I am a device junkie and I am not afraid to admit it. I like a lot of devices and I tend to invest more in them just for the sake of seeing how that experience actually feels. Here is a list of products I admire despite the fact that I might or might not own them (but I actually intend to... someday).
Let's start with the obvious.
Once I arrived in Australia I gave up and bought an iPod shuffle as soon as I entered Sydney's Apple Store. I still have it and it only has The Killers' music on it so next time you see me on the street with my earpods on, you will know what the fuss is all about. What can I say, I'm an obsessed fan (since 2009).
The 5g iPod Touch was a payback gift to myself when my 4g broke down (I dropped it once and the home button got stuck). What drove me to buy the product in the first place it was the core description: The iPhone without the phone. And it was cheaper too.
Apple Macbook Air (13")
This is the definition of portability. Can it get any thinner than this? I cannot imagine...yet. I recently switched to OSX and I'm not planning to get back to Windows any time sooner so I dare to add this on my wishlist. Someday, you will see me in the coffee shop with it acting all "designy".
Google Nest Protect + Thermostat
One thing is certain: once I'll buy an apartment/house for myself it will definitely have some heavy tech in it and the Google Nest Protect with the Thermostat are the ideal first candidates. I love how they look, feel and work and the idea of a smart-home just feels me up with excitement.
Although I have a docking station for my iPod, I really want to own this. Its core simplicity in design (form and function) makes me drool every time I see one. Also it gives you that 90's "old school" feel (Be honest - when was the last time you used a CD) and let's not forget about the "Cuckoo" clock-like functionality. It's just priceless.
I admire this device for its simplicity and naive concept. Every 5 minutes the Durr vibrates to give the sense of time. It would have been nice to have other options such as "15 minutes" to be more task oriented like the Pomodoro Technique.
Tile / XY Tag
I have a serious problem with my keys. I spend a couple of minutes each morning searching for them. There are bunch of products that can help me solve this. I got my eyes on Tile and the XY tag. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but I'm more determined to buy the XY. It seems just right for me. Really thinking about acquiring one.
I own a Fitbit Force and I hate the fact that I had to give it up. That rash was getting very annoying (only after about 1 month later it healed itself). Nonetheless is a great devices with subtle design aesthetics that go nice with sport and smart-casual clothing. I hope the next iteration will be better in terms of usage.
I love what Philips has done with the TV market while introducing the Ambilight. This feature is plain awesome and it captures you into the world of television adding points to the entertainment value. The only downside is that for maximum effect you should watch your shows in dark rooms.
This is the ultimate vacation/selfie/instagram-your-food phone. The quality of the camera blasts away the competition. You can say whatever you want about WindowsPhone and Nokia, but this is a great phone. Worth buying it.
Arc Touch Mouse + Arc Keyboard
Again, say what you want, but for me, the Arc Touch mouse from Microsoft is one sexy awesome product. Some might find it difficult to work with it, but once you get used to it you will realize why it was built that way. The keyboard follows the mouse's curves and together they make a beautiful portable pair.
I received for 2012's Christmas a Kindle 4 on behalf of Grapefruit. Although I still prefer the "classic" books, the Kindle is a great solution when traveling. It helped me a lot to pass the time from Iasi to Bucharest and viceversa.
Apple should really tremble, especially what Google does with its Material Design. The Android Wear looks promising, but there is one product that I think captured the most attention: the Moto 360. Why I am so enthusiastic about this product? For starters it has a round display and seeing the interface adapted for that kind of display it really sparked my interest. In addition to this, the product looks really nice and is has that amount of minimalism without overdoing it. Hope this ignites the war with the competitors. Your move, Apple.
Just announced, this item is the perfect companion for your fitness tracking. It recognizes your drink and calculates the calories and quantity you drink. It's ideal for those who seek to have full control of the products they consume. I like how it looks and displays the data. It will sure go well with other sleek wearable tracking devices. And yes it's a bit too much to have even a "smart mug" but Hey! We are in 2014.
PS: This is only part 1. Stay tuned... many will follow. The images used above are picked from the manufacture's/product's official website(s). I do not own the right to these images (except for the Fitbit one). They are used only for presentational purposes.