As a tech "enthusiast", I'm always looking for the best, most long-lasting tools that hopefully don't break the bank.
Better to buy once, cry one.
My Favourite Gear
My daily driver is the iPhone 13 Pro. It's a blingy gold and has a bunch of cracks on it. I typically swap out my phone every 2 years, but intend to keep this phone for longer.
I’ve got a Google Pixel 6a for work for testing app stuff. If I was to use Android on a personal level, Google Pixel would be my phone of choice.
Never thought I'd be an iPad person, but the 12.9-inch iPad Pro has been a game changer for me. It has rekindled my love of sketching and doodling and allowed me to explore digital drawing. That in itself isn't a reason to drop £1000 on a tool. I use it for writing, watching TV programs, and browsing. Pretty much anything I'd use a daily laptop for.
My laptop is work owned so the iPad works as a great alternative to a laptop.
I've had the Apple Watch Series 4 for over 5 years now. I keep hoping Apple would subtly incentivise me to upgrade, but none of the new features is justified for me. Series 4 ticks all the boxes. I don't think owning a smartwatch is a game changer, but for me, the alarms, timers, fitness tracking and contactless payments are enough to gain value from a smartwatch.
It checks the time too, but who cares about that?
Baron Fig's Squire Roller Pen is where it is at. I LOVE this pen. An amazing ergonomic feel, stainless steel body, an easy twist to open and has a nice ink flow for heavy writing hands like mine. The Roller Pen is my daily writer.
Work also provided us with these sweet Tornado Roller Pens by Retro51 which are similar in execution to Baron Fig's Roller.