When you don’t know what to buy the biggest Mario fans in the world, you can buy them these adorable Mario Plushes. Made by ThinkGeek, the Goomba, Star, and Question Block plushes all emit the customary Mario noise when smooshed. Best of all, these purchases are light on the wallet at only $24.99 each.
Casio’s 8.1 Megapixel EXILIM Zoom Ex-Z9 boasts a 2.6 inch LCD screen, face detection technology, anti-shake DSP, 3x optical zoom, 18.6 mb of internal memory, video mode (at 848 x 480 pixels), an SD/SDHC/MMC expansion slot, and a rechargable Li-on battery. Marketed as a beginner’s phone, the Casio Ex-Z9 also comes with 23 “Best Shot” Modes for photo taking. And as an added bonus, the Casio Ex-Z9 is available in four fantastic colours! The Casio Ex-Z9 will be available at the end of March for approximately $160. For more information, click here.
This pillow is for those of use who find traditional alarm clocks both utterly useless and annoying. Useless because we simply turn them off. Annoying because they leave us in a half-conscious, irritated state. The Glo Pillow gently wakes sleepers by slowly increasing the intensity of light in order to simulate a natural sun-rise. Designed by Ian Walton and Eoin McNally, the Glo Pillow uses an LED interface to wake users, beginning 40 minutes before the pre-set alarm time. Theoretically, this will gently wake the user, while keeping him in sync with his Circadian Rhythms. The Glo Pillow was named one of Time’s Best Inventions of the Year in 2007. Unfortunately, the Glo Pillow is just a prototype right now.
To read more about the Glo Pillow, click here and here.
It’s that time of year again, and Cute and Adorable Gadgets is proud to provide you with a list of popular gadgets for your friends, family, and co-workers during the Holiday Season.
Rock Band: One of the most popular and anticipated games of this year, especially among teens, the Rock Band bundle retails for $170 from Amazon and other retailers. Since Rock Band is in such great demand, you might one to pick one up ASAP.
Guitar Hero III: Guitar Hero III is on almost every video gamer’s wish list for Christmas. Buy the bundle from Amazon for a price of $90.
Wii: The Wii has the broadest appeal of all gaming devices; it has converted many a non-gamer and continues to intrigue gamers across a wide spectrum of age. Because it’s so popular, the Wii is hard to find. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find one with this Wii Tracker.
Canon Powershot SD850 IS: As a top rated camera, the Canon Powershot SD850 is a good camera for beginners and intermediate consumers and comes packed with picture settings. Pick one up from Amazon for $250.
Nikon D80: The feature packed DSLR camera, the D80, makes a great gift for more advanced camera users. Buy one here for $780.
Apple’s iPod Touch: This is probably the best designed mp3 player on the market. In addition to looking good, the iPod touch has a touch screen (duh) and comes in 8 or 16GB. Buy from Apple for $300 or $400. If price is a problem, then check out the iPod Nano (starting at $150) or iPod Shuffle ($79).
Creative Zen: Although the Creative Zen isn’t as popular as the iPod, the Zen still boasts tons of features that the iPod lacks (like an FM tuner, significantly greater battery life, or expandable memory for example). Buy here from Creative for a starting price of $79 for the 2GB version.
Nokia N810 Internet Tablet: The Nokia N810 is the phone closest to a laptop. Buy the Internet tablet here for $459, and allow that special someone to check their email and web-browse wherever his or her heart desires.
iPhone: The iPhone is all the rage among consumers. As long as the gift receiver isn’t expecting a business smart-phone, the iPhone is a sure bet. Buy from Apple for $400.
Nokia N95: The perfect phone for a business person. Buy the Nokia N95 here for $750 and bring the joy of Christmas in the form of a multi-media device.
Helio Ocean: The funky dual sliding Helio Ocean is a big hit among teens. Buy the Helio Ocean from Helio for $200.
LG Choclate VX8550: The LG Chocolate is the it phone of 2007. Buy one from Verizon for $88.
Alienware Area 51 m9750: The 17 inch gaming laptop from Alienware is not for the faint of heart. As ZDNET writes “It’s really hard to put it down into words just how good this notebook is without making everything sound like marketing hype.” Buy one from Alienware, starting at $1,699.
Macbook: A cute, well designed, affordable notebook is hard to come by these days. Additionally, it can run Windows through Boot Camp or Parallels. Check it out here (it retails starting at $1,099).
Eye-Fi Wireless 2GB SD Card: The Eye-Fi Wireless 2GB SD Card wirelessly uploads pictures to your computer. Although it’s a bit expensive ($99), it would make a great gift for a techie. Buy from Amazon here.
Pleo: This robot dinosaur never ceases to amuse me. Buy it from Amazon for $350. In order to ensure that you get one in time for Christmas, you might want to check Ebay (Amazon is currently out of stock).
Robot R2D2: This will please the Star Wars fans: a Robot R2D2 from Hammacher Schlemmer for $120.
Garmin Nuvi 660: Or any comparable GPS device, for that matter. Buy from Amazon for $475.
DeLonghi CGH800-U Retro Panini Press: Not all people are technology geeks, but everyone loves a good melted sandwich. You can find the DeLonghi Panini Press at Amazon for $74.
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 Noise Cancelling Headphones: Noise cancelling headphones are all the rage these days, and these Audio-Technica headphones reduce environmental noise by up to 85%. Buy here for $125.
And this concludes Cute and Adorable Gadgets’ Holiday Gift List for 2007. Hopefully, this gift guide will aide you during the Christmas rush. Merry Christmas!!
Nokia has just launched Medeo- an ad supported entertainment portal that hopes to keep Nokia users entertained and happy. Nokia users can access Medeo at www.nokia.mobi. Medeo will feature “everything from red carpet news, interviews with your favorite TV and movie stars, [to] film trailers, fashion and music.” The best part of all of this? Medeo is absolutely free for its users; it’s paid for by ads. And good news: Medo is available immediately for all Nokia Nseries and Eseries devices. There’s not much content up yet on the Medeo site, but Nokia will surely increase the amount of offerings over time.