My Tech Top 10: Kristen Lubbe

My Tech Top 10: Kristen Lubbe

Kristen Lubbe
Dec 20, 2010

I've always had an affinity for all things tech. When I was younger I would love taking trips to Best Buy and I would walk up and down the computer and television aisles over and over again, pretending I was a millionaire, making a mental shopping list of all the things I was going to buy. As I've gotten older, my dreams have focused more toward minimal technology. Just because I have a DVR, DVD player and PS3 doesn't mean everyone that steps through my front door has to know it.

Top Row:
Macbook Pro: I'm a writer, dj and amateur photographer so it's important to have a great computer. I feel as though my whole life is on my Macbook and I think I spend more time with it than my fiance, friends and family.
Magic Mouse: I don't always use the magic mouse (I honestly forget sometimes) but when I do, my mind is blown all over again. My favorite aspect: side swiping to go forward or back in my internet browser (which is Chrome, by the way).
Earphones With Remote and Mic: We all know that the Apple Earphones aren't the best headphones, but they are really convenient and easy to bring along with me when I go out. Plus, I love the built in mic feature so I can still have my hands free.
iPhone 4: I just recently upgraded to an iPhone 4 and so far I'm very pleased. I'm self admittedly addicted to my phone and it goes everywhere with me. I use it to listen to music, check my email on the go, search for recipes with free apps, play games, check the weather and even look up restaurants.
SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash Drive: I've had this thumb drive for years and it has never failed me. I use it for so many different things — lately I've been using it for watching .avi files via plugging it into our DVD player.

Bottom Row:
Epson Stylus Photo R1900 Ink Jet Printer: My fiance bought a similar printer 3 years ago and it has stuck with us. It works just as well today as when he first purchased it. We don't need to print often (we use it about twice a month) but when we do print, we can always count on this printer to perform.
SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 2.0 Reader: This isn't the exact card reader that I use, but it's very similar. I picked this card reader up while on the road a few years ago and paid $19.99 for it at a drug store. Due to the amount of photos that my fiance and I shoot, we use this reader every single day.
46" Sony Bravia EX500 Series HDTV: I really hate to admit it, but I watch a decent amount of tv. Maybe it's because I spend a lot of time at home (it is my home, office, sanctuary) so I tend to have the tv on a lot. It's important to me to have a nice tv. Plus, we got a really sweet "open box" deal from Best Buy and got it for half price.
Moxi HD DVR: The combination of the Sony Bravia tv and the Moxi HD DVR has greatly contributed to watching so much tv. I can record three shows at a time and fast forward through commercials when I get around to watching them. There's really no other way to watch tv, commercials are overrated.
Nikon D2X: This is my go to camera and I use it to shoot just about everything. It makes me sad to see that it is listed as an "archived product" on the Nikon website but this camera is everything I need. Of course, if money were never an option I'd have 10 other cameras!

Technology/device I'm most looking forward to in 2011: The next iPhone. They get better with each release.

Tech or tech organizational tip: Drawers and storage boxes are key. I have storage boxes from IKEA in my office that are filled with cords, cards and other random piece of tech. No one knows they're there but me.

I never leave home without: My iPhone 4.

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