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Top 5 Tech Toys this Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Chances are, your holiday wish list has a decidedly 2012 flair to it.

Sweaters? Sure. Mittens? Maybe. Tech toys?

No doubt.

Here’s five that ought to find their way onto your list:


$650 (

Ages: Grown-ups

Needs: Nothing. Unit is all-inclusive.

The Draw: it’s an intelligent camera worn around your neck. Five sensors fused in one algorithm detect your best photo ops – and hit the button for you. Editing’s up to you. It comes with a 136-degree wide angle lens, 8 GB internal memory and Bluetooth, all in a unit just 22.93 mm thick and 37.4 mm wide.

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Crayola Digital Light Designer

$59.99 (

Ages: 6 and older

Needs: 2 AAA batteries, 4 D batteries (not included)

The Draw: It’s Lite Brite’s high-tech, no-dozens-of-tiny-parts replacement. It’s a cone-shaped, glass dome you write and draw on with a stylus, in as many as seven colors. It comes with eight games and activities, and an animation option. It’s mess-free drawing with light, with memory to save 50 creations.

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iTikes Map

$60 (

Ages: 3 and older

Needs: 2 AA batteries (included)

The Draw: Some kids can use apps better than adults. The iTikes Map covers animals, dinosaurs, astronomy, and more. Adding apps with satellite Internet broadband makes it a 3D experience. It includes a smart pen and kid-friendly app environment. Games come in three difficulty levels.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 Camera

$349 (

Ages: Grown-ups

Needs: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)

The Draw: For point-and-shoot, this camera’s pretty impressive. It has 20x ultrawide-angle zoom lens; GPS; semi-manual and manual shooting modes; upgraded low-light photo quality and fast-shooting performance. The big draw is the zoom range for a unit just 1.1 inches thick.

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Sifteo Cubes

$129.95 (

Ages: 7 and older

Needs: Charging dock, wireless radio (included), computer nearby (not included)

The Draw: Think space-age Lego blocks. Sifteo cubes interact with each other wirelessly and also to you, by touch and gestures. A set of three 1.7-inch cubes comes with puzzles and games on full-color LCD display; expand the fun by downloading more and adding cubes, as many as 12 at a time.

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Ultra-compact HDD camcorders

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

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Sony Korea announced the launch of its three ultra-compact HDD camcorders ‘DCR-SR47 (60GB)’, ‘DCR-SR67 (80GB)’ and ‘DCR-SR87 (80GB)’ in Korea market. These camcorders are quite compact and weigh only 300g.

Adopting a 2.7-inch wide touch LCD, these new HDD camcorder supports a massive 60x optical zoom lens, voice zoom, Quick Start-Up and editing function ‘eDeco’. Suggested price is 698,000 (KRW) for DCR-SR47, 748,000 (KRW) for DCR-SR67, and 798,000 (KRW) for DCR-SR87.

YouTube friendly digital camcorder from Samsung

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

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Samsung Electronics revealed its new YouTube-friendly digital camcorder ‘SC-MX20′ in US market. Boasting a 680K pixel CCD sensor with 720 x 480 resolution, the SC-MX20 features a 34x optical zoom, Advanced Image Stabilization, face detection, an SD / SDHC card slot, and a 2.7-inch LCD monitor. It is expected to be available in August for around 280 USD. Hey! what was the friendly part?

Low-end camcorder by EXEMODE

Monday, March 24th, 2008


EXEMODE expects to launch its low-end camcorder DV230 in Japan market, which is equipped with a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor and 4X digital zoom lens. Supporting ISO 200, it adopts a 1.5-inch color LCD, 32MB built-in memory and 2GB SD card. Measuring 39*55.7*100mm at 102g, the camcorder comes in silver and red color.

Scheduled to be released on 22nd March, the DV230 is available for 8,000 JPY.

JVC’s Everio GZ-MG740

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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JVC announce their new GZEverio ¥100,000 GZ-MG740 last week which offers 30GB storage in Japan. Other than the disk bump (and “Victor” not “JVC” badge), it’s a spec-for-spec twin to the 7.38-megapixel model MG730 which shoots 720 x 480 pixel video — right on down to that tiny 1.3-inch hard disk. That makes it the flagship model of their non-HD shooters.