It’s the holiday season and many of you are searching for techtoys. To help you keep track of your finds and list, you can use kaboodle (I wrote about that last week). But to get good reviews, you’ll need to do some sleuthing of your own, too.
I’ve had good luck using c|net to get editors’ opinions, read customer reviews, and get the manufacturer’s manuals and specifications to research certain products. Recently I’ve been searching for video cameras that use SD cards, but couldn’t come up with any decent information or reviews, even from c|net. However, for the most part, you can go to c|net, type in what you are looking for, and find some pretty worthwhile information.
Say you are looking for video cameras (a current hot topic of mine). You can view the editors’ picks, read more about each one, even watch videos about them. In my mind, it still doesn’t replace a visit to a good old-fashioned store, but you can get a start here and go to the store armed with knowledge.
I also find it fascinating to read about new technology tools, although I find Popular Science magazine one of the best resources for that. Need an mp3 player you can listen to while you are in the water? It’s out there and called a Dolphin Swimmer.
Something tells me that we are hooked up to music too much, but I suppose if you like to swim to music, well you now can.
Take a look at c|net for reviews and other useful information. I think you’ll like it.