Gadgets worth saving your pennies for

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Former editor of CNET Australia, Pam loves being in the thick of the ever-growing love affair (well addiction, really) that Australians have with their phones, digital cameras, flat screen TVs, and all things tech.

Twelve months ago, many people were splurging on new tech gear with a little help from the Australian Government. Given the dim (well, non-existent) prospect of another stimulus handout from K-Rudd in 2010, we may have to be a bit more particular when parting with our own hard-earned cash.

In consumer tech, for the most part the old adage holds true: "You get what you pay for". You usually won't find products that get the CNET Editors' Choice designation in the bargain bin, but if you've been diligently saving up to treat yourself with a new tech toy, here are some worth the premium you'll be asked to pay for them.

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SavvySteal posted a comment   

I bought a Logitech Harmony Remote a couple of weeks ago, very expensive but cant say anything else negative about it at all :)
And @2cents - I definitely agree. Stay clear of cars please!


CAAR posted a comment   

i think they are talking about the iDrive system inside the new BMW's


Slam posted a comment   

WARNING. Save your money. These remotes are a disaster! Sure they replace what you have but they are not what I would call "one button operation". I had to badger Dick Smiths because they refused to take it back after I spent 4 solid days with the funky Harmony 1 (the revised version btw) trying to get it to work properly with my 5 year old Yamaha amp.


stinky posted a comment   

how did cars end up as "gadgets"?

please read your dictio: a gadget is a small, portable, tool or device. Period.

When they start rolling out PORTABLE cars, then you can put cars as "gadget."


tired posted a reply   


Has the world stopped spinning?

Is it a matter of life and death?

Does this traumatize you in a psychological way?




BioXy posted a reply   

Yeah, when they invent "portable" cars, cause you obviously don't use a car to move about


Disco Stu posted a reply   

...erm, cars are portable. I thought that was the whole idea of them!!!


2Cents posted a comment   

Since when did CNET start dishing out reviews on Cars. For pete's sake stick to gadgets and leave cars out of your reviews.

If you were to talk about
"gadgets worth saving for" and feature cars, even a base-model Porsche 911 would dish out performance, poise and luxury in spades compared to anything in the 3-series range.


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