I’ve noticed a trend lately in my posts. I’m asking more questions. This wasn’t intentional before, but from here on out, it will be.
Aside from creating more content and engaging you all as much as possible, I’m hoping to get real information, similar to the way I frequently use Twitter, i.e. I poll for answers to questions, to get recommendations, to vet opinions, and to share experiences.
It’s sometimes a bit tough to do this (and answer) in 140 characters though. Anyway, in case you missed them, here are a few of the polls I’ve run in the past, if you care to add your two (or more) cents:
- Did Someone You Know Get Facebook for Christmas?
- Show off Your Powers of Prognostication
- Show Me Yours . . .
- Oracle People and Alumni: Share Your Memories
- Poll: Do You Lock Your Smart Phones?
- Best Invention of the Last 20 Years?
- Geolocation: Cool or Creepy?
- Thoughts on the OpenWorld Blogger Program
- Does Blogging Matter Anymore?
- Your First Computer?
So, the question I have today is what gadget/s did you get over the holidays? Or maybe even, what gadget/s did you hope to, but did not, get? As with last year, I’ve noticed a surge in iPhone related chatter on the various channels, signaling that it was a common holiday gift.
The gadget I found to be common this holiday was the LCD picture frame. My wife actually got two, one from me and one from her mother. I’m sure they’ve been around for a while, but I had never actually noticed these before I went shopping this December. Anyway, I bought this one from Philips, and it’s pretty slick, although I’m wishing now I had done a bit more research and bought a wireless capable one.
Seems like a no-brainer gadget, since pretty much everyone has scads of digital images. No one wants to print out all the good ones on photo paper and buy frames for all of them. Still, it is a bit of work moving pictures from the computer to the photo frame. The interface on the photo frame isn’t great; there are way too many nested menus.
After using it for a few minutes, I hope they go to a touchscreen interface soon. It would allow for much more intuitive usability, and you can always wipe off fingerprint smudges.
So, now it’s your turn. What sexy gadget did you get? Did it deliver the gadgety goodness you expected?
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