Top 10 Christmas Gifts to Buy NowBy Shaon, Gaea News Network
Monday, November 15, 2010
Well its that time of the year again when each and every one gets to empty their wallets for their loved ones. What better way to make your loved one feel special than to give him or her a great gizmo that will suit the occasion that comes only once a year. Well put your inhibitions (and your money away for the gadgets that would surely bring your family closer.ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
1. In house Movie Projector Samsung SP-A800B
An expensive option option like the Samsung SP-A800B 1080p DLP Video Projector may not be the way to go if you don’t really care for true HD projection. However at a MSRP of $7.495 this may be a better option than all the cheap DIY(Do it yourself) stuff you can score off ebay. The reason it is special is due to the fact that the projector carries a proprietary processor to upscale and render any ol DVD in 1080P. The image quality is breathtakingly natural and the 2 HDMI ports that are supplied would ensure that you never lack any options for connectivity. Moreover nothing beats a “Grinch” re run on the Christmas eve on the big screen.
- Dimensions (WxHxD) 18″ x 8.5″ x 19″DLP Video Projector with (DarkChip2 with 6 segment color wheel), 1,000 Lumens of light output and 1920×1080 (1080p) Native Pixel Resolution.
Image size range: 40 to 300 inches - adds flexibility for both small and large screen sizes and room environments.
Native 16×9 Screen Aspect Ratio.
10,O00:1 Contrast Ratio (Full On/Full Off), 300 Watt Lamp, and 2000 Hour Lamp Life.
Reference Color Temperature: 6500K, Color Temperature Settings: 5500K, 6500K, 8000K, 9300K.
HDMI (2), VGA, HD-Component (2), S-Video, and Composite Video inputs.
Compatible with input resolutions up to 1080p, including 1080p/24. NTSC/PAL Compatible.
RS232 Interface for custom installation control needs.
Automatic video input Detection - Manual video input selection also available via remote control or buttons on projector.
Price $ 7,495
2. iPod Touch 32 GB
Well this would seem like an unusual choice but the fact remains that the iPhone without the “Antennagate” and the “contract” is always a better and cheaper option to experience Apple’s usability. Steve Jobs did claiim that is was the no.1 gaming platform, so there is a guarantee that one is not going to be at any loss for apps. Wha’s more the iPod touch now has the well reviewed retina display( Smart talk for an insane amount of pixels crammed together in the screen). The rear caera and a full HD recording option should serve as no deterrent either. And yes this baby is thinner than the iPhone 4 and it was wayy too much thin. With the help of Face time you would be able to make voice calls as well. All this is ensured by the new A4 processor
- 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen
960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+) etc
User-configurable maximum volume limit
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Maps-location based service4
Nike + iPod support built in
Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera
VGA-quality photos and video up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
Tap to control exposure for video or stills
Photo and video geo tagging over Wi-Fi
3. Photo Frame Clocks
The Christmas is all about loving the family and your loved one it also is a celebration of all the moments you have spent together. So a wall clock with an assortment of 12 photo frame ensues that you remember the happy days every minute of the day. Whats more the clocks looks just that much classy to suit your home decor. The product is available in two designs a multicolor and a black one. The multicolor option has options for frames in pink, red, green, blue, white and a whole host of other colors too. This is quite an option to consider if you plan on displaying your family pics in your home freely.
- Requires 1 x AA battery (not included).
Suitable for ages 8 years +
40 x 40 x 5 cm (whole clock).
Various frame sizes.
Well its a clock with photo frames.
Price : $35
4. Joby’s Gorillatech Blade
The true spirit of Christmas is in being in the light. So with an sturdy Aluminuim case and options to strap them to the body ensure that this stands out as a very unique product. The light spread of this unique light spread makes it a great way of dispersing lights. Also its magnetic field would ensure that it would latch on to any metallic objects. Thus this Christmas your fashion accessory may well be a torch. This ensures that your pre christmas camping trip is safe and secure. Now every one gets to send the right signal.
