Gadgets for the Tech Challenged
Kensington Removable Bluetooth Keyboard for 10" Tablets
Touch-screens are the latest and greatest technology, but they can be tough for even the most advanced geeks to type on sometimes. The Kensington KeyFolio Pro Universal for Tablet ($99.99, kensington.com), which comes with a stand and a sleek case, is the ideal solution.
Amazon Kindle Touch
Even the tech-challenged will enjoy this e-reader: It relies on infared touch display technology, so it looks and reads just like ink on paper. Lightweight and easy to operate, the Amazon Kindle Touch ($99, amazon.com) is a great gift for book-lovers in need of an upgrade.
iLuv iMM178 Vibe Plus Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Speaker Shaker for iPhone
Teens will love that the iLuv iMM178 Vibe Plus-Dual Alarm Clock ($99.99, amazon.com) plays and charges their iPod. Parents will love that the bed shaker included with this clock vibrates to wake up heavy sleepers. No more hectic mornings now thats a gift!
Roku 2XS Internet Streaming Device
This device from Roku ($99, roku.com) lets you stream content from dozens of services, including Netflix and Pandora, onto your TV with ease. Bonus: The Roku streaming device comes with a snazzy remote that lets you play motion-sensitive games.
Seagate GoFlex Slim Performance Drive
Looking for a gift for someone who’s always on the go? Seagate's GoFlex Slim Performance external drive ($89.99, amazon.com) is ultra-portable and works quickly, so she’ll be able to download files in a flash.
Sony S Frame Digital Photo Frame
Upload 256MB of family memories to this digital photo frame ($80, sony.com), and youve got the perfect gift for a parent or grandparent. The GHRI found the image quality of this model to be superb.
Native Union Moshi Pop Phone
Talking on a touch-screen device isnt for the faint of the heart unless you have a Moshi Pop Phone ($30, nativeunion.com). Forget awkwardly holding your device, or risking a smudged screen. Just plug in this handset, and have an old-school phone conversation.
Lomography Pop9 Camera
Fancy photography effects can be intimidating, but Lomographys multi-lens cameras, like the Pop9 ($39, shop.lomography.com) make taking stunning photos a snap.
Etsy Book Charging Dock
If the bookworm in your life has already read The Odyssey 100 times, weve found a new use for it. This book charging dock ($52, etsy.com) hides pesky cords, perfect for tech-averse family and friends.
Taking photos is fun; uploading them afterward can be a hassle. The Eye-Fi card ($30, eye.fi) pops into any camera and allows you to wirelessly upload images to your computer and the web, so those heartwarming family photos can be shared as soon as this gift is unwrapped.