A few cool toys on my gadget list
1. Logitech has a cool remote control I'm tempted to buy. Our remote is generally fine, in only because we don't have a stereo or sound system and almost all of our TV watching is via TiVo, but since the everything I've read makes this seem like the first easy-to-use, all-in-one, programmable (that is, programmable by you and me, you don't have to be an uber-geek to get this to work) remote, I certainly want to add it to my current toys.
2. We have a decent digital camera, but there are new and better ones out there. If I was buying today, I would buy Olympus' new Ferrari Digital 2004. It's a supercool little 3.2 megapixel camera with a 2.5" screen. It's the slimmest, most-compact camera they have ever made, has a 3X optical zooming lens, and comes with a docking station. Oh, and it is an exact color match to your red Ferrari.
3. Sure, my current phone is fine, but having the latest and greatest cellular phone de rigueur for both geeks and business people. I am torn between the two different models. Samsung's SPH-I500 is the best marriage of phone and PDA ever made, but would require me to change carriers and get all new power adapters. The very sleek and functional Nokia 6170 has about all a phone should and should be available through my carrier, but I won't know until the phone is available sometime later this year.
4. I use to spend a lot of time in airplanes. I don't fly much anymore, but when I did, I wanted the Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. People who have tried them, loved them. And I still want a set now, even though I really don't have a use for it.
5. And maybe the most important one of toy of all, the Dyson vacuum. It's the product that has revolutionized vacuum cleaning. Now, I'm not saying I want to vacuum, but if you're going to do it anyway, why not have the coolest and best vacuum cleaner *ever* invented?
6. And while I'm talking about Dyson, let's not forget he has invented a great washing machine too. Unfortunately, like some of the vacuum cleaner models, this is not currently available in the United States. But since this is just a dream anyway, let's go for the one that cleans better than any other in the world, kills dust mites, and reduces allergens. How cool is that! Oh, and it's tested to last 20 years.
Null. Oddly enought, I don't want an Apple iPod. I know it seems funny, because the whole world has one or wants one, but I don't really care. Maybe it's because I haven't taken the time to burn all my current CDs yet. Maybe I'm not really a geek. Maybe you have to use it to understand. But I just don't get it.