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Hi-tech holidays

Technology gifts dominate this year’s shopping lists

The holiday season is officially underway

and consumers will be hitting the

stores to shop for their loved ones. Hot on

holiday wish lists this year — technology.

According to new data by the Consumer

Electronics Association (CEA),

about 80 percent of consumers

said they want technology as a

holiday gift, a slight increase

from last year’s 79 percent and

75 percent recorded in 2007.

With endless

gift ideas to

choose from,

coming up

with your shopping

game plan for this

holiday season can be quite a

daunting task, but there are tons of

resources online that can help you narrow

down your search. Need a place to start?

Office Depot’s Top 30 Smart Gifts is a list

of the “must-have” smart gift items to

help busy holiday shoppers find that perfect

gift this season. The list features the

hottest products combined with extraordinary

savings. Here are the season’s top gift

ideas to consider when you are shopping

this holiday:

HP Mini Netbook

The perfect mobile companion for the

traveler, this netbook boasts an extra long

battery life so you can remain

connected while on the

road. The HP Mini Netbook

also comes with the new

Windows 7 operating system

pre-installed.

Flip Video Ultra HD

Camcorder

Don’t miss capturing any

of your holiday memories.

Record up to 120 minutes of

video with the push of a

button and easily upload

your videos via the built-in USB adaptor.

Ativa 7” Digital Frame

Available exclusively at Office Depot for

less than $40, this frame allows your loved

ones to display their memories

and is a perfect gift for

family, friends or business

associates. Preload it with

some photos to make a truly

personalized statement.

Tom Tom 5” GPS

Don’t be late to the holiday

party this year because of

bad directions. The Tom Tom

5” GPS System plans the

fastest routes based on traffic

patterns, all with a new, larger display

screen.

Sony Pocket Reader

With the Sony Pocket

Reader, you can read

your books electronically

and store up to 350 of

your favorite titles at a

time. Perfect to take

along while waiting in

an airport or on that

long flight.

Ed Hardy Faceplates

for iPhone

Perfect for the teens

on your list that are all

about fashion, nothing makes more of a

statement than Ed Hardy. Select from five

Ed Hardy-designed faceplates manufactured

to fit perfectly with an iPhone.

Last minute gift?

For a practical, last-minute tech gift,

consider an Ativa 4 GB Fashion USB Flash

Drive from Office Depot which can be used

for anything from school to business work.

It also makes for a great stocking stuffer. ◗

— Find out about all these gifts and more

online at www.Top30SmartGifts.com.

Article courtesy of ARAcontent.

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‘There’s an app for that’

You’ve spent weeks trying to figure out

what you’re going to buy your best friend

or loved one this holiday season. You’ve

sent innumerable hints, peeked into their

internet browser history and everything

else you could think of. Yet, you find yourself

empty on ideas.

Why not let your friend or family member

decide for themselves? If they’ve got

an iPhone or iPod, buy your friend an

iTunes Gift Card in amounts of $15, $25,

$50 or more. They can buy apps, music,

whole albums and audiobooks, music

videos, movies, TV shows or whatever their

heart desires. ◗

— by Matt Comer . Q-Notes staff

Not for Reproduction

NOVEMBER 28 . 2009 • QNotes 19

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