The Geek Christmas Poll

There are just a couple weeks until the Christmas holiday this year, and there are no shortage of new gadgets being released and updated by all sorts of companies. Many of us in technology get intrigued and interested by the new ways in which the various electronics and technologies are implemented and integrated. Whether these items have practical uses or not is often secondary to the joy we get from seeing technology being used in innovative ways.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, I’m wondering this week what things would excite you this year as gifts. There seem to be as many new products, enhanced products, and new ideas that are coming from established vendors as well as independent, crowded funded companies on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This Friday I’m asking:

What geek gifts or gadgets would you like this year?

It’s the season to give and take pleasure in making others smile, but if you were to make a list for Santa, what would be at the top of your list?

I’ve gotten so many electronics over the years that I don’t really feel a lot of excitement over many of them. I tend to use my cell phone and laptop most of the time, and rarely venture out to other devices. I backed a Kreyos watch project earlier this year and am looking forward to receiving that device in 2014.

If there were one electronic item that I’m interested in, it’s a FitBit Flex device. As I age, I’m paying more attention to my health and my level of activity, and I’ve seen a few friends learn more about how well they’re taking care of their health using either a Fitbit, Jawbone, or Nike device. I’d like to give one a try and see if it improves my health.

Let me know this week what interests you. Maybe a Google Glass device? Some tablet? A smart watch? Anything else?

Steve Jones

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