“Face it, my brothers and sisters, it’s been a good year. World uncertainties aside, the markets have been generous to most of us,” Jonathan Blum writes for TheStreet.com. “Bounty on this grand scale creates, well, a problem: What ridiculously extravagant gift are you going to give someone (or yourself) in 2006?”
“The supposed big story of the year is the ‘war’ between the two competing high-definition video disc standards: HD digital video discs and Blu-ray discs. But there’s really no story, and there is no war. Blu-ray disc players are better. They offer more storage, more features and better image quality. So get a Blu-ray player, cost and compatibility be damned,” Blum writes.
Blum writes, “I am not even going to burden these bits and bytes with mentioning Microsoft’s ludicrous Zune portable player, which is attempting to compete this year with Apple’s iPod. Microsoft has no chance with the Zune. Not one.”
“My pick for best nav tool is the portable Garmin Nuvi 360 ($857),” Blum writes. “This map-rich mini-me knows most of North America’s streets, restaurants and points of interest. It can drive with you, bike with you and store pictures and music. And it even translates from one language to another. With the Nuvi, now only losers get lost.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mark” for the heads up.]