A Walkthrough Of What I Use...
My daily driver is the iPhone 11 Pro Max. I've been an iPhone guy since 2015. Because I'm so entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, it's unlikely that I'll ever switch away from iPhone unless there's a new Android that's so compelling that it's worth leaving behind the synergy between devices (iMessage, Airdrop, Apple TV integration, and a dozen other things).
📒 Notebook & ✒️ Pen
Despite being a proponent of mostly digital apps, I do regularly use my favourite notebook, the Leuchterm 1917 along with the Uniball Air (and Uniball Air Micro), to jot down various thoughts and to-do lists. As it so happens, I have two videos where I talk more in-depth about why this pen and notebook are so amazing. Part of it has to do with delight, an idea that stands behind many of my purchases.
One of the questions I get asked most in my comment sections are "What keyboard is that?". Apparently this piece of kit is a hit with many viewers.
The 12.9 inch iPad Pro (with the delightful Magic Keyboard) is my daily driver, which I use to get most of my work and writing done. At this point I could honestly say I couldn't live without it. However, the 12.9 inch version might not be for everyone, which is why I have a selection of videos covering anything and everything iPad for every budget range.
- How I Use My iPad Pro as a Doctor
- Which iPad Should You Buy - Analysis of iPad Pro vs iPad Air vs iPad Mini vs iPad
- iPad Mini Review - The Perfect Consumption Device
- iPad Pro 2020 Review
- iPad Pro 11 vs. 12.9 inch
- iPad Pro vs MacBook Air
- iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Impressions
⌚️ Apple Watch
These days, I rock the Apple Watch Series 4 as my daily driver. It's definitely in the nice-to-have bucket, rather than the this-is-lifechanging one. It's somewhat useful for paying for stuff with Apple Pay, and dictating stuff into Drafts. Oh, and checking the time. For more tips, check out my Apple Watch Series 4 Review.
It blows my mind that 20 years ago, apps didn't exist and now, we all use and rely on them each and every day to make our lives easier. I wanted to share a couple with you here, and over on the Apps page of my website I dive into way more detail about all of my favourites.
Audible - Audible is a life-changing app. If you haven't tried Audible for yourself, I bet you'll love it as much as I do.
The original AirPods (and now, the AirPods Pro) are my single favourite Apple product. They might even be one of my favourite piece of tech of all time, mainly because they massively reduce the friction associated with listening to stuff. Thanks to my AirPods, I've listened to dozens more podcasts and audiobooks than I would have without them. In aggregate, this has added so much value to my life that I view the AirPods as being one of the few genuinely life-changing pieces of tech.
However, for a more immersive experience (and long-haul flights) I also love my trusty Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II.
While the Airpods are a life-changing invention for listening to stuff, the Amazon Kindle is a life-changing invention for reading books. I've been a Kindle fanboy since 2008, and thanks to the Kindle, I've read and highlighted hundreds of books since then.
These days, I use the Kindle Oasis, although the Kindle Paperwhite is much better value-for-money and the one I'd officially recommend. Honestly, the Oasis is only useful if you really care about a warmer light, or if you're going to be dropping it in the bathtub regularly. Or if you have too much spare cash to burn.
🎬 YouTube Gear
For any budding YouTuber, it's always important to have a certain standard of quality. Phones nowadays are capable of some amazing feats of cinematography but nothing beats an old-school camera and my daily workhorse is the Sony A7 III. Works great with a Sony 24mm F/1.4 G-Master.
If that's a bit on the pricy side, the Sony A6500 is a great alternative. An even cheaper one, but still capable of decent performance is the Sony A6000, which I talk about in my video, Recommended Tech for Students.
For more specific YouTuber/content creator gear and lower priced alternatives, check out my kit.co page.