Per usual, Christmas with my family was a CE lover’s dream. Among the gifts given and received:
- 1 Slacker G2 (to replace the one I had to give away)
- 1 Skooba checkpoint-friendly laptop bag
- 1 Asus Eee 1000HA (okay, I bought it for myself right before X’mas; it’s a tax write-off)
- 1 Logitech diNovo Edge keyboard
- 1 PS3 console
- 2 Garmins and a TomTom
- 3 iPods Touch
Sadly, not all of them came home to my house, but a healthy number did. As for the iPods, we were not unique in our gift giving. The iPod Touch was one of the hottest selling items on Amazon this season, and a huge jump in App Store purchases proves the new gifts were put to good use. Why the mainstream popularity? Aside from the obvious portable music/video access, I have a theory that a lot of adults who used to steal their kids’ Gameboys to play Tetris are discovering the iPod as an “adult” portable gaming machine. Wurdle, anyone?
So far the gadget I’ve spent the most time with has been my new Asus. The Eee is delicious after lugging around my >15″ Dell for the last two years, and the response time compared to my loaded-down Dell is ridiculously fast. I also discovered an unexpected benefit of the Eee: It props up nicely on my treadmill for a little Hulu watching during workouts.
How did your CE wish list fare this holiday season?