Valentine's day gift ideas

February 9, 2009 11:46:55 AM PST
We're less than a week away from the day of love, Valentine's Day. Andrea Smith, technology producer for ABC News Radio, joined us with some Valentine's Day gadget ideas. Vivienne Tam HP Mini 1000 Notebook
Designed for the modern fashionista, the HP Mini 1000 mixes fashion and technology wrapped up ready for the Valentine who likes to make a statement. It's a clutch-sized computer with an Intel Atom processor, a 10.2-inch high-definition display, and designed personally by fashion designer Vivienne Tam. The China Red color makes it a perfect Valentine's Day gift for the techy woman on your list.

Windows XP Home Edition
Easy access to information, communication, and entertainment via the Internet
Your favorite digital music and photos close at hand
Communication and social networking via built-in webcam/microphone, wireless-G1
Simple, affordable Web access via Intel's new Atom processor
1GB of system memory
Hard drive options: 16GB SSD or 60GB HDD§
10.1" diagonal, edge-to-edge BrightView Infinity display Microsoft Works 9
Windows Internet Explorer 7
Windows Media Player 11
$699
www.shopping.hp.com/miniv

Kodak Zi6 Pocket Video Camera
Nothing says Valentine's Day like a pink video camera. The Zi6 makes it fun and easy to shoot and share high-quality video. It takes HD videos (720p) on a large 2.4 inch LCD screen and lets you easily upload them to YouTube via a built-in USB connector. Be ready for those magic moments.
Record hours of video-up to 32 GB worth with the expandable SD card slot.
View on any HDTV with the included cables.
Edit and share videos with the included software CD
Rechargeable batteries and charger included Also available in Red and Black
$179.95
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=9/13061/13063&pq-locale=en_US

Flip Mino HD
Sleek, pocket-sized camcorder available in custom design for Valentine's Day.
4GB of on-board memory records up to 60 minutes of video, weights just 3.3 oz
Shoots 720p HD 1.5 in display
Sealed lithium ion rechargeable battery (2 hours battery life)
Upload videos to AOL, MySpace and YouTube
Design your own Flip Mino HD at TheFlip.com for no additional cost in time for Valentine's Day
Upload your own pictures or graphic
$229.99
www.theflip.com

Road Mice
If you can't get that new Mustang for your guy, you can get him one for the desktop! Rev up this officially licensed wireless optical mouse, featuring the look of a replica automobile and all the functionality of the best pointing devices on the market.
There are more than 40 different designs to choose from; Chevy Camaro, Dodge Charger, Chevy Corvette, Ford Mustang GT and Chrysler PT Cruiser, to name a few. LED headlights turn on when left or right buttons on the hood are clicked. Scroll wheel in center of hood also lights up. Works with PC or Mac. Runs on 2 AAA batteries/included.
Comes with a personalized registration and title.
$44.95
Roadmice.com Ipod accessories:
Griffin's TuneFlex Aux SmartClick features a SmartClick wireless remote with a magnetic holder that attaches to the driver's steering wheel. SmartClick Remote is designed to let drivers safely access play controls without ever taking their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel. The TuneFlex's flexible steel neck and swiveling cradle can be positioned in any desired location, and it charges as it plays. Comes with a stereo aux-in cable to connect iPod or iPhone to the car stereo.
$79.99
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/tuneflex-aux-with-smartclick

If your car doesn't have an aux-in line, the iTrip AutoPilOt with Smartscan Technology does the work for you. It broadcasts the music from your iPod to an open FM frequency on your car's FM stereo so you can play your tunes through your car stereo's speakers. RDS technology shows song information on your RDS-enabled car radio display. Setup is as easy as pressing a button -- Griffin-exclusive SmartScan technology finds the perfect frequency setting for you. In fact, it scans the radio dial for the three best frequencies, then saves them automatically to 3 programmable presets for easy recall at the touch of a button. AutoPilot playback control puts a set of iPod play controls in easy reach.
$99
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/itripautopilot

TAVO Gloves:
Baby, its cold outside! And when it's cold, who wants to take off their gloves to read email on their iPhone or play music on their iPod Touch? A company called 4sight Products offers Tävo Gloves, specially constructed with electrically conductive material on the index finger and thumb to engage touchpad sensors. Silicone texture on the fingers and palm enhance grip and control. They're made of fleece so they're warm and comfy in addition to being useful for typing and tapping on the go.
S,M, L
$40
http://www.tavoproducts.com


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