Archive for November, 2011

Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

If you want to try drawing, sketching or adding handwritten notes to documents on your iPad or iPad2, you’ll need a digital pen that feels like a regular pen. Look no further than the Wacom Bamboo Stylus. This elegant stylus is available in five colors (white, blue, green, orange and pink) and features a narrow 6mm tip and a natural, ergonomic design.

Use the Wacom Bamboo Stylus with iPad apps such as Penultimate or Autodesk Sketchbook. Wacom also offers a line of pen tablets that can be used with desktop computers or laptops. Find out more about the Wacom bamboo Stylus on the Wacom website.

You can also see a demo of the Wacom Bamboo Stylus in this YouTube video.

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Mystic Pyramid Fortune Teller

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

If you ever played with the Magic 8 Ball when you were a kid, then you’re sure to appreciate the 21st century version of the fortune telling toy. The Mystic Pyramid Fortune Teller answers your questions about the future with more than 100 different recorded responses. It also glows with synchronized light effects. It the perfect gift for that person on our list who has everything!

The Mystic Pyramid is produced by U.S. Games systems, a small games company founded by a former stock broker named Stuart Kaplan. Read more about the Mystic Pyramid Fortune Teller on the Daily Grommet website.

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Phosphor Appear Crystal Watch

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

This sparkly watch features a face covered in Swarovski crystals. Beneath the crystals is Micro-Magnetic Mechanical Digital technology that uses miniature rotors and magnets to rotate each crystal to form the correct time and date. Every minute an electrical pulse generates an electromagnetic field that triggers a change in the position of the watch’s crystals. The effect is pure magic.

Available in black, white, pink or red, the Phosphor Appear ranges in price from $199 to $249. Find out more on the official Phosphor Watches website.

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Streaming Media Players from Apple and Roku

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Streaming media players promise to be popular gifts for the upcoming holiday season, allowing streaming content from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu and other Internet sites to be viewed on TV. Apple TV, priced at about $100, is a palm-sized box that can be used to watch TV shows and movies from iTunes, Netflix and YouTube.

For only $50 (yes, that’s half the price of Apple TV) there’s the Roku LT. This compact box has all the same features as Apple TV with the exception of iTunes support. The Roku LT streams content from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, HBO Go and a variety of other sources.

Find out more about these streaming players at the Apple and Roku websites. You can also read an in-depth comparison and review of these two products on CNET.

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