Great Gadgets for under that Dreaded $500 Tag

Consumerism at its best, when it comes to shopping for those gadgets that blur the line of necessity and unnecessary compulsive purchases, it often gets difficult to separate the things that you must have from the things that you just plainly want. Better yet how about a great gadget steal for under $500, hell, I paid $500 each for two iPhones before they launched the ‘Next Generation 3G iPhones,' talk about buyers remorse.

However, with buyers and shoppers (there is a difference) starting to make way out to the shopping malls and online stores and with the holidays around the corner; Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day... and so on not to forget Birthdays... here are some gadget gift ideas that may raise your value a few notches.

1.       Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Camcorder - priced at $180 (Buy for less). Flip Mino (Low Price Check) is a decent alternative.

2.       Garmin nuvi - GPS unit sells between $250 - $500 (Check for lower prices). Tom Tom (Low Price Check) is a great alternative.

3.       SanDisk Sansa Fuze - Sells for $80 (Buy for less). Decent price, but I would rather pay the difference for an iPod Touch.

4.       Bamboo Mouse & Keyboard (price check) (MSI Computer) - Made of, you guessed it, bamboo, the eco-friendly and quality minded tech geek will enjoy this one. Sells for about $20 & $40

5.       Mini Projector (Optoma Pico) - priced at $400 by Optoma Technology can take the simplest ‘Gotta Have-it' gadgets and make them into something fun for everyone... Literally.

6.       Sylvania Meso Netbook (Good Alternatives)- Priced at around $369 with a 9" screen display, webcam, Bluetooth, 80GB of hard drive space, not to mention that it lacks the chunkiness of most laptops. However, I myself prefer the new eco-friendly 17" Apple Macbook Pro.

7.       VholdR Wearable Video Camera - priced at around $350 (buy for less), wear wherever you go, as long as a helmet is involved in order to easily attach the device. Looks like more and more camera people may find themselves out of work, damn technology.

8.       Smart Phones - There are so many Smart Phones out now that I can't even say that I highly recommend one. Like I said earlier, I own an iPhone and Apple pissed on me twice already.

a.        Released a ‘so-called' better version - The 3G iPhone - WTH?

b.      Lowered the price to a crappy $199 and now sell it at Walmart - huh?

I have been playing with the idea of getting my hands on the Blackberry Storm, something about it just says sexy... and I just don't care for Cingular... oh, AT&T...

So there you go, grab'em, get'em and enjoy'em... But remember... once you get your hands on them and become fluent with using the gadget something better will most likely always come out, so if you wait you may be able to get it for a steal...


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One Response to “Great Gadgets for under that Dreaded $500 Tag”

  1. networkmarketer 18 April 2009 at 2:00 am Permalink

    I like this bamboo mouse and keyboard…cool because I’m into this “green thing”-environment friendly.


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