Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide
Dedicated to the leagues of mainstream geeks who integrate technology into every facet of their lives, Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide is the definitive source for your gadget-buying needs in 2004-05. Leo boils down the reams and reams of product specs, slices through the marketing hype and delivers his best-of-breed picks for everything from digital cameras to MP3 players, GPS units to cell phones, and from home theater equipment to computer gadgetry. Leo will help you ensure that your hard-earned bucks are put to good use. Divided into seven easy-to-follow sections, you will find general buying advice, tips on what to avoid and Leo's top picks for each device type. Get the most out of your toy money with Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great Additon to my Leo Laporte Collection,
This review is from: Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide (Paperback)I've been an avid Leo fan since I first saw him on the Screen Savers back when TechTV used to be useful. I was actually flipping through the channels on my best friend's TV and stopped on TTV because I didn't get the channel at my house. Leo draws people in by coming off extremely personable in any media he produces. I watched TSS and Call For Help because of him, listen to his KFI radio show, and own every book he's produced and there is a reason for this: Leo Laporte makes technology fun. It's not dry, never bland, and there's always something for everyone, which makes this book a particularly good read.
Each chapter has something for everyone:
1 Computer Gadgets
2 Portable Gadgets
3 Digital Photography Gadgets
4 Home Movie Gadgets
5 Home Audio/Video Gadgets
6 Telephone Gadgets
7 Game Gadgets
8 Automotive Gadgets
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide (Paperback)Leo Laporte knows so much about Technology and doesn't use all the "technical talk" when he describes it to people therefore enabling us to understand what Technology can do for all of us these Days. In this book Leo has several different catergories of "gadgets" (he doesn't like that word lol) and reviews a few from each category then makes his pick on what is the best value in that particular section. Due to the fact that Leo is not as of now on TV in the US his books and his weekend Radio Show are the only ways that I'm able to get to listen to him and read about the products that he likes. So Go Buy this Book and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!
Great Job on this book Leo!
- Ryan_Ly (KFI Chat)
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Leo Laporte's 2005 Gadget Guide (Paperback)2005 is coming up fast, so Laporte and Miller have brought out this book, just before the holiday season. Some of you will certainly enjoy just thumbing through these pages, and trusting to serendipity to be your guide. All the pages are in full colour, and the product photos and textual descriptions are very attractively laid out.
In some ways, the book reminds me of a Sharper Image catalog. But the authors are independent of the vendors. So the product descriptions should be more reliable than in a typical vendor's catalog.
There may be biases in the choices of products. But as Laporte says in the Introduction, the biases are strictly what caught his fancy, and not some vendor's promptings.
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