Weight: 13 Ounces
Chip: CREE XLamp XP-C LED
Lumens: 130 (2.5 hrs) / 65 (6.5 hrs)
Price: $60 (MSRP)
5. Marshall Headphones
The biggest launch or re launch of the brand that was known for your grand pa’s amplifier when he was in a rock band has finally come of age with the retro chic full ear (Major) and the earbud (minor) head phone. Well if anything can be said about it, it is definately not under stated. The gold accents are just awesome and the earbuds also come with mic and remote for using with a phone. The canned design may not suit every one but rest assured this is going to spell uber cool this Christmas. And yes the sound is at par with Bose. All we can say is that this is a deal that should not be missed. We have prepared the list based on all the things that are going to make merry of all your needs this time round. So don’t go on expecting nail clippers (Well you should).
- NA Since the Product had just been introduced. The launch is expected near the November 15th.
Price: $100 for Full eared $ 60 for in ear
6 Bosch Laser Measuring Device
What is a man when he is not able to make all the fine tuning to the Furnitures before the guests start to arrive. This unique device would take the use of Lasers (You read that right). the modern man never settles for anything but the best for his measurements and this would ensure that no table in the drawing room would ever have any over sized limb ever again. The only thing thats is required is another device from the James bond movies that could actually cut the wood. It makes measuring a one person affair.
- Accuracy: +/- 1/16″ (1.5 mm)
Battery Life: Approximately 30,000 Individual Measurements
Dimensions: 4 x 2-5/16 x 1-1/4 (100 mm x 68 mm x 32 mm)
Laser Class: 2
Laser Diode: 635 nm, 1mW
Measuring Time, Max: 4 sec.
Measuring Time, Typ: 0.5 sec
Power: 4 AAA Batteries
Range: 2″ to 130′ (0.05 to 40 m)
7 Khlip Nail cutter
A nail cutter (Told You) that retails for no less than $50 should ensure nothing short of a full priced pedicure. The Khlip is cool in the sense that this is a product of some wonderful ergonomics sciences. The pressure is applied above its single blade and a smooth cut is going to be ensured all the time you use it. The Christmas has arrived and yes you do have to cut your nails when you go for that night out.
- Great Design
Ensures pressure over single blade
Price $ 50
8 Sabertooth P67
Now that its christmas you should start caring about the long forgotten pc. The new product from Asus ensures that you probably wont need any upgrade anytime soon. If you are familiar with the way a mother board looks this is not going to seem familiar. According to sources the groovy sheath you are looking at in the board is called the “Tactical Vest”. Well it has been implemented for better cooling and I can bet that this product will not accumulate nearly as much dust as my dusty machine. All the military hype is no gimmick either. Since the vest actually sustains temperatures ranging from -40C -80 C
Again very new product, But expect all the bells and whistles to support a modern day power house to be their
9 Panasonic Lumix LX5
Unleash the photographer in you with the Panasonic Lumix LX5. This is possible the the most affordable way to own a piece of that gorgeous leica lens. This almost spells a professional camera when it comes to the quality of pictures on offer. Moreover its only just a point andd shoot so you will never need to tug all the heavy equipments.
- The 3.0-inch large 460,000-dot high resolution Intelligent LCD also redesigned by adopting High CRI (Color Rendering Index) backlight LED to greatly increase the color reproduction, making it more visible both in shooting and playing back images in any conditions from at dark night to under bright sunlight.
- Battery life is extended to shoot 400 photos (CIPA) per a single charge.
- A wide-variety of optional accessories, including a Live View Finder (DMW-LVF1), External Optical View Finder (DMW-VF1), Wide Conversion Lens (DMW-LWA52), Conversion Lens Adaptor (DMW-LA6), MC Protector (DMW-MC52), ND Filter (DMW-LND52), PL Filter: DMW-LPL52, External Flashes, Leather Case (DMW-CLX5) and a Battery Pack (DMW-BCJ13).
10. DIY Automatic Bike Pump
Nothing quite fits the spirit of Christmas than the spirit of giving. Well its not exactly called giving if you take it without anyone knowing. All your diy Bike Pump will it will take is a thin rubber pipe and a couple of nobs. And so the next time you go riding on a bike and find a flat tyre it is essential to know that all you have to do is to take your bike to a nearby parking lot. This device is sure going to bring a lot of joy to those of you who is stranded a couple of miles away from your home. But beware don’t let the owner catch you else Christmas would be gone before you know it.
- Rubber pipe
Two bike knobs
Price $0 if you know where to look
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