What's in your pocket, Alex Wagner?

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 7, 2013

What's in my pocket, you ask? I like to keep my pants pockets pretty light, so I've typically only got one device on me at a time. As of this writing that's a 64GB iPhone 5 on Verizon. The iPhone earned its spot in my pocket by having several features that I look for in a daily driver, like a small-ish footprint and a nice camera. There are also a handul of apps that make me want to keep my SIM card in the iPhone (for now), including 1Password, Tweetbot, Reeder and Ridiculous Fishing. Is there a better way to kill some time than tossing a line in the water and slaying whatever gets attached to your hook? I'd say not.

I've also got an HTC DROID DNA that I can pop my SIM card into whenever I'm in the mood for some Android action. I like the way that the DNA's soft plastic and curved back feel in my hand, and I'm a big fan of  red accents on it as well. Some of the apps that I enjoy using on Android include Falcon Pro for Twitter, Press for all of my RSS needs and HD Widgets for creating a custom panel of toggles for things like Wi-Fi and Tilt Lock.

The third and final smartphone that I've got laying around is a Verizon Palm Pre 2. I managed to score this thing on the cheap from one of those daily deals sites several months ago, but I haven't actually used it as my daily driver. It'd make a good emergency phone if I were ever in a pinch, though, so I like to keep it around just in case. I've been considering trying to trade up to a Verizon Pre 3 lately after getting a webOS itch that needs scratching, but I haven't been able to pull the trigger on one quite yet...

The last piece of equipment in that photo up there is an iPad 3. I know, I know, it doesn't really fit in my pocket very well, but I figured that I'd include it anyway since we cover tablets quite a bit here at PhoneDog. The iPad usually rests on my coffee table, ready to be picked up by someone on the couch that needs to quickly look up a random fact. I also like to use it for most of my personal browsing since using it is a nice change from the laptop that I'm on all day for work.