Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Floods. Power outages. The cable or satellite TV goes out. You left a power cable at the office. You could suddenly find yourself without access to the gadgets you thought you couldn't live without – and now know you can't. Here are a dozen digital items every modern home ought to be stocked with for either everyday use or just in case.
Okay, this isn't a gadget. But where are things plugged in? Behind stuff, right? I ALWAYS keep a couple of hand mirrors within easy reach of my A/V or PC stack to peer (along with a Surefire flashlight) behind gear to check connections, find outlets, etc.