Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there is still plenty of shopping time this holiday season. If you are short of ideas this season for your technical friends, here is a short list of what Corporate Network Services consultants hope to find under their tree this year!
Microsoft Surface. You might already have an iPad, but once you pick this tablet up and play with it, you will want one! Light and portable, it has a built in kick stand for movie watching and optional snap in keyboard covers to convert it to a laptop style computer. It also has a two-way camera for Skyping or recording yourself, and several connectivity ports and slots; two features that are missing on the iPad. Prices start at $499. You can look at the Surface at Microsoft stores and kiosks at many local malls, including Pentagon City Mall, Tysons Corner Mall and Montgomery Mall in the DC area. For details visit here.
Wii U. The latest in the Wii family, the Wii U™ GamePad controller boasts a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. The GamePad also includes motion control, a front-facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, a stylus, and support for Near Field Communication (NFC). It can be played as a stand alone device or with your TV. Prices start at $300. For details visit here.
Sharp 90” LED 3D TV. The LC-90LE745U is the world’s largest LED TV with built-in WiFi. Did you notice it’s 90”? That’s all we need to say! The retail price is $11,000. When we win the lottery this will be our first purchase. For details visit here.
Almost anything from Think Geek.com. This is the place to shop for all the geeks on your list, whether they are fans of Star Trek, Minecraft, Dr. Who, or the steampunk design aesthetic. For $30, we like the Pix & Stix Conductive Drumsticks and Guitar Pick Set, which lets you physically play the drums and guitar with Garage Band on your iPad. If it’s too hard to choose you can get gift certificates that start at $10 and go up to $250.
Happy holidays and happy shopping from Corporate Network Services!