Holiday gadget must-haves

December 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
We have gift ideas that will make your family and friends very happy this holiday for everyone from the kids to the grown-ups! Diana Forbes, better known as Gadget Grrl, shares these cool gadgets ideas, some of which she is a consultant for.

1) Nero Liquid TV/TiVo PC

  • New TiVo DVR direct to PC solution
  • Watch, pause live TV on your desktop, record shows
  • Directly to PC or on to iPod, PSP or on to DVD
  • Easy to install on to PC using Win XP or Vista
  • With the TiVo PC remote, software and hardware
  • You can create TV on the go
  • $199.99 (includes 1-year subscription to TiVo)

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Available at Best Buy, Circuit City, Fry's Electronics, Office Depot and Amazon.

2) Fujitsu ScanSnap S300/S300M Portable Scanner

  • Portable scanner for both Mac and PC
  • Weighs about 3 lbs
  • Scan up to 10 sheets, double sided, business cards, receipts, documents
  • No power cords - power it through USB
  • $295

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Available at Costco.com, Amazon.com and CDW.com.

3) Motorola Krave

  • Touchphone you can actually feel the touch so you know when you are pressing on a key
  • Flip cover keeps the LCD screen from scratches while still being able to access the touchpad
  • Media can be viewed vertically/horizontally
  • Great speakers, 2.0 digital cam that zooms
  • $149 with 2-year Verizon contract (that includes $50 rebate)

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4) Sony PlayStation 3

  • Entertainment console - built-in Blu-ray player
  • Play Blu-ray DVDs, CDs, 160GB tons of room to save all the TV shows
  • 40 percent more processing power means more depth of gaming
  • PlayStation network -- download games, join gaming communities
  • $499

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Available at Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart

5) Little Big Planet Video Game

  • $59.99

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6) Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet

  • Touch up, edit digital photos
  • The pen actually feels like a pen/brush
  • Create art, photo albums, scrapbooks
  • Comes with adobe photoshop elements/corel painter essentials
  • Wireless mouse
  • $99

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For more information on Gadget Grrl and the items featured on the show, visit www.gadgetgrrl.com

About Gadget Grrl:
Gadget Grrl first landed on TV in 1996. Born out of Diana Forbes love of performing stand up, combined with her near obsession with new technologies, she sports her signature "techno flip", glasses and proudly wears her pink labcoat as she educates and entertains. Her "Gadget Grrl" blog runs both online and in print with a circulation of 3 million readers. She appears on national and local television shows featuring live demos of the latest trends in consumer products.


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