I spend a lot of time researching and evaluating tech products and gadgets. Friends, family, and clients are always asking me for opinions and recommendations – and I’m certainly glad to help. Below you’ll find an assortment of gear that carries my seal of approval. Only products that I personally own and use.
It’s time to ditch those nylon cable ties. Velcro cable ties are an absolute necessity. Not only are these cable ties highly re-usable, they’re also very inexpensive. I use them absolutely everywhere and they are a staple of my tech tool kit.
I love gadgets – but I hate gadgets that waste electricity. The Kill A Watt electricity usage monitor is a must-have for eco-conscious geeks. Simply plug your devices in and easily track your energy usage.
I’ve been there. You’ve got three free receptacles on your surge protector, but they’re blocked because you’ve got a bad case of wall warts. Unclutter your surge protector using Ziotek Power Strip Liberators.
This Belkin surge protector is great for protecting those delicate electronics around
your home or office. Look under your desk right now. You are using a surge protector – not a power
tap, right? Don’t spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on your gear and neglect to protect it from deadly power surges.
I couldn’t tell you how many of these things I’ve purchased. Transcend JetFlash USB flash drives are convenient and reliable. They’re also affordable enough that you won’t be bummed when you inevitably send it through the washing machine (guilty!).
The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema is one of the best USB web cams on the market. It really is one of the best quality webcams available for the price. I like it so I bought one, then another. I think I’m up to five now.