All the gadgets and tech Zac Bowden uses every single day

I've been writing about Microsoft for quite some time, and I'm often asked what gadgets and tech I use in my day to day life. A lot of it is tech I enjoy, but it's also vital to my job. Here's a colletion of things that I use every day to get that job done.

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I use a lot of tech, but there are certain devices that I use every day. I couldn't live without my Surface Studio, which is where I do most of my work during the work day. Its 28-inch 4K display is just beautiful to look at, and it's overall design means it fits nicely on my relatively small desk. I can't say I recommend anyone go out and buy the original Surface Studio today as the Surface Studio 2 exists and is a must-buy if you have the extra cash laying around. It's my favorite PC of all time, and that's saying something.

I also couldn't live without my Surface Book 2, which is probably the product I recommend most on this list. It's a versatile, all round great laptop with plenty of power in a unique chassis, that can also turn into a tablet with excellent inking support when needed. It has a dedicated GPU for video rending and a bit of light gaming, and is available in either 13-inch or 15-inch varients meaning there's a version of the Surface Book 2 for almost everybody.

Finally, my new OnePlus 7 Pro is my favorite smartphone this year so far. For the price, you're getting an excellent smartphone with what I consider to be the best display on the market right now. It's true that its camera isn't amazing, but it's also not terrible. If you're a camera person, the OnePlus isn't going to be for you. But, if like me, you only use the camera sparingly, and aren't too bothered about those photos looking the best they can, then there's no reason to not get the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads