There are plenty of Gift Guides out there for just about anyone on your list, but theyâ€™re often filled with the same old boring crap that every other Gift Guide is featuring, so this year I decided to make my own Gift Guide and fill it with ideas for things to get that special someone when you want to surprise them with something they havenâ€™t already seen a million times before:
Jason Freeny is no stranger to DYH, but this year, heâ€™s taken his special kind of art and created a holiday card out of the gingerbread manâ€™s anatomy. It might not come pre-filled with warm and fuzzies, but you can guarantee Halmarkâ€™s got nothing on the uniqueness of this card!
Itâ€™s made of carbon fiber, it connects to your cell phone via Bluetooth to warn you if it gets stolen, and it can only be accessed with your fingerprint via a built-in biometric scanner. If anyone needs more security than that, then maybe itâ€™s time to stop going outside.
NVIDIA GeForce 3D Glasses
Gaming in 2D is so 2009. In 2010, itâ€™s time to take gaming to the next level with the GeForce 3D Glasses from NVIDIA. Using a special monitor and an IR receiver to tell distance, these glasses will allow you to see into and through the game in front of you, giving you a whole new way to experience your virtual world like never before.
La Crosse Technology Battery Charger
With four individual displays to indicate the status of up to four batteries that can each be set to one of four different modes, the La Crosse Technology BC-9009 AlphaPower Battery Charger may be a bit overkill, but thatâ€™s also what makes it a must have for any gadget geek on your list.
What can you do with a 7â€ USB powered touchscreen monitor? Better question: What canâ€™t you do with a 7â€ USB powered touchscreen monitor?
Sure, the Chumby One was released this year, and itâ€™s cheaper and has better specs and is more gadget like, but nothing can compare to the original computer in a bean bag known as the Chumby.
It doesnâ€™t look like any computer case that Iâ€™ve ever seen, but thatâ€™s what makes the Level 10 from Thermaltake so unique. Plus, for just $2,500 more, you can get it filled with all the latest guts from IBUYPOWER.
Apple Magic Mouse
Having used one for more than a month, I can definitely vouch for the claim that this thing works like magic. If youâ€™ve got a Mac head, design fan, or button-phobic person on your list, then give the gift that keeps on clicking.
Eye-Fi Memory Card
With the Eye-Fi Explore SD card, any camera can automatically geotag and upload photos and videos on the go using any available wi-fi network. If that doesnâ€™t turn your gift recipient into a buzzing social media over-sharer, then nothing will.
Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker
Iâ€™ve probably made about 100 gallons of hot chocolate since I got an automatic hot chocolate maker, so if youâ€™ve never experienced the joy that a fresh, frothy cup of hot chocolate can bring, then itâ€™s time to give one of these to someone that will let you borrow their kitchen from time to time when the temperature drops.
The Composer is designed to give the budding photographer in your life a new eye to the world with a lens that can be tilted and shifted to any desired angle for a crazy new effect that will surely unleash the creative talents they never knew they had. That, or theyâ€™ll just get frustrated trying to figure out why their pictures never turn out the way they want and then smash their camera over your head, but those are just the risks youâ€™re going to have to take this holiday season.
Clocky Alarm Clock
Itâ€™s a clock with a face that rolls away from you every time you try to hit the snooze button. If that doesnâ€™t get your special someone out of bed in the morning, nothing will.
Logitech Harmony One
Itâ€™ll control thousands of home entertainment devices with ease using a combination of buttons and a programmable touchscreen, and itâ€™ll look good doing it too. With the Harmony One, youâ€™ll never have to fumble with 18 remotes and a magical button dance just to watch a DVD again.
So thatâ€™s it. See something you liked? Then be a good Santa and stop procrastinating and start Visaâ€™ing.