10 Must-Have Gadget Gift Ideas For Techies Over 40

Gadget Gift Idea 4. Micro Stainless Steel Digital Camcorder

Micro Camcorder

Micro Camcorder

How many times would you love to bring your camcorder or digital camera with you just to capture special moments and happenings spontaneously. Too heavy? Not the Micro Stainless Steel Digital Camcorder, at barely over 6 ounces. Make both stills and video handy, ready-to-take wherever she goes. DVD-quality video and 5.4 digital stills - room for 2 hours of video and hundreds of high quality stills, 8X zoom lens... you must see the specs on this! Available at ThinkGeek.com for $200. (Update: This item is no longer available.)

Gadget Gift Idea 5. The Digital Picture Converter

Digital Picture Converter

Digital Picture Converter

While on the subject of photography, your special person over 40 must have a bunch of old slides and negatives they don't know what to do with. This Digital Picture Converter holds and scans them perfectly, and can upload them via USB to a PC running Windows XP. Includes picture editing software. $100 fromHammacher Schlemmer .

Gadget Gift Idea 6. The Any-Media IPod Uploader

Ipod UploaderIpod Uploader

Now, don't go away; I know it's not a sexy picture. But what it does is pretty hot! This One--Touch Any-Media IPod Uploader makes all the old vinyls, 8-tracks, video cassettes, all the old media memories enjoyable again through the IPod. The unassuming box above operates without special software, just hooking up to your video or cassette player and converts the old stuff into MP3 or MPEG4 format for pickup by your audio or audio/video IPod. Check it out at Hammacher Schlemmer, where it sells for $200. (Update: This item is no longer available.)


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.