Yesterday Oprah surprised her audience members, who were a group of people who had all “given-back” in some way to their communities, with her “favorite things” show. The annual event in which Oprah showcases her favorite products of the year and gives each audience member one of them has become the hottest ticket in daytime television. There’s always one or two hot “tech” items included in the mix. From a Blackberry one year to a Samsung camcorder another.
This year 23 products made the list. Instead of detailing all 23 I just wanted to share some of the ones I think you’ll find most interesting here.
Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan – Are you one of those people that knows the edges of a brownie are the best part? This pan’s patented sidewalls add two chewy edges to each brownie, and the single-chamber design allows batter to be spread easily and settle evenly throughout baking—so every serving will be baked to perfection. It’s available here for $34.95.
Breville Panini Press – With its new larger surface the Breville Panini Press can accommodate up to four sandwiches at once. You can use it to make press sandwiches or grilled items and clean up is quick and easy. It’s made from non-stick cast aluminum and is available for around $100 here.
Netflix – Netflix allows you to watch more than 20,000 TV shows and movies instantly, streaming over the Internet and right to your TV or computer. If you prefer a more tangible approach to movie-watching, Netflix has that covered too: In addition to streaming instantly, you can also have DVDs delivered directly to your home by mail. Available here.
Nikon D3100 – Oprah calls the D3100 “the ultimate camera from the ultimate camera-makers.” She claims the D3100 has all the bells and whistles any professional photographer would want including hi-def video all in a “sexy” form factor. Available for $699.99 here.
Sony BRAVIA LX900 HDTV with 3D – I’m not quite sold on 3D television but apparently Oprah is. The LX900 is the highest-rated 3D TV on the market right now, making screen images look like they come to life and into your living room, right before your eyes. But it’s not just for 3D viewing. The Sony Bravia 3D TV also allows you to watch all your favorite channels as well. Oprah threw in a Blu-Ray player for each audience member too. Yours for $3,600 here.
You can see the complete list of all 23 of Oprah’s favorite things of 2010 by visiting Oprah’s web site here.