10 Gadgets I Use Every Single Day (And You Should Too!)

iPhone 4

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.

Brompton M6L Folding Bike

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.

Price: varies wildly depending on options

MacBook Air

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

White noise machine

This thing has changed the way I sleep. I can conk out like baby most nights after turning this on and bathing in the comforting 'whoosh' sound.

Price: $54.95

Frieling French Press

I wake up early and some days the only reason this is possible is because my beloved French press has my back. It brews delicious coffee to help me stay sharp before the sun comes up.

Price: $79

iPhone 4

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

Star Trek pizza cutter

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.

Price: $30

Pi bottle opener

As a maths and beverage nerd, this just made sense to me.

Price: $14.99

Sodastream Fountain Soda Maker

As a guy fraught with first-world problems, there aren't enough bubbles in my water. That's why I love the Sodastream machine.

Price: $87.85

Crabble iPhone stand

I use this handy iPhone stand to keep baseball games on in the background at work. Don't let its size make you think it's anything less than super-sturdy.

Price: $7.45

X-Mini II

Every now and then, your audio needs a little boost. That's where the X-Mini II capsule speaker shines -- it's tiny but its volume is undeniable.

Price: $24.47

BONUS: Boxee

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.

Price: $179.99

What great apps are you missing out on?

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