18 economical, expensive, and just plain weird tech gifts for your friends and family
Acoustibuds are silicone rubber adapters that turn standard earbuds into down-your-ear-canal, seal-the-exits-and-crank-up-the-party buds.
The InFocus IN1102 projector is the Cadillac of portable video projectors.
The Eco Media Player from Taylor Baylis has a hand crank connected to a built-in generator so you can power your own music.
Movie Collector is software from Collectorz.com that makes short work of cataloging your video collection.
Sony's 11-in. XEL-1 Digital TV may be small, but its OLED technology brings jaw-dropping picture quality and contrast.
Mr. Personality, the wise-cracking robot, is equipped with rugged wheels for rolling around the house.
IrfanView, a powerful tool for manipulating and processing your photos, is astonishingly free. (We won't tell if you won't.)
Canon's EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera offers performance unimaginable a few years ago -- at less than half the price of the venerable EOS-1Ds Mark III.
The Minoru 3D Webcam sits on a desk or monitor and takes 3-D images -- but your friends have to wear special colored glasses to see the 3-D effect.
The i-gotU USB GPS Travel Logger lets you geotag your photos and then combine the locations and photos into a map mashup.
The Lexus LX-570 offers state-of-the-art technology combined with luxury for those who are into conspicuous consumption.
ThinkGeek's Wi-Fi Detector Shirt lights up to dynamically indicate the strength of any nearby 802.11b or 802.11g Wi-Fi signals.
The Iogear Bluetooth 2.0 USB Micro Adapter plugs into any PC or Mac to make it Bluetooth-compatible.
Take a Mac Pro with an Apple Cinema HD 30-inch flat-panel display, add a second 30-inch display plus two 3.2-GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, 32GB of RAM, 4TB of internal storage and an Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 1.5GB graphics card, and you've got the ultimate computing machine.
The Willcom D4 ultramobile PC, a rebranded version of the Sharp WS016SH, is about the size of a large candy-bar phone but still runs Windows Vista.
The Finger Drum Mousepad from Hammacher Schlemmer lets you play eight different percussion sounds with your fingers.
The Diamond Flower mouse, set with 59 diamonds in the shape of a flower, shows you care enough to spend $23,250 on a mouse.
Dream Cheeky's USB Missile Launcher uses pressurized air to shoot foam-tipped darts up to 10 feet. Cubicle dwellers, beware!
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