Earlier this year, I wrote about the gadgets I thought I’d need in 2013. It’s fair to say that I was wrong - I didn’t ‘need’ any of them. At least not enough to actually purchase them. Although this might seem like some sort of failure on my part, it’s actually more of a lesson in gadgets, and the role that they play (or rather don’t play) in our day-to-day lives.
It’s still true that when it comes to buying bits of tech, I find it very hard to walk away from great craftsmanship and real innovation. I’ve discovered though that many gadgets only succeed in completing one of these two criteria. For instance, while my popcorn maker is exceptionally good at making popcorn, it’s 10 times more expensive and abundantly more work than just buying some popcorn.
So, in light of my inability to predict which gadgets should or shouldn’t be on my Xmas wish list this year, I thought I’d borrow some of your wisdom! Below are some gadgets I’ve had my eye on this year - let me know if you think they’re for buying or for binning!