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Gift ideas, big and small, on K-State technology wishlists

IT staff have a wide range of items on their wishlists, from fun and entertaining technology to a Cessna Citation jet with new-tech features. If you’re still searching for that special gift, these ideas may help.

This list was compiled from K-State IT staff who answered the question “What tech gifts would you like to receive or give this holiday season?”

  • HEXBUG Aquabot with Fishbowl ($14.99). K-State staff said: “When adults get fascinated by a cute little 3-inch fish swimming around in its own bowl with real water (it’s water-activated), just imagine how much kids will love it. I even want one.”
  • Fitbit health/activity trackers (from $59.95).  From the website: “…products and experiences that fit seamlessly into your life so you can achieve your health and fitness goals.”
  • Sentry Turret USB Desk Defender ($29.99). From the website: “Strike fear into the hearts of your enemies (or coworkers) with your very own Turret Desk Defender, powered by USB. When it detects movement, the wings open and it will announce the acquisition of a target…”

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IT ideas for wishlists and gift lists

Although a bit late for this holiday season, the following IT gift suggestions, recommendations, and ideas can serve as a good reference for birthdays, weddings, and other gift-giving celebrations in 2011.  The following suggestions and resources were recommended by staff in the Information Technology Assistance Center. Alphabetical order is used for easy reference, and weblinks have been added when provided by respondents.

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  • 3D hi-def TV
  • Logitech Revue
  • Macbook Air
  • MiFi Hotspot
  • Netflix subscription
  • Slingbox

1. IT gifts that staff would love to get

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Websites that help find holiday gifts

If you’re having trouble coming up with gift ideas this holiday season, there are a number of websites that might be of help. These sites do the searching for you — they gather gift ideas from other websites and then categorize them by occasion, gender, personality, hobbies, interests, and more. Check these sites out, and good luck shopping! Continue reading “Websites that help find holiday gifts”

Holiday ideas for technology gifts

This year the top technology gift-giving ideas seem to be rather routine.  Items at the top of the lists are iPods (from Apple) including the iPhone and iPod touch; Wii exercise/entertainment systems (Nintendo); various digital cameras; TiVo systems for hands-off recording of TV shows for later viewing; and the Kindle electronic book reader (Amazon).

Rather than providing a list of tech tools and toys this year, here’s a different kind of list — popular technology  sites that readers can peruse to find that perfect tech gift for their special someones. Continue reading “Holiday ideas for technology gifts”