No matter where you are, gadgets make great gifts, whether it’s for him or her and whether they already have something like it; people always love opening up a cool new bundle of electronics. And best of all, buying someone a gadget is a great way to get someone to get someone a big gift that says “I love you” or to pool together with friends and get a small gift that says “We really thought about this one!” Here are the top five gadget gift ideas for 2011!
Canon Powershot A2200
The Canon Powershot A2200 is a great mid-range digital camera with plenty of features for the price. 14.1 mp with 4x optical zoom, multiple colors, 720 HD video recording, Auto set (Smart Version), 2.7” LCD screen, discreet mode, flash, image sensor, wide image zoom. The camera is packed with features, good quality and a great bargain for only $109 – $129.
The Boogie Board might remind you of a surf board, but when it comes down to it, it can be a much better gift. The Boogie Board offers a full LCD easy view screen and touch screen. What does it do? It allows you to write anything, anywhere without a pencil, pen or paper. Just use the stylus that comes with the board, your finger or fingernail to write, draw, doodle or whatever you would do on paper!
8GB Apple Ipod Touch
An 8 GB Apple Ipod Touch might sound like a downgrade from an Iphone but when you consider that it can access Wi-Fi (for FREE), play music, videos, browse internet make FREE calls with Facetime and more it starts to sound like maybe it’s better than a phone. 8GB version holds either 2,000 songs, 10,000 photos or 10 hours of video and starts at $189
The Kindle Fire is the next best thing to getting a touch pad. In fact, with its ability to browse, surf the web, listen to music, watch and download movies and read e-books. The Kindle Fire might even be better than a touch pad. With exclusive access to Amazons kindle library (for the reader) as well as access to Amazon’s entire digital library of music and movies you couldn’t really ask for a better gift for a literature, movie or music lover! Starts at $199 from Amazon
The Blackberry Curve is a great smartphone that starts at $184.00 when unlocked and free with a contract from Verizon Wireless. While it might be a good idea to pay the first month or two of bills with the contract, this phone makes a great gift. Features a 2.0 MP camera, high resolution 320 x 240 display, backlit full QWETY keyboard, trackpad, intuitive icons and menus, Bluetooth, wifi, multiple audio file support, 5 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby time, if you add in access to Blackberry’s exclusive apps like their e-book library and more, you have an outstanding gift!
This is a guest post written by Stuart Kerr. Stuart is a writer for Liberty Games, an online retailer of cheap pool tables and other boys toys.