I try not to get too into the hype of new products and colors and all of that bullshit.
Here is my process:
- When I see something interesting I collect it and add it to a list
- Once a month I look over it and delete stuff I no longer have any interest in
- Then I try to look for stuff on that list that would sove something for me right now
- When I see a fit I add a due date to it. Typically 2 or 3 weeks. If I still feel like a want it after that time I buy it
This system is in place to solve multiple problems for me. It makes it easy to collect all kinds of cool crap. And I can just get rid of all the stuff that looked interesting but isn't. And then I can follow my principle of only buying stuff that I have a use for. The 2-3 weeks between deciding to get it and doing it is just to keep myself from buying stuff that I thought was a really awesome idea this week but had moved away from in 10 days.