eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-12-05
 
 
 

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide

Do you have a techie on your gift list? To find the right mix of products to recommend to our readers, we went right to those who should know: the gadget-loving writers and editors at eWEEK. By Debra Donston

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Land of the Lost

Several of our staff members put a GPS high on their wish lists. One person is hoping for a GPS for back-country hiking. Another wants a GPS wrapped in an expensive vehicle. Me, I'm just hoping to get from point A to point B without getting hopelessly los

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Land of the Lost

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - It\s All in the Wrist

And, while we're busy finding our way, we'd really like to be able to check out the time, altitude, atmospheric pressure and direction with just a peek at our wrists. How can you do all that, you ask? With the Suunto Core ABC watch/altimeter/barometer/com

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - It\s All in the Wrist

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Reading Is Fundamental

Do we want Amazon's Kindle e-book reader because it's sold out? Maybe. But the device-with its large screen, huge library and built-in data network-also seems to be a true evolution in the e-book reader space. It may even be the one that will make reading

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Reading Is Fundamental

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Latest and Greatest in Tivo

The idea of watching a television show when it's originally broadcast is so pass-. On our list this year is the latest in Tivo's time-shifting goodness, complete with HD, Rhapsody music service, Universal Swivel Search, home movie sharing and online sched

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Latest and Greatest in Tivo

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Wall of Sight and Sound

To watch all of those Tivo'ed shows (and to get ready for the Beijing Olympics), one of our staffers is hoping for the Panasonic TH-50PZ700U 50-inch 1080p Plasma HDTV. ('Any bigger,' he said, 'and I would need to remove a wall.')

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Wall of Sight and Sound

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - TV Anytime, Anyplace

When Tivo's not enough TV, there's the Slingbox. The Slingbox turns any Internet-connected PC, laptop or smart phone into a television via SlingPlayer software. SlingPlayer connects users to their Slingbox, which provides complete control over their livin

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - TV Anytime, Anyplace

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Cleaning Is for Luddites

Back in the day, we used to pull out a vacuum and mop to clean our floors. Why go through all that when the Roomba and Scooba can do the dirty work (literally) for us? Only the latest models, please, under our trees.

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Cleaning Is for Luddites

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Work It

Of course, all that energy not spent vacuuming and mopping may add inches to our waistlines. That's why we also have on our list the GZ Power Stepper. While you're exercising with the device, which connects to your computer via USB, your keyboard and mous

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Work It

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Mondo Monitor

You know what they say: How are you going to keep them down on the CRT, now that they've seen HD? Well, maybe no one says that, but one of our staffers is hoping that Santa will bring him an HP w1907 19-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor.

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Mondo Monitor

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Unified Vision

And, to make the aforementioned staffer's many monitors work together, here's hoping for a Matrox DualHead 2Go. http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/prod

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Unified Vision

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Seeing Stars

We often write about how the technology planets are aligning-or not-but sometimes we want to actually see the planets align. A Celestron telescope for sky viewing would do the trick nicely.

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Seeing Stars

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Are You Ready to Rock?

Those among us who take their music very seriously are hoping for a PreSonus FP10. Hook it up to your computer and get studio-quality digital recording capabilities. http://www.preso

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Are You Ready to Rock?

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - See No Evil

There are probably lots of applications for the Ridgid SeeSnake Micro, a digital camera with a photo-sensitive element at the end of a 3-foot cable and a 2.4-inch color LCD screen in the handle. The staffer who put it on his list suggested seeing what toy

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - See No Evil

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Latest in Laptops

When it comes to laptops, one of our staffers isn't satisfied with his slightly outdated system. No, he wants Intel Core 2 Duo processors, a big hard drive, a built-in camera for video chatting on the go, a new suite of productivity apps and slick multime

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Latest in Laptops

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Not Just a Phone -

And that's not the only Apple item that found its way onto our list. Call us predictable, but several staff members cited a strong desire for the iPhone-and, more specifically, the iPhone Touch. We know, we know: Currently, options are limited and costs a

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - Not Just a Phone -

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - iPhone Accessories

One of our staffers actually has an iPhone, and is looking to outfit it with a good headset. (He's found headsets that provide decent sound and those that provide comfort, but none that provide both.) Perhaps the V-Moda Vibe Duo Nero for iPhone will offer

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - iPhone Accessories

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - The Art of Zune

We got one vote for a Microsoft Zune. An engraved Zune. No, I am not kidding. http://www.microsoft.com/pressp

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - The Art of Zune

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - What's on your gadget list?

Let me know at debra.donston@ziffdavisenterprise.com.

eWEEKs Holiday Gadget Guide - What's on your gadget list?

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