I have loved gadgets and neat things for as long as I can remember. It isn't unusual for people to stop me and ask what is that thing I am using. Or for friends to come and ask my opinions about some product or other.
So it -- eventually -- sunk into my thick skull that maybe, just maybe, I should make a list of these things that I use and recommend so I can just point people here.
Know that I don't list anything here that I haven't used and owned. There is so much to like that I don't need to make stuff up.