Consumer Lust…

I love gadgets and new “stuff” that I can use to get shit done. There are a few other things I am interested in apart from fishing and a few things I would like to get more interested in which I just do not seem to have time for.

Now that the leaves are well and truly being blown off the trees and the nights are fair drawing in I start to look up at the stars and want to get a bit closer to those bad boys.

(pics are Amazon links)

Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars 15x70

These bad boys are Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars 15×70 and should allow me to get up and personal with some of those planets that I seek out. Of course I also quite fancy a telescope however seemingly a good quality pair of binos are good for starters seemingly.

Talking of telescopes…

Celestron Astromaster 114EQ

This bad boy should have me gazing at the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn in no time – I also quite fancy joining Glasgow’s Astronomical Society.

Closer to the planet earth you may have noticed my photos vary in quality – I too have noticed this and therefore I have eyes on new cameras.

Canon PowerShot SX130

Seemingly it takes good photos and is a pretty good price too. Unlike the waterproof camera I covet..

Panasonic Lumix FT3 Waterproof and Shockproof Digital Camera - Blue (12.1MP, 4.6x Optical Zoom with GPS)

Also for those winter nights I quite fancy getting one of those fancy Kindle things..

Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

Saying that, I also hear that Amazon is releasing a tablet – I quite fancy that as well. Of course there is a lot more gadgets etc I fancy and I keep em’ all on my Amazon Wishlist.

Like I say – I am filled with consumer lust!



  1. Gaz · September 21, 2011

    These are the only Binoculars you will ever need dude!

    Unless its Swarovskis of course!

  2. @thetroutfly · September 21, 2011

    I think I’d go for a tablet over a reader, more functionality, kindle app on andriod is pretty good, andriod is linux, linux is future.

  3. Billy · September 21, 2011

    After looking at your wishlist I know know why you are not a late night sea-trout fisher. Your secret is safe with me Alistair……….. but really…..a luminous turtle?

  4. Alistair · September 21, 2011

    Gaz – they would be pish at looking at Andromeda although good for getting pished 🙂

    @thetroutfly – Aye, I have an android phone and unlike a lot of folk that have one actually use it to its fullest – I always roll my eyes when folk have really good smartphones and have no idea what they can do. Weirdly my phone is more powerful than my first computer 🙂

    Billy – The winter is a misery, the turtle is actually for the boys although it would man I can gaze up too 🙂

  5. alan atkins · September 21, 2011

    My dad has a telescope that he’s looking to sell, if you’re interested?

  6. tullfan · September 21, 2011

    just a tip alistair if you do get binoculars for stargazing the closer the aperture divided by the magnification comes to seven the better
    eg 7×50 is pretty close,
    thats what i use and can highly recommend,its all about how much light the human eye can pull in but in short if there good enough for partrick moore thatl do me

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