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Gadgets keep getting cooler and smaller, and this year they're getting even cheaper as retailers scramble to move merchandise during the tough economic environment. You'll find a slew of deals along with several new ingenious products. Here are some of our favorites this year.
The world's smallest HD camcorder is the perfect gift for practically everyone in the family. We've become accustomed to tiny point-and-shoot cameras, and now we can get HD video from a small package as well. You can also customize the skin on the Mino HD with your own cool designs that you can upload to the web. The Mino HD records up to 60 minutes of HD video and features new FlipShare software, which lets consumers plug the camcorder's signature flip-out USB arm into any computer for easy drag-and-drop video organizing, editing and sharing on sites like YouTube and MySpace or via email.
Home webcams have become popular in recent years, particularly with parents who want to keep an eye on the babysitter and their kids. The Rovio takes the webcam to the next level by slapping it onto an incredible rolling robot that you can navigate around your home remotely using Wi-Fi. Just imagine how much fun you can have with something like this! It's the perfect gift for parents and for mischievous friends who love pulling pranks.
The coolest phone on the market just got cooler with the new 3G version. While the iPhone now has plenty of competition, it's still a sensation. Many business users still prefer the Blackberry, but the iPhone is the phone of choice for those who like using their phone as a portable entertainment center. iPhone users can also benefit from all the new apps
being developed by third parties, as the iPhone becomes a new platform for all sorts of games and productivity tools. It's hard to go wrong with the iPhone as a gift.
Blackberry's new 3G version of its most popular phone is the new "must-have" gadget for professionals. It's not intended to compete directly with the iPhone – Blackberry has introduced the innovative Storm
with its unique touch screen for that purpose – but the Bold will be the choice for those who are more concerned with productivity over entertainment. With its 3G functionality, the Bold can handle any task, while also letting users fully enjoy video and features on the web. The Storm should be a hit as well, though it remains to be seen whether it can stack up to the iPhone.
Dell has introduced a mini laptop that offers people a great alternative to their everyday laptop. It's perfect for people on-the-go, and it's compact design makes it great for kids too. The basic model is incredibly cheap at $349, and other models are available with features like Windows XP built in. You'll love this device if you're looking for a smaller laptop to carry in your briefcase or purse so you can easily access with web with a full screen.
With so many gadgets, it's annoying as hell when you run out of power. Now you can have a handy tool to carry your stuff and charge up your laptop, phone or MP3 player while going green as well. The Voltaic solar bags have waterproof solar panels built into the bag. Keep it in the sun and you'll charge up the solar panels, and then use the bag to charge up your gizmos. The bags are perfect for camping or hiking trips along with everyday use. It's a great gift for students and anyone who's on-the-go or interested in a greener lifestyle.
If you're concerned for the personal safety of loved ones, this might be the perfect gift. Tasers are going mainstream with the new consumer model designed for personal safety. Of course it's important to get the appropriate training, but this device offers a significant upgrade over tools like mace which many women have relied upon for years to protect themselves when they have to confront someone who wants to do them harm. It will give you peace of mind to know your loved one has this device at her disposal.