Gifts and Gadgets Archive

Altec Lansing iM9 inMotion Portable Speaker System for iPods - Altec Lansing iM9 inMotion Portable Speaker

Altec Lansing Orbit Speaker - My wife’s iMac died a while back. We didn’t mourn --- that cream-and-steel desktop had a long and useful life, and its death was quick and painless --- but neither

Amazon’s Kindle Fire - I got a Kindle for Father’s Day.   “From everything I’ve read, the Nook is a better e-reader,” I told my wife and daughter. “And from everything I’ve

Amazon’s Kindle Fire - I got a Kindle for Father’s Day. “From everything I’ve read, the Nook is a better e-reader,” I told my wife and daughter. “And from everything I’ve read, it’s probably best

Angry Birds - Apple has sold 15 million iPads.   Its App Store has sold 12 million copies of a game called Angry Birds.   Which means if you own an iPad and haven't downloaded --- for

Apple iMac Desktop Computer - Here is how lame I am when it comes to technology: Anything beyond plug-and-play eludes me. Once, in an America Online training session, I was so

Beats Over-the-Ear Headphones - On the streets of Manhattan, two products are ubiquitous: the iPhone and Beats headphones. Indeed, they generally go together: the iPhone pumping music through a brightly colored wire into the unmistakable

BOSE Companion 2 Speakers -

Breast Cancer: Unlock the Cure - The purple thumb. The yellow wristband.   Visual shorthand proves that sometimes an image is worth more than a thousand words.   This is Breast Cancer Awareness month --- you’ll be seeing a

Bucky Balls - Ever wonder what Wall Street big shots buy when they’re in the mood for toys?  I don’t mean Ferraris and wooden motorboats. Just toys. Things you have out on a table.

Chromecast Media Player - The temperature drops to minus 15 degrees in Duluth in December. I know. I was there. Why would anyone go to Duluth in the winter? Marriage, of course. When my wife was

Etón American Red Cross Self-Powered Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger - You think Sandy was the last killer storm? I don't. If, like me, you see more weather weirdness ahead, you want a solar-powered weather radio that can keep you informed, charge your

Flip Video Camera - "That was stupid.” Out of the mouths of babes --- “That was stupid” was the reaction of the nine-year-old when I told her that Cisco had decided to stop making Flip

Griffin iTrip Transmitter for iPod -

Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Maker - READER REVIEW: 'I never meant to use K-Cups. I knew they were awful, but I got hooked on the convenience. Then along came my beloved Head Butler with the solution.

Head Sets for Cell Phones - When the head of a respected cancer research institute warns his faculty and staff to limit their time on cell phones, I take notice. Please note: I do not jump

iKlear: Apple’s cleaning solution for iPhones, iPads, iMacs - When I worked at AOL, the insider wisdom was: Don’t be an early adopter. We love them, but early adopters are guinea pigs. Stay one version behind. Not that

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank -

Kensington Bluetooth Keyboard and Case for the iPad - I asked the child: “What’s the best present you got for Christmas?” Just so you know: The kid had a rocking holiday. Got just enough of the stuff

Kill A Watt: Save Money on Electricity - With energy costs spiking higher than Lou Dobbs' blood pressure, it's shrewd to find ways to save money where you can. Start by using less electricity. It's not just a matter of