If you’re looking for my Amazon.co.uk wishlist, it’s here.
This is a short list of the things I find interesting enough to contemplate buying (I’ve outgrown the “gadget freak” stage some years back, but it’s always nice to contemplate my options).
Rather than the old, verbose format I had for this page, I decided to be a bit more systematic and use this URL as a scorecard for gadgets and software I’m likely to lust after every now and then, and why I won’t buy some of them anytime soon, other than lack of available cash (which is, alas, in ever dwindling supply). The score is entirely subjective.
|Apr||Microsoft Surface||€679||A way to get back in touch with the Windows world and a lighter laptop(ish).||Attitude adjustment required. Lousy e-mail client.|
|Mar||Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE||€700||Quad-core CPU I can put to good use as a mini-server while travelling. Doubles as an LTE router. Very slim chance of getting one at work.||Plasticky, poor build quality.|
|Nov||Nexus 4||€300||A tempting way to while away the time until the next iPhone comes along.||Glass back. No LTE. Can’t buy it direct from Google in Portugal (or anywhere else, really). About to be replaced by something better.|
|Jul 28||New Macbook Air||~€1000||The ultimate laptop.||Even with the 2012 upgrade, I need to do a BTO to get the configuration I find minimally acceptable. Expensive.|
|Dec 17||Panasonic Lumix GF1||€809||After reading this essay and this review, I couldn’t help but wonder if I shouldn’t get one and enjoy it.||Expensive as heck, including the extra pancake lens.|