My Summer Wish List…

Here is a top 5 list of the things I want but just haven’t gotten around to buying…


Since I already have a AppleTV which I use for work to demo Aerohive’s Bounjour Gateway, I think I need to take a look at other Media Devices to see what they have to offer. One that I have had my eye on for a while is the Roku 2 XS. As I see the disc (DVD & Blu-Ray) media becoming obsolete, this is the future of a sunday night movie.


I have been waiting for the announcement of a 4G/LTE Apple iPhone since they teased America with the iPhone 4 that was 3G (I don’t know how many people I had to break the news to that their phone was not 4G/LTE even though it was an iPhone “FOUR”). Rumor has it the iPhone 5 (or what ever Apple’s clever marketing team will call it) due out in Sept/Oct of 2012 will be 4G/LTE which makes me happy. Now I can ditch my Motorola Droid 2 (even though it was a massive upgrade from my Blackberry of days ago) and move over to an iPhone… the 4G/LTE plus the features that were lacking in iOS 5, that should be in iOS 6 (features that are already in Android) will make me a happy camper. Now I just have to figure out which carrier to go with…


Since my wife and I purchased our first home together, I have always wanted to build things, the first thing I want to build is a planters box so that we can start to grow fresh herbs and vegetables. But to quickly build it (in the way i want to), I want to purchase a compound Miter Saw. This might be one of the first purchases on the list, as I will have some free weekends in the comings months. Luckily I have already done the plans for it…

Model of my Planters Box. (Look for a post on my project coming soon…)


I have lived this long with out this device, but after being given a Mac Book Pro and AppleTV for work, and the upcoming purchase of an iPhone 5, I find myself wanting to have this device. The new Apple iPad. (or the 7″ iPad rumored to be released with the iPhone 5). After talking with my friends, the iPad is a simple device for leisure browsing of the web and watching media. I will be excited to add this devices and move way from taking my Mac Book Pro to read my RSS feeds. Odds are this purchase will be for my wife, since she would use it the most, but I will still get to play with it when she is at work.


A surprise at the top spot, but this device saves me money, and I like saving money….Nest Learning Thermostat – developed by former Apple engineers, this device is cool (and when i say cool i mean it saves money by learning human patterns and sets temperature accordingly). Also with a web interface it allows you to remote manage it.

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a north carolina native | north carolina state university alum | avid techie
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