Holiday Gift Guide 2009: The Tech Edition by americano


Looking for that new digital camera this holiday season? Check out the Samsung DualView TL225. It features LCD screens on the front AND back of the camera, making it easier than ever for moms to take "self" portraits of themselves or with the kids. The camera also features a "child mode" which displays an animation to hold a fidgety child's attention and help capture the perfect photo every time.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2009: The Tech Edition

Wi-Fire – If you know anyone that does any business travel, then this is the perfect gift for them. The Wi-Fire enhances wi-fi connections making the connection both stronger and more reliable. It also eliminates those annoying dead spots that can often plague hotel users (or anyone trying to get a good wi-fi connection while away from home). It’s portable, easy to use and only $59. AllSport GPS – There’s no longer any need to carry separate devices to record your workout and exercise results. AllSport GPS is a mobile app that can help making reaching fitness goals extremely easy. Just hit “start” on the app on your mobile phone, do your workout, then hit stop – it’s that easy. AllSport GPS is available on most all GPS enabled phones and through major cell service carriers. PaperShow USB Pen – Who hasn’t wanted the ability to write something out by hand and have it saved to a computer file? It’s an interactive presentation and digital whiteboard that uses a Bluetooth pen, USB key and interactive paper to bring your handwritten notes and ideas instantly to life. Whether giving a presentation, taking notes, or brainstorming, Papershow is a fun, professional tool that encourages group participation and creativity and allows notes to instantly be saved to your computer and emailed to colleagues and clients. SanDisk ImageMate – If you’re looking for a gift to knock the socks off your favorite shutterbug, the new SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One and SanDisk ImageMate Multi-Card USB 2.0 Readers are just the ticket. Both readers sport a glossy black and metallic silver design with a detachable, magnetic base. They also feature a transfer button to automatically launch your favorite application or Web site when transferring files. One button transfers? Awesome!

FotoBox – Know someone that loves to take pictures and create slideshows? FOTOBOX features a USB 2.0 interface, with an integrated memory card reader, and imbedded PC software within FLASH memory which automatically runs on a PC without software installation. Pictures taken by Digital Cameras with a memory cards can be easily loaded to create slideshows by inserting memory card into the card reader slot. So now you can quickly and easily create multimedia slideshows from photos, videos, music, and narration. iGo Charge Anywhere – Here’s a perfect gift for the modern, techie or travel bug…the iGo Charge Anywhere is small enough to fit in your pocket and can power two low power devices (cell phone, PDA, MP3 player, GPS and gaming devices) at the same time without the use of a wall outlet. Small and lightweight, the iGo Charge Anywhere has foldable wall blades that easily store away and functions as a standard wall outlet as the battery recharges. No more need to carry multiple chargers with you when you travel. Digital Foci: Pocket Album OLED 1.5 – What proud mom or dad wouldn’t want an electronic brag book to carry around and show off their little ones? The Pocket Album OLED 1.5 is a keychain photo viewer with a 1.5-inch OLED screen and internal memory that holds 124 photos. Now you can carry your favorite photos with him everywhere you go. Rap Cap – Ever have one of those moments where you wish you could record what’s going on around you? Maybe when you’re in class or taking or workshop, or those times when you wish you could interview someone for an article or blog post, or maybe record your music practice. The RapCap is not only small enough (the size of a gumdrop) to keep nearby, but it’s also inexpensive ($15!). Just what the budding journalist could use. Chill Pill – We’ve been on the lookout for a pair of portable, high quality, yet inexpensive stereo speakers for our iPods and iPhones. To find one that also charges our iPod/iPhones and gives us 6 hours of play time…even better still. Works great for notebooks (or anything that takes a 3.5mm mini plug). Best $40 you’ll spend. Samsung DualView Camera – Looking for that new digital camera this holiday season? Check out the Samsung DualView TL225. It features LCD screens on the front AND back of the camera, making it easier than ever for moms to take “self” portraits of themselves or with the kids. The camera also features a “child mode” which displays an animation to hold a fidgety child’s attention and help capture the perfect photo every time. EarBudeez – For your favorite, music loving’ tween Audiovox has created EarBudeez. They come in a variety of fun colors and packaging, each reflective of the tween listeners’ sense of style (the packaging alone is so cute it’s won awards). And just in time for the holidays, they’ve even created a limited-edition package shaped to look like Santa and his elves! EarBudeez are super-affordable and compatible with virtually every media device including Apple’s iPod and iPhone. Shure’s Sound Isolating Earphones SE115 – Now for the more advanced listener or music lover, looking to upgrade from the standard MP3 headphones we have Shure’s Sound Isolating Earphones. The SE115 is the newest, most affordable member of the SE family and is available in four vivid hues – Blue, Pink, Black, and Red. These high-quality earphones are light-weight, stylish, and are the perfect accessory to an iPod, smart phone, or any other device that requires earphones. Waterfield Designs: iPhone travel case - I think if I wasn’t able to keep my iPhone/iPod stuff all collected in one safe place, I’d go nuts looking for that one thing I needed. Waterfield Designs makes a stylish bag (we’re a fan of the medium sized bag) that lets you keep everything in one

place. So basically, no more fumbling at the last minute looking for all your accessories. Stash them in this Travel Case where they’re easy to find and ready to go. Power Genix Batteries – What would the holiday season be without the need for batteries? Nearly 40% of all batteries are sold during this time. Whether powering the latest digital camera, a flashlight for camping or hand-held electronic video games, PowerGenix batteries offer an ecofriendly power solution whose performance benefits match its environmental advantages and help you turn over a new, greener leaf. muvee Reveal – This is the season, the season for making your own home movies and muvee Reveal makes it easy. Simply add your photos, video, choose your music, and select a style. muvee Reveal creates personalized, automatically edited home movies that are perfectly synced to your music. All in a few clicks. You can then either burn a DVD or share your movies online with family and friends. Super easy. iBend – This little powerhouse is a must give for all your friends. It’s an ultra-thin, portable stand for your iPhone or iPod. It’s small enough that you can tuck it into your wallet or stow it behind your skin or case to pull out whenever you need it. For only $5 for a two-pack, get one for everyone you know and Occupybaby – This little iPhone app is perfect for parents with little ones…At a restaurant? On a flight? The iBend (above) and OccupyBaby are the perfect travel companions, designed to calm, entertain and educate. Easy storage, instant entertainment. OccupyBaby is available now in the App Store for 99cents. A bargain considering the pleasure of an entertained, non-fussy toddler. Scosche solCHAT – We all know that we shouldn’t talk on our cell phones while driving. So why not get your favorite chatterbox a bluetooth speaker phone – better yet, go with the solChat, solar powered bluetooth speaker phone. They’ll love how it’s one less thing to have to charge and that it can be mounted on the visor or the windshield and has voice-announce caller ID, voice dialing and a loud speakerphone.

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