The holidays are right around the corner and and sitting at the top of many die-hard geek’s wish lists are techy type gadgets. Instead of pointing out the obvious “must-have’s” like the iPhone, an iPod, a Wii or a Playstation, we’ll take a look at five of the not so obvious gifts.
Vudu is a new product that brings movies right to your living room without the need of a computer. It means no trips to the movie store, no waiting for movies in the mail. All that’s required is a TV, a Vudu unit, and a broadband Internet connection. Priced at $399, the Vudu could turn out to be the next “big thing” in movies. Especially with all of the HD content they offer.
- Sling Media Slingbox
This is the device you’ll need if you want to watch your TiVo’d shows anywhere that you have a Wi-Fi connection. The Sling Media Slingbox streams live TV or anything you may have on your DVR device to a laptop or a desktop. Priced at $249, it’s a great gift for the TV junky.
- Swarovski USB Memory Key
For $178 you can carry around a Swarovski Crystal 1GB USB Drive
- Palm Centro
The Palm Centro is Palm’s smallest smartphone with a rather small price tag – just $99 with a new contract from Spring. It’s got a full keyboard and al kinds of features that make it a “must-have” gadget.
- LG Electronics Dual Format DVD Player
This DVD player settles the war between Blu-Ray and HD DVD by supporting both! It’s $1200 bucks but could be worth it…