Allan and I each have our own wishlists of stuff we want to have, which we update on a regular basis, depending on how achievable they really are or whether we had gotten around to scratching them off the list after months of saving. Stuff comprising mostly of gadgets, thingamajigs and a few toys for the big boys are what often comprise this so-called list of mine. I have gone through quite a few lists already, and much of the stuff written on them have, thankfully, been scratched off completely and some just seem to keep reappearing on a new list. Obviously the items that i've been putting on the wishlist that keep showing up are the ones that i still could not afford, and yet i keep pining for still! So, i figured, maybe if I posted the top 5 items of my wishlist, I would make my first step in declaring that -- ALL THESE WILL SOON BE MINE! mwahahahaha!
Anyway, the list has always ranged from something as simple as a pair of really cool and great-fitting jeans to the outrageous like a flashy new car. Basically, my top 5 are things that i want and NEED to make my life, uhm, more pleasurable! Ok let's see that list now, shall we?
1. Power Mac G5
- Ya-ha! A graphic designer's best friend, just check out the specs of this killer machine: The new Power Mac G5 line extends as far as you require. Up to two 64-bit G5 processors reaching top speeds of 2.5GHz, room for up to 8GB of main memory, pro performance graphics cards and ultrahigh-bandwidth system architecture will give you more results than systems costing twice as much. Mac OS X really shines at top speeds, and the Power Mac G5 offers whiplash-fast models, from a single processor 1.8GHz configuration to the dual processor power of 1.8GHz, 2GHz and 2.5GHz models with a substantial speed boost at the top of the line. The dual 2.5GHz model packs so much power into tight quarters that Apple designed a liquid cooling system for it, resulting in a cool tower that runs Photoshop nearly two times faster than a Pentium 4-based system. In fact, for most creative endeavors, the Power Mac G5 simply has no competition in its class (taken from http://www.apple.com/powermac). Of course, right now, I am loving my loyal and dependable PC, for it has served me well and still does after all these years of working as a graphic artist. But it won't hurt to add a new member to the family. Right?2. PowerBook G4
Well, now we've decided we are welcoming Macs into our growing computer group, why not invite another one in. Smaller, but deadly still, this will work perfectly well for on-site presentations where just the sight of this baby will surely help clinch the deal. Allan? Allan? Where'd you go? Faster than ever, PowerBook G4 computers all feature PowerPC G4 processors with Velocity Engine that provide robust performance for complex multimedia or data intensive applications. The 15-inch and 17-inch models boast processor speeds of up to 1.67GHz, and the 12-inch model now offers speedier performance with its 1.5GHz processor.Serious SoftwareThe PowerBook G4 comes with an advanced operating system, Mac OS X v 10.3 “Panther,”. The PowerBook G4 also comes with iLife ’05, including iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD and GarageBand. You also get QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, a collection of graphics tools including Art Directors Toolkit, FileMaker Pro Trial, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, Graphic Converter and Zinio Reader (taken from http://www.apple.com). Me want! me want!
3. Nokia 9500
Now what's a graphic designer doing with a lot of cool office gizmos, but without an equally cool phone? I currently have the 9210 which is the ancestor of this fella. It's great because like the 9500, it opens up to reveal a screen and a keyboard, which i absolutely love because i don't abbreviate my text messages and typing on a keyboard makes spelling out the words so much easier. Sad thing is, my 9210 is still unable to achieve a lot of the high-tech stuff newer phones are able to do, like sending MMS messages or enabling GPRS sending. I can't even receive polyphonic ringtones nor accept picture messages, for crying out loud! (uh, why do i have this phone again, hon? oh yes, yes.... it was a gift....hehe) Anyway, this new member of the Communicator family is packed with a EGPRS (EDGE) for fast data transfer, Integrated camera (VGA) with video capability, Tri-band operation for use on five continents, Bluetooth wireless technology, and a large memory - 80 MB internally and MultiMediaCard (MMC) support. Hoo-ey! (uh, why DON'T i have this phone again, hon? oh yes, yes... i don't have the money for it yet....shucks!)
4. Mazda 3
Aaaaaaahhhhh.... the Mazda 3..... just look at it! Ain't it pretty? 'Nuff said.
5. PalmOne Treo 650 Smartphone
Now long before the Nokia 9500 came out, I've also been eyeing the Treo 600 which definitely works just as well for me because it not only has a phone and a PDA in one unit, but it has a PALM PDA in it. Right now I carry around in my bag my Nokia 9210 and my Palm M180, which can be a real pain in the shoulder. I absolutely cannot do without my Palm because it has my whole life in it (which reminds me, i have to backup now!). My calendar of projects and events for the past 2 years, my bank transactions, my project notes, my price cards... everything! To shift to a PDA phone will mean i will need a phone that is Palm powered to make sense of all the data i have kept and accumulated all these years (and no way am i going to manually transfer all those info!), and the Treo 600 offered that convenience. But better yet, they've now come out with an upgrade -- the Treo 650! Why is it better than the Treo 600? Well, it now has Bluetooth wireless technology, sharper display -- The vibrant 320x320 touchscreen, with more than 65,000 colors, is easy to read -- even in sunlight, a built-in MP3 player, is Word, Excel, and PowerPoint compatible and has a better camera built in which now captures video, too. (I don't have THIS phone because......? uh, ok, same reason....)
Oh well, so there it is! Those are the top 5 items on my latest wishlist. Now all i have to do is to wait another 308 days till Santa decides whether i've been naughty or nice this year to deserve any of these stuff i've listed. But if any of you are charitable enough to want to give me any (or all) of these items -- you know where to reach me!:)