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Geeks 10 Websites Geeks Of All Stripes Should Bookmark 10 Websites Geeks Of All Stripes Should Bookmark We geeks know what we are and revel in our existence as our place in society grows ever stronger. We are geeks, we are proud, and we're not going anywhere. As the Internet becomes a... Read More love gadgets. This undeniable truth is the reason tech companies can get away with releasing incremental upgrades What's New In The iPhone 5? Not a Lot What's New In The iPhone 5? Not a Lot Apple has announced the iPhone 5, the number increase supposedly signalling a major new upgrade (as opposed to the 3G,3GS,4S). So what’s new? Short answer - not an awful lot. Long answer - lots of... Read More to their core products every 12 months, and still be richer than many countries.

But which gadgets did you, the enlightened and enlightening MakeUseOf readership, tell us were currently high on your wishlist? Read on to find out.

Wishful Thinking For Geeks

We asked you, What Gadget Do You Really Want Right Now? It appears this question was a little vague for some people, as the range of answers given pushed the boundaries out what we originally intended.

We were looking to compile a list of gadgets that were already on the market but which you, for some reason, hadn’t yet purchased. We did, thankfully, manage to compile that list, which you can see below, but a good percentage of those who took part in the discussion focused on gadgets that haven’t yet been invented. Which is another discussion for another day. Tomorrow, perhaps.

So, we had flying cars, teleporters, and the fanboy-baiting “Android phone that will not lag or hang up” given as possible answers. Obviously none of these gadgets exist at the moment, though we share your collective wish that they did.

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Thankfully, many people read past the title and came to understand what was actually meant by the question. Which means we were able to pluck 10 existing products from the thread to form our list of gadgets you wish you owned:

  • Nook HD+
  • Oculus Rift
  • Google Glass
  • Moto 360 Smartwatch
  • Oppo Find 7
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
  • Lytro Illum
  • Any 4K TV Set

Google Glass Google Glass Review and Giveaway Google Glass Review and Giveaway We were lucky enough to get a pair of Google Glass to review, and we're giving it away! Read More and 4K television sets got a couple of mentions, and there were impassioned pleas for both the Oculus Rift Oculus Rift Development Kit Review and Giveaway Oculus Rift Development Kit Review and Giveaway The Oculus Rift has finally arrived, and is making heads turn (literally) all over the gaming community. No longer are we confined to to peering through a flat window into the gaming worlds we love... Read More and Oppo Find 7. Feel free to keep the conversation going by telling us which of the gadgets on this list you would like to have in your possession, or add your own suggestions in the comments section below.

Comment Of The Week

We received a lot of great comments, including those from M. Adams, Rajaa C, and Ed. Comment Of The Week goes to Redel E, who won with this comment What Gadget Do You Really Want Right Now? [We Ask You] What Gadget Do You Really Want Right Now? [We Ask You] As you sit there reading this on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, what one gadget stands out above all the others? Tell us. Now. Read More (which has been slightly edited to make for easier reading):

Sony Xperia z1 Compact
It’s awesome specs wise but still too pricey for me.
Still using BB8520, yeah i missed a lot.
It’s rated as one of the best smartphones out right now.
Also tagged as best mini/compact phone besting the other mini offerings.
The phone shows that a phone can be small without compromising its specs.
Best alternative to 5 inch+ smartphone.
Sony understands that not everyone wants a huge phone, there are always consumers that would like small things, easy to carry and can be operated using one hand.

We chose this comment because it answers the question we asked; featuring an ordinary gadget that is available on the market but unobtainable for the person commenting. It also includes a rundown of reasons why this person wants this particular gadget over every other piece of hardware currently on the market.

We Ask You is a weekly column in which you have your say about a particular subject. We ask you a question each week, with the results compiled and compressed into a follow-up article the following week. This column is nothing without your input, all of which is valued.

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  1. Codewyn
    May 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    [Apple iWatch]/Moto 360
    [Project Morpheus]/Oculus Rift
    Google Glass
    Surface 3 Pro
    Kindle Paperwhite
    [Sony E-Ink Slate]
    Sony XBR-65X900A
    Sony HTST7
    Mac Pro (Late 2013)
    ASUS PQ321Q

    • Dave P
      May 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

      That's a great list! It's a shame you missed the original post.

      I have a Kindle Paperwhite and can confirm its awesomeness. As for the others, I would also give up a body part for Google Glass.

  2. Anuj S
    May 21, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I just don't see why people want the Oculus Rift so early. It is great for devs as of now but as a consumer, I'd rather wait until they come out with the finished product. And even those people who have preordered the DK2 early could have also waited until they came out with the Crystal Cove preorders..

    • Dave P
      May 21, 2014 at 11:16 am

      To be fair to the OP they did specify they wanted the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. I'm with you, and them, in preferring to wait until it's ready for mainstream audiences.

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