If this holiday season has got you strapped for cash, find the latest tech toys that will be sure to please even the hardest person on your list to buy for (and won't break the bank).
The Outdoors Man
Pick up the Eton ARC FR500 Solarlink weather radio and know what the weather will be like even when not home to check The Weather Channel. The radio is solar-powered, self-powered, and can keep them abreast of the latest weather conditions. It can also charge a cell phone and MP3 player, offers flashlight assistance, and works as a siren. ($80)
If they spend a lot of time outside, then they will love the Samsung Rugby A837. It's waterproof and built to withstand any type of weather that Mother Nature can throw at it, so it'll work anywhere, anytime, no matter what it's like outside. Go to AT&T and pick up a two-year contract. ($130)
Stay At Home Guy
With all TV's going digital in February 2009, jump on the bandwagon and help your friend out. Get them the Winegard converter box, and they won't have anything to worry about when it switches over. The best part about the box, other than the fact that they don't have to worry about missing even one episode of Family Guy, is that you can plug it in or power it with batteries. (Just under $65)
Airlines are really killing people with all their extra charges and hidden fees. The latest has travelers worried about their bags being too heavy, costing them more money. Get the Balanzza digital luggage scale ($25) for your traveling friend and help them figure things out before they check in.
If they can't bear to travel without their favorite music, but can't afford an iPod, then try the SPI 1GB MP3 player so they can listen to their tunes. ($20)
December 16, 2008