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M.I.S.S. Techcessories Holiday Gift Guide 2009


There’s t-minus three days left til’ Christmas, perfect time to get some last minute shopping done.  While most people appreciate a little thought and effort put into their gifts, who has the time for all of that?  That’s why there’s the M.I.S.S. Techcessories Holiday Gift Guide 2009.  Below is a bunch of hand-picked technological treasures sure to delight that special someone in your life.

For the Netbook Needer…

Toshiba's netbook has got it goin' on

Toshiba's netbook has got it goin' on

The Toshiba NB 205 does everything a netbook is supposed to do.  It’s got a small, yet comfortable keyboard, a unique design that sets it apart from other netbooks in its class, a ridiculously long lasting battery (8.5 hours), and, more importantly, a tiny price tag to match its size ($399).  It’s the perfect computer to whip out when you’re sitting in the airport trying to get some work finished before getting on that flight to San Juan.  You can purchase it  now straight from Toshiba’s website.

For the Camera Lover In Your Life…

Canon's SD1200 is available in a rainbow of colors

Canon's SD1200 is available in a rainbow of colors

You can’t really go wrong with Canon’s Powershot line of cameras, and the Digital Elph SD1200 might be the best of them all.  Small enough to slip into your purse, it comes in a rainbow full of pastel colors and is simple enough for a fetus to use.  More importantly it’s 10 megapixel sensor takes excellent pictures.  All this for only $200.  Buy now at Canon Direct.

For the Music Lover…

Isn't it about time you joined The Social?

Isn't it about time you joined The Social?

The old Zune’s were reliable MP3 players but not exactly something to write home about, but the Zune HD changes all that with its impeccable design, huge, beautiful screen, and simple, responsive, touchscreen interface that rivals the iPod Touch/iPhone #Gs.  But the best thing about the Zune experience is the Zune Pass subscription service, which lets you download all the music you want for $14.95 a month (and take home 10 tracks every 30 days to keep). The Zune HD comes in two flavors: 16GB ($219) and 32GB ($289) and can be purchased online at Best Buy and picked up in store.

For the Person Who Really Wants to Hear You Now…

Despite the menacing eye, this phone is not out to steal your soul...promise

Despite the menacing eye, this phone is not out to steal your soul...promise

There have been a lot of high quality smartphones released this past year, but the Motorola Droid stands out as the genius in the class.  Available only on Verizon, the Droid runs Google’s Android 2.0 software, features a beautiful touch screen and a 5 megapixel camera with built in LED flash, a big, physical keyboard, and is the first phone to include turn by turn navigation integrated with Google Maps.  The Droid is $199 for new customers on a two year contract and $149 for existed customers, plus you get a free Droid Eris thrown in for good measure.  Buy it now from Verizon.

For the Person Who Can’t Seem to Put Down a Good Book…

The Nooks got a lot of books in its cranny

The Nooks got a lot of books in its cranny

Amazon had a hit on its hand when it launched the Kindle, but Barnes and Noble is striking back with the Nook.  The winner of this battle?  People who still like to read (and publishing companies).  The Nook as the first Android-powered e-book reader, and features a 6-inch E-ink screen in addition to  a color touch.  And, just like the Kindle, the Book allows you to download books wireless using 3G or Wi-Fi.  But it’s really the color screen that sets the nook apart from its competition.  Available from Barnes and Noble for $259.*

*Note* So about that Nook…looks like it’s sold out until next year!  Well, you know what your alternatives are.

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