Yesterday was my birthday and I spent part of my day window shopping for some new tech gifts for myself. Geeks are tough to buy for as we are pretty picky about what we want and we like instant gratification, so we usually buy it for ourselves when we want it. I’ve started the Couch to 5K running program and I’ve had fitness on the brain, so most of what I’m looking for is fitness related.
Armband for my Droid X2
I use my iPod Touch most of the time and it has a nice case and armband but I don’t have either for my Droid X2. I occasionally use the RunKeeper app on my Droid X2 to track my time and distance during my runs which wasn’t an issue until I fell down trying to handle my phone, dog, and new running program. I skinned both my knees pretty badly, scratched up my phone case, and ever since then the back battery cover has been loose. I plan on using my Droid X2 once I finish the program to track my progress, so I need an armband to keep my phone and, most importantly, my self safe.
Case for my Droid X2
Note to self: When you get a new phone, buy the case for it at the same time. Do not fool yourself into thinking you will buy one later because later will come and you will be overwhelmed with all the different options available to you.
My husband and I have the same phone so having a case that is different from his would make it easier to see who the phone belongs to without having to turn it on and see the wallpaper.
Right now I’m using the standard earbuds that came with my iPod Touch. Not the worst but not the most comfortable either. What do you use and recommend? I want something more comfortable and in a price range where I can buy two (one for me and one for my stepson). I know I don’t want noise canceling as I need to be able to hear what’s going on around me when I run.
The Fitbit is a device you wear that tracks the number of steps you take, stairs climbed, distance, calories burned, activity, and sleep patterns. The device uploads your data to Fitbit.com where you can track your activity and patterns online. You can also track your calories consumed on the size for the complete picture on what you are eating and expending. The geek in me loves that this little gadget does so much and would give me the data I need to make healthy changes in my life. However, the human side of me is a little afraid of this gadget as the numbers don’t lie and I what I think I’m doing may not align with what I’m actually doing.
Its my birthday and I can window shop for what I want, and I want an iMac. I love my MacBook but I would love to have a larger monitor at home. (I feel like I’m cheating on my MacBook by saying that!) At work I have two monitors and its hard to come back from that. I like being able to see things side by side and having a larger monitor will allow me to do that. I also like the idea of having a desktop instead of a laptop as sometimes its easier to get things done when I’m in my home office rather than out with the family on my laptop.
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