MemberSeptember 19, 2021 at 7:24 am
Editor’s Note: This story is part of a series about tech gadgets and devices that helped Team tech2 and some of our friends through the pandemic, lockdown, and the year 2020, in general.
As a tech journalist, I’m used to having a tonne of gadgets to play around with all year round. Be it phones, laptops, tablets, or some form of smart toy or other, gadgets come and go at a rather rapid rate, which means that my relationship with them is fickle at best.
The two gadgets that are the exception to the rule, however, are my iPhone 11 and MacBook Pro 16, and you’d rarely find me with my eyes averted from either screen.
All that changed during the pandemic.
Lockdowns and movement restrictions tied me to my home, which entailed, simultaneously, a more sedentary work life and a more chore-heavy home life. Not having to spend 3-4 hours a day travelling freed up a tonne of time to pursue some long-neglected hobbies (the only good thing that resulted from COVID-19), and more time stationary meant that I could give my phone and MacBook a rest while I dusted off my darling PC and prepped it for some long, late-night gaming sessions.
Here’s a look at all the tech that got me through the pandemic (so far):