I posted my “Best of the best gadgets of 2020” a few weeks ago, but I’ve been asked numerous times for a listing of my most used gadgets of the year.
OK, but I warn you, there are a few Apple products on it.
I’m going to break this list into a few handy categories
Everyday pocket carry
They look a bit rough (because they’ve fallen on the floor many times) but they’re nice and comfortable, and don’t have a stupid LED on them.
I have the AirPods Pro case in a Spigen Rugged case to protect it from pocket abuse.
One of these lives on my keys. I have several others on different gadgets.
I’ve secured every account I can with my Yubikey. There’s one on my keys, and I have several others about the place.
On my desk
My daily driver. Has seen many hours of use, and been very reliable. Can’t see myself going back to a Windows laptop.
This has become my desktop charger of choice, keeping my desk a little less uncluttered than it might be if I had four chargers plugged in.
Lives on my desk but also comes with me on adventures. The hub comes with a single 4K USB-C to HDMI, a 100W Power Delivery USB-C port, a USB-C data port, microSD/SD card reader slots, and two USB 3.0 ports.
I use the thermal camera on this all the time. A great tool, and also a good Android 10 smartphone.
If I wasn’t an iPhone user, this would be my daily driver.
On the move
A chunky power bank. Bit big for pocket carry, but I usually have it in my gear backpack.
When I need to take AC out and about, this is the power station of choice that I’ve been using for most of 2020. Large enough to give me a good amount of power, but small enough to not be a burden.