There’s no question that modern technology has the power to make our lives a lot more comfortable, convenient, and efficient. However, it can be difficult to know which devices will actually be useful day to day, and which ones will collect dust. Here are the gadgets these successful millennial CEOs wouldn’t be caught without.
“My favorite device is the simple, Timex digital watch that I wear daily and have stuck with even as all these latest-and-greatest gadgets come and go. Time is our most valuable resource, and making sure I’m spending it wisely and keeping track of it is critical to me. Plus, it’s part of my motivation for working out in the morning, which gets me in a good mood and energized to take on the day.” – Tyler Droll, CEO of Yik Yak
“I’ve been using these daily since 2008 when I’m on calls, working on my computer, traveling on a plane running, or rehearsing! They come with me wherever I go and sometimes I even forget they are in my ear!” – Payal Kadakia, cofounder & CEO of ClassPass
“I love my Bose noise-canceling headphones when I really need to concentrate on a project. Most of the time I prefer to be available and headphone-free so folks can ask questions, but for those occasions when I really need to focus, I love my Bose!” - Kyle Taylor, founder and CEO of The Penny Hoarder
“I’m not a huge gadget guy, but I do love my pen computer mouse. It’s faster than a normal mouse as it maps directly to your screen, and it puts much less strain on your hand and wrist which staves off RSI (repetitive strain injury). I wouldn’t go back to a normal mouse.” – Kieran O’Neill, CEO and cofounder of Thread
“I love using electric skateboards for quick trips around the city. My preferred brands are Boosted and ZBoard. I find it’s faster than relying on public transit—and WAY more fun. For trips longer than 1-2 miles, I put it in the trunk of a Getaround or carry it on public transit.” – Sam Zaid, CEO of Getaround
“Huge fan of the Mini Mophie 700mAh charging station—pocket size, fits anywhere, and there’s a built-in lightning cable. I have to be connected all the time to field new Rootstrap clients and keep a global workforce running smoothly, so I cannot afford to have my phone die on me.” – Ben Lee, founder and CEO of Neon Roots.
7. Fitbit Alta
“Like most entrepreneurs I find it nearly impossible to maintain a regular schedule of sleep and exercise. The Fitbit Alta helps add accountability to my physical activity while the sleep tracking functionality helps me stay on top of my overall health. It’s way less intrusive than an Apple Watch (which I also tried), but includes much of the same core functionality.” – Yahya Mokhtarzada, founder and CEO of Truebill
8. Apple Watch
“Call me crazy, but I love my Apple Watch. Many people haven’t found their ‘killer app’ for it yet, but for me, being reminded of an upcoming meeting 15 minutes before it starts has been a life-saver. I used to rely on my phone to vibrate whenever I had an upcoming event, but far too many times I’d miss it, leaving me late for whatever I had coming next. With the Watch and my insane back-to-back-meetings schedule, things are a bit more under control. A bonus is also that I don’t miss calls now either!” – Larry Gadea, founder and CEO of Envoy
This article was written by Laurence Bradford from Forbes and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.