The imminent release of two new hardware products are worth getting excited about.
The first is the Raspberry Pi. It comes in two flavours:
The Model A
The best way to describe it is as a $25 (Model B is $35) equivalent of the first BeagleBoard in a smaller form factor hence fewer ports. It is slated to be available in November 2011. (Note for the Australian and New Zealand audience: It is very likely I will be selling these locally to help avoid shipping costs from the UK. Stay tuned)