Regular dispatches from AccountingWEB gadget devotees including executive peripherals editor Nigel Harris, community correspondent Rachael Power, community manager Henry Osadzinski, and Accountants Power Tools' Kevin Salter.
Let the Gadget Countdown begin!
Christmas is coming, and that can only mean one thing - it's time for 2011's annual gadget countdown, so nominations are now open for your favourite gadget of 2011.
It might be something eminently useful to the busy accountant - or alternatively something to take his or her mind off the job. Looking back over previous years, the winners have tended to reflect the latter category quite often. In character with what we have learned about the accounting profession over the years, Guitar Hero and music-oriented gadgets have been very popular. Mobile gadgets usually come out top, Apple's iPad being the 2010 winner with e-Books like the Kindle coming close behind.
One of my favourites this year was Kevin Salter's portable laptop screen, a neat flat screen that plugs into a USB on your laptop and gives you a desktop-style dual screen experience on the move. Kevin was so impressed with these when he saw them in the States he decided to import them himself to make them available to accounting professionals over here!
But enough of our ideas - what we want is YOUR nominations. Please add them in the Comments below. The community's top ten will be announced just before Christmas.