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Sometimes the most important piece of kit doesn't have a screen, light up, play music, or connect to the Web. It's the bits in-between devices that keep everything ticking over. Without this tiny cable I wouldn't be able to connect my devices together.
That's it. It doesn't need a song and dance about it because that's all it does -- but I would be lost without it.
BlackBerry Wired Stereo Headset
Simplicity is key to being on the road. The single reason why I keep a handsfree kit with me is so I can avoid pinning my phone to my shoulder as I type because my right-arm starts to goes numb after a few seconds. (I'm not kidding. I know -- it's probably something I should get "checked out.")
A handsfree headset is a plug-and-play kit without pairing, interference or worries about battery, unlike Bluetooth alternatives. It's no myth that men can't multitask but there are times where you have to bring in an often unthought-of piece of technology to bridge that gap.
Grado Labs SR80 headphones
A handsfree kit doubles up as headphones for your phone's media, but when you just want to blast out some tunes in your hotel room while writing up your copy, a handsfree kit just doesn't quite cut it. You need something heavy duty and powerful enough to knock you off your chair.
The bass is incredible, the headphones are comfortable, and are not heavy. They come with a 3.5mm jack so they're compatible with the very vast majority of audio devices. If you want a boogie, the cable is long enough to stand back from your laptop and rock out while no-one else is looking.