I’ve made a lot of technology purchases over the years – some good, some not so good. What about you – have any purchases you wished you could take back or those you would like to brag on
My best technology purchases – the ones I would do all over again if I had to
- OQO Model 02 Tablet PC / Ultra-Mobile PC
- Amazon Kindle
- Lenovo X60 Tablet PC
- Fujitsu P1610
- HP Media Center – it has become the media hub in our home – music, movies, television, etc
- Novatel USB727 Air Card – one of the best WWAN solutions I’ve used to date. I’ll never go back to a PC card or integrated solution again.
- Motion Computing LS800 – an awesome portable slate tablet pc solution
- MacBook – my best Apple / Mac experience to date – great value for the money
- iGo Bluetooth Stowaway Keyboard
- HP TC1100 Tablet PC
- CradlePoint Technology mobile router
- Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones
- LG VX8300 phone – best regular phone I’ve ever used.
- HTC TyTn II – best keyboard and Windows Mobile phone I’ve ever used.
- Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard
- Flip Video Ultra – shoots great video, picks up audio really well, supports camera mounts.
- Logitech Quickcam UltraVision – best webcam I’ve ever used. I’ve shot a lot of GBM Shortcuts using it.
- Sony MDR-J10 Headphones – the only headphones I’ve found that are perfect for exercise and running. I use them everyday
- HP 2710p – My Wow! product of the year ( updated – forgot to add )
My worst technology purchases – They either didn’t fit my work style, the promise didn’t live up to the hype, or I just caved to an impulse buy
- Nokia N800 / N810 Internet Tablets – Yes, I’ve done a complete turn-around on the Nokia Internet Tablet products. I’ll share more on this in the coming weeks. Bottomline: without built-in SIM card support, I would have been better off purchasing and HTC X7501 Advantage. Windows Mobile solutions just have more in the box and offers better connectivity solutions. With no ability to tether to an iPhone or a Windows Mobile phone, the N800 / N810 series is better for those who have a regular phone. If it had SIM card support, I’d feel a little different, otherwise, they just sit in my bag / drawer.
- Macbook Pro – too hot, overpriced for what you get
- Linksys Media Center Extender – can’t stream movies that I’ve ripped from DVD
- Ultimate Ears earphones – no matter what ear adapter I used, I could never get them to stay in and give that snug feeling. The wire needs to wrap around the ear and they just feel uncomfortable. Big disappointment
- Apple Mighty Mouse
- All bluetooth headsets for phones – they all make a person look like a dork, and I have enough trouble looking normal as it is. I don’t need a bluetooth headset to make it harder on me. I’ve got three sitting in my junk drawer right now.
- MacMini – slow, never used it.
- Treo 700W – had problems with it from day one and was a total impulse buy for me.
- Nokia N95 – In my opinion, the N95 has nothing on a Windows mobile solution – from the interface, PIM, etc.
- Any tablet pc / umpcs with integrated WWAN. I go through too many computers to lock my connectivity down to one computer.
- Thinkoutside Stowaway Mouse – too small and uncomfortable.
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