Though I am a self-confessed geek, it was only last year that I got into buying gadgets for my mobile computing needs. I used to prefer spending on upgrades on my desktop or laptop computer rather than buy a new mobile phone or a new camera. I thought it’s more practical than sporting a new smartphone.
But, because of my ever growing need to be connected and how necessary it is for me now to be active in social networking / media sites because of my blogs and online jobs, it’s now a necessity to have a smartphone and / or anything that will keep me connected while I’m on the move. And, so, I’ve come up with my 2012 gadget wish list in the hopes that soon enough, I’d be able to purchase them to satisfy the geek in me. :)
Blackberry Bold 9900
Ever since I got my hands on one to test it at a gadget store, I couldn’t help but desire more to own a Blackberry Bold 9900. The keys are designed in a way to make it VERY comfortable for me to type. It also has a wider display and a touchscreen. Though I don’t like touchscreens anymore, it’s still more convenient to touch and drag when you need to access something really quickly than navigate through the trackpad.
This phone also fits comfortably on my hands. It’s also the thinnest Blackberry phone and has a 5-megapixel camera. I’ve tried using this more than once and I can’t get over it. I know it’s a bit pricey, but it’s still the only Blackberry phone I want now. ^_^
Apple iPad 2
Before I had my first iPad, I never thought I’d need or love owning one. But, after months of having it with me, it’s been really convenient to use. I can bring it wherever I go or I can even use it while I’m watching something on my computer. I use a lot of apps and play tons of games on it though mine was limited to 16GB only. Now, I miss it so much (long story) and I’m planning on buying an iPad 2 soon.
The iPad 2 is very slim too and lighter so I’m eyeing to get me one of this next year. ^_^
New DSLR Camera Lens
Ever since I owned a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera, my bro and I have been serious about taking better and appetizing photos for our food blog. We’ve been going back and forth on what we should buy next – an external flash or new lens.
After some convincing from fellow DSLR owners who have different lens they use for various subjects, we are now eyeing for a 50mm f/1.8D lens. The Nikkor one costs about Php 6,000, but I know it’ll be all worth it. :)
External Flash for my DSLR
Since I’ve decided to spend more on new lens, we found this external flash from CDR-King that I’m planning to buy. A couple of my fellow bloggers are using it and have been getting decent results so I know it’ll all be worth it. It’s priced at Php 1,080 when we last checked so it’s pretty inexpensive.
Well, that’s it for now for my 2012 gadget wish list. I still have a few more that I want to buy, but it’ll just be impractical. Like I want to own the best HTC phone I could find, or a Samsung Galaxy Tab. But, I know it won’t be necessary for me to have these other gadgets if I already have the ones I listed above. If I win in a contest, I’d probably be psyched. It’s been a LONGGG time since I last won a gadget so I’m hoping there’ll be a few more gadget prizes in store for me by next year. ^_^
How about you? What’s on your 2012 Gadget wish list? Share, please!