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“Tech The Halls” GADGETS for the HOLIDAYS 2008

published on November 27th, 2008 . by Steve Greenberg

I’ll be visitng TV stations in NYC, Chicago, San Fran, San Diego, Philly, Wash DC, Miami, Norfolk and Tampa (Check out “Where’s Steve” blog for dates and details)


HanuClaus Hat  ($15)  It looks like a traditional Santa cap but the white ball at the end of the red cap is a white fuzzy dreidel (Hanukkah top) –its in Gadget Nation book and you can buy at


–iPOD CONTROLLING SKI GLOVES–these gloves have a built in wireless control to your iPod  $150


–EASYBLOOM–this is cool, you stick this gadget in your garden or even indoor pot soil–the sensors look at temp, moisture, sunlight–then you plug it into your computer’s USB port and it then recommends the best plants for those conditions.  Cool, huh?  $60


–MOTOROLA KRAVE ZN4   It has 2 touchscreens and mobile-TV, so  you can watch TV and use  the phone with the flip closed.   Verizon $180 

–MOTOZINE ZN5  Here you have a Kodak digital camera in a cell phone.  It’s 5.0 megapixel camera with EasyShare technology and WiFi -makes it quick and simple to upload images to popular photo sharing sites, print and enjoy photos any where, and at anytime.  T-Mobile $100


–7″ DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME (under $100) great way to show photos, built in stereo speakers  and alarm clock and FM radio, Supports USB flash drives and microSD/SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/M2/CF memory cards    $100 CompUSA<>

–GARMIN STREETPILOT c530 Automotive GPS vs. SONY NV-U73T 4.3” Portable Navigation System  WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU GET?  Well, the website  finds consumers strongly prefer Garmin over Sony.  Both are around $250 and are sold everywhere–BestBuy, Sears, KMart etc. 


–PURE DIGITAL FLIP VIDEO F160 60-MINUTE CAMCORDER –Digital video recorder with a flip up USB output to plug directly into a computer.  This one’s making a lot of hot top 10 gadgets list for 2008 and currently has the #1 Buzz ranked spot in the “Camcorders” category. $110 CompUSA and other stores 

–BLUEANT BLUETOOTH SPEAKERPHONE– Turn your visor into wireless speakerphone for your cell phone $100 BestBuy, RadioShack, KMart, Sears


–MICROBEAM RECHARGEABLE AUTO LIGHT:  Cool little LED flashlight that can be charged in your car’s cigarette lighter and provide up to 2 hours of life.  Great stocking stuffer.  $20 Brookstone


–ELMO LIVE–Elmo is always a hot item–this one is no exception, $65 available everywhere ToysRUs, KB Toys 


–FLYING SAUCER–Remote controlled flying saucer–lots of fun from $80


 –WIND NETBOOK U100 its like a laptop notebook, only its smaller cheaper and perfect for travel  $350 Best Buy  


 –RACING CAR MOUSE–its a wireless mouse for your computer that looks like a race car, great way to cruise the web, FYI headlights work   $45


 –ECO Button–plugs into your computers USB port–when you push it your computer goes into a DEEP energy saving sleep   $22 


–ROLL-UP KEYBOARD–make your own music with this roll up keyboard Target $80 Hammacher



–MOTORIZED ICE CREAM CONE  Under $10  (showcased in Gadget Nation book)


–SLIPPER WITH HEADLIGHTS   Under $50 (showcased in Gadget Nation book)


–GADGET NATION–of course, my book makes a great gift   Under $20 Barnes & Noble and onlne



Miami Book Fair

published on November 17th, 2008 . by Steve Greenberg

At the Miami Book FairAt the Miami Book FairWhat a terrific event–400 Authors from all over the world.

I had about 100 people attend my event–met great people–insightful questions–and I sold all the books the publisher had sent over to the Fair

Its HERE–The Miami Book Fair is HERE

published on November 14th, 2008 . by Steve Greenberg

After attending the Miami Book Fair for years as a visitor, this year I’m back as a speaker !!!

I’ll be speaking about GADGET NATION on Sunday Nov 16th at 11am in Room 7113.  If you are in South Florida, please stop by and say hi.  

FYI–its a terrific event even if you don’t see me–check it out

Election Night

published on November 14th, 2008 . by Steve Greenberg

Cynthia Nixon on Election NightYou never know who you’ll meet on Election Night in Miami— I bumped into Cynthia Nixon (Miranda from Sex & The City) giving out water and warm wishes to those waiting on line 3+ hours to vote.  Now that’s a class act