My Favorite Tech of the Year
I got the cellular version just in case I want to use it down the road, but in hindsight the regular version makes much more sense unless you know exactly what you want to use cellular for and are willing to pay for it with your cellular company.
The Coffee Drinker
Unlike other years, I do want to mention 2 other competing devices that I tried this year that are excellent in their own right:
On the Road Backup
For Every Kitchen
Smart speaker with small display
The Entertainment Center
For a Family of Tech Enthusiasts
What's that in the sky?
There are also products that I decided not to buy or might buy later. I decided not to update my phone for another year. I am happy with my iPhone 7+ and at the current prices, I just don't see a favorable cost/benefit situation. The iPad 12.7 is delicious, but I want to wait to see if Photoshop is backward compatible when it is released. If it is, I will stick with my 9.7 inch iPad Pro. I already plan on adding the Tamron 28-75mm camera to my gear list, but if it is decent, I will put it on my list next year.
As with last year, there wasn't a lot of inexpensive gear on this year's list, but I guess you have to pay up for most really nice tech.