Holiday Gifts on the Budget

SanDisk Sansa Fuze

The hard times are far from over, but we cannot deprive our loved ones this Holidays season.  Whatever you will celebrating, here are some nice tech gifts do not bleed your bank account dry.

SanDisk Sansa Fuze – This portable media player (pictured above) is way more inexpensive compared to the much-hyped iPod Touch.  It also comes in a wide range of colors and comes with its own microSDHC card slot.  The Sansa Fuze features include a FM tuner, photo and video support, voice recorder, and integration to Rhapsody DNA.  It can even support FLAC and OGG files.  Prices range from US$29.99 to $62.

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Palm Pre

Palm Pre – Is the iPhone to expensive for your taste?  The Palm Pre is a great alternative smartphone gift.  For one, it can multitask unlike the iPhone.  Its multitouch display brings out better mobile web browsing, while its multimedia functions are impressive.  The Palm Pre is perfect for those who demand good call quality in their smartphones, as well as vast wireless options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, so they stay conneted most of the time.  Prices range from $99 to $849.99.

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Canon PowerShot A480

Canon PowerShot A480 – Who does not want a digital camera for the Holidays?  Your loved ones can jumpstart their photography hobby with the Canon PowerShot A480.  It is compact, simple-to-use, and only requires AA batteries for power.  Prices range from $99 to $120.

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Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Player

Samsung BD-P1600Blu-ray players have been getting a bad rep for being heftily priced, but the Samsung BD-P1600 is an exemption.  Not only it can play movies straight from a Blu-ray disc, but can also stream movies in high quality through Netflix and Pandora either through Ethernet or Wi-Fi with the purchase of a USB dongle.  It also comes with onboard decoding for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD audio.  Prices range from $149 to $279.99.

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Panasonic TC-P50X1

Panasonic TC-P50X1 – If your loved ones ask for a HDTV, gift them this season with the Panasonic TC-P50X1 plasma TV.  This 50-inch widescreen displays images in wonderful 720p HD quality.  Color-wise, it displays the blackest of black, although picture controls are limited, as expected with any entry-level widescreens.  Prices range from $475 to $976.49.

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