by Mike Hatch
You’ve got money to burn, or you can barely rub two pennies together…but need to buy a gift for a loved one who loves gadgets. Here are some ideas!
Financially Challenged: Dotz – Cord Identifier Kit ($2.99)
All those FREAKIN’ cords! Having a hard timing remembering (or seeing) where they go? This cord identifier kit features a color-coded label system: so you can keep your home theater wiring completely organized.
Filthy Rich: Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K Home Theater ES Projector ($21,999.99)
You know when you go to Cinemark or AMC? This projector is the home theater equivalent of what they use. Friends will be calling and asking for movie times before you know it.
Financially Challenged: PNY Classic Attaché 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ($3.99)
Not only are these good for transferring files, they’re good for backing up files. Just don’t leave them sitting around if you have a dog: they make for an excellent chew toy.
Filthy Rich: 80” TouchIT LED Duo Pro (4 Point Input) Interactive Board ($13,899.00)
Imagine your Windows 8 laptop…but the touchscreen is 80 FREAKIN’ inches! Can you imagine playing Angry Birds on this thing?
Financially Challenged: Tablet Stylus ($1.99)
I don’t think I’ve ever sent a text on my iPhone without somehow screwing it up…or having autocorrect take over. This will help you get crazy precise with your typing.
Filthy Rich: Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 AirPlay Sound System ($2,699.95)
Forget about those boring AirPlay speakers. This looks like something straight out of Star Trek. It’s a great conversation starter, too. You’ll have people asking: “What the hell is that?”
Financially Challenged: Family Guy Stewie Earbud Headphones ($3.99)
Who cares if they sound like crap? Stewie’s on the side of them!
Filthy Rich: Abyss AB-1266 ($5,945.00)
They’re supposed to sound amazing. But at this price, you’d expect Ed Harris to come with these “Abyss” headphones.
Financially Challenged: Half Price Books Gift Card (any denomination)
You can score some incredible videogame deals at HPB: especially in the “Clearance” section. And most of them actually don’t suck!
Filthy Rich: Sony Playstation 4 20th Anniversary Console (recently $20,100.00 on eBay)
Original grey; only 12,300 units made. Nostalgia has gotten expensive.