And, Time Magazine’s #1 Travel Gadget is the Slingbox Pro-HD? How’s That?

Time Magazine’s overall best gadgets of 2009 list was puzzling to me. Their #1 pick, the Motorola Droid, is an interesting one. But, I wonder if won more for its well orchestrated marketing campaign (great TV ads)? The Barnes & Noble nook ebook reader landing at #2 puzzled me the most. And, with the lukewarm reception it is getting from reviewers, I wonder if Time would like to retract that one completely. In any case, if Time’s overall list puzzled you, get ready to be extra puzzled by their…

The Best Travel Gadgets of 2009

…Number 1 on this list is the Slingbox Pro-HD. While I can see its appeal while on the go, I don’t see it as something to recommend to every traveler. The MiFi at #2 on the list seems like a better choice for the gadget geek on the go. And, how is it that the #1 overall pick, the Droid, is way down at #13 in the travel list while #2 overall pick, the B&N nook, is #15.

Personally, I think the MiFi should be the #1 item in the list. What about you?

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