10 Must-Have Gadget Gift Ideas For Techies Over 40
Gadget Gift Idea 4. Micro Stainless Steel Digital 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
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 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.)