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10 Must-Have Gadget Gift Ideas For Techies Over 40

Robot Skin Icon - Norelco Arcitec

Robot Skin Icon - Norelco Arcitec

According to marketing surveys, the over-40 age group represents the largest proportional population of first world countries and it is the most gadget- endowed portion of the population... probably it's their income level. So the challenge for you this holiday is to find some gadgets that the techies on your list may not have.

Here are 10 great gadget gift ideas:

 

Gadget Gift Idea 1. The Norelco Arcitec Shaver For Men

Norelco Arcitec Shaver

Norelco Arcitec Shaver

Besides the sexy robot commercials for the Arcitec, what else does this uber-shaver have. First, it's got three flexible shaving heads, which make it easy for the blades, made of medical grade steel, to adjust to the contours of the face and, especially, the neck. Second, each head can move independently, allowing for fewer missed surface areas. And the Arcitec takes better care of your skin. It's a total shaving system, sold with a new, skin-protective Nivea For Men shaving cream, that loads into the shaver automatically from the charging station. You may want to ad a special fantasy to the gift by linking your friend to one of the sexy robot videos like this one, that you can personalize by including details about him. The Arcitec shave is available from Amazon.com for $200.


Gadget Gift Idea 2. The Core Muscle Balance Board Trainer

Core Muscle Balance Board Trainer

Core Muscle Balance Board Trainer

Help your 40 + friend keep her balance and her middle in shape with this super duper core muscle balance trainer. Get him ready for ski season or to reduce his beer belly. I've tried this machine and it's an awesome! A thorough workout, head to toe, especially tummy and lower body. Available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $480. (Update: This trainer is no longer available.)


Gadget Gift Idea 3. Omicron Pocket Pedometer

Omron Pocket Pedometer

Omron Pocket Pedometer

This Lexus of pedometers is a great gift for the over-40 walker or runner on your holiday list. Why Lexus? You can program a workout and see it on the Omron screen as you're performing it. It will hold your workouts in memory for 42 days. And, if you just want to see how much activity you get on your job, the Omron will count your steps and distance from your pocket or purse! Upload with USB. Software included, but not compatible with Windows Vista (tsk tsk). Available from Amazon.com for $32.95; check out the 4.5 star rating from 1,222 customers!

 

 
Comments
Nov 25, 2007
by Body Beauty

If only

If only the snore relief watch was in my budget.

Nov 25, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Not quite...

I'm an over-40 techno geek and with the exception of the girl in the snore relief watch picture, none of these are even close to my "must have" list for this holiday season.

Dec 2, 2008
by Anonymous

I'm also over 40 (43) and

I'm also over 40 (43) and have absolutely no interest in any of these gadgets, which seem to appeal more to the over 70s (and remind me of the 1970s!).

Dec 21, 2008
by Anonymous

I'm 43 and I like shiny

I'm 43 and I like shiny things.... ; ) . That little camera is nice, but 200. bucks? No way.