If you are a book reader but love the convenience of a small tablet, then check out the Amazon Kindle. It is a great gift idea for anyone or maybe just a present for yourself. Some great features are that you can read in the sunlight with no glare, smaller design but same 6″ screen, store up to 3500 books and a battery life that lasts up to one month on one single charge.
With the built in WI-FI you can shop and download new books in less than 60 seconds!
Get it for only $139 at Amazon
Freeze the Ice Glass Shot maker with water or your favorite juice to make four fully-formed frozen shot glasses. A fun party pleaser and easy way to get everyone to take a shot, and then you have no dishes to do either!
$6.99 @ Perpetual Kid
•Unique ABS Plastic Artistic Holder
•25 Year Manufacturer Warranty
•Individual Protective Knife Sleeves
•Heavy Gauge Durable Stainless Steel Blades and Hollow Handles
•Magnetized Slots to Secure Knifes in Holder
$69 @ Perpetual Kid
Funny Unique gift! This pen holder is a crack up…
Buy it – Dead Fred Pen Holder
Going snowboarding or skiing this winter season, or perhaps you do alot of family outdoor activities during the summer and spring months? You might want to think about getting a nice pair of walkie talkies.
The Motorola MH230R 23-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radios are perfect for quick contact with your friends and family when your hitting the slopes!
Pair of two-way radios with up to 23 mile range
22 channels each with 121 privacy codes for superior interference protection
iVOX hands-free communication without the need for an audio accessory
11 weather channels (7 NOAA) with alert features
10-hour alkaline or 8-hour rechargeable battery life
Pick up a pair for less than $40
Get it here – Motorola MH230R 23-Mile Range 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair)
Want a cool gift for you brother, husband or dad? Check out True Utility for some great gadgets. One of their awesome gadgets is the Keytool, it is 8 tools without taking extra room in your pocket. Bottle Opener, nail file, thread cutter, 3 screwdrivers, and tweezers! Talk about a cool all in one gift! Another gadget I know i’ll use is the Twiststick… Its a corkscrew on your keyring. Great for those times you forget it. They have a ton of other great gifts to choose from, including Led Torches, Knives, Boating, camping fishing and emergency tools…
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The holiday rush is in full swing, and 2010 has provided some exceptional electronics for those hard-to-shop-for friends or family members. With so many other holiday hassles, the following list may help you check that last bit of holiday shopping off your list with a little more ease.
1) Smart Phones
The smart phone market has exploded this year, so most wireless providers now carry a large variety of models. Topping the list is the Apple iPhone 4, but Apple’s contract with AT&T eliminates that option for many consumers. HTC also offers some great phones such as the Droid Incredible and EVO 4G. Check with your cellular provider to see what options are available.
2) 3D Televisions
With the popularity of 3D movies rising in recent years, it is no surprise that the technology is now available for your living room. Sony, LG, and Samsung are among the manufacturers that now offer HDTVs with 3D capabilities. As is the case with any new wave of technology, prices for these TVs can be steep but vary from brand to brand and according to size. The Samsung UN55C8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV is among the most highly rated.
3) The iPad
Although the iPad is not the only ìtablet computer,î it sparked what is now a red-hot market and is still the top of the class. Apple sold 3 million iPads in 80 days after announcing the product in April of this year. The Apple iPad is something of a supergadget, combining your Netbook, e-reader, gaming device, photo frame, and iPod into one well-designed device.
4) HD Video Cameras
Youtube, Facebook, and comparable websites that feature video sharing have bolstered the demand for video cameras. In 2010, manufacturers have met the demand quite nicely. High-end models, such as the Cannon 7D or Canon Rebel T2i, offer outstanding video and photo quality. Other expensive handheld camcorders such as the Panasonic HDC-TM700 are highly reviewed for their HD video quality and include satisfactory, but unimpressive, still photo capabilities. Miniature models, such as the Flip UltraHD, are less expensive but still offer good video quality. These cameras are small enough to fit in your pocket and are great gifts for on-the-go people on your shopping list.
iPods are a great holiday gift, and Apple has reworked its 2010 lineup to provide fun options for anyone on your shopping list. The iPod Shuffle, the smallest and cheapest version of the mp3, again features buttons to improve usability. The 6th generation iPod Nano is smaller than in previous years and offers a touch screen and convenient clip feature but no longer includes video capabilities. The Shuffle and Nano are great if you’re shopping for music lovers who like to keep their mp3 out of the way. The Apple iPod Touch has been slimmed down and offers most of the features of the iPhone 4, including ìFaceTimeî (video chat) as long as wifi is available. If you’re shopping for a gadget lover, then the iPod touch is the way to go.
Diane Johnson graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in political science. When she’s not traveling she enjoys writing articles about adult education, technology and shopping.
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Most of us would be happy with a standard pair of headphones, but then again an out-of-the-box standard issue pair might not be up to par with what discerning ears are willing to settle for. Nice to know that there are after market headphones out there which are capable of filling in the gap, and the Coloud Colors headphones are more than willing to step in and do the job. Of course, this has nothing to do with Care Bears (anyone remembers that cute little cartoon with plenty of love going around?) despite boasting series of 7 uniformly colored headphones, but rather, it is a tribute to the rainbow of sorts, but you shouldn’t expect traditional rainbow colors as it comes in red, white, black, green, blue, purple and pink. All Coloud Colors headphones will also ship with a microphone remote that will play nice with a range of smartphones including the almighty iPhone, HTC devices as well as BlackBerrys among other handsets that rely on a 3.5mm standard plug. Of course, while this is nothing near Harman Kardon levels of audio quality nor will it bring your listening experience to a totally elevated level, at least it should sound better than what you get with your handset purchase, which probably costs a couple of bucks to manufacture anyways. The Coloud Colors headphones won’t put a dent in your pocket either with a suggested retail price of $45. Also known as the C22M model, it allows you answer incoming calls thanks to the aforementioned microphone/remote function, pausing whatever music that is being played at that moment. Just like Apple’s iPhone which was designed in California but manufactured in China, so the Coloud headphones are developed in Sweden and produced in China. Hopefully there won’t be any sort of performance related issues due to the country of manufacturing, and we hope that stringent quality controls are in place to boot.
Get it here – Coloud Headphones
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
For those of you that are into sleep patterns, sleep rhythms, and even the elusive dream world, you may enjoy the Sleeptacker Elite Pro Watch. Because even though we have done this all my life, we still do not like waking up to an alarm clock. The Sleeptracker Elite is designed to combat this problem, and worn on the wrist like an ordinary digital wristwatch. All you need to do is set a phase alarm for the normal time that you awake, and then adjust the vibrating alarm window of time to have the Sleeptracker wake you. Apparently, the SleepTracker is set to wake you up in an optimal waking time. What you have to do is connect via USB connection in order to get sleep phase data on your computer. Apparently, the body has a certain cycle that knows what is the best time to wake, and the Sleeptracker can wake you in that proper window. Setting the watch involves a lot of buttons, which is very similar to many digital watches used back in the eighties. The watch has GLO backlight, water-resistant, and it has a vibrating alarm, ringing alarm, or both can be used. You can get the Sleeptracker Elite in both Him and Her models for about $179.00.
Get it here – SleepTracker Pro Elite Male Version Sleep Monitor