Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gift Guide - Music, Tech, EDC | Liisten by Tyler Hayes

This actually isn’t so much a “gift guide” as it is a list of items that I’ve enjoyed, products that are interesting, and ideas for the hard to shop for person who’s into tech, media, and EDC.

  • Baron Fig - Squire $59 Once you hold this pen in your hand, the fuss about it begins to make more sense. It feels great and writes well.


If you were going to go to a movie every couple of months anyway, this makes a lot of financial sense, but it’s really awesome to be able to take a chance on a new movie without feeling disappointed when it turns out to be a dud.

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This will not be the last backpack I own or try, but I am a fan of the 3-way style (backpack and messenger) and this one does both really well.


I like the standard Allbirds, but didn’t love the style. I really like the slip-ons.


If Apple’s EarPods fit well in your ears, there is currently no better wireless earbuds available. The functionality between Apple devices and these earbuds are amazing.

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  • Google Wifi $124 (1 pack) $289 (3 pack) I get asked all the time, what router should I get? I’ve been super happy with my Google Onhub, the predisesor to Google Wifi. The price, features, and expandability make it a great choice.

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My new obsession is finding the perfect case or solution for carrying cables and small devices. This is the best one I’ve found which includes enough space, stays small and compact, isn’t too pricey, and looks good.


This stand is both functional and attractive, and inexpensive.


I’ve been using this wallet for awhile now and I love it. I’m also a fan of anything Bellroy, including their new Google Chromebook case, even though I don’t have a Chromebook, it’s tempting buy for an iPad or MacBook.


The best way to get into vinyl records or keep your collection growing. Also buy this book because I wrote two of the entries for it.


While Spotify is not bad, I think Apple Music is the right choice for most people streaming music.



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