Buy Components Over Cables, Plus 6 More Tech Trade-Offs

Buy Components Over Cables, Plus 6 More Tech Trade-Offs

Taryn Williford
May 13, 2011

It's pretty well known among techies that expensive cables are never worth the cash. A $10 HDMI cable does as much for your picture as a $250 one (We're looking at you, Monster). But you might be wasting cash on other tech accessories and upgrades without knowing it.

The New York Times personal tech blog has compiled a list of seven "Buy this, not that"-style tech trade-offs, and each bit of advice is really informative.

For instance, instead of spending cash on overpriced cables, the article suggests invest that dough in your media center components. Buy a wicked set of speakers or a bigger TV, both places where you'll notice the difference an extra $100 will make.

Check out the whole article for more suggestions, like why you should pay for PC memory over speed and invest in AppleCare over a subscription to MobileMe.

(Images: Photoillustration, Flickr user wicho under license from Creative Commons)

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