Podium Finish: Gear for the Road! 14 April, 201215 April, 2012 ryanbhale1 Comment Whether you commute short distances or long hauls, your journey will be better with these items that grabbed podium spots for best gear for the road. Microsoft Arc Touch mouse, Shure SE425 earphones, Contigo mug Folds flat with a magnet underneath to keep the USB receiver stowed. Works on every surface I’ve tried except a glass conference table. if you’re sick of the little red nub on your laptop, this mouse will cure you. Yes these earphones cost more than many music players, but if you value sound isolation and fidelity during the hundreds of hours per year you listen to music, these are a bargain. I have spilled coffee across my clients’ desks more time than you might believe. The clever spring-loaded valve on this travel mug means that not only are my clients now safe from my clumsiness, but I can also just throw the full mug in my car or messenger bag spill-free.