7 Gadgets That Make You Smarter

Best Gadgets Bose HeadphonesBose QuietComfort 15, $300

The chance to sit and think in silence is a luxury these days. With the QC 15 noise-canceling headphones, silence is wherever you are, whether it’s on a plane a few rows from a crying baby, or in the office a few feet from a yammering coworker. The phones go around your ears without making you look like a house DJ, blocking sound both with the comfy ear cushions and with noise-cancelling tech that benefits from microphones places both inside and outside the earcups.