MobileMag Holiday Gift Guide

MobileMag Holiday Gift Guide


With Christmas just around the corner and so many devices to choose from, we have compiled a small list of the hottest, must-have consumer electronics toys for the 2003 holiday season.

The Consumer Electronics Association has reported that nearly 75% of all US households say they are likely to purchase at least one consumer electronics product as a gift this holiday season, and 71% of consumers expecting to visit electronics retailers as they search for the perfect gift.

Archos AV320 Video and MP3 Jukebox Recorder
The much anticipated Video AV300 Series Video Recorder / Player. Available soon in all major retail outlets. Archos claimes the Video AV300 is the industry’s first true personal video player that can record and play back movies with stereo MP3 audio. $499.88
Canon Powershot SD10 4MP Digital Camera
Half the size of many mobile phones and weighing in at just 100g , this all-metal bodied 4.0 Megapixel dynamo packs 180 second video clips, a 32MB SD memory card and a 5.7x digital zoom. $332.49
Gateway DV-S20 MPEG4 Pocket Multi-Cam
The Gateway DV-S20 Pocket Multi-Cam is an affordable MPEG4 camcorder and 2MP camera. The extremely versatile DV-S20 is a digital camcorder and camera – all in one compact, lightweight design. At just 4.3 oz. and 1.2” thick, it fits neatly into your pocket or purse – perfect for people on-the-go. $189.99
RCA Lyra Audio/Video 20 GB Jukebox
The RCA LYRA RD2780 incorporates video playback, the palm-sized 20GB Audio/Video Jukebox delivers a complete digital entertainment experience in the palm of the hand. About the size of a small picture frame with a 3.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD screen, the RCA LYRA Audio Video Jukebox also acts as a computer storage device, compatible with multiple audio and video codecs, and can be easily connected to most standard television sets. $379.99
Canon CP-300 Photo Printer
Ultra-light and compact, the new Canon CP-300 and CP-200 Card Photo Printers were made for the things you do and the places you go. Just plug in a select Canon digital camera
or PictBridge supported digital camera. In only 85 seconds you can produce crisp, long-lasting 4″x6″ color photographs without a computer. $262.88
Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 30 GB Digital Audio Player
Creative has expanded its popular line of award-winning NOMAD Jukebox Zen digital audio players by announcing the ultra sharp-looking NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra. The NOMAD Jukebox Zen Xtra is the slimmest, lightest NOMAD Jukebox product yet and features a removable, high-capacity Li-Ion battery for up to 14 hours of continuous playback, and USB 2.0 connectivity for super fast file transfers and compatibility with virtually all PCs. $299.88
Sony Ericsson T610 Phone
The T610 features a high-resolution screen with 65,536 colors and integrated digital camera. The phone comes with MMS, which allows you to compose your messages using images taken with the camera, sounds and text. Support for Bluetooth, infrared and cable lets you synchronized and update phone books and calendars. FREE on T-Mobile
Palm Tungsten T3 Handheld
The T3 is designed for the most demanding professionals who need a best-in-class colour and wireless handheld. With faster Bluetooth setup embedded in the handheld, a wireless communications suite, fast 400MHz XScale processor, 64MB of RAM (52MB user available), and superior office and multimedia capabilities, the Tungsten T3 handheld offers exceptional performance in a compact design. $349.99
Garmin iQue 3600 PDA/GPS Handheld System
The iQue 3600 is the first PDA to feature a built-in GPS antenna and integrated turn-by-turn navigation software. Using an ARM processor powered by Palm OS 5, the iQue 3600 combines Garmin’s proprietary Que technology with the unit’s Address Book and Date Book. The integrated result is that users can look up an address or appointment on their iQue 3600 and navigate to it using the mapping function, following turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions to their destination. Their progress is presented digitally on the device’s 320×480-pixel, transflective TFT color display. $549.99
Sony Clie PEG-UX50 Handheld
The new CLIE PEG-UX50 handheld device integrates both Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless technologies. Wireless communication is the focal point of the new device. Users will be able to wirelessly access the Internet and share e-mail either via a Wi-Fi enabled local area network (LAN) or a cell phone with integrated Bluetooth technology that includes data access service. $569.99