Gadget of the year 2006

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    Ok guys and galls we have a poll to skew get to it!
     
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    I actually had to go for the DS Lite...sowwies. I think Nintendo has really been innovative in the past year with what handheld gaming is like. They took a very different approach than Sony, and their handheld seems to be a lot less powerful than the PSP, and yet when you hear someone raving about actually playing games on a handheld, it's almost always how much fun the DS is and not the PSP, and the PSP users are spending all their time futzing with memory cards and other junk. So I had to give ups to Nintendo.

    The Nike/iPod is a great idea, and if only it didn't use Nike shoes I would really think about using it. It sounds like a lot of fun and it's a really great synergy.

    The MBP is a very nicely executed product.

    All the rest of the options to me are ho-hum.

    But I still had to give the big N the nod over Apple. Props though to Apple for being involved in two of the picks. It's notable that portable music players are largely absent from the list.
     
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    The Nike shoes aren't required. It just gives you a socket to put it in. Just put the transmitter under your laces put some tape over it for safety and run your heart out. :)
     
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    All those products are blasé. I guess if I had to choose one, it would be the StreetPilot, but there have been items like that for years. Time isn't giving very many options here.
     
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    Oh, wow, really? I had no idea. So the transmitter comes with the iPod kit and not with the shoes? I thought it was built into the shoes! If I can use this with Saucony's I am very interested! Thank you! :)
     
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    http://shoepouch.com/ (haven't used, it just saw it on TUAW a while back)
     
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    Yeah, I actually voted for the DS, too. :D I got one for my birthday a couple months ago and I love it.
     
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    I voted for the MacBook Pro even though I don't consider laptops as a gadget.
     
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    if it came in higher capacities, the sony mylo would be pretty slick.
     
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    What a silly poll. How does the Treo 700w score a nomination when most tech critics favor the Treo 700p?

    Yeah, and MacBook Pros are not "gadgets." A great computer, but certainly not a "gadget."
     
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    :eek: Me too. But I'm biased-- I <3 my DS Lite. :D
     
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    wuts so great about ds lite? im might get one
     
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    I use an official Nike shoe pouch. Same thing, but generally designed for holding keys, coins etc, but works great for the sensor.

    First run/walk yesterday taught me this kit works great, but I'm far too out of shape. Things will improve, but I still had to vote for this as the best gadget. Tempted by both the DS lite and MBP, as owning both, but this is more of a true gadget I feel.
     
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    It would match my iBook! How could I go wrong. I need one!
     
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    I've voted like 20 times already for the MBP, using different browsers on different Macs:D
     
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    Really? I never use mine...ever
     
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    lol, sell it?
     
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    :D

    If anyone in the US wants to offer me a deal on a white DS Lite.... ;)
     

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