After listening to the first of two episodes on Real Deal about gadget obessiveness, I decided to rummage through my collection. Turns out I have little to nothing in gadget porn. I guess my minimalist strategy is working well. Here it is:
- MacBook Air (specs – early 2008 version)
- iPod Nano Black (2nd gen)
- iPhone 3G (16 gig, black)
- Samsung 40-Inch LCD HDTV
- Sony Dream Audio/Video System (5.1 Speaker, 5-Disc DVD)
- 320GB External USB Hard Drive
- Plantronics 400 Headset
- Samson USB Studio Condenser Microphone
Despite there only being 8 items on the list I don’t feel deprived. They are awesome and my favorites. Mostly expensive and catered to my individual hobbies:
- Movies, Internet, & Podcasts
An interesting note is that as recently as 6 months ago, I had way more stuff. Due to a combination of craigslist, amazon, and ebay, I’ve offloaded all my old stuff for a good return on value. Which in turn has allowed me to purchase more, creating a sort of tech-geek life cycle.
2008 Xmas Wish List
I love gadget dreams. I was looking over my old dreams from Jan of this year (2008) and realized how much I have changed in the last 11 months. Of the 7 things I was dreaming about, I only got one!
- Media Center PC
- A Robot
- Wireless iTunes Sync
- 5 Wireless Devices (already had 3: iPhone, Lappy, Bluetooth)
- New Laptop
- High Def DVD
- Xbox 360
The one dream that I satisfied was a new lappy. I’m typing on it right now, my MacBook Air. Of the other dreams only one carries over, but it has changed from a media center PC to a Mac Mini. I think the new list represents a change in my dreams: basic gadgets –> gadget hobbies: movies and music.
Here is the new list for Xmas 2008:
- High Def, SSD, Ultra-Portable Video Camera
- Terabyte Hard Drive
- New MacBook Air w/ SSD drive
- Mac Mini
- iPod Touch
- USB Turntable
- Espresso Machine
Well, that’s it. I am super stoked about the list. I can’t wait to go browsing and learning about which ones I want, and then add them to my Amazon Wish List. Yay!