Sunday, November 25, 2012

“Tis the season to shop for High-Tech Toys!

We have smartphones, iPads and iPod touches, 3D TV’s, tablets, and iPad minis, as well as Archos GamePad, PS3, xBox, Oakley Airwave Goggles with GPS, and so much more.  From the silly to the brilliant here are a few ideas.

The JOYSTICK-IT ($14.99) works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes the iPad and many Android tablets.

The Olloclip for the iPhone is a 3-1 quick-connect lens solution for the iPhone that includes fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lenses in one small, convenient package that easily fits in your pocket.

Foosball for the iPad (around $100.00) Free app comes with it.  However, if I remember my college days, many many years ago, it could be dangerous for that iPad!

Helix Bendable Bluetooth Speakers ($50.00)  bluetooth speakers with a flexible inner core, that let the user wrap them like a bracelet. From the user’s wrist to their shower head, Helix’s flexible body helps it wrap around what they want, while its water resistant exterior keeps its inner electronics safe, as long as it's not submerged. The Quirky logo serves as an on/off tab, while the user controls it with their bluetooth device.


Polaroid Z2300 ($167.00) is the newest addition to Polaroid’s instant camera.  It allows users to print snaps instantly.  It produces a 10 megapixel 2 x 3 inch image in full color in under a minute.

 Put the future at your fingertips with a Virtual Laser Keyboard ($99.99 - $200.00). Revolutionary laser technology projects a virtual keyboard on any flat surface.  There are several out there. This one pictured is from Brookstone.

Digits - Conductive Glove Pins ($14.99) Don't let your gloves keep you away from your smartphone! Digits are mini conductive pins that convert the gloves you already own and love into smartphone-compatible gloves.

Tip of the Week:  Shopping Online Safety
  1. Keep your computer, browser, and anti-virus software updated.
  2. Pay attention to web addresses.  Many malicious websites may look like a legitimate site but may use a variation in spelling or a different domain.  Also look in the address box for the “s” in https:// before any transaction.
    Use a credit card, not a debit card.  With credit cards, laws limit your liability for fraudulent charges.
  3. Keep a record of your order and compare when you receive your credit card bill.
  4. Don’t use public computers and unsecured wireless connections.

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