Holidays 2.0: The Latest, Coolest Tech and Gadget Gifts for the Season

Gift Ideas for the Electronics Lover on Your List

Aps-solutley Affordable


Connect the tech geek on your list with one of the most affordable and versatile tablets on the market, the Coby KYROS MID7022 operates on Android 2.3 and features Wi-Fi connectivity and a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen for quick access to email, videos and apps.  $180.


Don’t be a Loser


They’ll never again leave behind a cell phone at work, a restaurant, the gym, etc., with the poker chip-sized ZOMM Bluetooth-enabled wireless leash that flashes, vibrates and sounds an alarm if the phone is left behind. It’s also a speakerphone, so calls can be picked up when the handset is out of reach, even at the bottom of a purse. $99.99.


Favorite Store

For the data hoarder on your list, give the gift of safekeeping photos, music, and all their valuable data on the capacity Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go SuperSpeed USB 3.0.  This portable hard drive transfers data 10 time faster than USB 2.0 and is fully compatible with both 3.0 and 2.0 ports.  It includes Nero BackItUp & Burn back up and recovery software and three sleep/suspend settings to save power.   Available in Caribbean Blue and Hot Pink.  500 GB to 1TB capacity.  $89 – $139.

Bright Idea


Perfectly sized for that little compartment in a car console, utility drawer or purse, Pelican ultra-compact aluminum 1910 and 1920 flashlights provide bright light when it’s needed, either in “on” mode or for just a moment with a push-and-hold button $32.95 to $35.95.


SNAPPy Video


Capture videos and stills in, well, a snap with the affordable Coby SNAPP CAM5002 high definition camcorder.  It includes an integrated USB plug, HDMI connection and cable and SD card slot for recording hours of video to share using the bundled Muvee editing software and YouTube uploader. $49.99.


Listen Up


iFrogz Toxix headphones offer the quality sound of the manufacturer’s higher-end headphones at an affordable price.  Light-weight ergonomically designed comfort cushion earcups are a good fit for smaller ears.  $19.99.

Finders Keypers


Ready to go, but the car keys are lost, again?  The Mini Key Finder wirelessly detects keys up to 60 feet away. Simply press the button on this compact wireless transmitter, and the matching key ring will sound up to 60 feet away—through floors, walls, or even sofa cushions.  $19.99. Exclusively at Brookstone stores or


Tuff Stuff


Play rough and jet set without worrying about your smartphone with the Pelican i1015 crushproof and water-resistant case, perfect for sports or travel.  It features a clear lid to view playlists, and an external headphone to listen to the player while the case is closed. $37

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