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Top Ten Cool Holiday Gifts Under $50 For 2011

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The 2011 Holiday season is fast approaching. What are the best gift choices for your favorite tech lover for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Festivus? Especially if you’re on a tight budget? Here are ten things, in no particular order, under $50 that we not only suggest, we’d love to get them ourselves.

 

1. Roku LT Streaming Player
Roku has offered streaming player boxes for a while, some even offer games and controllers. This is the lowest-priced streaming player Roku has ever offered. The LT can output anything from standard definition through 720p from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and many more, all for $49.95. Order through Amazon and shipping is free.

 

 

    2. Eye-Fi Connect X2 Wireless SDHC Card for Digital Cameras

We just tested these, and they are possibly the coolest, and most fun way to use a digital camera. With this card you get 4GB of storage, AND it can instantly send the images to your Android or iPhone, iPad, tablet, and/or computer. Even in a point-and-shoot, it can instantly connect to any Wi-Fi network and upload your photos to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more. It makes photography more fun, more immediate, and almost no work to back up, save, and share photos. $39.99

 

 

 

    3. Powerline Powercup 200/400 Watt Mobile Inverter with USB Power Port

Ever wished you had AC power and an easy way to charge your iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet, Blackberry, or any other device? The Powercup is a great solution. It looks like a cup of coffee, but instead it’s a cup of power! In-car inverter provides 200 watts of AC power plus a USB charge port. $26.99

 

 

 

 

    4. Back to Basics TEM500 Egg-and-Muffin 2-Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher

If you have enough trouble waking up in the morning, why not simplify life and make yourself a poached egg and muffin or toast all in one space-saving device? $33.99

 

 

 

    5. Marmot Connect Gloves

Ever wished you could use your phone on cold days without taking off your gloves? Capacitive touch screens don’t work well with most gloves. Marmot’s Connect gloves are designed specifically to work with modern smartphones and tablets without taking them off. Perfect for the slopes or for just answering your phone when you’re out for a walk. $30.00

 

 

    6. Handy Trends Nozzle Light – Temperature Controlled Faucet Light

At first glance the Nozzle Light might seem to be a novelty, but it’s really useful in showing you how hot the water is at a glance. It is blue when cold, red when the water is hot, and just plain looks cool. Easy to set up, very easy to tell the temperature of the water so you don’t scald yourself. $9.99

 

 

 

 

    7. FLASHBACKS Old-School iPhone 4 Case (Calculator)

If you have an iPhone 4 or 4s and you’re hard on phones (like we are), you’ll like a hard case to protect it. Why not do it with some retro style with a cool, classic calculator case by Flashbacks? $8.25

 

 

 

    8. Taylor Digital Measuring Cup and Scale

Taylor’s digital measuring cup and scale can weigh and measure anything, liquid or dry. Clear markings on the side work with the easy-to-read LCD on the handle, and it can even do conversions for you. $26.00

 

 

 

 

    9. Coast LED Lenser K3 Flashlight

This tiny flashlight uses 4 AG13 batteries and can put out 15 lumens of light for up to 55 hours on one set of batteries. It’s bright, easy to focus the light, and is a perfect size for your key ring. Light anywhere you need it, any time. It’s all aluminum, very solidly built, and waterproof to about 12 feet. $17.45

 

 

 

    10. iPod Nano watch strap by iWatchz

If you have a cool iPod Nano, why not make it part of your wardrobe? This stylish watch strap is an attractive way to show the time, sync all your music, listen to podcasts, exercise using Nike+ iPod, and watch videos. All on your wrist. $24.95

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at ElderGadget!

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