Jonathan’s Home Gear List 2023

Last updated: August 4, 2023

I love gear posts! To see what people use and love in their homes.

My friend Jonathan Wegener (Twitter & Instagram) is a great curator and product designer. He previously worked at Snapchat and started Timehop.

This is a list of 23 of his favorite items in use at his Los Angeles home.

Full List

Here’s a quick index of all the items, 4 or 5 at a time.

I’ll also include each of them below if you keep scrolling.

1. Macbook Blockhead Right Angle Charger: website

2. CloudValley Magnetic Laptop Phone Holder: on Amazon

3. Popsocket Phone Wallet with Expanding Grip: on Amazon

4. SUPMEGA AirTag Hidden Bicycle Mount: on Amazon

5. PAUTIX Cob MicroLED Strip + Goldwin Dimmable Alexa Controller: Strip on Amazon, Controller on Amazon

6. AURAGLOW Uplight Wall Sconce + Philips Hue White Ambiance LED Bulb: Sconce on Amazon, Bulb on Amazon

7. Broadlink IR/RF Smart Home Hub works with Alexa & Google Assistant: on Amazon

8. Fisher Bullet Space Pen: on Amazon

9. Sleek Socket Ultra-Thin Outlet: on Amazon

10. Twelve South BookArc for MacBook: on Amazon

11. TOTO Toilet Electronic Washlet: on Amazon

12. EVRON Squat Toilet: on Amazon

13. Zenna Aluminum Curved Shower Curtain Rod: on Amazon

14. Listerine Ultraclean Access Snap-On Flosser: on Amazon

15. Cafhelp 2-Pack Tongue Scraper: on Amazon

16. Hearos Ear Plugs 28 Pair: on Amazon

17. Oxo Good Grips 12-inch Tongs with Silicone Head: on Amazon

18. ThermoPro Meat Thermometer: Instant on Amazon, Wireless on Amazon

19. Mercer Culinary Chef’s Knife: on Amazon

20. Estilo Premium Bamboo Salt Container + Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt: Box on Amazon, Salt on Amazon

21. Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning: on Amazon

22. Amish Country Popcorn: on Amazon

23. Trader Joe’s Rice Medley: on Amazon

Tech Gadgets

I have the camera / phone mount, and now I want to buy some of these lights, too.

MacBook Blockhead Right Angle Charger

“Blockhead snaps onto your existing Apple charger, allowing it to sit flat against the wall so it can fit in places.”

Magnetic Laptop Phone Holder for Continuity Camera Mount (MagSafe)

Nick’s note: I have one of these and really like it!

“It’s a magnetic laptop phone holder that’s compatible with iPhone 14/13/12 series with magnetic cases and works with all phones as well with the metal ring.”

“Laptop side expansion stand is made of high-quality aluminum alloy material, portable and thin size, easy to carry anywhere for travel.”

PopSockets Phone Wallet with Expanding Grip

JWeg has used PopSockets for almost as long as I’ve known him!

“A secure way to carry your cards along with your phone with an attached phone grip to avoid phone drops and can be used as a stand.”

AirTag Hidden Bicycle Mount

“An aluminum alloy bottom base and polyformaldehyde top cap to attach your AirTag into your bicycle’s headset tube which keeps AirTag stays in place and prevents it from being removed easily by thieves. It’s also waterproof with rubber sealing rings inside to protect AirTag from dirt, mud, sand, and water.”

PAUTIX COB MicroLED Strip + Dimmable Alexa Controller

“The COB LED strip can be attached by soldering at the cut points or using connectors. It’s compatible with 12V LED strip controllers like the Goldwin LED Lights Strip Controller Box compatible with Alex or Google Home. You can control your lights by using voice commands on/off and dimming.”

Uplight Wall Sconce + Philips Hue White Ambiance LED Bulb

Nice ambiance! Plug into a standard power socket and it has a touch sensitive power button on the base.

BroadLink IR/RF Smart Home Hub

Basically you take any old school remote control and then make it part of your Amazon Alexa/google/HomeKit system — TVs, VCRs, Projectors, Projector screens, Sounds System, Ceiling Fans, AC/Fan etc. And you can string stuff together across remotes!

