Looking for a new great gift idea that most likely your man does not have? Get him the new logitech revue with GOOGLE TV! The logitech revue hooks right into your HDTV and cable or satellite system to provide seamless access to the Web, your TV programming, compatible DVRs, and Android apps.
With Google TV you can search and control with an intuitive keyboard controller with built-in touch pad.
Dont forget that you will need a TV or cable / Satellite box with an HDMI port. Most TV’s within the past 4-5 years or so have them, but its a good idea to check. If worse comes to worst, you can always check out the Dell.com TV deals site for a replacement. Also need Internet service of course to connect to Google TV
Get it here – Logitech Revue with Google TV
Belkin is a name that is more often than not synonymous with quality accessories for a variety of consumer electronics. Of course, with the advent of iDevices from Apple, Belkin has carved out a rather comfortable niche for itself in that department by offering a bunch of pretty useful accessories as well. The company isn’t going to rest on its laurels anytime soon though, with the FlipBlade & Grip 360 + Stand being announced most recently. These two solutions from Belkin intends to maximize portability for you to remain connected and mobile always, where it will celebrate the multifunctional use of the iPad. Basically, the new Belkin solutions will be able to manipulate your beloved iPad into just about any position, further enhancing the ability to quickly and fluidly interact with content. First of all, the Grip 360 + Stand functions as an all-in-one solution, transforming in three ways: a carrying case, a handheld case, and a stand. The flexible hand strap will deliver a comfortable carrying case to hold your iPad wherever you go, enabling an easy 360-degree rotation to view content at just about any angle. Once you’ve arrived at your destination, all you need to do is remove the hand strap and attach the stand to position the iPad on any flat surface for a much more comfortable viewing experience. Not only that, the adjustable stand also provides multiple viewing angles for gaming, reading, surfing the Web, or typing. As for the slim FlipBlade, this ultra-compact accessory offers solid support in a sleek design. You can choose to view your iPad in either portrait or landscape orientation, and opens up in a jiffy for added ease-of-use. The Grip 360 + Stand can be yours for $69.99, while those who prefer to opt for the FlipBlade will be able to bring one home for a much more affordale $29.99, albeit it being less versatile.
Samsung wants to rock and roll with their own eBook reader as well which they have dubbed the E6 eReader (how convenient). It will still take some time to see just whether this market is big enough to support so many players, as eBook readers don’t seem to be making that much of an impact in the world against regular paperbacks compared to how the MP3 format literally brought the CD industry to its knees, with the iPod gaining a humongous market share that Apple doesn’t seem likely to be giving up its throne in that department anytime soon. The Samsung E6 eReader now only allows you to access your content easily, it also doubles up as a form of digital notepad, taking down notes as well as thoughts on the page directly, the ability to highlight content and sharing notes with friends and peers. Samsung has merged more than a million electronic titles, advanced handwriting capabilities and Wi-Fi connectivity into a single, easy-to-use device. What makes the E6 most outstanding would be its electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen that allows users the writing capabilities which are normally found only on traditional paper books.
Should you wish to make annotations in the margins and record your thoughts and interpretations while reading, the E6 is more than happy to cater to that. Heck, even images can be modified easily via direct handwriting and memos, while those who prefer to get things down in a jiffy will look forward to its voice recording functionality that lets one make audio memos and annotations. Featuring a slider form factor, the E6 comes with a 6” E-ink display at 600 x 800 resolution with 8-Gray scale for easy readability both indoors and out. It will suppor thte following formats – e-pub, PDF/a, TXT, BMP and JPG. Thanks to the built-in front speakers and head-phone jack, you can enjoy Samsung’s text-to-speech (TTS) technology in private or in public, while tuning in to your favorite MP3s when traveling. Wi-Fi connectivity is thrown into the mix as well, accompanied by Bluetooth 2.0 for wireless transmission. The 2GB of internal memory can store up to 1,500 books or 24,000 pages of memos, where it is augmented by a microSD memory card slot. Release is anticipated this quarter, so if you are looking for a reader, and don’t have an iPod or gadget to do the trick yet, this one may be all you are looking for.
Buy Ereaders HERE – Digital eReaders
IPEVO is well known for their range of VoIP devices, especially those that function in tandem with Skype. Well, the company’s back at CES 2010 yet again with their latest release known as the Tubular. The Tubular comprises of a couple of three-watt speakers which can be hooked for two-way stereo sound. Apart from that, you can also live out the wireless lifestyle since Tubular is Bluetooth-enabled, where it can be used with just about any Bluetooth-enabled music player. This would mean PCs, notebooks, netbooks, cellphones and iPods are fair game to the IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers. It is pretty evident where the Tubular receive its name from – via the special design of its interlocking left and right speakers. Both speakers can be locked together in a tube shape, and when they are required to see action, they are easily separated. Rejoining them does not require any rocket science – all you need is a gentle twist and you’re good to go. Featuring a lightweight, compact and modern design, the speakers are highly portable as we’re pretty sure you can always make more room in your luggage to tote around another 9.5 ounces of items.
