You don’t have to be an internet billionaire to make the Tech lovers on your list happy this year. Some awesome gadgets that every digerati will love can be had for about the same price as that sweater you planned to get them (that will probably get returned). Take the Aspen A700 7″ Android tablet, on sale for $39.99 at Microcenter. While it doesn’t have all the pizzazz of more expensive tablets, the A700 is great for web browsing, e-mail or for use as an e-reader. It runs a recent version of the Android operating system (4.2.2) and has full access to Google Play (App Store). It is perfect for little people who despite their wishes may not be ready for a $400 tablet.
Or check out the HDMX Jam Bluetooth Wireless Speaker $30.99 at Best Buy. Use it as a speaker for your smartphone or tablet in the bathroom (no more Acapella in the shower), in the kitchen or on the go. The sound is incredible AND it comes in 5 delicious fruity colors.
How about a Phillips 7″ Digital picture frame, $35.99 from Microcenter? Easy to use, you can load it up with hundreds of digital pictures that will rotate in a continuous slideshow. A great gift for for parents and grandparents.
Would you believe an Apple product for under $50? Just a little bigger than a book of matches, the 2GB iPod Shuffle holds thousands of songs and comes in 7 stylish colors. You can load your music from any PC or Mac computer. Its great for the gym or a stroll around the block. And at $46.00 from Walmart its yours for a song.
Last but not least we like the Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player $29.99 at Best Buy. Just hook it into the HDMI port of your TV, then play music, movies and video from your PC or smartphone onto your Big Screen. Watch Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, HBO Go and a growing list of other great content.
Ok, so now you can totally look like Bill Gates on an Uncle Scrooge budget. Actually, one of the great things about technology is that is really doesn’t have to be expensive. We welcome questions and comments about this post or any other tech issues at firstname.lastname@example.org
Azpen A700 Tablet $39.99 – http://tinyurl.com/pqh2q22
HDMX Jam Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – http://tinyurl.com/o53kvcl
Phillips 7″ Digital Picture Frame – http://tinyurl.com/oekh6md
Apple iPod Shuffle – http://tinyurl.com/lydzxfg
Google Chomecast – http://tinyurl.com/mldfehe