Tech: The iPhone
I saw a commercial for the iPhone on the TV the other day.
Okay, it's not quite as bad as all that. But I suppose it has to be loaded with features in order to justify the unprecedented $500 price point. This thing literally does everything the typical cell phone does nowadays (phone, camera, media player) and most things the typical CrackBerry or PDA does (Web, e-mail, mobile applications). I'm definitely tempted to buy one, if only because it's fairly impractical to lug an 8 pound laptop with me every time I need Wi-Fi Internet access.
But then the $500 price tag hits me upside the head, and I'm reminded of another incredible multimedia convergence device with a dubiously high cost of entry.