December 14th, 2009

Must Have Tech Gifts

Everyone knows we live in an increasingly digital gadgety age — but do you even know what these things are?  An IPod, a Wii, a Droid, a Kindle, a Nook, a Vook, a netbook, Blu-ray, HD, LCD, OLED, Plasma, MP3, Zune, GPS  or a ZHU ZHU?  The media, magazines, and pop up ads all are promoting these items as “hot” this time of year, but are you convinced?  What do you CCPL fans make of these devices?

Gotta have ‘em?

Gonna get ‘em?

Got ‘em already?

What is that?

Or tell us what tops your list of best Tech Toys for December 2009.

Just a reminder…CCPL has free downloadable media compatible with many of the e-reader and audio devices.  Check out the latest list at the following link.

And for those of you who could care less and want the antidote for all this technology talk, reread the Christmas chapter of Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder.




7 Responses

  • ekj Posted December 14th, 2009

    I would love a kindle, but I’d rather opt for one of the ebook readers that is compatible with CCPL’s eLibrary. The kindle is cool, but I don’t want to pay for books when I can borrow for free from the library.

  • AJP Posted December 14th, 2009

    I haven’t upgraded to a smart phone yet, but the Droid is awfully tempting. Google is developing its own handset (which should be out within the first quarter of 2010) that won’t be locked into a single service provider, so I might wait for that.

  • anonymous Posted December 15th, 2009

    a nook? a vook? am I in a Dr. Seuss book?

  • ADL Posted December 15th, 2009

    Love the reference to the Christmas chapter in Little House. Makes me tear up everytime!

    The Nook from Barnes & Noble is actually really neat – go to the store so you can try it out in person. Can’t do that with the Kindle!

  • RDH Posted December 16th, 2009

    I’m with you–waiting for the Google phone…I’m at peace with the fact that Google rules the world, I just wish I had stock! I still don’t have an iPod, but I’ve been a pretty good girl and am hoping Santa brings me one for Christmas.

  • RDH Posted December 16th, 2009

    One more thing, Kindles, blech, who would ever give up the luxury of turning pages under a cozy blanket???

  • Monica Posted December 16th, 2009

    I’m one of those completely wired people, ipod, blackberry, laptop, and Wii…but sometimes I “unplug” (so to speak) from the world turn everything off and curl up with the book. As a student, I’ve found it hard to read pages and pages of text on a computer screen no matter how big the type is, so I’m not quite sure how I would like the Kindle or Nook for pleasure or academic reading. However, I’m not opposed to trying one out…maybe a stop to Barnes and Noble is in my future.