Gadgets are great gifts for guys, but a lot of gals love getting them as well. OK, maybe guys WISHED gals loved getting them ...more. Regardless, we have assembled a collection of our favorites. Some of the items are for guys, some can be for either, but all of them have some cool technology of one sort or another.
The first on our list was also the last item we got in 2009. We picked up this Timex Expedition E-Compass watch when we visited the Timexpo museum. We got an awesome discount because we bought it at the museum store, but you can find it at a great price
Other really cool tech gear we love are the Flip HD camcorder, the Leatherman Skeletool, and the SureFire U2 Ultra LED flashlight. The Flip camcorder is simple to use, light on the pockets, and amazingly high in quality. The Skeletool is something that is easy to carry and comes in handy more often than we would have thought. The SureFire has been available for awhile, but it makes our list every year because it is just such a great piece of gear.
For the business-minded techie on your list, we can recommend the DiskGo 64GB
flash drive, the LiveScribe Pulse
, and the HyperMac external battery. The Wacom Bamboo Craft
is great for the creative types, but it is also perfect for those who just like the pen interface better than that of a mouse.
The last two items on our list came into the office too late to be reviewed. We will have a more detailed look at them in 2010. The YES Luna watch made our list because of the strength of the past watches we reviewed on RainyDayMagazine. The LUNA watch is a hymn to the moon, a gift for those who long for quality tech. As with all the YES watches you can, at a glance, see times for moonrise, moonset, moon phase and if the moon is waxing or waning.
The MikePro II karaoke system made the cut because it is such a great concept that we had to throw it in. We have some pretty singers on staff, so we are going to dig into this and give a more detailed report after the New Year's Eve party...assuming we will remember what happened. Happy Holidays!!! [Permalink] -Holiday Catalog: Gadgets