Bluetooth pairing might get a little bit tricky for first timers, and it would be best to have an experienced hand guide you through it. The multifunction button on the primary speaker helps you achieve a Bluetooth connection, in which it also doubles up as an On/Off button, with a couple of other separate buttons for volume control. When paired with selected Bluetooth devices, all three buttons can also function as a method of navigation through tracks while performing play and pause functions. It features standard Bluetooth performance boundaries including the 10 meter radius, but goes one up as you can use your own portable media player as the remote control. Capable of running up to 8 hours on a single charge with a standby time of up to 100 hours, the Tubular Wireless Speakers from IPEVO will retail for $79.
Buy it here – IPEVO Tubular Wireless Speakers
For those of you that are into the whole flight simulation thing, you will enjoy what Electronic Sports has just rolled out. Here you have one of the coolest full featured Flight Simulators that has been developed to not only keep your reflexes sharp and alert, but also tones up your body with its interfaced and high end exercise bike. With this simulator, you will be able to propel the plane forward simply by pedaling, and the more furious you go at it, the faster you will break the sound barrier.
It is controlled via a joystick as well as spring loaded handles for a realistic simulation exercise. And this simulator makes it nice to see that graphical technology has advanced to such a state that you no longer need to rely on your imagination too much since these pixelized images look like the real thing. The Dog Fight from Electronic Sports is a much more engaging means of staying fit at home, and it will be so much more fun to exercise while you gun down enemy bogeys to save your country while at the same time keeping your cardiovascular system hot and heavy.
It hardly seems like it was actually fifty years ago when the world saw its first transistor radio, but indeed it has. And how far has music come in the meantime? Sanyo was the pioneer of the infamous transistor way back in the day and it sounds like Sanyo is working to maintain their status as a pioneer in the field of music. This time the Sanyo has updated their transistor with a modern twist that includes Internet Radio capability, all packaged into a design that will remind you of the transistor yester year.
The Sanyo Internet Radio looks contemporary, but features the comfortable familiarity of a clock radio, and also boasts a sound quality that is superior to some of your immense home stereo systems. The Sanyo Internet Radio R227 can play literally thousands of Internet radio stations at no cost by relying on either Wi Fi or Ethernet technology to get it started. There is no subscription or computer required for this device, and it will work on any broadband Wi Fi or Internet connection. It features an easy on and off solution, with a process similar to many computer boot up and shut down processes.
Unfortunately we live in a day and age where online security has become a household term, and something we need to worry about quite a bit. It seems to be next to impossible to protect our online identities, and with password keepers being so frequently used, we put ourselves at risk every day. For those of us that are on our laptops 12 hours a day plus, it can be very convenient to use those cookie savers that keep your password stored so that those sites you visit each and every day are just a click away.
These same cookie savers are very handy for not having to remember passwords either, but if your machine ever gets stolen, you could be looking at becoming a victim of today’s hottest crime – identify theft. The folks at Lenovo realize this is a common concern, and have as such provided a Think Pad with its own built in security system.
Today, social networking is all the rage. The teens like to go nuts with their Facebook and their MySpace pages, while adults lean towards the more refined sites like Plaxo and LinkedIn, to use Social Networking for what it’s really for, connecting with people to further careers, families, keep in touch, and so on. Almost everybody is in tune with a social networking site, and many businesses are growing because of it.
If you are thinking of joining the masses, why not consider one of the newer sites that are out there. This one is called the Point of Interest Friend site, and it blends the strengths of social networking with GPS navigation to connect people with those that mean the most to them. Like any other networking site, you can make and share groups, and create events for your nearest and dearest or colleagues to attend. UNLIKE other networking sites, POI will hook you up with GPS navigation, so that attendees to your events and conferences can map and print out directions that are automatically generated for them.
How many years in a row now have you found yourself in a sea of other men hanging out at the malls the day before the holiday arrives. Come on now, be honest, we ALL do it. We leave all of our holiday shopping to the very last possible minute and comb the stores desperately for what will pass off as the ‘perfect gift’ for the in-laws, the wife, the whoever on your list. This year, why not get all of your shopping done in one place, without even having to leave the house. Yes, it’s true. With the advent of the Internet holiday shopping has taken on an entirely new face. Now you have access to websites that offer you one stop shops for all of your shopping needs. Stores like Apple stores are ideal online locations because you can literally find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at these types of stores.
Today, technology is always the perfect gift for anyone, man, woman, or child. And stores like Apple will allow you to find everything for everyone on your list, whether they are the average consumer, or the high tech geek. Check out this cook EIKON to go gift for example. In today’s age of privacy and security, this gadget will give you a portable fingerprint reader that will connect to either a PC or a MAC. It will allow for log on by fingerprint identification, and will also remember and store all of your necessary computer passwords.
For less than $40 you can give your loved ones the gift of peace of mind and security this year. So give up your old ways, get thee to one of these one stop shops, and get all of your Christmas shopping done in one place, at one time. And you won’t even have to THINK about running around the mall crazed and dazed ever again…
With technology changing at the speed of light, and digital music being the most prevalent form of musical entertainment these days, Internet radio and iPod speaker docks are quickly becoming a standard household item. And this gadget is one that combines both, enabling you to turf yet another obsolete object that you have sitting around taking up counter space. It’s called the iBlik and it is today’s generation of do it all in terms of home audio entertainment. Completely user friendly, the iBlik can be used in Wi-Fi form or in the iBlik Radio Station, either of which will enable you to access thousands of Internet radio channels right from your home using your Wi-Fi or broadband connections.