When she's not trying to convince her coworkers to use the KonTechie method or schooling everyone on who Frank Ocean is, CNET editor Xiomara Blanco is usually found knee-deep in tablet and laptop town.
"I wear my UrbanEars Bluetooth headphones all the time during my commute. Nothing beats walking around the city listening to my music (usually on Spotify). The right earphone is a touch pad, which allows me to change the volume by swiping up and down, and to swipe forward and backward to skip between tracks. The real added bonus is the microphone, so I can take calls quickly and easily."
At home, Patrick Holland spends most of his time as a coffee enthusiast and cat hair collector. But when forced out into the real world, this gizmo raconteur arms himself with a keyboard, a camera and coffee -- 'cause you can't have too much good coffee.
"My Fujifilm X100T is always nearby. It takes superb images. What I love most is the experience of shooting on it -- using actual dials and the hybrid viewfinder. There is a bit of zen that happens when I bring it up to my eye to take a picture."
"At $400 the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer is definitely not cheap, but it's worth it if you have a lot of hair to tame. It's more powerful than your average salon-grade dryer, which means less drying time for me, and its lighter body makes it easier to manage."
Jason Parker spends most of his time scouring the social networks for trending content to write about that has a cool tech angle. When he's not perusing the latest posts, he's listening to music, playing video games and snapping photos for his Instagram.
Tech Jason's using right now:iPhone 7 Plus (especially the camera)
"I had never owned a 5.5-inch phone before, but I couldn't pass up the better-quality camera on the iPhone 7 Plus. The thing just takes great pictures!"
"I love that I can put the GoPro Hero5 Black in my pocket, take it anywhere and mount it in places regular cameras can't fit. I've been able to capture pictures with unique angles and plan to take it snowboarding soon!"
"I really love mobile payments tech because it simplifies the way we shop, especially now that credit cards with chips take a while to process payments. And on the Gear S3 it works even with non-Samsung phones."
"Why would I add a pair of sunglasses to my camera collection? Snapchat Spectacles look ridiculous when you wear them indoors and the image quality will never rival a DSLR's. But they are a lot of fun and let me capture moments I'd miss if I was fumbling for a phone."
"I'm not just using these right now. I use these every day. I travel all the time and nothing beats the noise canceling and comfort of the QC35s. They're worth every single penny. Trust me, and you'll thank me later."
"We come across so much expensive high-tech with countless features, but the relatively affordable Amazfit Arc simply performs this: counts many steps I've taken, monitors my (usually racing) heartbeat and tracks how much or little sleep I get. We all could use a little more simplicity in our lives, right?"
"I evaluate navigation and information electronics in new cars every week, but I tend to rely on Apple CarPlay for these services when I want to focus on driving. CarPlay emulates my iPhone's interface on the car's dashboard. If I used an Android phone, then I would be using Android Auto on a regular basis."
"VR is cool, but I've never been a gamer or interested in some of the other things you can do with it. What I do love, though, is taking photos and shooting video. With the Gear 360, I can capture images and footage of a place or people I love and feel like I'm back there when I look at them on my phone or in a VR headset. It's amazing how I'm instantly transported into the 360-degree photos or videos I shoot."
"Dawn and dusk are great times for photos with an intriguing atmosphere, but most phones are miserable failures. The Pixel isn't perfect here, but it does particularly well with city skylines. And by double-tapping its power button you can launch the camera app fast so you can nail a fleeting nighttime street shot, too. I still love my SLR, but the Pixel shows that smartphone photography is ever more capable."
If you can rip her away from bad TV and good graphic novels, you'll find Section Editor Jessica Dolcourt lacing up a pair of battered hiking boots or obsessively plotting her next meal (mostly the latter).
"Some people turn on the TV when they get home from work, but I usually just ask the Amazon Echo to put on some music. It's become a comforting ritual while I cook and unwind from the day, and it's clutch for impressing the guests."