7 Last Minute Holiday Gifts For You!
Christmas is just a couple of days away and New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. The holidays are a time of gift giving, but what about those computer geeks on your list?
Well, there’s lots of gadgets and gizmos to keep any geek happy all through the holidays. Here’s what I’d like to unwrap this year.
Oh, and I’m a geek, so I know these are sure to be winners this holiday
The third edition of Playstation is much more than a gamer console. It comes with a built in Blu Ray player, a 250 gig hard drive and a WiFi chip to keep your geek gaming even when not plugged in.
This time waster is a guaranteed winner under your Christmas tree and, unlike years past, you can still buy a Play Station even at this late date, i.e. no people lining up at 4:00 AM for the big door buster sale at the local big box store.
Price: $349.99 USD
Is your friend always complaining about recharging her cell or refueling his Smartphone? Well, the Powermat simplifies recharging while freeing up some outlets in your home.
This wireless charging device will power up any wireless device simply by placing the cell phone or other gizmo on the mat. Wireless recharging!
Great for the home or office (where everybody’s connected by cell), Powermat is portable so you can take it with you everywhere for a quick power boost on the go, and it works with any wireless device that requires a charge.
One word of caution: most chargeable gadgets will require a reconfiguration to accept a wireless charge but the geeks on your list won’t have any trouble. Takes about five minutes per device, but this toy will charge up to three wireless PDAs in a couple of hours.
Price: $99.99 USD
Download your favorite books and read them on the go. Kindle is lightweight (10 ounces), thin, portable and convenient. It’s also adjustable to meet your vision needs.
The device is totally wireless and works in countries around the world, no matter what wireless protocol is used. And if you are a REAL bookworm, Kindle holds up to 1,500 books, with new apps coming on line every day.
Price: $259.00 USD
Check out this cool GPS from Garmin. It’s got a 4.3 inch touch screen for easy navigation while cruising, a text to speech function, 2-D and 3-D mapping options, it’s rechargeable, and the Nuvi also comes loaded with other useful goodies including a JPEG picture viewer, a world travel clock (if you can pry yourself away from the desktop), a currency converter, calculator and a bunch of other useful apps that’ll keep you moving in the right direction.
Price: $129.99 USD
You never know when you’ll need a flashlight. It’s usually in an emergency. That’s why this Blackberry app is such a cool tool.
Unlike other BB apps that use the LED screen to generate light, JaredCo’s top ranked Flashlight uses your geek’s Blackberry Video light. That’s more light when he needs it. It’s also juice-friendly, meaning you won’t run out of light when you need it most.
It’s simple to configure and it runs in the background until you fire it up. There’s never a flashlight around when you need one – until now. One of the best Blackberry apps. One of the smartest, too.
Price: $1.99 per download USD.
This low cost, digital shooter is the perfect tool for everyday picture taking
The X-905 comes with a 10 megapixel grid, automated image stabilization, a simplified face detection feature and a 5X zoom. Not bad for the low price, but like all things electronic, each year you get more for less thanks to a highly competitive market.
This is one gadget guaranteed to make you smile.
Price: $99.99 USD
The folks at Apple got this edition of the iPod nano right.
There’s like a million apps, you can download, all the tunes you can handle from the iTunes store, play games while waiting for the bus. This gadget has everything a gadget freak could ask for. And the nano comes in a full spectrum of cool colors.
Price: $139.98 USD, but shop around. Prices vary.
Hey, it’s the gift giving season, friends. So make everyone in your house a happy camper with these gadgets.
All guaranteed to be 100% geek friendly. I know. I am one.
Happy holidays, one and all.
Once again thanks to Jackie for contributing this guest post. She’s the owner of a website offering quality eco friendly adjustable dumbbells in the States.