You can satisfy the gadget lover in you and buy them for yourself or give them as gifts to friends or family this holiday season, and they all cost less than $500. With the numerous gadgets available in the market, it becomes difficult to choose an excellent product with the right price.
This list contains all sorts of gadgets and you are sure to find something even if you have just a couple of hundred dollars to spare. Check out the prices from various dealers before you buy, as the prices given may vary depending on where you are getting them from.
Sylvania Meso Netbook –$369
This compact and light-weight netbook comes with a 9-inch screen, Bluetooth, Webcam, Wi-Fi and an 80 gigabyte hard drive. The Meso is available with a Linux or Windows operating system. It has a hyper-threaded processor and the performance is excellent. You even have a choice of four beautiful colors; snow white, basic black, blush, and a bright yellow. This may be the best value in a netbook available now.
The Flip Mino and The Kodak Zi6 Pocket Camcorders – $180
Both these camcorders can capture one hour of video and use flash memory. While the Flip Mino gives stunning HD-quality video, The Kodak0 Zi6 records in HD. With the Flip Mino, you can even generate your own designs or use your own image to get the exact look you want for your camcorder. Both these gadgets sell for around $180 and come with a pop-up USB port to download videos.
ContourHD Wearable Video Camera – $350
With this video camera from VholdR, you can capture the action during your favorite moments. This is the world’s first HD wearable video camera and can be mounted on just about any helmet. The camera uses a micro SD card. This would make a perfect gift.
Casio Exilim Digital Camera – $250
This slim and compact camera is unparalleled for its style. It can capture High Definition video and High Speed Burst digital photos. You can spend another $80 and get yourself a Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi memory card that will help you automatically upload your photos wirelessly. With this camera, it is easy for you to capture all your best memories.
The G1 and LG Dare Smartphones – $179 and $129
The G1 smartphone is from T-Mobile and the LG Dare is from Verizon. Both the phones are packed with wonderful features and also come with the ability to download applications, making them completely customizable.
TomTom and Gamin nuvi GPS Units – $125 and $500
GPS units are the rage these days. These units come with a variety of features and in different price ranges. The TomTom is cheap at $125 and is great if all you need are the basic GPS features. However, if you are looking for advanced features and extra information, then Gamin nuvi is the best bet, although it costs more than TomTom. It features real-time traffic information, and comes with a large screen too.
Mini Projector from Optoma Technology – $400
Also known as the pocket projector, you can hook up this geeky mini projector to any portable media device, such as an iPod, iPhone or iTouch and enjoy projection on the run. On the spot presentations are easy as it can project images on all sorts of surfaces. It also weighs just 4 ounces.
Mouse and Keyboard from MSI Computer – $19 and $39
These are for the environmentally minded techie. They are made of earth friendly high-quality sustainable bamboo. Except for the keys on the keyboard, both the mouse and keyboard are completely made of bamboo and give an elegant look.
Power Strip from Monster Cable – $100
Did you know that all electronic devices that are plugged into wall outlets consume energy even when they are turned off? This power strip from Monster Cable acts as a great power saver. It comes with the option to be programmed to turn the power off when electronics are not in use.
SanDisk Sansa Fuze – $80
This is a wonderful alternative to the more expensive iPod. This player comes in a sleek design, features 8 gigabytes of storage and a color screen.
Given as gifts, these gadgets would be greatly appreciated and you do not have to make a hole in your pocket too. You deserve to pamper yourself too! With so many manufacturers coming out with interesting gadgets at affordable prices, you are certainly spoilt for choice.