In Pictures: MacGyver IT - 21 tools for IT heroes

On the road, under duress, or out in the boonies -- save the day with these essential IT troubleshooting and repair tools

Gefen 4x1 HDMI Switcher This wonderful workgroup tool has become a favorite of my students. Because most modern platforms (including smartphones) support HDMI or DVI, the Gefen 4x1 HDMI Switcher allows my students to sit around a small conference table and rapidly swap between each other’s laptops and put them up on the shared screen. We’ve gone a bit further and grabbed a bunch of ultra-thin HDMI cables from the folks at Monoprice to keep the cable clutter down. We also have a bag of HDMI adapters for smartphones and tablets, along with a DVI-to-HDMI adapter plug for older Macs.

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