Show & Tell: The Gadgets I Can't Live Without - April 2010

— April 29, 2010

We ask leading mobile enterprise executives about the gadgets they can't live without. Find out what Michael Spirito, Deputy Director For Technical Support, Chester County, PA, Department of Emergency Services just has to have.
 

Michael Spirito
Deputy Director for Technical Support, Chester County, PA, Department of Emergency Services

Mike, a former police officer, is responsible for supporting emergency services communications in the 73 municipalities that comprise Chester County, PA, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia. The county has just under 500,000 residents across 760 square miles. When he's not busy overseeing emergency communications for first responders, Mike is a pilot and a baseball umpire in his spare time (not to mention being an avid fan of Bose entertainment products).

 

 

OLDEST GADGET
Honig ball-and-strike indicator.
A must-have for all baseball umpires-- yes, I umpire (it's a power thing). Who needs a scoreboard when you have a counter?

 



ENTERTAINMENT
Comcast Motorola DVR
Easier to use than my 1980s VCR. I can set it to record an entire TV series, and it carries over from one season to the next. I get to control everything all on one remote. Best of all, the rest of the household hasn't figured out how to use it...yet.
 
 

 

INDISPENSIBLE TRAVEL TOOL
Bose QuietComfort 3
These noise-cancelling headphones are wonderful for flying commercially (cops frown on using them while driving). They block out engine noise and crying babies. Add music, and you're golden.

 

 

STRICTLY PERSONAL
Bose Lifestyle 12
This surround sound system brings another dimension to watching movies and TV. Plus, you can crank it up and drown out the phone. (Bose LS35 Series is pictured).



 

ON MY DESK
Bose speakers
They bring webinars and vendor information right to my ears...oh, wait, no, it's ESPN, MLB.COM, music, and my favorite .wav file, the theme from "24" -- the things that help keep me sane. (Bose Companion 2 is pictured.)

 

 
STRICTLY BUSINESS
DROID Smartphone

I can keep track of in-progress baseball games and handle business calls.

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