I know it’s a little late to send a wish list for Christmas, but I thought it’s worth a try.
1) Zink / Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer – Zink stands for “Zero Ink”; it’s the technology behind the cool Polaroid PoGo mobile printer. The printer can plug directly into your digital camera and prints borderless, 2″x3″ color prints in under a minute. This pocket-size printer uses Zink paper which contains embedded dye crystals and allows the printer to work using heat rather than ink. Available on Amazon for $99.99.
2) Starbucks Gold Card – For people who really love Starbucks. For an annual fee of $25, you receive 10% off Starbucks purchases, a free drink when joining (and on your birthday), and free Wi-Fi access for up to 2 hours each day in the store.
3) Sennheiser MX W1 Wireless Earbuds – Completely wireless stereo sound in a sleek earbud design. They will transmit 3-4 hours on a single charge, but can be charged using the docking station up to 3 times remotely. Get ready for some sticker shock – $499.95
4) Flip MinoHD Camcorder – At 3.3 ounces, this is the world’s smallest HD camcorder (this week). It has a built-in USB arm so it can plug directly into your computer. Small enough to take just about anywhere, you can now have web-ready video – in HD, no less! – in minutes. This model holds up to 60 minutes on 4Gb built-in memory – no tape or additional memory cards needed.
5) Wii Fit GAMES – OK, no link to this one. Yes, I already have one of the hottest toys of the season
– the Wii Fit Balance Board. Now, can we have some additional games to go with it? There are two, that I can find, on the market today – Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum (which is getting horrible reviews on Amazon) and Yourself Fitness (which doesn’t use the Fit Balance Board). Unfortunately, the game that comes with Wii Fit leaves much to be desired. C’mon, Santa – get your elves to program some more games!
6) LiveScribe – An awesome smartpen which is compatible with both Mac and Windows. This pen transcribes your handwriting to text, search your text for notes, transform your notes into Flash movies and share online. It reminds me of the LeapFrog FLY pen, which I bought for my 12-year old step-daughter last year and is still in a box upstairs. I think I was way more interested in it than she was. 2Gb LiveScribe Pulse Pen for $199.95 on Amazon.
7) Apple MacBook Air – Yes, my MacBook is just a year-old today. Unfortunately the MacBook Air was introduced just weeks after I received mine last year. The MacBook Air is the ultrathin laptop that is only 3 lbs., but still has a 13.3-inch widescreen LED-backlit display. Ahhh…be still my beating heart. Starting at $1,799 at Apple Stores.