Best of … gadget sites for techies
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Tim Brugger, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Everyone loves a good gadget; they’re fun, sometimes educational and always interesting.
But with so many interesting, slightly unique gadgets out there, it’s not easy finding the perfect one for the right occasion. With your interest in mind, as always, here are the best gadget sites for the techies among you.
Home Science Tools
Stuff for science
When some people hear “techie” they immediately think of computer nerds with thick framed glasses and pocket protectors; and for good reason. However, there are techies out there that love all electronic gadgets, and this one’s for you. Edmund Scientifics has some of the coolest gadgets imaginable, like these gorgeous telescopes. The high-end models have the look and feel of home decor accessory. This beauty is just screaming for a prominent place in the den.
Practical techie stuff
The best thing about techie gadgets is the innovation, and how often this innovation takes the form of “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that?” The K-9 Nightwalker from Herrington Catalog definitely falls into this category. In addition to the standard flashlight with forward-facing light, this little beauty has a retractable dog leash and a second light that illuminates directly down (to avoid those nasty potholes). But do they stop there? Noooo. The K-9 also has a third light, this one red that’s directed behind you; perfect for nighttime walks with the pooch on a busy road.
Essentials for tech geeks
For Newegg.com shoppers, this is an absolute must-have. It may or may not be the world’s smallest scanner, but it is certainly the coolest. These little backpack or laptop bag ditties will scan and digitize documents, recipes and even photos. When you’re ready, you remove the memory card, plug into your PC and you’re ready to go scan some more. And to think this is only one of the gadgets Newegg.com offers; this website is worth spending some time with.
Live View GPS
Keeping track of everyone
Like most parents, handing the keys over to the new, yet-in-her-mind-experienced driver is a bit nerve racking to say the least. Now you can ease some of those fears with the world’s smallest device of its kind the Live-Trac PT-10, one of the many GPS solutions from Live View GPS. You can even set this little beauty to alert you if (or should I say when) certain speed thresholds are surpassed. And since it’s portable, she can even carry it with her walking to the mall, skating rink, or wherever girls her age go nowadays. Parental hint: remember, it’s not that you don’t trust her; it’s for her safety…really.
The goodies you need to put it all together
It’s one thing to dream up creative techie inventions or think of a way to automate your whole house. But it’s another thing entirely to get it all connected and working. Heck, that’s even an issue when you buy a new, giant television or a gaming computer set-up.
That’s where Monoprice comes in. They have the components and connectors to bring your ideas to life, set up a home theatre system or bring high speed access to every room in your house. When it comes to tech gadgets, they hold the key to making it all work.
Gadgets for gamers
We would be remiss if we didn’t include a techie gadget site that offers a wide selection of gaming accessories. So for you, the eternal gamer, we humbly submit Newegg.com, home of the Wii MotionPlus Accessory amongst a host of other gaming gadgets. This inexpensive add-on raises the motion sensor controls of the standard Wii to all new heights, and for under $20.