I decided to post this for anyone shopping for a technology geek. Also, I figured it might be interesting to see what was on my 2006 list several years from now. I should be clear that don’t need one single thing on this list, but it would be kinda neat to have. Here is the ordered list, with “highest-desirability” items first.
- Garmin 010-00467-00 Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor (Amazon link) $270 – I try to make myself go running 3 times a week. It would be great to know how far, how fast, and my current heart-rate, so I can better track my workouts and my health.
- SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series 500GB Hard Drive (Newegg.com link) $150 – I always need more storage space for my movies and music. As soon as I add a new drive to the media server, I fill it up.
- Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera + standard lens – (Ritz Camera link) $600 – My old digital camera died — I no longer have a camera. I really want a digital SLR so I can start taking pictures again. This is a brand-new model from Nikon and is the smallest and least expensive Digital SLR on the market.
- Newton Peripherals MoGo Wireless Bluetooth Mouse (TigerDirect link) $50 – This tiny little mouse slides into the slot on the side of laptop to recharge. It is much better than the touchpad on a laptop without having to carry a big, external mouse around.
- Motorola HS850B Wireless Cell Phone Headset (Newegg.com link) $43 – The bluetooth wireless headset for my phone died. This one is a newer model and doesn’t have an annoying blinking light and has several other desirable features no one else would care about.
- Philips 8.25-Inch Digital Picture Frame (Amazon link) $220 – We have a ton of digital photos that are never viewed. This digital picture frame solves that problem – pictures can be viewable all the time.
- Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 (Amazon link) $80 – This is another neat laptop mouse that would supplement the other one. It is not nearly as portable or convenient as the MoGo mouse, but it is more comfortable and has a bunch more buttons, including ones used to control PowerPoint presentations, and it has a laser pointer.
- Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S VR DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens (Ritz Camera link) $750 – Yes, This lens costs way more than the camera I want, but the glass is more important than the camera body and this is one awesome lens. It has a huge zoom range and built-in image stabilization.
Here is a link to my Amazon Wish list, containing many of the items above as well as several lower cost, non-technology items. For relevancy, be sure to sort by “Priority (high to low)“.