Welcome! So this is my first post and hope it gets a few reads rather than going down like a lead balloon.
Since this is my first post, I thought I'd share some of the tech/gadgets I own and use day-to-day afterwhich I plan to follow-up with reviews of said devices and how I use them and feel about what they add to my life on a daily basis.
Let's get a few of the gadgets I own out of the way...
Current phone? Nokia Lumia 800
I picked one of these up on a Vodacom contract recently and have had it for about 2 weeks. I made the switch from Android (on a Samsung Galaxy S) to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. This is my everyday phone for work and personal use and so-far so good. There are a few things missing that I'd like to see rolled out in future updates, but I'll discuss those in a separate article. My wife now uses the Galaxy S (which I rooted and slapped on the most recent version of CyanogenMod (7.1) which runs the 2.3.7 Gingerbread kernel).
Tablet? Apple iPad 2 16 GB WiFi + 3G
Having had an Android based phone, switched to a Windows Phone 7.5 based device and here I have an iOS based iPad? What?! Well, I consider myself platform agnostic. The nature of my work in Digital Marketing requires me to be dynamic in my use of hardware. But basically, long story short - I grabbed one of these from FNB's tablet/smartphone deal which essentially meant I picked it up at a significantly reduced price compared to regular retail outlets. I checked the pricing... I saved over a grand. I don't use this for work, but I do use it for light games, reading, surfing and general mucking about.
Gaming? I own an Xbox 360 S 320 GB with Kinect, a PS3 and what some might consider a mid-level gaming PC (AMD Phenom II X4, 8 GB RAM, ATi Radeon HD 4850 1GB) which is about 2 years old if I look back to some of the earlier parts making up the system from when I first built it).
My PS3 is mostly used for movies and media streaming due to the fact that I consider it to be one of the best Blu-Ray players on the market. Especially considering Sony developed the technology (in the well known Blu-Ray/HD-DVD wars to which HD-DVD fell). My Xbox 360 is currently on loan to a friend but I'm going to be hooking up Mass Effect 3 and smashing out the last of the trilogy (in the Commander Shepard story-arc) of which I consider one of the best game series in years (and quite possibly ever). My PC gets used for both gaming and work and I currently run Windows 7 Professional x64 with Office 2010 Professional x64 and just yesterday setup a dual-boot into the newly released Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 (on which I am currently writing this post).
TV? It's a 32" LG Full HDTV, it's about 2 years old already, but at the time it offered one of the better pictures around for the price-range I could afford.
Home Theatre? An entry level Sony component system which includes a DVD-Player, HDMI Passthrough and some decent speakers which (for the price) are REALLY good. I have my DSTV HD-PVR 2P hooked up to this system via HDMI/Optical and get to mostly enjoy some of the 720p HD goodness we are now getting (in hopefully increasing abundance in the years to come).
Networking? Amongst the various bits and pieces (which are now either inactive or have given up their smoke) I currently own, the device powering my SOHO network is a Netgear DGND3700 Gigabit WiFi N ADSL2+ router with a 10 Mbps ADSL line (which sadly syncs at just over 7 Mbps due to my distance from the exchange).
Camera? I currently own (which was recently aquired) a Canon EOS 500D with an EFS 18-55 and EF 75-300 lens kit and have a keen interest in photography. I am very much an amateur starting out, so some of the butchered photos I'm likely to upload... have mercy!
These devices make up my day-to-day arsenal of technology and I'd be keen to hear your experiences with the same/similar devices in the comments section below! Want to know anything about my equipment? Drop me a Q below in the comments and I'll get back to you.