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The Tech Geek Holiday Shopping Guide

1. They’ll always be ready for that YouTube moment with Coby SNAPP Pocket Camcorders. These portable “pocket” models are all priced under $100 with the entry-level unit, the CAM3000, priced at just $39.99. Two other units with more features are priced at $59.99 and $99.99, with the top-of-the line CAM5000 offering HD capability. Available in blue, red, purple, charcoal and black. Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Amazon.com.

2. Help the active gal in your life keep her New Year’s resolution to get fit with the Polar FA20 Activity Watch as her fitness buddy. She can input her age, weight, age and gender, and the watch’s computer calculates the calories burned doing everyday activities, with no need for a chest strap transmitter monitor like other Polar watches. $119.95. Available at Sports Authority and shoppolar.com.

3. The iRobot Roomba Pet Series is the perfect accessory for that new puppy or kitten they got for Christmas. The tiny robot vacuums floors with specially designed brushes that grab hair from carpets and hard floors while a side brush removes pet hair, dirt, kitty litter and more from wall edges and corners. $319.99. irobot.com.

4. They’ll never fumble with those MapQuest print outs again with the TomTom GO 630. It’s the ultimate car navigator, preloaded with maps of the US and Canada, featuring a 4.3′ full-color touch screen. State-of the-art technology allows the driver to input destinations by simply voicing the address and make calls hands free using integrated Bluetooth technology. $299.99. Staples.

5. Get them hooked up with V-MODA�s Faze Headphones for easy listening from calls to music. Compatible with all iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Palm Pre and MP3 devices, these sleek and ergonomic headphones with a microphone offer noise-isolating technology for superior sound and a control button for smooth transition from talk to tunes. $49.99. Best Buy.

6. They can display all thier holiday pics, and then print them to share with the iMo Photo Frame Printer, the world�s first patented photo frame printer. The 8� LCD hi-res monitor runs independent of a computer using a memory card or Sony Memory Stick and prints 4×6 glossy prints. $229.99. mimomonitors.com

7. Memory cards are the new batteries, so don’t forget to get to pick up SanDisk Memory Cards ($22.99 for 2GB to $166.99 for 32GB) for all their new digital devices. Not sure what format? Make it easy to transfer files to a PC with SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One and Multi-Card USB 2.0 Reader, which works with many popular types of memory cards. With the push of a button, the reader automatically launches applications or Web sites for transferring or editing files. Plus with its glossy black and metallic silver design, it looks sleek on any desk. $32.99. Best Buy.

8. They’ll never worry that their batteries will die in an inopportune moment. With Energizer’s Energi To Go XP4000 ($84.99), they can charge up digital cameras and camcorders in a flash, or bring a Blackberry back to life with the Energi To Go XP2000 ($39.99). Don’t forget to stock up on plenty of long-life Energizer Rechargable batteries. Home Depot.

9. She’ll never be late again with the Casio Solar Atomic Baby-G watch. It auto-syncs with atomic clocks around the world and recharges itself with indoor or outdoor light. Its tough casing can also resist shock and withstand water up to 200 meters. $130. Select Macy’s and Baby-G.com.

10. Get them walking with the Accusplit AL370FM Radio Pedometer. It counts and announces steps, distance, and calorie progress at set intervals, or it can be tuned it to FM radio. $24.99. SportsAuthority.com.

11. Light up their night with the Energizer MicroLED Headlight, perfect for hiking, camping and other outdoor activities after dark. $29.99. Home Depot.

12. Give your favorite geek a giggle with a fun and functional 4GB MIMOBOT Flash Drive, with cute casings, like Romona, Link and Betty-Lou, designed by pop artists. $24.95. Mimoco.com.
iRobot Roomba Pet Series
V-MODA's Faze Headphones
iMo Photo Frame and Printer
Casio Solar Atomic Baby-G Watch
MIMOBOT Flash Drive

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