Four Geeks, 12 Essential Gadgets [Recorded webinar]

Posted by David Smetana on July 16, 2020
Laptop seen from above
Ignoring tech gadgets these days is like living in Elizabethan England and not going to see one of Shakespeare’s plays. 
The world is tech crazy at the moment, and the number of brilliant gadgets on the market is growing exponentially. This suits us just fine. 
So, as proud tech geeks we thought it would be fun to share our favourite ones in a recent webinar. Watch the recording and enjoy our gadget reviews below.

The Tile app

Tile gadget
These small devices make it easy to locate anything and everything. It’s a cost-effective way to track all of your important items. You simply attach the small tile to your keys, your wallet, or anything else.
Then, simply use the app in your phone and the tile will ring (it connects via Bluetooth).
It’s genius! Never lose anything again.
Microsoft Scheduler
Image credit: https://calendar.help/
Don’t have a PA? Don't worry about it.
Now, you can get Cortana to book your meetings for you.
Just ask Cortana to book a meeting ‘tomorrow’ or ‘next week’. Then, using the power of AI, Calendar.help will look into your calendar to see when you’re free and send emails to the people you want a meeting with.
It follows up with them and does all the work to get a meeting booked (without you spending time setting it up).
Clever clock with ball bearing
This is a levitating timepiece that you can customise to count down to special moments, such as a birthday or anniversary. You can count minutes, hours, months or years.
We love the idea and how beautifully made this is. It’s definitely something special.
Mechanical keyboard
Harry at Chalkline goes through keyboards like nobody’s business. He’s definitely a power-typer.
Fortunately, this mechanical keyboard is strong, stylish and will last him for months!
Label printer
We love organisation, and everything in the Chalkline office needs a label!
Small or big labels are quick and easy to print out with a Dymo label maker. Highly recommended.
Wacom tablet
This is a perfect tablet for taking notes or drawing things out. We use this for drawing processes and network diagrams.
It’s a 13-inch drawing tablet that always gets the job done.
This clever app is like a nanny for your kids' internet/PC/laptop.
It shows you what apps your kids are using and allows you to set parental limits or block access to websites. This is exactly what you need when you’re trying to control and limit access to tech.
Man talking on Jabra headset
This headset is fantastic.
The noise-cancelling functionality makes it great for working in a busy office or a noisy home environment. It’s also got fantastic range, which makes it easy to ‘walk and talk’. What’s more, it can easily connect to your smartphone.
Busy light
Image credit: https://busylight.com/
The Busy light makes it easy to see who’s busy or not in your office. It also automatically changes based on your calendar, and has a built-in speaker, so that when your phone rings, it can ring too.
Sleep Analyzer
This measures heartrate and sleep movement (REM or not?). It does it better than a smartwatch.
If you’re worried about sleep apnoea, this is medically calibrated to test for that.
Philips Hue lightbulb
These smart light bulbs let you create the perfect lighting ambience in each room of your house.
You can use voice control or program your lights to turn on at certain times. You’ll save small amounts of time throughout your day. Not bad, eh?

We’re more than just gadget geeks...

When we’re not playing with gadgets, we help businesses modernise by embracing the cloud and getting more from their digital solutions.
If you’d like to hear more about what we do, or stay on top of our latest tech insights, check out our past and upcoming webinars.