Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Technology Wishlist

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1. Nikon D3200 Camera - Amazon
2. iPad Mini - Apple / iPad Mini Case - Accessorize
3. Roberts Cath Kidston Radio - Very
4. Xbox 360 - Amazon / Pink Controller - Amazon
5. iMac - Apple

I thought it was about time I did a technology-themed wishlist. Okay, I know it's not exactly beauty or fashion related, but truth be told I am really into my gadgets, am a bit of a tomboy at heart (despite my love for all things girly, pink and floral) and lately have been in one of those endless 'I want this, I need that' frame-of-minds, about technology bits and pieces in particular. So, I thought I'd put together a list to give me something to aim for, as I'm getting into saving up now and not being so frivolous with my spending. I find putting together these wishlist posts really therapeutic and it actually makes me question whether I really need the thing I'm lusting after. So, without further ado, here are the technology gadgets I'm wanting to get my hands on at the minute. 

First up, a new DSLR. As much as I love my Nikon D3000, I've had it for quite a few years now and it's starting to lag behind the newer models. I have thought about getting a lens to keep me quiet for a bit, and I probably will, but the ultimate aim is to upgrade to a Nikon D3200 or similar, mainly due to the fact it has so many more MP than my current camera, so is guaranteed to take much better pictures. I love my D3000 but I feel like I've got as far as I can with it now, if that makes sense? 

The second thing on my list has got to be the blogger's favourite, an iPad Mini. Whilst I debated investing in the original iPad, the price range put me off as well as the size, so when the iPad Mini was released it went straight to the top of my wishlist. I'm secretly hoping Santa will get me a beautiful white one for Christmas, so that I can Pinterest to my heart's content and blog more on-the-go, but for now I'll just have to keep dreaming about this gorgeous little gadget. Of course, an iPad wouldn't be an iPad without a pretty case, and I've had my eye on this floral beauty from Accessorize for ages. Want. 

Ever since I was little and I saw the cute retro Roberts radios in Harrods gadgety bit I have always wanted one. Originally I wanted a pastel pink one, but when I learnt Cath Kidston do a couple of designs I was completely sold. I can't quite justify getting one of these just yet, although the Very 'Take 3' offer (paying a third of the price over three months) is very tempting to soften the blow! 

Okay, so you probably wouldn't think this about me, but I really love gaming and growing up I always had the latest gaming console. My personal favourites to play on were Spyro and Tomb Raider, but since getting older my consoles have been gathering dust at the back of the cupboard and I'm definitely in need of an upgrade. I won't lie, the recent hysteria over GTA V has definitely kicked off me thinking of investing in an Xbox, but we'll have to wait and see. I wish it was still acceptable for me to ask Santa for one. I may see how much I can get for my old consoles on Music Magpie or Ebay or something and sell them in the hope of being able to afford a shiny new Xbox. We shall see! Of course, I need the pink controller to go with it. Naturally.

Finally, the last and biggest item on this wishlist is by far the one I want the most. As much as I love my trusty Sony Vaio, I think it's time to invest in a desktop computer and for years I have wanted to get my hands on an iMac. I just think they look so stunning, are ridiculously powerful and will be perfect for blogging, YouTubeing and writing on, and will prevent me from living in my bed (which having a laptop makes a regular occurrance). The only reason I've put off getting one is, of course, the price, which is over a whopping £1,000 and means I'll probably be saving for quite some time. I have debated doing one of those buy now pay later things but I'm not sure whether it's a bit risky - it's something I'll have to think seriously about! 

So there you go, my current technology wishlist. Let me know what gadgets you're lusting after at the minute, and if you have any of the ones I've listed let me know what they're like and if they're worth the pricetag! 
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