For example when I say “Alexa turn on projector”, my projector screen starts lowering, the projector turns on, my Apple TV gets woken up, and all the lights in the room go off.

Similarly, last week, I made our portable AC unit controllable through Alexa by cloning its remote control. Now I can pre-cool our bedroom every night on schedule.

Fisher Bullet Space Pen

“This pen has a variety of colors and finishes and a tungsten carbide ballpoint tip”.

Sleek Socket Ultra-Thin Outlet

JWeg: “A beautifully minimal way to run cords. I use them with our bidet in the bathroom and for a clean look with some lamps”

Twelve South BookArc for MacBook

JWeg: “I use dual external monitors at home, my laptop stays shut and stacks sideways to save space on the desk. There are cheaper version of this type of this type of product that are probably fine too, but this is the one I have”


TOTO Toilet Electronic Washlet

A fancier bidet than I have, but if you have power outlets near your toilet, get this one!

“This is a soft close heated bidet seat that has consistent warmth coverage over the full seat surface. You can adjust the water temperature and pressure setting, too.”

EVRON Squat Toilet

“It works perfectly with all standard toilets helping you lean forward using a subtle sloped surface.”

Zenna Aluminum Curved Shower Curtain Rod

Neat idea: I hadn’t considered getting a curved shower rod to add more shower space in the bathroom.

“Adjustable-length shower rod fits any standard shower space from 44 to 72 inches.”

Listerine Ultraclean Access Snap-On Flosser

“Easily gets to hard-to-reach-places. Its long, ergonomic handle and non-slip grip help reach back teeth. Set of one flosser and 8 unflavored flossing heads plus a pack of 28 mint refills”.

Cafhelp 2-Pack Tongue Scraper

JWeg gave me a tongue scraper one year for my birthday. LOL.

“This tongue scraper can Clean your tongue in seconds. This tongue cleaner is great to get rid of bad breath by removing food residue and exfoliated epithelial cells build up on your tongue.”

Hearos Ear Plugs 28 Pair

These are good! I use a version of this same brand.

“Super soft, beige foam ear plugs for hearing or water protection and noise reduction.”


JWeg is a great cook, so I would trust his suggestions here!

OXO Good Grips 12-Inch Tongs with Silicone Head

“Scalloped, angled Heads are heat resistant to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and safe for non-stick cookware.”

ThermoPro Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer + ThermoPro TempSpike 500FT Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer

“Meat thermometer digital wireless removes all the tangled wires, making it a versatile tool for electric rotisserie, smoker, oven, grill, pan-fry or sous vide. Enjoy 100% wire-free cooking and the convenience of no-hassle setup and cleanup.”

Mercer Culinary Chef’s Knife

“Knife is crafted with one-piece high-carbon Japanese steel for easy edge maintenance and long-lasting sharpness.”

Estilo Premium Bamboo Salt Container + Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt


“The craft crystal shape influences so many of its functional properties, including seasoning control, adherence to food surfaces, a flavor burst when used topically, and its naturally lower sodium.”

Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning

“Dill Pickle popcorn Seasoning 110 grams. Shake on hot popcorn. No artificial colors or flavors.”

Amish Country Popcorn

JWeg: “If you’re not ready to upgrade your life to stovetop popcorn (PS use coconut oil to cook it it’s soo much better!) then this microwave popcorn is an incredible alternative.”

Trader Joe’s Microwave Rice

JWeg: “3 minutes in the microwave for PERFECT rice that is indistinguishable from a rice cooker for an hour. We especially like the rice medley variety, it’s nutty and crunchy in a super satisfying way.”


I like all these gadgets and home products that JWeg shared.

I think I’m just inundated with product suggestions, and I tend to trust the recs from people that I know and trust.

If you want to see more of this type of stuff, I have my own home gear list with all the things I use on a daily basis. I wrote it in 2022 but I still love and use almost everything on that list.

Links for the products are Amazon affiliate links. I will get a little money if you click and buy something.

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