods have never fit me very well, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Airpods Pro had a different fit. They are portable, have a long battery life, are easy to charge, convenient to use with Apple devices and do a decent job at noise cancelling.
- Moonlander Mark 1
A coworker suggested these, and I bought them to reduce wrist pain. I have used split keyboards before, but this takes it further with a different layout. This takes a while to learn, especially when juggling between a Mac and Windows. It doubles up great for gaming, where the right half can be stowed away.
- Herman Miller Embody Chair
This is a significant upgrade from any other chair I have used. The Embody feels very comfortable, even more so than the Aeron.
- Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk
I missed my standing desk from work, so I got one for home. This is an extra wide one, which allows me and partner to work side by side. I mounted a few attachments under it to help tidy up.
- Custom PC
It has been over a decade since I last bought an assembled desktop PC. I’ve switched to a new SFF PC, so I don’t use this anymore, but it was a great PC that lasted me almost a decade.
- Logitech G502 X Lightspeed Wireless
This is a very comfortable and reliable gaming mouse. The only downside is that the battery life is not the best, but the Powerplay mat solves that.
- Logitech Powerplay
This completely eliminates the need to plug in my mouse for charging. It is very small, so it is not well suited for gaming. To work around this, I use a larger mouse pad on top, with a cork mat cut out to fit the Powerplay under it.
- Logitech Pro X Headphones
I keep coming back to Logitech headphones. They are comfortable and reliable.
- Riese & Müller Superdelite
This is the huge upgrade from my previous bike, and the most comfortable bike I have used. It is fun to ride on roads and trails.
- Shokz Openswim
These allow me to listen to eBooks while staying aware of my surroundings. I got these for swimming, so they do not have Bluetooth.
- KeySmart Pro
I wish I didn’t have so many keys to carry, but living in rental requires carrying many differents sets of keys. The Tile integration is a nice bonus, I’ve been paranoid about losing my keys since I lost a set a few years ago.
- iPhone 13
I used to be an ardent Android user, but made the switch to iOS a few years back. I did this mostly to try out the Apple Watch, but I’ve stayed due to the strong developer ecosystem and seamless integration between devices.
- Apple Watch Series 4
The Apple Watch is my favourite Apple device by far. It’s health features are very very good, and it’s app ecosystem is excellent. I’m excited to see if it could replace my phone in a few years. My only complaint is around managing notifications - I wish they synced better with the phone.
- ARKTYPE Magnetic Keychain
I first got hooked on to magnetic keychains with the Key Piece by Outlier. Sadly, they are discontinued. I have tried other models, but the ARKTYPE ones are my favourite so far.