What's in my desk? — Kevin Kelly





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What's in my ... ?

September 15 · Issue #120 · View online

Each week, one interesting person shares four favorite things in their bag or in their desk or fridge or closet or wherever they keep things.

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He is also founding editor of Cool Tools, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. Every Sunday, he and the Cool Tools team mail out Recomendo, a free one-page list of 6 very brief recommendations of cool stuff. His upcoming photography book Vanishing Asia, a 3-volume set of oversize books that span the continent of Asia, will be released in late Fall.

What’s on my desk? A lot of gear is piled off to the side of my desktop iMac.
  1. Alexa, inside an Echo Dot. I ask Alexa all kinds of questions all day long and also have her schedule my day by setting alarms at the beginning of each appointment
  2. AirPods. I use AirPods for zoom calls and for walking meetings. I can walk while talking.
  3. CD and DVD player for my PC. Since they no longer build them inside I needed to get an auxiliary one.
  4. Small flashlight. One AA rechargeable battery flashlight, which I use to find things in the office, in corners, at the back of drawers, etc.
  5. Brother P-Touch PC Connectable Label Maker. This Brother label maker is hooked up to my iMac. I can type the text of the labels I want and they print out fast and quick. I can choose different color background and text.
  6. Long Anker USB hub. I discovered you cannot have too many usb plugs. This one has 14 and I have already used them all up.
  7. Logitech HD Webcam. I took this Logitech camera and made a metal bracket for it so it can hang from my desktop monitor right in the middle of the screen. I hang it there during zoom calls. Since the camera is in the center of my screen it looks like I am looking right at the person rather than off camera.
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