Midmarket: Nine Gadgets to Geek Out Your Super Bowl Party
Nine Gadgets to Geek Out Your Super Bowl Party
by Nathan Eddy
Samsung 46-Inch LED-LCD HDTV ($1,599.99)
Catch every drop of sweat and every blade of grass on the field with this 1080p HD television from Samsung. It features Auto Motion Plus 120Hz processing and a 4-ms response time to help reduce blur when viewing fast motion video sequences, making it the perfect catch for the game. It also includes a built-in HDTV tuner, Wide Color Enhancer Pro for optimizing color hues and a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees, ensuring everyone has the best seat in the house.
Monday Night Football Universal Remote Control ($69.99)
Call all the days plays with this football-shaped universal remote. The foam-padded device works for most TV brands and shouts out, "Are you ready for some football?" when you press the right button. Hey, we said wed tell you ways to geek out your party, didnt we? A football-shaped remote control sounds like the place to start.
NFL Trivia Pro ($19.99)
Keep your buddies on their toes during commercial breaks with this electronic trivia player. The unit is packed with thousands of football questions like the one featured in the photo. (The correct answer is Terrell Davis, running back for Denver, if youre curious).
Panasonic 7.1-Channel Home Theater System with Blu-ray Disc Player ($599.99)
What better way to gear up for the game than by watching your favorite football film on an HD Blu-ray player with surround sound? Connect to the Internet and get instant access to stream movies, listen to music, and get a wide variety of content through your HDTV. The 1,000-watt sound system features multiple surround sound decoders, including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS HD MasterAudio, and even includes a dock for your iPod.
Grill N Chill C1.21 ($3,099.99)
For the serious grill master on the go, this monster meat machine features a marine stereo and ice chest that attaches to your vehicles hitch, and detaches to roll where needed. This monster boasts a stainless steel, dual-layered grill lid, 24,000-BTU LP gas capacity, an infrared burner, a ported U-shaped burner, stainless steel V-shaped grates and a warming rack.
TiVo HD Digital Video Recorder ($249.99)
Never miss a moment of the game with TiVo, which gives you up to 20 hours of high-quality HDTV programming or up to 180 hours of standard-definition TV programming. It supports HD resolutions of up to 1080i and includes record, pause, fast-forward and rewind functions, as well as Ethernet and USB ports that allow you to connect to your home network and provide support for future media-on-demand services, such as music downloads and streaming video.
Touchdown Field Chip and Dip Set ($29.99)
OK, this may not be a pure gadget, but it shows the lengths youll go to provide that complete Super Bowl experience, as well as the snacks required. The set includes a hand-painted platter, 13 inches long and 10 inches wide, and a removable bowlchips and dip are not included.
Virtual Distance Football ($9.99)
Take your pass to new lengthsand measure your distancewith sensor technology built into this sure-grip football. The sensor determines the distance the ball is thrownthe company claims its accurate within 1 yardwhile an oversize digital readout shows the distance.
Madden NFL 10 ($59.99)
Game not going your way? Then swap out reality for the virtual stadiums of Madden NFL 10, available on Microsoft Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii and Sonys PlayStation 3 console. Control every aspect of the game with Pro-Tak animation technology that features quarterback avoidance actions, the ability to drag defenders toward the first down marker and more. You can also battle it out on the gridiron with or against your friends online courtesy of new modes for competitive and cooperative game play.