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?