I realize making lists like these is really, truly “wishful” thinking. Nobody would ever actually give me anything on my list, especially because most of the things here are really expensive. I don’t have that many rich friends and relatives. But hey, it’s my blog and I’ll write whatever I want.
So, to start:
- 4GB (and up) Thunderbolt external drive
This I really, really want. Even a USB drive would do, actually, if not for the Big Glitch. I recently lost easy use of my external drives because Apple‘s new USB connections under El Capitan really suck. And who wouldn’t want more storage space? I don’t want to have to keep being really picky with what movies I want to save just because I don’t have the space to store them.
- 128GB MiniSDXC card and Hyperdrive Adapter
To butress my MacBook Pro‘s storage. I only have a 256GB SSD drive in there, and I’d like some more breathing space. And make it as unobtrusive as possible—the Hyperdrive adaptor makes the SDXC card virtually disappear into the MacBook’s side, and that’s really cool.
- 128GB iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Who wouldn’t want of these 12.9″ behemoths, huh? But actually, I’m torn between a new iPad mini and its portability. It’s a choice between the Pro’s big size and being able to carry a mini around. If ever I get a Pro, I’ll probably keep using the MacBook bags for it. Ever since I sold my iPad 3 in exchange for a MacBook Pro I’ve been regretting it, and miss it terribly.
The Pencil is there just because.
- 2TB 2.5″ internal drive
For my PS4. You can never have too much storage space.
- 128GB iPhone 6s Plus
So I don’t have to wait for my retention plan to be renewed to get one. It would be nice to have a phablet. But seriously, I could settle for a 6s, and just buy an iPad.
- Xbox One
To see if the grass is greener on the other side. Not really essential, but it would be nice to have. And while you’re at it, you could give me some Xbox One-exclusive games, like Halo, Rise of The Tomb Raider, Gears of War and Forza too. Heh.
- 60″ flatscreen LED TV (or bigger; any brand)
Hey, who couldn’t use a bigger TV?
- new Bluetooth in-ear headset
This is probably the most realistic one in this list. Affordable, and easy to get. I already have tons of headsets, some I bought, some from my days as a Technoodling reviewer, but my beloved Bluetooth one gave up the ghost last year, and I miss that a lot.
- 27″ iMac
My current 27″ iMac is getting long in the tooth. I love it to bits, but really, it’s showing its age. It’s becoming progressively slower with each new upgrade to the Apple OS, and it’s performance isn’t quite up to par. I think the internal speakers are basag now, and the headphone jack is acting up. I can live without the retina thing and thinness of the newer iMacs, but I’m more concerned with the performance.
- BB-8 Droid by Sphero
Because I’m a kid at heart. A geek kid.
I’ll add to this if I can think of any more.