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Measy Helps You Find the Perfect Gadget

by Travis Harvey | December 10, 2009December 10, 2009 5:38 pm PDT

So you’re in the market for a new gadget?  The first question you’re going to ask yourself is “which one is the best?”  The answer isn’t always that simple.  Functionality and availability vary from consumer to consumer, so you’ve got to weigh a whole host of factors into your decision.  Measy is here to help.

Measy is a website that helps you find the best gadget that fits your individual needs.  By taking a short quiz of what you find important in the device,measy Measy will produce a list of results matching your needs.  Currently, Measy is available for five categories; digital cameras, DSLRs, HDTVs, netbooks, and smartphones.

Let’s say you’re shopping for a netbook.  The very first question asked is your budget.  They’ll ask for your desired screen size, desired brand, device specs, and a host of other device features.  We want a netbook for under $500 with a 10-inch screen strictly running Windows 7.  We don’t care about brand but we want the device to be extremely travel-friendly, so 3G is a must.   Our hard drive need only be minimal, so we’ll note this as unimportant.

Once you’ve obtained your results, it’ll rank how well each device matches up to the categories that you deemed important.  Not only that, but it will tell you why the device does or does not fit the criteria you selected.  For our criteria, Measy’s first match is the HP Mini 5101.  Out of a possible 100 points, the Mini 5101 scored an 81, mainly due to its reliability and warranty.  You’ll find quotes of reviews of the device from sources like PC Magazine and CNET to make sure you’re getting the best fit.

If you know someone in the market for a new gadget, swing by Measy to see what they can offer.  If you do, be sure to let us know how well your results compare with what you actually want.  Keep in mind the site is still in beta, but the results I’ve seen are certainly promising.


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