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What’s your favorite gadget these days?

There are some people that I just instantly get along with.

And Antonio is one of those people. I met him many years ago back before we both become venture capitalists.

Anyway, we caught up for lunch last week and during the lunch, Antonio said to me, “hey, what’s your favorite gadget these days?”

In my mind, I just thought I would *fav* that comment for later.

Antonio had his own theory about the lack of gadgets compared to years gone by. I hope he writes a post about that subject.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about our chat re gadgets and thought I’d share some of the gadgets I’ve picked up this year. 

1 – Verizon Pantech 4g modem. I picked one up a few weeks ago and it’s is so freaking fast. It’s perfect to use with the MacBook Air. 

2 – iPad 2. It’s really not that much smaller than the first iPad. But it just feels better. That’s the only way I can describe it. It’s the perfect chill out web pad. I read a ton on my iPad 2 and the smart cover is awesome.

3 – Plantronics CS351N Supra Plus Wireless Headset – I’m not sure who names this stuff and lord knows that is one awful name. But it’s a great headset that I use in my office. Now that I have a standing desk, i walk around a lot more when I’m on the phone. And this headset is killer. 

4 – Jambox. It might be me. I had huge expectations for this product. It looks awesome and set up couldn’t have been easier. But I was hoping for better audio output. Don’t know what else to say. I don’t use it much these days. I will take it with me on a few upcoming vacations. Maybe I’ll feel better about it then. 

5 – Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker II Array Microphone – we use this in our conference room. it’s the best mic for skype that i’ve ever used. period. if you use skype in your conference room, you should buy this thing immediately. 

That’s all for now. 

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