Here is a collection of the essential products and services I use on a regular basis. I only recommend things I use and love, nothing else. I update the list regularly, so please check back once in a while.
Pressable: This is the provider I use to host this blog. If you’re thinking to launch a self-hosted WordPress blog, I can 100% recommend them, because they are specialized on WordPress. Here’s 15% off First 90 Days
cyon: My favorite general purpose webhosting provider, based in Basel, Switzerland. I host some websites there, and also use them to manage my DNS settings and my email forwarding. Also, they offer fast support and great speed. Start your 30 Day Free Trial
Crowdfire: My favorite social media software. I use it to schedule posts for Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, which is very convenient. It’s free until 10 scheduled posts per channel. I use the Plus plan. Sign up here
Audible: I use Audible for most of my reading. My audio library contains 512 titles, and counting. I have the 1 audiobook per month subscription, but you can purchase additional books for the same price, which I do often. Also, you can pause or cancel the subscription anytime, and all purchased books remain yours forever. When you sign up you can choose a free audiobook. Sign up here
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean: This toothbrush has been recommended to me by a fellow reader, and I have been using it for the past two years. My teeth are cleaner than ever and my dentist is happy. A USB travel charging case is included. Buy it on Amazon!
Philips S7520/50: This is a great electric shaver, especially for sensitive skin. It works wet and dry. It comes with a beard trimmer and a travel case. The battery lasts at least 7 days with daily use. Buy it on Amazon!
Dyson V10 Absolute: I have the Dyson V8 cordless vacuum cleaner. It’s a wonderful product and I use it almost every day. If I would buy it again, I would probably the V10, because the battery lasts longer and doesn’t need to be replaced every few years (see comparison on YouTube). Buy it on Amazon!
Bose QuietComfort 20: My favorite noise cancelling headphones. I use them on planes, on trains, in co-working spaces, and even to help me sleep when some noises bother me. I have been using them for several years and have them with me at all times. Buy it on Amazon!
sharoo Carsharing: The largest peer-to-peer carsharing platform in Switzerland. I have used sharoo to rent a Tesla Model S for a weekend and loved it. I’m thinking about renting a Tesla Model 3, which has just become available. Here’s a 10 CHF voucher for your first ride
Pick-e-Bike: This is my favorite e-bike rental service (only available in Basel). The bikes go 37 km/h, cost 0.25 CHF per minute (no unlock fees), and can be parked anywhere (as long as you are in a Pick-e-Bike zone). When you sign up you get 10 min for free. Enter my code “kfbtm” to get additional 15 min for free. Download the app
Important note: Dear companies, you cannot buy a spot on this list, so please don’t even try. If I decide to add you to the list, I will reach out to you. Most links are affiliate links, which help to support this site.