Electronics: Luxury-electronic products make for the greatest gifts. People never seem to tire of these annually newly improved, upgraded items. However, electronic products labeled deluxe must be more than trendy to appeal to upscale consumers. Glitz without long-term utility value is flawed from inception. With so many unfathomably intelligent smart-phones, it is difficult to distinguish the multifaceted mobile phones' primary function. Smart-phones are mobile personal-management systems complete with a computer with Internet access, a camera, a GPS, a DVD and a music player. The world may not be at your feet, but a lot of it does conveniently fit in most pockets or handbags thanks to these ingenious devices.
There is at least one item out there for everyone. In most cases, there are numerous products. This is a great time for gadget and electronic-product lovers. Here is a baker's dozen of charged up suggestions for gifts that are guaranteed to light up the faces of all recipients.
There are earrings that are larger than this headset! Motorola's MotoPure H12 is the smallest dual-microphone Bluetooth headset. The dual microphones separate voice and background noise discretely. The unit's clarity and super-convenient small size are on parity with its chic appearance.
The Pearl, the 8800, and the Curve are three pieces of proof on how BlackBerry's just keep getting better and better. The metallic Curve 8320 smart-phone is the smallest and lightest produced by the company. It's loaded with features. It has a camera, and media player, Wi-Fi capabilities, expandable memory, Voice Dialling, BlackBerry Maps.
VTech offers a home-phone system that allows easy integration to mobile phones, and it's darn attractive too! Two models are available. Up to eight cell phones or headsets- using Bluetooth- can be connected to the system's base.
It is hard to call something that Bang & Olufson designed so sleekly old school, but telephones with cords coming out of the receiver are somewhat rare sightings. On top of great looks, there also is a wall-mounted version available. The BeoCom 1401 comes in four attractive colors.
It is less than one-inch thick! The award-winning Navigon 7100 is a GPS system for both drivers and pedestrians. Its portability and ease of use make getting around fun and easy. The intuitive menus, 2-D and 3-D map views, touch-screen displays, clear-voice recognition, and Bluetooth technology place this personal-navigation system in a class of its own. The MSRP is $649.
It is a complete mobile PC that can be taken anywhere. This ultra-portable micro PC has two built in cameras, wireless WAN and Bluetooth technology. The complementing docking station and large-capacity battery make the system complete. An extra adapter is a good idea too.
Here is a personal trainer that is never late and always ready to go! The Garmin Forerunner lets a runner know how far, how fast, how many calories burnt, and how to get back home. The Garmin Forerunner 205 looks at speed, distance, and pace, whereas the Forerunner 305 analyses pulse and heart rate. Progress of workouts can be monitored and analyzed with software from the Garmin Training Center. The Garmin nuvi 660- with its wide screen and Bluetooth technology- is another great choice.
Gillette's Germany-based Braun is the manufacturer of the Tassimo Hot Beverage System. The Tassimo T-discs come from a variety of recognized sources, such as Gevalia, Maxwell House Café Collection, Suchard, Carte Noire, Twinning's, Kenco, Tazo, Mastro Lorenzo, Jacobs, Yuban, and Seattle's Best. Twenty-eight T-discs, which are available in packs generally ranging from 16 to 20 discs per package, are listed online.
It is understandable that even the most responsible driver could err at the most inopportune time- like when a state trooper is watching. Escort Radar's Passport 9500i circumvents such mishaps from occurring. The 9500i keep drivers from troubling officers with such affairs. Motor Trend, Backroads, Popular Mechanics, European Car, Vette Magazine, RadarTest.com, Forbes.com, and SpeedZones.com have blipped positively over Escort's impressive lineup of products.
V-Moda presents "hearwear" that dazzles the eyes, perks the ears, and piques the interests of both fashion and music aficionados. The Modaphone Hearwear collection is a series of fashionable earphones with the sparkle of jewelry and the clarity of high-end earphones. Each of the four models made is from super-soft silicon with fittings that are offered in three sizes. The earphones are compatible complements to Apple's iPods, Microsoft's Zune, and various other MP3 players.
The Pioneer Elite television line offers four televisions. The PRO-150FD is the largest of the televisions with a 60-inch screen. It has a picture akin to a theater-size screen with 1080p resolution 1920 x 1080 and a 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratio. The television's aspect-ratio control has six settings. Once this television is turned on, it has various built-in intelligent features that maintain a perfect picture regardless of room conditions or broadcast quality. The televisions also come with a V-chip to provide parents with total control over content.
The Lifestyle 48 is an intelligent system with a media center that handles DVD videos, CDs, CD-R/RW, VCDs, PCMs, MP3 files, MPEG-2, and digital 5.1 without flutter or stutter. The Bose Link allows a system to be hooked up with compatible products and enables independent volume controls for each room. It can even provide two different audio streams simultaneously, putting Beyonce Knowles in one room and AC/DC in another qualm-free. In an independent market research study recently reported by the Luxury Institute, wealthy consumers rated the Bose Corporation the most prestigious luxury audio brand in the 2007 Luxury Brand Status Index. Additionally, Bose was cited as the leader in the 2007 Luxury Web site Effectiveness Index for audio brands.
There are three models offered by Logitech. The Harmony 1000 Advanced Universal Remote is the frontrunner of this line. It features a 3.5-inch color screen and touch-screen commands. Touch-screen commands and large color icons facilitate easy usage. Up to 15 separate components can be used with the Harmony 1000. It transmits both infrared and radio frequency commands, so components can be operated even if the remote control is in another room. It runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and a recharging base is included with the unit. The Harmony RF Wireless Extender, which is sold separately, enables the remote control to work up to 100 feet away. The Harmony Advanced Universal Remotes support over 5,000 brands and more than 175,000 devices. This slick "click" is a great pick!
For LxM James Rothaar