10 Future-Proof Gadgets You'll Still Love Next Year

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When it comes to tech shopping, sometimes it pays to wait for a new-and-improved model. But this fall, too much procrastination will turn you into a high-tech Hamlet wondering whether to be or not to be a Galaxy S III owner while your digital Denmark rots. Here are 10 products you can pull the trigger on today, without regretting your decision six months or a year from now when the next big thing arrives.

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Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Online Editorial Director
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  • LIAR Says:

    Hmmm... How to say that... No windows 7 laptops are not future proof, simply because M$ products are not!!!!!

  • lothar Says:

    Why is the i5 so special and not any other phone, I see ppl with 2 year old phones everyday that do everything they need them to. They're all going to work for years and if you really want to get technical about it, the android phones are more future proof than any Apple phone. With a micro SD slot and swappable batteries you can turn your battery life into as good as new or better than new a year down the road for $10 and you can expand your memory if you need.

  • kidd Says:

    Man no wonder why nobody knows about this site... it's all crap articles. The iphone 5 is far from future proof, it was outdated right off the assembly line. Please either write good stuff or don't even write wt all. I swear if hackers spent their time taking down sites like these, we would have such a better internet

  • John Says:

    What the heck are you talking about? I'm an "IT guy" and I get paid to solve problems, not push some software update on to people (which, by the by, are usually free anyhow.) Most devices used in the corporate environment have already been tested to work in that environment before being distributed.

    Moot point.

    Tech writers, well, you're probably right on that one. Saying "some IT guy" just doesn't sound like you know what you're talking about.

  • Holdon Says:

    Unless your specific piece of equipment can't do a specific job, all you electronic gear can be "future proof". All you have to do is keep doing what you're doing. And as long as you can keep that up, there's no need to get rid of any device until it actually fails. The problem is the copy and past opinion pushing bloggers that have a vested interest in the tech world.

    Make no mistake about it, tech writers DO have a vested interest, they MUST push the latest gadget, and if they stop pushing and you stop buying ... well, they're out of a job. Keep that in mind the next time some IT guy tells you to be sure and get the latest update, the latest hardware or the latest whatever. He needs you to spend your money on anything, just something! That's the only way he keeps getting paid to tell you how and when to spend your money.

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