Technology and Gear I Use
Since I’m a Productivity, Tech, Gadget, and YouTube nut, I’m always trying out new tools. Here’s my current list of favorites that I actually use daily, and help keep me as productive as possible.
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My daily driver is the Apple iPhone 14 Pro. The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max but it was just too big for my hands, and the iPhone 12 mini was too small. (and yes I tried them all)
For years I’ve only used Apple’s Macbooks and my recent workhorse is the Macbook Pro 13″ with the M1 chip (it’s a video editing beast) along with My Passport external 2TB SSD drive.
I’ve been using the Apple Magic Keyboard (with Numeric Pad) and I really like that it’s wireless, has a fantastic tactile feel, is slim, and I rarely have to charge it. Works perfectly.
For many years I didn’t even wear a watch. THEN (more out of curiosity) I got an Apple Watch and now I NEVER take it off (except to charge it). I have a series 7 and really love it… works great and keeps me in check! I HIGHLY recommend it. Plus you can get lots of different cool watch bands for it.
🎧 For My Ears
I use both the Airpods & the Airpods Pro and love them both. The sound quality is amazing and wireless is the ONLY way to go.
I recently added the Rode NTH-100 headphones for video editing, and have to tell you, they are very comfortable, and for less than $150 you can’t go wrong!
This past year I’ve found myself working a LOT from my recently new iPad mini 6. It’s small, easy to hold in one hand, and has a powerful chip which makes it pretty amazing. Great for those late nights on the couch when I don’t want my laptop in my lap because I’m just running out of energy!
I also use (and love) the 2011 11″ iPad Pro when doing creative work that might involve using a larger screen with my Apple Pencil Gen2. Makes work fun!
For My Pocket
Are you still carrying a big thick old-school wallet? I used to. I always carried more stuff than I really needed so I scaled down to a “thin” wallet, and it’s trackable worldwide too! I got the Ekster Senate Cardholder and am glad I did, had it for a couple of years, and still works perfectly and shows no wear or tear.
🔧Tools & Services I Use
Keyword Research Tool (TubeBuddy)
Youtube Topic & Keyword Tool (VidIQ)
Creating YouTube videos can be done with something as simple as your iPhone, but, I want to provide the highest quality possible so here’s what I use.
You can View My COMPLETE list here
Cool Neon Signs (15% off with my link)
Final Cut Pro X (I switched from Premiere Pro a while back… glad I did)
Notion (for keeping track of details & schedules)
Canva (for YouTube thumbnails and graphics)
Screenflow Video Editing
Sublime Text (code editor)
Nova (Mac code editor)