December 7

What I don’t want for Christmas

This is a bah-humbug post! Here are some high-tech gadgets I wouldn’t buy this holiday season (and why).

But this is what I DO want for Christmas … my favorite things. And this is where you can enter a giveaway to WIN one of my favorite things!

Note: I may make a commission if you click on the Amazon links. But you shouldn’t click on them because these are the things you shouldn’t buy. So it’s prolly not an issue, right?

VR Glasses

A couple of years ago I made the proclamation that virtual reality was going to be everywhere. Umm. I was wrong.

Yes, VR technology is coming, and yes, we will all be using it someday. But it won’t be this month. When I bought my Oculus Go, I was sure sales would take off since it’s just $199 and doesn’t require that you buy a computer to use it. Well, several months later, the Oculus Go hasn’t taken over the world. So I don’t think it’s a must-have gift for this year.

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I’m sorry, guys. I just don’t see why most of us would want or need or want to need a drone. My nephew got one last Christmas from a cousin. They were flying it in Colorado, and they watched it get higher and higher and fly away.

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Home Robots

Not only are robots not taking over the world yet… they’re not even ready to be valuable members of our household. We’ve seen a few consumer companion-type robots make their appearance, but they’re not worth your money yet.

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Smart Water Bottles

I may get voted down on this one, but do we really need a bluetooth-connected $30+ water bottle to tell us to drink more water? You can download an app that reminds you rather than just wait for your bottle to nag you by changing color.

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There Are No Words

An Alexa-connected Billy Bass singing fish. Just. No.

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just plain fun

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  • Beth!!

    Billy Bass has practical uses…..Imagine this….you’re the cabin or shore for your family get-together and someone says, ‘Hey, let’s have a fishing contest!’

    Every family needs a traveling fishing trophy–for bragging rights all year long. In our family, the uglier the trophy, the better.

    Thanks for your great tips.


  • I kind of like the Billy Bass connected to Alexa. Maybe Bill would understand me better than Alexa does ….

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