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Offline davkol

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What is the most useful piece of tech you have purchased lately (or ever)?

Lately:
  • An adjustable sit/stand desk, something like Varidesk but made by a local company (Stell). It's not ideal and maybe I would have preferred an arm-based setup to save space, but it works well enough. I did move between a standing and sitting setup before (for over 5 years), but it was annoying at time (especially if you need to sync data and software configuration).
  • Speakers. Seriously. I used pretty much only headphones for ~10 years and now it's so feeing to be able to walk around, sit and do stuff on the floor on the opposite side of the room etc.

Online goodman247

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My Boss QC35, noise cancelling wireless headphone is the best spending ever!!

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A trackball mouse, never again will I go back.

Online Colourr

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My smart phone.

Easily the only piece of technology I use everyday without fail.. and our teachers used to teach us we wouldn't always have a calculator handy. HAH.

Offline mittyzz

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Getting my first 144hz monitor was definitely the most noticeable upgrade I've ever had..especially when I got a BenQ.

Online crystalflame

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Getting my first 144hz monitor was definitely the most noticeable upgrade I've ever had..especially when I got a BenQ.
Absolutely my best purchase of the last year as well. Video games on a 144 Hz, 1440p, IPS panel with gsync/freesync and you'll never ever go back to anything less.

Online LiL_BrOwNiE247

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These little cable clips are an absolute godsend for managing cables that don't necessarily need to be tied down (e.g. USB charging cables, Bluetooth receiver dongles).



You can find them on Amazon for super cheap in a variety of colors/quantities.

Online dankdesire

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Getting my first 144hz monitor was definitely the most noticeable upgrade I've ever had..especially when I got a BenQ.

Changed my life, can't go back to 60hz

Online floatingskull

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Volta electric bike. Makes bike riding in the windy city way more fun. Especially riding to and from work against the wind. I had no idea what I was missing.

Offline Deephouse_jedi

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A bluetooth connector for my car. it makes my non-bluetooth aftermarket radio blue tooth and connects automatically when I start my car. its so convenient

Offline hilltopchill

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Another vote for SSD, it really speeds everything up. Would 100% recommend everyone to buy one if they don't already have one.

Offline carnagex9

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I would say SSD as the decreased load times are so nice. Also mechanical keyboards are honestly so much better than regular membranes.

Offline dgneo

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I would say SSD as the decreased load times are so nice. Also mechanical keyboards are honestly so much better than regular membranes.

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I am really digging my Apple Airpods!

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I am really digging my Apple Airpods!

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Offline quazikun

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lately it's been a big power bank. phone/switch charging when im out longer than i think.

Offline NewbieOneKenobi

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Really simple and rudimentary, but magnet-held keyboard wrist rest.
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Online T14

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work just gave me a 2017 surface pro.
Super lightweight, fanless, great for general productivity and with a gorgeous screen.

It never leaves my side  :thumb:
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Offline TacticalCoder

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Another vote for SSD, it really speeds everything up. Would 100% recommend everyone to buy one if they don't already have one.

My M.2 / PCIe 3.0 x4 lanes SSD.

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Offline haanuman

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iPad Air! It has been 5 years since I purchased this device and it still works like Day 1 and even the cosmetic condition is excellent. One of the most or I can say the most reliable piece of tech I ever purchased, I can rely on it whenever I am working or playing. Never had an issue with it.

Offline molecularronin

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I bought a hot plate! I am trying to start making moonshine and so I wanted to get a hot plate to start my rig up.