If you werenât hit too badly by the recession you may still have that long list of persons to get gifts for from previous years. You may want to consider wrapping some of these high tech gadgets for the techies on your gift list.
OK, so junior spends too much time playing games but you canât through out the game console because you enjoy playing it as well. If you give him this Wii MotionPlus he will be grateful but you will also experience a more enjoyable gaming experience. The Wii MotionPlus makes this happen by adding enhanced motion control to games that support it.
Price range $14 - $24
SanDisk Sansa Fuze
This cute little media player offers support and storage for tons of photos and videos. It also has Rhapsody DNA integration and a FM Tuner and offers unbeatable value and battery life for the price.
Price range $34 â $87
Canon PowerShot A480 (black)
Who doesnât need a camera to capture those special moments? If you know someone who has been holding off on buying a digital camera consider giving this as a gift. It is one of the easiest point and shoot cameras you will find on the market today and at just over $100, it is one of the best values you will find from a brand name manufacture
Price range $101 -$153
The pre-release rumors, on this device, was that âit would be an iPhone killer.â That has not quite materialized and with the rising popularity of Android phones that seems less likely, but the Palm Pre offers solid multi-tasking that is not common on many phones. The user interface requires that the phone only swipe a finger across the screen to switch between the programs that are running. With the opening of the Palm app store, owners of this phone can expect to have more options for increasing the functionality of this device for some time to come.
Price range $149 - $749
This in-car turn-by-turn navigation device also handles bluetooth hands-free calling and audio playback for USB devices. There is even an iPhone app to help you manage the device. This is a cost effective way to add tech to a car for less then $500.
Price range $349 - $499
Dell SP2309W LCD Computer Monitor
Adding a second monitor to a PC or laptop can significantly improve productivity by increasing the amount of real estate that is available to complete multi-tasking projects. This 23 inch computer monitor from Dell has solid performance at a low price point.
Panasonic Viera TC-P50X1 Plasma TV
This entry level Panasonic Plasma television doesnât have the 1080p resolution of some high-end models but viewers will be hard pressed to notice difference. This 720p resolution TV is sure to beat other competitors in its price range with its features set. This is a low budget way to step up to a large screen television.
Price $729 -$899
HP Envy 13
This MacBook competitor boasts high-end graphics and audio performance in a svelte aluminum frame. The Envy 13 is not cheap but it has the look and feel of a high laptop and is sure to turn heads at the coffee shop if price is not an object.