In Pictures: 11 tech products we couldn't live without

For these products, we truly give thanks

The editors at PCWorld and TechHive see a lot of tech come and go every year, most of it with scarcely a backward glance. But there are always a few we can't bear to give up—because of their design, speed, usefulness or enjoyability. Here are 11 items—tools, bits of hardware, applications, and devices—for whose existence we're truly grateful.

The first item on our list is so simple, you might have taken it for granted. But we've found it indispensable to our day-to-day productivity.

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