Here is our top 10 list of the most wanted electronic gadgets and gifts for this holiday season (as you can probably tell we were struggling to find one for under $10).
Since the temperature is the one thing that most effects your comfort level you typically want to know what to expect before heading out the door. Sure, you could open a door or window to check your local temperature but we think that is definitely way low tech. This simple but clean looking LCD Window Thermometer will give you a much easier way to know what it feels like outside.
The LCD Window Thermometer is available from Think Geek for $9.99.
Digital Picture Frames – from ~$50
Digital picture frames have really taken off this year. Here we compare some of the cheapest and best digital picture frames that are currently available with regards to both features and value for money. We’ll also provide an explanation of all the features that the various digital photo frames have to offer.
This device converts old 35mm slides and film negatives into digital images, allowing you to easily preserve your memories without having to rely on a conversion service. Slides and negatives are placed into a tray that aligns each properly; the touch of a button scans the image instantly.
The Slide and Negative Digital Converter is available from Hammacher for $99.
Garmin GPS Navigator – $137.50 (reduced from $472)
Simple navigation at an affordable price–that\’s nüvi 250. This entry-level Personal Travel Assistant comes with preloaded maps for North America, including all of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. For added flexibility, choose nüvi 270 with preloaded maps for both continents or save more with nüvi 200 which offers less map coverage at a lower price
We’ve seen some amazing eyewear in our time but these babies take the cake, as they allow you to view movies and games on an internal virtual 35” screen. Immersive? It’s like mainlining a movie!
The E-VEX Personal Video Viewer is available from Firebox for $139.95.
Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera – $159.99
Become an instant celebrity or paparazzi with the Kodak Zi6 pocket video camera. Just hit record to capture the action, adventure and all the juicy details in stunning HD quality video. Make your cinematic debut on any HDTV. Or just pop the USB in the nearest PC and you\’re ready to share the fun on YouTube.
10 MP Cannon PowerSHot – $170
Instantly recognizable, the classic \”Box & Circle\” ELPH design lives on in the PowerShot SD770 IS Digital ELPH. This sleek, slim head-turner is the perfect everyday camera. High-end specifications include 10.0-megapixel resolution and a 3x optical zoom lens. Spectacular images are easy to create thanks to advanced Canon technologies like Face Detection and Motion Detection Technologies that eliminate blur.
iPod Touch – $207+
The iPod touch has always been an amazing iPod. And with its groundbreaking technologies–including a Multi-Touch screen, the accelerometer, and 3D graphics–and access to hundreds of games, iPod touch puts an amazing gaming experience in the palm of your hand. It comes in 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB models with new volume controls and a built-in speaker. Play hours of music. Create a Genius Playlist of songs that go great together. Watch a movie. Surf the web. View rich HTML email. Find your location and get directions with Google Maps. Browse YouTube videos. And shop the App Store for games and applications.
Nintendo Wii – ~$300
Nintendo\’s Wii video game system (pronounced \”we\”) brings people of all ages and video game experience together to play. This simple yet ground breaking idea is expressed not only though the system\’s evocative name, which is easily pronounced in a variety of languages, and suggests two players side by side, but also through its innovative list of features and extensive list of playable titles.
Samsung LN46A650 46-Inch LCD – $1549
Samsung’s Series 6 marks the first appearance of TOC (Touch of Color) design in the 2008 LCD HDTV line-up. Inspired by designs from the automotive and fashion industries, Samsung’s unique unique Transparent and Opaque Color molding process creates a clean, smooth finish infused with a hint of a translucent color during the manufacturing process for an ultra-sleek appearance.