Let’s face it—guys don’t want shirts or ties for the holidays—they want tech. BUT that can be hard to shop for—
Here are some suggestions—
If your guy likes to travel, ski, backpack—check out the award winning DeLorme inReach 2-way Satellite Communicator ($249) 90% of the world does not have cell phone coverage—with this device you can stay connected anywhere on the planet for under $250. This is the first affordable device that allows for true 2-way satellite communication.
For those men with cell phone coverage— bigger is better—and this HTC Titan has one of the largest smart phone screens—which means a bigger keyboard—better for bigger fingers. And better for gaming and watching ESPN. This is a Windows Phone, so it has some unique cool features including the People Hub—so it’s easy to keep up with friends on Facebook and Twitter without launching lots of apps.
Looking for a Windows-7 PC for that special guy in your life to help keep him connected with friends and family? There are so many to choose from—one way to find the perfect PC for those on your gift list is to check out PCSCOUT.com This website lets you put in your personalpreferences and it narrows down all the specific options—from low end low price point to this baby—this one is for the guy who loves high-end entertainment—it’s the Asus NX90 ($2500)—it was designed for Asus by multiple award-winning designer David Lewis, has full high definition 1080p 18.4-inch widescreen LED-backlit display, and even Bang & Olufsen speakers with oversized resonance chambers that are ten times larger than those found on regularnotebooks. This will satisfy that hard to please techie guy who loves his music and movies.
If the man in your life is looking to upgrade from a point and shoot camera to something more versatile —BUT also doesn’t want to lug around a huge SLR—then this is the perfect gift—it’s the NIKON 1-J-1 ($650 on web under $600). It is super portable, has 10.1 megapixels, interchangeable lenses, fast autofocus, and full 1080p HD video.
No matter which video camera your guy gets—send him to Vimeo Video School. It’s a free online service that takes every want to be videographer to the next level. It’s a fun place for anyone to learn how to make better videos, no matter what their skill level. The Free online program is a one-stop-shop for Vimeo Lessons and user-made video tutorials about a variety of video-making topics. http://vimeo.com/videoschool
A great gift idea—The Wahl Lithium Ion Grooming Kit—This is the first facial hair trimmer that uses Lithium Ion rechargeable batteries— that means a longer lasting charge, more power andtwice the torque—helping avoid snagging or pulling. For courser hair, Wahl has the T-PRO Trimmer—it has something called bump-free technology—meaning it prevents uneven cutting that can lead to in-grown hairs. Both trimmers are under $40.
If you’re looking to be the life of the party—check out the Xmas Tree Hat ($14)—it’s from www.Stupid.com
And of course—a great stocking stuffer for gadget lovers is my book GADGET NATION—available on-line at Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble