We've completed work on the 2013 edition of the annual Network World Holiday Gift Guide with one of the most diverse sets of great gifts ever. I'm pleased once again to have been part of Keith Shaw's team in testing and evaluating an astonishingly broad array of gift possibilities, for home and even for work.
Out of the roughly twenty products I evaluated, do I have favorites? Yes, of course, even though all of them could find a home here. Believe it or not, the Dell All-in-One is an amazingly-nice PC. It's compact, stylish, convenient, and powerful. And this coming from a Mac guy. The DJI Phantom Quadricopter is maddeningly in need of some serious detail engineering, but a joy to fly. And IK Multimedia continues to lead the industry in audio interfaces and handset and tablet stands. But there were no clunkers in my bunch - have a look; there really is something for everyone here. Including, perhaps, you.
Mathias is a principal at Farpoint Group, a wireless advisory firm in Ashland, Mass.