Gadget Gift Ideas for Your HDTV and More
Looking for the best gadgets and HDTV accessories for the gadget-loving HDTV accessorizing person in your life?
No problem. We here at HD Guru have picked out some inexpensive gifts from $5 to $499 that any tech fan will love.
Gary and I disagree about this one. He doesn’t like that it’s only 720p. I think it’s a fantastic, easy-to-use media streamer. Stream Netflix, rent/buy movies and TV shows from iTunes, and stream music and other content from your computer. An all-around fantastic product.
It’s $94.99 on Amazon.
For a bit less, you can get the Roku LT. You get Amazon instead of iTunes, and lose AirPlay (and anything like it built-in). On the other hand, it’s a lot cheaper, and you get HBO Go and Hulu Plus. A fantastic bargain.
The Roku LT is $49.99.
The Logitech Revue is 1080p plus has a great scaler and built-in web browser with wirless keyboard. The latest 3.1 version smoothes out some of the odd quirks. Look for our full review of the update soon. In the mean time, it’s a highly functional product for those looking to add Internet surfing to their living room.
The Logitech Revue is $99.99 from Amazon Direct.
Don’t believe the naysayers: the Kindle Fire is a fantastic product. It is not, in any way, an iPad competitor. The iPad is a tablet computer, the Fire is a portable content device. If you’re just looking for something to watch videos on, maybe surf the web, the Fire is excellent.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire is $199.
This excellent setup disc has tutorials to help you understand ever part of your home theater, and comes with extensive test patterns so you can dial in your HDTV’s settings.
Easily worth the money.
Disney’s WOW: World of Wonder is $25.99 on Blu-ray.
Blu-ray Movie Deals From $5.49
Blu-ray players are insanely cheap now. Hard to find one that doesn’t have everything you need. This Panasonic has WiFi, streaming, and 3D. Pretty awesome for only $129.99.
Panasonic DMP-BDT210 $129.99 on Amazon.
TiVo Premiere Elite
This ultimate DVR features 4 HDTV tuners, 2 terabytes of storage, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster and Amazon Instant Video. It’s even THX Certified.
The Premiere Elite is $482.83.
In the gratuitous self-promotion category, I submit… my book! I wrote a sci-fi action adventure novel, and if you’re into that kind of thing, I think you’ll dig it. Here’s the synopsis and cover, to convince you of its awesomeness (not that I’m biased):
In a world flooded and irradiated by a nearly forgotten cataclysm generations passed, all that remains of civilization clings to life in two war-torn, city-sized submarines. For fifty years, the only peace between them has come from separation.
Now, young councilwoman Ralla Gattley has uncovered mysteries that will bring these two factions face-to-face, setting in motion events that will forever change their undersea world. Along the way she meets Thom Vargas, a bored fisherman and aspiring drunk who merely wants to climb one rung on the social ladder. Little does he know that single step may well put the fate of the world in his hands.
Undersea is $4.99 for Kindle, and $13.99 in paperback.
Geoff Morrison @TechWriterGeoff
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