Thursday, October 27, 2011

Top Ten Black Friday Gadgets 2011

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Black Friday is the one day of the year tech geeks and casual shoppers can join together and bask in their commonalities. After all, who doesn’t emanate with glee upon unwrapping the hottest gadget of the season on Christmas morning?

Let’s take a look at some of the gadgets of past holiday seasons that may have had such an effect:

1. HDTVs. The equivalent of bliss in a box for sports-loving dads in search of the best possible picture quality, the introduction of these high quality plasma and LCD TVs proved to be the ultimate gift to shop for all throughout the ‘00s – and even today.

2. Wii. Nintendo brought video games to your grandparents with this all-ages video game system bundled with the now-ubiquitous Wii Sports game. Flailing your arms like a maniac had never been so much fun.

3. iPod. Apple’s shiny and tiny (by the day’s standards) new trinket proved to be not only the hottest gadget on store shelves during Black Friday 2001, but the next platform of how we listen to music. And with variations of the device eventually designed to make the product affordable to all household income levels, the MP3 player continues to sell like hot cakes even as competitors (like Microsoft with their ill-fated Zune) attempt to put a dent in Apple’s megabrand.

4. DVD players. The official VHS-killer, consumers were eager to adapt in the early ‘00s to this high quality multi-layered disc that reinvigorated interest in the oldest of movies. Discounted players on Black Friday and the introduction of Sony’s Playstation 2 did that much more in contributing to the format’s massive success.

5. Fl!p Video. Popularized circa 2009, Flip Video picked up steam as a hot Black Friday tech gadget with its tapeless recording, seamless presentation and attractive visual aesthetic.

6. Walkman. Before the iPod and before the all-encompassing planning tool that is the smart phone was Sony’s Walkman, an old school Black Friday favorite.

7. iPad. Apple took the world by surprise once again in 2010 with the introduction of the world’s first standardized tablet device, an expensive but hotly demanded item for Black Friday that continues to be advertised despite its continuance as a strictly MSRP item.

8. Game Boy. Nintendo strikes the list again with their first portable gaming device which, to date, has entered more than 100 million households. The brand persists today in the form of Nintendo DS, which can already be spotted in 2011 ad fliers.

9. eReaders. Kindle and Nook compete for the spending dollars of those shopping for their avid reader spouses and parents as booksellers attempt to redefine how we read.

10. Kinect. Microsoft went the way of Nintendo for 2010’s holiday season with their motion-sensitive peripheral, dominating the video game hardware charts and sales fliers alike.

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1 comment:

Lydia said...

I'm super excited about Black Friday this year! We're still not sure what we're gonna go for, but I still need to do some research. My sister and I are going to let our husbands charge the crowds and get the items while we grab spots in line. I wonder if that's not allowed. Hmm... I wouldn't know. I've only done Black Friday shopping one other time, and that was later in the afternoon.

I've been following your blog for a while now, and I just LOVE your hats! I'm going to try talking my husband into letting us get one for our son for Christmas. They're just too stinkin cute!

I also wanted to let you know about a military giveaway I'm doing on my blog. I know this is technically not the way to go about doing giveaways, but I wanted to make sure people were aware of it and wanted to give a heads up to all the military wives' blogs I'm following. Hope you get a chance to check it out! :)