Electronic gifts are what men like to get most and this Christmas holiday season has a list of jaw-dropping devices. If you’re out of ideas on what to get for the holidays, look no further. Here are the best 5 electronic gifts for men during the 2009-2010 holiday season.
Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6″ Display, U.S. Wireless) – $259.00
Imagine being able to access over 1500 books from any location in the world. Imagine being able to read books, newspapers, blogs, magazines, and more from an incredibly slim paper-like display screen (glare-proof, slightly above 1/3 in. thick). The Kindle Wireless Reading device is a cool gift for hardcore reading enthusiasts and an amazing device to own regardless.
In terms of weight, it is less heavy than a normal paperback (10.2 ounces). There is no shortage of books either because the Kindle Store has over 350,000 titles that can be downloaded straight to the reading device via a 3G wireless connection – no fees and service plans needed. You don’t even have to look for places with Wi-Fi. And if you don’t feel like reading, the text-to-speech feature lets the device “read” out books, newspapers, and more aloud to you. It’s like carrying a super library in the palm of your hand. What’s not to like? Purchase it online here.
Playstation 3 Slim 120 GB – $299.99
The Playstation 3 has skyrocketed in sales this year after the new “Slim” version hit the stores. The price has been reduced to $299.99, equivalent to the Xbox 360. That fact alone is enough to get one. And like the commercials say, the PS3 Slim does just about anything – built in Wi-Fi, 120 GB HD storage for music, movies and files, Blu-ray, DVD playability, HDMI, and 1080 pixel resolution, and other features. Real men can’t refuse a gift like this.
The PS3 Slim is the classic PS3 with a 36% weight cut and a 33% slimmer size. This is the perfect time to get this console, especially for gamers that wanted to get it when it was first released but didn’t have the cash. If that’s not enough, think of games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3 exclusive) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Buy the PS3 Slim here at Amazon… it would be the most satisfactory Christmas gift ever given. Guaranteed.
Corsair Flash Voyager 32 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive – $68.99
USB flash drives are handy to have around, especially when you get 32 gigabytes of space, which is currently the highest size on retail not above a whopping hundred bucks. This particular flash drive is affordable and versatile, allowing up to 8000 mp3 songs, nearly ten thousand photos, or up to 13 hours of video. It is 5.3 ounces and made to carry around anywhere you want.
This makes a great gift because of all the different things you can do, such as having a batch of powerpoints for school, keeping important Word documents on hand, or having a large collection of movies you can watch literally anywhere in the world – as long as you have a device that can connect to a USB port.
Buy the USB here online.
(PS3 and USB Flash Drive Tip: Put your HD movies on your USB and plug it into a Playstation 3. Then watch your 1080p movies on your TV screen in high definition.)
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor – $139.99
Now here’s a wrist-watch GPS and a heart rate monitor all rolled into one, a dream come true for the running enthusiast. There’s a lot this can do. It can monitor your heart rate (wireless), receive GPS through powerful signal reception, gives you the precise speed, distance, pace, and more. Athletes can even download the workout data for a full analysis. Even better is that the data can be analyzed for online map and route sharing. That’s some truly high tech workout software.
This is a great electronic gift for men because it’s also compatible for other sports like cycling, skiing, windsurfing, etc. To buy it from Amazon and learn more about the device, click here.
Apple iPod Touch 32 GB (3rd Generation) – $279.99
Let’s review what the iPod touch does – 32 GB for up to 7000 songs, 40000 photos, or 40 hours of video, all in a compact portable device. You can surf the web, get directions with Google Maps, use it as a portable mini-widescreen TV, play games, use Bluetooth, surf YouTube, read Kindle books (scroll back up to the first electronic gift) without Kindle software, calculate 2+2… you get the picture. There are too many features to name.
This is the latest generation so it has faster hardware, voice control, earphones (remote and mic included), Bluetooth functionality with the update patch, which also enables peer to peer apps and stereo Bluetooth.
Buy it here online.