Social Experiment: “Can’t Live Without…”

Can you name one or two items that you own in which you can categorically say

“this is one of the best things I’ve ever bought!”


“I can’t live without this!”

I’ve listed here three things I consider to be my best purchases, and their reasons for it:

  • MacBook Pro. Ultra fast, does everything I need, it’s never let me down. Not once.
  • Canon 550D First proper Digital SLR camera I ever bought, easy to use, fantastic images. Always works.
  • Coffee Machine, It’s paid for itself (v Costa/Starbucks!), instant drink, costs a fraction against retail coffee!

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This is an experiment, to compile feedback from Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc) regarding things that you folks consider to be their favourite or best items or belongings.

So far, what’s interesting is the lack of things I expected to be said, such as mobile phones, TVs or games consoles. Not one person has said one of these things! What does that say about trustworthiness and the reliability of those items?

Leave a message below, and I’ll update the list depending on the comments left!

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UPDATE: Some answers given (besides your friends and family!) as follows:

  • Audi A3. Been a dream to drive since I bought it. No problems ever.
  • GoPro HERO3. Battery sucks, but for its size, it packs a punch!
  • Nutri Bullet. Kitchen blender that does soup, smoothies, ice cream. Fast and good for you.
  • Sony PSP. Totally out of date, but hacked to play games off a 32GB Memory Card, 20+ games for kids car journeys.
  • Blue Yeti Microphone. IT IS one of the best things I’ve ever bought!
  • SoundMAGIC E10M in-ear headphones. Really comfortable. Excellent frequency response. In-line iPhone control.
  • Laptop. Use it to communicate with friends, research, purchase items online, read e-books, code websites, watch TV


7 thoughts on “Social Experiment: “Can’t Live Without…”

  1. I CANNOT live without my Blue Yeti Microphone that I use for my online radio show! I spent a lot of money on it, and IT IS one of the best things I’ve ever bought!

  2. I bought SoundMAGIC E10M headphones to replace an expensive pair of Sennheiser ones that I lost. They are technically better than most headphones and have excellent frequency response. They’re also really comfortable and don’t irritate my ears or fall out. They come with replacement in-ear buds for different sizes. And they also have an in-line control so I can play and skip music tracks, and a mic so I can use them as a hands free system.

  3. I’d have to say my laptop. Technically, I didn’t buy it myself; it was a gift from my father after my old one broke. The laptop is wonderful. It connects super quickly to the internet and I can use it to communicate with friends, research, purchase items online, read e-books, code websites, watch TV, and a whole bunch more.

    1. A LOT of people I’ve said laptops. It appears communication is popular. Any particular brand of laptop that you have or trust over others?

      1. I don’t have a particular brand I like. My current HP Pavilion is running very well. Another brand I was considering was Microsoft. Only brand I wouldn’t purchase again is Acer. My old laptop’s wi-fi literally gave out overnight and even when it did work, it took the laptop a long time to connect.

  4. Our lives changed when we installed a dishwasher! Less time on my feet (alone!!!) and more time with the children. Hasn’t broke down yet either.

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