For decades we, as a people, dreamt about the “future.” Beyond the year 2000, we were all going to have hovering skate boards and jet packs in our bio-locked closets, the reality of 2010 is high speed internet, mass communication, and somehow, we improved on the perfect technology – the television.
Coming in at number five, in my top gadgets and gizmos for 2010, is the much anticipated PSMove. Interactive gaming was once a diamond in the rough, but in the hands of Sony that diamond shines. The original was great, if you enjoy an N64 with an improved controller.
Sony’s PSMove is what interactive play was meant to be. For the modern gamer. Its killer graphics, sound quality, and wide array of games, from sports games to war games, makes the PSMove the perfect choice, the only choiceconsidering the low graphics quality of the Wii.
If you already own a PS3, then all you need is the PSMove Bundle. The all-in-one package includes, the PSMove motion controller, the Playstation Eye camera, and their new Sports Champions. The cost of the total Playstation Move package is only $99.99, plus tax. It’s available at Walmart, e-bay, and Craigslist, and the PlayStation store, just to name a few.
The PSMove Shooting Attachment and the charging station has been made available, as well. if you don’t own a PS3, then things can get a little more costly, for the PS3 system and PSMove together, it costs a minimum of $399.99, plus tax. The best thing about having the PSMove is all the fun you’ll have playing, the disadvantage is trying to get your friends to leave!
4. The 3-D Television
Many people consider the 3-D t.v. to be a smashing hit, while others believe it simply has been a fad, unlike hi-def, that will prove to flop and fade away.
The selection of 3-D televisions are pretty much limited by the size of the t.v. that you want, how many outlets, or HDMI hook ups there, and how many side features it has, like any television. The upside to the 3-D television is obvious, it’s 3-D! The down side is… it’s 3-D, so there’s not a lot of selection for your viewing pleasure in that needed 3-D format.
Prices for the 3-D television depend on size, the options as mentioned above, and pixel count. The best are 46″ and up. Using that as a starting point, the prices range from $1,699.00 for the 46″ television, up to $4,999.99 for the 56″ 9000 Series.
If you’re interested in the monster sizes, and we all love big t.v.’s, they reach the 65″ size, specifically, the 8000 Series, 3-D, 1080p is $5,999.99. For nearly $2,000 less, you can get the same thing, only the 63″. That’s two inches most people can do without for an extra $1,000, per inch.
The popularity of these t.v.’s is on and off again, making the availability of this product huge. They are for sale at Best Buy, the SamSung website, Sony Website, or for a deal, check out e-bay or Craigslist. This gadget is for the serious movie goer, since not many television shows are shot in a 3-D format, so the watching selection is still somewhat slim. To see more about Samsung deals on their 3-D televisions go to Walmart, e-bay, or visit their site directly at, samsung.com.
3.The Apple iPad
The Apple iPad is number three on my list of Best Gadgets and Gizmo’s for 2010. It has revolutionized the concept of mass communication mixed with personal organization, and is the perfect gift the Mac lover you know, or the newby Mac user just starting out. It’s wide variety of apps, that number in the thousands, can be used for almost any activity, from locating the grocery store you want to downloading your favorite book, all at the same time.
The Apple iPad, fresh from the box, comes with Safari web browser, a mail app, photo app, video streaming, and the YouTube app. It’s also, fully compatible as an iPod, allows instant access to iTunes, the Apple App Store, iBooks, maps, a note app, a calendar, and contact apps built in, makes your iPad experience the best it can be.
The home screen feature is great for when things happen all at once, with a single tap of a button every app you have will be viewable and available, and finally. The iPad is usable by the visually impaired and deaf. It features closed caption and a screen reader, making sure any iPad user can go at it straight out of the box.
Prices for iPads range from $499.00, for the 16GB iPad, all the way to $699.00, for the 64GB model. If you want wi-fi and 3G added to your iPad, the 16GB sells for $629.00, the 32GB with wi-fi and 3G would be $729.00, and the awesomely powerful 64GB will equal out to be $829.00.
Apple’s iPad is 9.5 inches tall, 7.5 inches wide, and .5 inches thick. The powerful piece of computing technology weighs less than 2 pounds, even after being fully loaded. The iPad features a 9.7 inch screen, a high-def pixel resolution of 1024 x 768, resistant fingerprinting, and is engraved for free if ordered fresh format the Apple Store.
The Apple iPad can be bought second hand on e-bay or craigslist, but for your own brand new model the only place to go is the Apple Store, in person, or on-line. On-line orders are shipped free, and can arrive within 3 days after ordering. For even more information, and to purchase your own, go to the Apple website at, www.apple.com/ipad/
2.Delorme’s Earthmate Pn-60w with Spot Satellite Communicator(600)
This device allows you to communicate with loved ones thousands of miles away, use topographic GPS anywhere on the planet, and in emergencies the built in SOS function sends for help using the embedded 32 channel chipset.
There’s 3.5GB of user available memory, it supports high capacity SD cards, and uses
STMicroelectronics Cartesio GPS chipset for reliable and fast satellite use. It come waterproof and impact resistant. This gizmo will let you send text messages and log updates to Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.
The only downside to this product is the cost, over $400 for a GPS/communicator, but it works anywhere in the world making it ideal for the long term traveler, scientist, or a true to the heart adventurer.
The Earthmate with Spot Communicator costs from $469.99 to $559.99, from the Delorme website. So far, no models of this gizmo have been located on e-bay or craigslist. For more information, and to order your own go to the official Earthmate with Spot Communicator website by clicking here…
1. JawBones JamBox Bluetooth Speaker
This outlandishly useful speaker is taking Bose by storm. It delivers a right hook with its sound quality, and a devastating upper cut with its compact size. It’s Bluetooth, so you can take it anywhere, anytime, for any reason. It can be utilized in the office for phone or internet conferencing, connect to your radio, entertainment center, or gaming systems.
Plus, Jawbone’s JamBox gets smarter with every use. All you have to do is sync it with Jawbones MYTALK online platform and the Jambox will get apps, software upgrades, and the latest features developed by Jawbone. It’s integrated form of intelligence lets you personalize your JamBox to your own personal preferences, this is the first speaker on the planet that learns from its user and updates its software.
These are great advantages, but the disadvantages of it, like any new piece of technology, is getting to understand how it works in real world applications. All the reading in the world won’t let you know if it’s too smart for its users own good. Too smart could mean too complicated.
Prices for the JamBox are set and don’t fluctuate, in store that is. On the Jawbone website, at http://store.jawbone.com, the going price for the JamBox is $199.99. There are four different styles, though they’re all rectangular in shape, you can get the black diamond, the red dot, gray hex, or the blue wave.
Jawbone’s Jambox might also be found at a slightly lower price on e-bay, but don’t hold your breathe, these are selling like hot cakes, and the demand couldn’t be higher.
This is one of the few products that can be bought for the business type, the music lover, or the movie, and t.v. buff, or a person who is all those things and more, you just can’t go wrong with the Jawbone JamBox. To get your own and start jammin’ anywhere, go to the Jawbone website at, www.jawbone.com