Christmas is a hop, skip and a jump away , what kind of technological gadgets and products will you be looking at for stocking stuffers or larger presents for under the tree? In this article, you will encounter two computers pushing the limits of image delivery and data storage, as well as a revved up version of a classic childhood game.
Sharp Mebius NJ70A
Some people want the features of their computer right at their fingertips, which is where the Sharp Mebius NJ70A comes in. The Mebius is the first laptop that offers a touchpad in the form of a small LCD pad that places a calculator, Web pages, entertainment, and games within close reach. Displaying your information on a 4-inch screen, your swipes create shadows that come in contact with built-in light sensors. For $1,000, some consumers are willing to pay to gain access to twice as many screens as the average Netbook.
Don’t let the sleek design of this computer fool you , the Asus S121 supplies consumers with a 512-gigabyte solid-state drive, which is the highest capacity on the market (to date). In order to accommodate the high amount of storage in such a small space, Asus makes use of two 1.8-inch-long drives equipped with a handful of flash-memory chips positioned neatly on top of one another. Other features of this approximately $1,650 computer include a glossy, attractive finish; three USB ports; and an overall impressive layout.
Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to please your family and friends than to entertain them with a blast from the past”¦but with a more futuristic take. Rubik’s TouchCube transforms a classic puzzle game into unforgettable electronic amusement. Forget about twisting the Rubik’s Cube to accurately arrange the colored squares , this toy allows you to swipe touch-sensitive squares to alter the colors of the LED lights found inside. With the help of an accelerometer that senses which side is facing up, you don’t have to worry about touching the other sides and scrambling up your progress. Are you willing to pay $150 for the Rubik’s TouchCube?
If you like to travel on the open road, then a GPS is probably one of your best friends. If you haven’t purchased one of these helpful navigational tools, perhaps you’d like to start with the Navigon 8100T. Going beyond the usual display of left turns and winding roads, the Navigon 8100T also shows you when you’re coming across other obstacles, like cliffs. This is the first GPS unit to highlight terrain features throughout the United States, including valleys, hills, and drop-offs. Relying on a built-in 3-D graphics chip, the GPS is able to formulate topographic data , thanks to NASA. Expect to pay $600 for this convenient traveling companion.