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Last minute Christmas gift ideas for techy geeks. This presentation was given to AITP Omaha Chapter on 12-16-2011

Last minute Christmas gift ideas for techy geeks. This presentation was given to AITP Omaha Chapter on 12-16-2011

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  • Downsides : Battery lasts one year Transmits only programmed coordinates like radio station, so it ’s NOT a homing device.
  • Downsides : Battery lasts one year Transmits only programmed coordinates like radio station, so it ’s NOT a homing device.
  • Downsides: Battery lasts one year Transmits only programmed coordinates like radio station, so it ’s NOT a homing device.
  • Downsides: Battery lasts one year Transmits only programmed coordinates like radio station, so it ’s NOT a homing device.
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  • 1. Great Gadget Gifts For Geeks The Coolest Tech Gadgets in 2011 Dave Coover AIM Institute
  • 2. Chopper Flight
    • Syma RC S107 $18.69 from Amazon
  • 3. Chopper Flight
    • RC Controller for iPhone and Android
    • Order from http://www.xheli.com
  • 4. Music In The Cloud
    • Pandora: Someone else’s music
    • Google Music: 20,000 of MY songs stored free
        • Online music store (music.google.com)
        • Stream or store on SD
        • Available on all devices
  • 5. Rock-It Speaker
    • Turns almost anything into a speaker
    • Worthless, but really cool
    • OrigAudio ( http://origaudio.com ) $49
  • 6. Fastmac U-socket
    • Combines outlet with dual USB charging slots
    • New device--ships in December 2011
    • http://fastmac.com/usocket.php
  • 7. Craftsman AssureLink
    • Wireless Internet connection
    • Check/control with iPhone/Android
    • Automatic timer to close ($230 at Sears)
  • 8. LiveScribe Echo
    • Records everything spoken (800hr) and written
    • Tap your notes to playback
    • Share notes as a “Pencast” (500MB free)
    • Amazon, Best Buy: $130
  • 9. Kindle Fire
    • Dual-core 1GHz with 512 RAM and 8GB storage $199
    • No Cam, Bluetooth, HDMI or 3G option, WiFi b/g/n
    • Display is mediocre due to 169ppi pixel density
    • Battery life (7:42), iPad2 is 10:26
    • Runs Gingerbread, but no access to Android Market
    • Great price, but limited capability
  • 10. Square
    • Accept credit card payments from any smartphone
    • No monthly minimum, no merchant account
    • Free reader
    • 2.75% per swipe
    www.squareup.com
  • 11. MiFi
    • Allows up to FIVE wifi devices at once
    • Roving wireless 4g LTE hotspot
    • Cost: $99 + 2yr contract
    • 4g is blazing fast….
  • 12. Verizon MiFi AIM Ethernet Network
  • 13. Verizon MiFi Verizon 4G MiFi
  • 14. Raspberry Pi
    • Single board 700 Mhz runs Linux kernel
    • 256 RAM, 2 USB, Ethernet, HDMI, SD, WiFi
    • $25-35 each (with enclosure)
    • Uses:
      • Powerful router/firewall
      • Security system
      • Remote displays
  • 15. PogoPlug Personal Cloud
    • Add to your home network; access from mobile, laptop, etc
    • Connect hard drives for infinite expansion
    • Sync your documents to the hard drive
    • Folder/File level share permissions
    • Great replacement for Dropbox addicts
    • Login to your “cloud” from anywhere!
    • Cost: $49 at Best Buy or… PC/Laptop remote cloud for $29
  • 16. PogoPlug Sharing
  • 17. EyeFi Wireless Card
  • 18. EyeFi Wireless Card
    • Connect: Class 6 speed, endless memory $49
    • GeoX2: Connect + Geotagging $69
    • ExploreX2: Geo + 1 year Hotspot $99
    • ProX2: Explore +Ad Hoc (no network needed $149)
  • 19. Roku
    • Stream Internet data
    • Some free, some not
    • Internal wireless
  • 20.  
  • 21. Slingbox
    • Place-shift your cable connection
    • Watch on any mobile device
    • New: $250, Ebay: $75
  • 22. Any Engineers In The Crowd?
  • 23. The-a, The-a, that ’s all folks…
    • Questions?
    • Dave Coover
    • [email_address]