Friday, February 27, 2009

In Which I Covet

I have a problem.

As much as I try not to, I tend to covet certain things.

These things are most often items I have a need for, but I'll be damned if I don't want them anyway. A Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard? Sure. Eyeglasses with a video screen that connects to your iPod? Yes, please. A discreet foot switch that enables you to hide what you're doing that is non-work related when your boss suddenly walks by? Hell, yeah. These things would be neat to have, but do I truly need them to function in my day-to-day life? Sadly, no.

Unfortunately, knowing that doesn't stop me from wanting just about every techy, geeky gadget out there that I see. Okay, every techy, geeky gadget.

The thing I have been coveting most recently, though, is something I could actually use. 

Most of you know that I am something of a photographer. The camera I am using currently is great and I treasure it dearly, but it is kind of bulky and cumbersome. It's not the easiest thing to carry around if you are going somewhere and want to bring your camera along for kicks. Because of this, I have been wanting a smaller, more compact camera that I can stick in my pocket and take with me everywhere so I don't miss capturing something truly unique. 

There are plenty of different cameras out there that would do the trick, but the one I'm really drooling over is the Samsung NV4. It's ultra-compact, which is the biggest concern for me, and while it's mega-pixel quality is a little low, I trust I'd still be able to take good pictures with it. After all, most of the pictures I have in my catalog now were taken with a dumpy old digicam to begin with. That camera was a Samsung, too, actually. I loved that thing, and I still have it (somewhere) to use as a backup camera. 

A quick search on Google shows that the NV4 can be had for anywhere from $129-$282. On the lower end of the spectrum, it's not that bad of a price. Unfortunately, it's still outside of the range of what I can purchase. I suppose I could ask for it for my birthday, but September is a long way off. So, as with the virtual keyboard and video eyeglasses, I am left to covet. 

What kind of things do you covet?


areason2write said...

i covet a small camera too - my husband earned enough miles (flying back and forth to India) to earn us a free kickass camera. It takes really great pictures but it is cumbersome and of course he got the telephoto lens and some other stuff that requires you carry it all in a backpack. I do love the pictures - but sometimes I want something a little more discreet 8-)
Mostly though I covet my house in VA. I miss it. 8-(

Single Parent Dad said...

I bought a Sony Ericsson C905 phone, which has a decent 8 megapixel camera, so it usually means I have decent photo taking equipment to hand.

I need to update my gaming equipment. I bought the PS2 when it first came out, so basically cover everything Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have done in the last four years.

Bee and Rose said...

I covet a new digital camera and video camera..still shopping for those...which being the fine lady that I am will take me through 45 stores and then I'll go back to the first one and buy from there...

I covet a husband who can take care of laundry, cook fabulous meals, run our home like a tight ship...wait, I guess I covet myself...

I covet books...lots and lots of books...(huge reading nerd here...)

I covet time...I never have enough of that...

Moonspun said...

I covet cool scrapbooking stuff!
I covet books, more than I have time to read.
I covet picture frames because I love filling our house with family pictures and given them away.
I covet furniture that we don't have room for. But especially if it is from the LL Bean home catalogue.
Unfortunately my wallet doesn't let me purchase. Just covet.

Jen W said...

This is silly but I covet the absolutely adorable, yet ridiculously expensive shoes from J Crew. Every month the catalog is sent to my doorstep and taunts me. But I'm not going to pay $228 for a patterned sling-back heel. though I want to so badly.

The Social Frog said...

I really want the Kindle 2, I love to read and am running out of book space, but this gadget costs a little chunk of change.

Anonymous said...

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Sus said...

Being the huge dork that I am, I actually covet nothing more than a season pass to Disneyland and the ability to use it whenever the hell I want. But, alas, I live too far away from the magic kingdom to make such a purchase worth my while.

Lola said...

I covet sleep!

I covet the iPhone I should have bought instead of the Blackberry I bought.

I covet a barn and a couple of horses in my back yard again.

I covet a new kickass stove.

That's about it

Kat said...

I need a couple of pairs of good jeans.

Heather said...

I totally want a Kindle 2, too!! Mostly, I covet other peoples home interiors. Or maybe it's decorating style? I get so embarrassed that I can't decorate whenever I go into someone who has a home that looks like a magazine. Mine looks like a yard sale threw up in it.

Ezekiel said...

I would very much like to have a domestic loop system for my hearing aids. Would make many elements of my life much easier.

There are hundreds of books, CDs and DVDs I could list too.

I'd like to have a Nintendo DS of my very own, my wife and I share at the moment.

Miss Grace said...

I like the header. I'm coveting a big old digital SLR. The Canon XSI, specifically. Just can't justify the $500 though.

Badass Geek said...

A Reason 2 Write: I would covet my old home, too, if I moved out of the country.

Single Parent Dad: The SE C905 is a pretty sweet phone. I spend a fair amount of time drooling over it.

Bee and Rose: I covet books, too. I'm on a major Stephen King kick right now.

Moonspun: I love picture frames, too!

Jen W: As with most things women-related, this is just another thing I don't understand: the fascination with shoes.

The Social Frog: The Kindle 2 is pretty kick-ass, but it'd be a lot cheaper just to go out and buy the actual book.

Anonymous: Thank you! I hope you come back and comment again!

Sus: I don't know if I'd ever want to go to Disneyland. I'm just not that into Disney.

Lola: Mmm.... iPhone.

Kat: I go through jeans like the US government goes through taxpayer dollars.

Heather: Decorating? Unless you call The Boss' clothes all over the house decor, there is not of that in my home.

Ezekiel: I just sold my Nintendo DS. I loved that thing.

Miss Grace: I would do horrible things to get a DSLR.

Mrs. B said...

I try to be happy with what I have and not covet. But to be honest, I would love to have a Porsche Boxter. And my my own home.

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