IT Management: Eight Inexpensive Last-Minute Gadget Gifts for Geeks
Eight Inexpensive Last-Minute Gadget Gifts for Geeks
Eight Inexpensive Last-Minute Gadget Gifts for GeeksBy Nathan Eddy
SanDisk Cruzer 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ($40.00)
Packing a whopping 16GB of storage into a compact package (only 2.3 inches long), this flash drive is sure to suit almost anyone's storage needs. The high-speed USB 2.0 interface offers 480M-bps transfer rates, and SanDisk U3 personalization allows you to customize your drive with Big Fish Games, Veoh Web Player and more.
Nintendo Wii MotionPlus Accessory ($19.99)
With the Wii MotionPlus accessory, you can add even greater precision to every move you make within a game. Connect the Wii MotionPlus to your Wii Remote, and the accessory's additional sensors respond to the slightest motion of your wrist, allowing more precise movements to deliver the results on screen.
Toshiba 320GB External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive ($69.99)
This stylish portable hard drive features ramp loading technology and an internal shock sensor to keep up to 320GB of storage space secure, an 8MB cache buffer that allows for increased processing speed, 5,400-rpm speed for fast performance, and file and folder backup and recovery, along with password-protected data encryption for added security.
Sony Blu-ray Disc Player with 1080p Output ($149.99)
For the die-hard film geek in your family, this Blu-ray disc player, which features a built-in Dolby TrueHD decoder and upscaling to 1080p, brings HD entertainment home without a mortgage-sized price tag. It features a built-in Ethernet port that allows you to connect to the Internet to receive network upgrades and x.v.Color output technology.
Apple iPod Shuffle ($59)
Starting at just $59, the iPod shuffle is a great gift for the last person you know who still hasn't bought one. The latest version comes in five different colors and features VoiceOver, which tells you the name of the song and the artist.
Insignia 7.0-Megapixel Digital Camera ($79.99)
Boasting a compact frame not much taller than a house key, a zoom lens with 3x optical zoom/4x digital zoom, a 2.5-inch LCD screen and face detection technology, this ultraportable and versatile digicam packs a lot of punch for its low price. The camera also records AVI video with audio at 640 by 480 and 30 fps or at 320 by 240 and 30 fps and is PictBridge compatible, so you can connect the camera to a compatible printer without the need of a PC.
HP Wireless Elite Keyboard ($49.99)
The 2.4GHz wireless technology in this HP keyboard offers a range up to 32 feet for flexible placement, and energy-efficient features monitor battery levels with a built-in battery level indicator and conserve additional energy with PC Sleep mode. This HP keypad has a spill-resistant, thin design and TouchSmart PC hot keys, which allow access to entertainment functions.
Altec Lansing BackBeat Noise-Isolating Earbud Headphones ($24.99)
These earbud headphones include a six-piece fit kit and 46-inch cord, and are made of flexible material that conforms to the shape of your ear and reduces background noise. It also features 40Hz-17MHz frequency response for enhanced sound reproduction and 17 ohms impedance to efficiently conduct power.