My Christmas Wish List… are you listening Santa??

Ok, here it is.  Can I have a drumroll please?  I know you’ve all been wondering what to get me for Christmas, so here you go.  I know you have money burning a hole in your pocket, so this should provide you with an outlet.

1.  Nikon D5000 – I have wanted for some time a D-SLR that provides excellent image capture with HD video capture.  The Nikon D5000 is the first one that I find myself wanting.  I am a Nikon guy, and this is the one I want!

2.  Samsung Galaxy Tab – I have used an iPad for several months, and I am a little tired of it.  It’s too heavy, too limited, and too locked-down for my taste.  I have wanted an Android tablet ever since the iPad came out, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first one that I have envy for.  It’s the perfect size for me, and it’s on my favorite platform, but  I don’t want a contract so I will take a WiFi version please.  Now, I do reserve the right to change my mind up till Christmas Eve if another company comes out with a better Android tablet, so pay close attention.

3.  Mystery Android Super Smartphone – this one is gonna be hard for you.  I have an HTC Droid Incredible smartphone from Verizon.  I love this phone, and I am a huge HTC Sense fan.  But I have had huge cellphone envy from my friends who have the Sprint Evo from HTC.  That is the phone I was waiting for from Verizon, and it went to Sprint.  So I jumped at the Droid Incredible.  I have heard rumors that Verizon is getting their own version of the Evo for the holiday season.  So I would like you to monitor the cellphone rumor sites and hang out at the Verizon store periodically to find out when it will be here.  Oh, and I need an Invisible Shield with that too.

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4.  802.11N router – I don’t particularly care which one, because any of them will be better than what I have at home now with my aging 802.11G router.

5.  Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Hard Drive – No matter how big of a harddrive I get for my computer, I always run out of room.  I am tired of it.  I want a 2 TB drive to store everything I have, and more!

Now let’s talk about some technology products that I own that I think you should own too.  These have ‘kept on giving’ to me for some time, so I feel 100% confident that you’ll love these too:

1.  HP Touchsmart PC – We gave this as gift to the kids last Christmas, and I must admit that they have enjoyed this PC almost every day since.  It has a gorgeous 23 in. touch screen, Windows 7, wireless mouse and keyboard, DVD burner, built-in webcam, and other goodies.  It also comes with lots of games to show off that touchscreen.  Just make sure the kids wash their hands after dinner!

2.  Kodak Playsport camera – I absolutely love this camera.  It is smaller than an iPod, holds over 3 hours of HD video on the 16 GB card, can be dropped in the mud or whatever or whatever, and it costs less than $150.  Get this camera.  It won’t replace your high-end HD camcorder, but I guarantee that you’ll be reaching for this camera more than any other camera.

3.  Plantronics Voyager Pro UC bluetooth headset – Ok, just get over it.  You look like a geek no matter which bluetooth headset you are wearing, so just embrace your geek-ness and like it.  And if you are gonna wear one, this is the one you need to be wearing.  It doubles as a bluetooth headset for your computer, it auto-pairs with both your phone and PC, it audibly tells you when you need to recharge, and because of the humongous battery hanging behind your ear, it lasts for days.  I have used this one for 9 months and I still use it daily.  Seriously.  I love this headset.

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So there we have it.  You probably even have enough boxes in your house to wrap all of them.  To be honest, I wouldn’t even mind if you wrapped all those gifts for me in the same box!  Hurry up Dec. 25th!

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7 comments… add one
  • Eduardo Ovies November 29, 2010, 8:44 pm

    Steve
    The iPad rules!
    Cheers,
    Ed O

  • Ken S November 30, 2010, 6:28 am

    This is the Wireless N Router you want to get. Dual band and comes highly recommended by sites like smallnetworkbuilder.com

    Netgear WNDR3700

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122326

    It’s worth the extra bucks to get reliability.

  • Steve November 30, 2010, 9:11 am

    @Eduardo Well, I actually have an iPad and I just don’t think it rules that much. I played with the Samsung Galaxy Tab and I am pretty excited about it!

    @Ken Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll pass it along to Santa and his elves!

  • Tyler Puckett November 30, 2010, 2:14 pm

    According to reviews, the D3100 is as good or better than the D5000.

    Isn’t the Droid X basically the Evo for Verizon? What do you give up, the front facing camera and 4G?

  • Steve November 30, 2010, 2:16 pm

    Hey Tyler, the Droid X and the Evo are totally different. Moto’s UI is mostly stock Android and the Evo has HTC’s Sense UI, which is what I really love. The form factors are also totally different… the Moto is noticeably bigger even though they both have a 4.3 in. screen.

  • Tyler Puckett November 30, 2010, 10:21 pm

    Ah, I see. Well hopefully HTC will fulfill your wishes.

  • AML Exam December 1, 2010, 4:16 am

    Cool Wishlist! “Nikon D5000” is on my top 5 ;P

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