A fragmented music collection can trigger any Type A (see: most law students) to hyperventilate. Take a deep breath and cast off your iPod docking station, forget about your laptop’s shoddy sound quality, sell that CD player at the next garage sale and bring all your music together in one sleek, wireless device. Whether your tunes are subscription-based (like Rdio, see below), store-bought or stolen, the Sonos Play:3 will play it all. Control your Sonos — which looks like a small speaker but actually is a combo of three amps and three speakers — via laptop, desktop, phone or tablet. If it has a screen, there’s likely a Sonos app for it. All your tunes, all in one place? Sounds good. $329
Crank up the Rdio
Like Netflix for music, subscription service Rdio gives you online access to a massive digital archive of music, including great records from the past and new releases. It costs five bucks a month and for five more you get local storage that will allow you to sync your favourite albums and playlists to your phone.