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5 Toys on Steve's Santa List

I’m a self-confessed technology junkie, so here are the five toys I’d love to find under the Christmas tree in a few weeks...and why!


I’m a self-confessed technology junkie, so here are the five toys I’d love to find under the Christmas tree in a few weeks…and why!

iPad

iPad

iPad

Possibly the hottest toy being sold in 2010 and I can’t believe I don’t already have one. I’m normally the kind of guy who likes to wait until the second generation comes out, but I have to admit, the iPad is becoming mainstream so quickly, I feel I’ve got to get one and play with it to keep pace with what’s coming next.

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MircoSoft Surface

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface

I first saw this at a Digital Marketing conference (where Microsoft was a sponsor) this fall. This is essentially a coffee table and the entire top of the table is a touch-screen computer (think iPad), with full Internet capabilities. This is a really cool item that will, in time, have many applications in our industry.

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BlackBerry Torch

BlackBerry Torch

BlackBerry Torch

A few friends around the office have this new device and once they got comfortable with it, loved it. The combo full keyboard and touch screen increase the functionality – and apparently the Calendar application is much better. Given that I surf Crackberry.com and bbgeeks.com on a regular basis, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out I live and die on my BlackBerry.

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iPhone

iPhone

iPhone

After reading #3, you may ask yourself why I want the iPhone, too. I haven’t upgraded my current BlackBerry yet, since I can’t decide whether to go with the new iPhone or the Torch. Having both under the tree would be the best of both worlds!

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PS3

PS3

PS3

The “it only does everything” marketing campaign is getting to me. I don’t play a lot of video games, but this would be a fun toy that bundles gaming, a blue-ray DVD player, Internet surfing on your TV, online movie rentals and much more!

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Many of you know that M&IT/IncentiveWorks is owned by Rogers, Canada’s largest communications company…and you might be wondering why they haven’t provided me with some of the above toys already. The simple answer is, Rogers is the service carrier, not the manufacturer, so the hardware is not as easy to come by as you might think.

If you have any cool toys that you would like to add to this list…please share!



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