As a guy who cares a lot about technology, it surrounds me daily.
I’ve come to rely on a few standard gadgets that make my daily life a little more manageable.
From the practical to the completely novel, here are the gadgets I rely on to make it through the day.
I gave up on the New York City subway in May of last year and I never looked back. Too many elbows in faces and shoes clomping on my toes.
Now I get around almost exclusively by folding bicycle. Yes, the Brompton is pricey, but it folds down small enough that I bring it into the office every day without issue. I've even taken it into a movie theatre. It's some of the best money I've spent for city living.
After putting my 15-inch PowerBook G4 to rest after far too many years of faithful service, I sprang for a slick 13-inch MacBook Air. It's lightweight, it's fast, and it can tackle nearly anything I throw at it.
Price: starting at $999
I was such a late adopter when it came to smartphones. My previous phone was a glorified hockey puck with buttons. But this gives me access to maps, an impressive camera, and loads of entertaining and useful apps that I'd been missing out on for nearly two years.
Price: from $99 with a contract
I care a lot about pizza, and sometimes presentation is everything. Are you going to cut your pizza with a boring, conventional slicer, or are you going to let the Enterprise step up to the plate?
Note: While I don't use this every single day, I use it more often than not.
My editor Steve Kovach uses his Boxee almost daily to watch whatever it is he watches. Probably reality shows and conspiracy documentaries.
Editor's note: Actually, just historical documentaries and old NOVA episodes on Netflix.