If you’re looking for my Amazon 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.
|Nov||iPhone 6||€700+||iOS 8 has finally bridged the gap with Android, and I find myself pining for a decent camera on my HTC One.||Hideously expensive. Can’t afford it on my current budget.|
|Nov||iPad Air 2||€700+||I miss my iPad 3 sorely.||Hard to use for development. Can’t afford it on my current budget.|
|Nov||ODROID-U3||$65||I have a U2, and wish I could buy five or six of these to build a decent cluster.||None, really, other than the cost of buying half a dozen.|
|Aug||Nokia Lumia 1020||€?||The camera is simply astounding, and trounces pretty much everything else out there||Even though I like Windows Phone, most of the apps I rely upon simply don’t exist for it, and the stock browser is a pain.|
||I’ve been spending far too much time reading e-books on a beat up Nook Color, and the form factor would make this the perfect companion for work, and the only gadget I’d ever need on vacation.||Expensive. Tiny hamster-sized keyboards. Display is acceptable, but could be better.|
||~€600||A way to get back in touch with the Windows world and a lighter laptop(ish). Bundled Office (and, recently, Outlook). SSD storage.||Attitude adjustment required. Relatively small storage. Small touchpad.|
||€700||Quad-core CPU I can put to good use as a mini-server while travelling. Doubles as an LTE router.||Plasticky, poor build quality.|
||€300||A tempting way to while away the time until the next iPhone came along.||Glass back. No LTE. Couldn’t buy it direct from Google in Portugal (or anywhere else, really).|
|Jul 28||New Macbook Air||~€1000||The ultimate laptop.||Even with the 2013 upgrade, I still need to do a BTO to get the amount of RAM 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.|