That lovely time of year is with us again where we have to worry about what presents to buy for each other. I thought it might be a good idea to give you a round up of the good gadgets and things I've bought this year that I'd be happy to recommend to you so that you can request it or get it for someone else - and then use it yourself! :-)
I've also tagged 5 people at the end as well as I could do with some ideas myself, so if those I've tagged - or anybody else for that matter - can recommend 5 things then leave a link!
1, Bose SoundDock
I try to listen to as many pod casts as possible. I love relaxing in a hot bath catching up on the pod casts rather than trying to keep up with a ton of rss feeds. The speaker(s) on this SoundDock is awesome as well which makes listening to music great. And of course if you have a laptop and like moving around the house to work the portable SoundDock version can move with you! Also if books aren't for you get a subscription to Audible so you can listen to audiobooks instead.
2, Sky Caddie
This is an idea for the geek and golfer! I've just been given this by Sophie for my birthday and although I've only used it a couple of times it is a great gadget. It uses GPS and can tell you how far you are away from the green, hazzards, and distances to your favorite layup distances. There are more expensive versions available but the only difference I've been able to find are they can hold more courses on the SkyCaddie at once and have a slightly larger and colour screen. Considering you can only play one course at a time I didn't think the extra outlay was worth it so the basic model is just fine.
3, How to win friends and influence people
This year I finally got round to reading How to Win Friends and Influence People. It had been on my recommendation list at Amazon for ages but to be honest I thought it was a relatively new book written by some new age nut out of a tent. I guess I couldn't have been more wrong! Originally published in the 1930's this book is an absolute classic. If you haven't read it yet - don't make the same mistake I did - get it right away. I've even bought it on Audio Book now to listen to again and again.
4, Bose Noise Canceling headphones
For someone who does a lot of flying I think these are a worthwhile investment - especially if you are traveling in cattle class like me! :) After wearing them for a while on a flight - if you remove them you'll think there's a problem with the plane as the engines are so loud!
The one problem you may find - they are great at removing ambient noise, but if you find yourself next to people having a conversation - because the ambient noise is gone their actual voices are louder and sometimes difficult to ignore. Overall though a very positive purchase.
5, Harvey Penicks Little Red Golf Book
I bought a ton of golf books - and the best one I've found is the smallest and shortest! Sure there is a time to get into deep technical analysis of your golf swing but for most of us we just want to know the basic good practice and swing habits to be getting into. This book is the one to help you - get it!
Give me ideas
So these are the 5 people I am tagging
Give me some ideas!