Yes, after months and months of saving for my big move to Manhattan after graduating with my Bachelor of Science in journalism from San Jose State University, I decide it was time to upgrade my tech and life, and shell out a little of that hard-earned cash. Everyone needs a little somethin’ somethin’ every once in a while ;).
Goodbye, T-Mobile! Yes, I’ve been a loyal customer since I was 17, but your service didn’t even work in my small Manhattan flat. My boyfriend and I had to sign up for a LAND LINE, which seems quite ancient by today’s standards, just to receive phone calls. Luckily, my contract was up, and I made the move to Verizon with its fantastic Droid II for just ONE PENNY. Yes, I really lucked out with the pre-Black Friday bargain. I love you, AmazonWireless. The Droid II is normally $200. Overall, I love the new device. It’s such an upgrade over my G1 phone … awesome tray full of fun apps, a live wallpaper, a battery that doesn’t want to kill itself every five seconds … etc. etc. etc.
Next, a KINDLE. Wow, I’ve wanted an e-reader for TOO long, and my Mom was wonderful enough to think of this as my early birthday gift. Although I definitely don’t think its case is worth $40, the technology on this thing is amazing. E-ink is such a brilliant invention and concept. I always have a compulsive need to print something out to read it, but not with this. Unfortunately, I do find myself tapping the Kindle’s screen instead of using its navigation buttons, but I’ll get used to it. Honestly, the thing looks like a child’s toy. I have a complimentary subscription to Reader’s Digest, which is a lot of fun, although the section layouts on the Kindle is on the ugly side. Overall, I’m very happy with this product, and once I have more free time to play with it, I’m going to start to go to town with the e-books. Amazon’s library dominates over Barnes & Noble, and I really could care less about color with an e-reader and free e-books. Sorry! As far as the iPad goes, I would probably use the device for business purposes more than reading purposes, so I’m waiting for the price tag to lower and the technology to advance.
Lastly, a Wii with Wii Fit Plus. Now, this purchase was on Black Friday evening at my local Best Buy. Although I tend to like white accessories, I got a LITTLE caught up in wanting a limited edition red Wii. Best Buy was sold out at the time, and after browsing Life by Keith Richards at Barnes & Noble, I came back an hour later and bought the first in a fresh batch of red Wiis. Now, I have NEVER bought anything related to video games for myself in my LIFE. This is a first and a fairly large purchase, but hey, health is health, and I just don’t see myself as someone who goes to the gym every day. The gaming aspect is rather fun, and I don’t feel like a fool running in place in my apartment, although I’m sure the neighbors below us probably have a complain or two. I’m really looking forward to working out with this every day once my schedule clears up a bit. Say hello to the new hula hoop champion of the world!
Until next time,