For a certain kind of person, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting a box filled with the latest marvel of modern electronic gadgetry. Whether it’s a new cell phone (or as our friends across the pond say, a new mobile), a Blu-Ray player, a PDA with a fingerprint reader, an MP3 player, a piece of audio equipment, or even a robot, that promise of a life made easier…or at least more fun…combined with the smell of freshly-minted silicon is a treat unlike almost any other.

So long as the robot doesn’t go berserk and the fingerprint-reading PDA isn’t subpoenad to testify against us in a court of law, gadgets are our friends. And, sometimes, the source of endless headaches. But what would any love affair be without a little drama?

If you’re a gadget guru, or if you have too much money and are stuck trying to think of how to spend it, send some cash our way (we know how!) and then bookmark this page.

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