2021 Black Friday Purchases Update

2 min readFeb 2, 2022

I published a list of everything I bought during the 2021 Black Friday sales. Many of these were impulse purchases, and today, I reflect on which purchases have worked out well and which have not. I am hopeful that I will be more intentional with my future purchases by undertaking this exercise.


  • Audioengine A2+: Amazing, best computer speakers I have ever had. The red colour is beautiful 👍🤩
  • Orbitkey Desk Mat Large: returned
  • Orbitkey ID holder Pro: have not been to the office, so yet to be used
  • Orbitkey Nest: still in the box. I bought it for my office, but I am still working from home
  • Carpio 2 wrist rest by DeltaHub: my wrists are thanking me. Highly recommended 👍
  • Fire TV Max 4K: so much better than Apple TV, excellent remote and at a fraction of the price 👍
  • Paste App subscription: yet to be used, cancelled renewal
  • iStat Menu Family Pack: installed it on my Mac mini server.
  • Peak Design Travel Duffel pack 65L in sage: used it during my recent trip 🤩
  • Grammarly: a helpful tool for writers
  • PastePal: yet to be used
  • Moment Tripod Mount for MagSafe: used with the SwitchPod Tripod👍
  • Moment Wall Mount for MagSafe: I have not found a use for it yet
  • Moment Multi-Threaded Mount for MagSafe: I have not found a use for it yet
  • SwitchPod Tripod: incredibly built and very handy 👍
  • Adidas Hot Yoga Mat: sadly not used yet.
  • Bose QuietComfort Earbuds: best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones (better than AirPods Pro). Use it daily on the treadmill 👍
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 (sale price too good to ignore): Returned
  • omg.lol — merecivilian.omg.lol: I haven’t built my profile yet, but the omg.lol slack community is awesome 🤩

Originally published at https://merecivilian.com on February 2, 2022.




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