Christmas is coming, and odds are you haven't yet finished your holiday shopping. Let's face it, knowing what your spouse, child, or relative wants isn't always crystal clear. Sure, you could go wandering the shopping malls, desperately trying to find the "perfect gift", only to find a pair of cheap socks and a sweatshirt that says, "<-- I'm With Stupid", but why do that when you can get some great gift ideas here at TechLore?
Of course, there are tons of great electronic gifts, but the two rules were that it had to be small enough to wrap, and priced less than $500 bucks. If you can spend more, go pick up your lucky recipient a flat-screen TV. They'll love you forever.
Otherwise, any tech-lover would give their left leg to get some of these awesome toys:
| ||Apple iPod Nano - $199(2GB) - $249(4GB) |
iPod's sleed and sexy flash player is sure to make any man woman or child feel like one of the "in" crowd. Oh, and they'll get to listen to music, too!
Available in Black or White, and in 2Gb or 4Gb sizes.
|Microsoft XBOX 360 - $299(Core) - $399(Premium) |
Welcome to the next generation of gaming, courtesy of Microsoft. The XBox 360 sports 3 PowerPC cores, custom graphics from ATI, and HDTV capability.
Available in two bundles, depending on desired accessories.
| ||Canon PowerShot A520 - $249 |
Sporting a 4 mega-pixel image sensor for great picture quality, and a 4x optical zoom to get close to the action. This camera packs a big punch in performance, but only a light kick in the wallet.
|Sling Media Slingbox - $249 |
Hook the Slingbox up to any cable box, TiVo, dish reciever, or other home audio/video source, and stream home TV shows to any remote location. A perfect gift for anyone who travels!
| ||Sennheiser PXC300 Noise-Cancelling Headphones - $200 |
Whether you're flying on a plane or sitting in a coffee-shop, the background noise in nearly any environment is totally disturbing. These little babies feature a state-of-the-art noise killing system for great sound anywhere, and they fold up for easy storage!
|Motorola RAZR V3 - $149 |
This ultra-hip cell-phone is less than an inch thick, and loaded to the brim with great features like a digital camera, Bluetooth wireless technology, MPEG4 playback, and a speakerphone.
Available in black or silver.
| ||Denon AVR-786(S) - $499 |
This 7.1 channel home theater powerhouse offers almost 600 watts of system power, 3 component inputs with upconversion, and handles all major digital surround formats... all for less than $500 bucks!
Available in black or silver
|Roomba Discovery Robotic Vacuum - $279 |
Press the Roomba's clean button, and it'll go on a two-hour dirt busting mission. Best of all, it returns to it's home base automatically when the battery needs charging. A great gift for Mom, or any gadget nut!
| ||Nintendo DS - $129 |
The DS looks and feels fantastic with an innovative touch screen control and beautiful, twin color screens. Plus, it's backwards compatible with Game Boy Advance titles, which means it can play more great games than you could shake a stylus at.
|Garmin StreetPilot i3 - $425 |
Never get lost again with with this fully featured GPS navigation system. This baby comes loaded with detailed maps of the entire US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus offers turn-by-turn voice assistance.
Pick up all of these items at great prices from Buy.com
Don't forget to visit the TechLore Gift Guide for more great gift ideas!