Tech Toys

Our 10 gift choices are sure to make everyone on your shopping list happy!
Do you want to impress your family and friends this holiday season? Choosing from our list of cool tech toys is bound to make you everyone’s favorite gift-giver. From the newest generation of video game consoles to the latest MP3 players, our selections will please everyone from the technophile to the inner child. Don’t forget to treat yourself to one or more of these gadgets. After all, you deserve to have fun too. For more gift ideas, visit

Terrestrial Tunes
Pioneer’s Inno XM2go is a portable radio receiver that combines two popular forms of audio entertainment: satellite radio and MP3 music. The Inno weighs 4.5 ounces, has 1GB of memory, and allows listeners to choose from 170 different radio stations or from their own collection of music. You can manage playlists and files without using a computer or the Internet. Create your own playlists and record XM radio for later listening.; $350

Built to Entertain
The Dell XPS M 2010 is redefining portable entertainment while setting a new standard in notebook multimedia performance. It has a widescreen SXGA+ display and 1680 x 1050 resolution that shows more colors than a rainbow. Audio aficionados will appreciate the eight built-in speakers and the notebook’s subwoofer. And with an external USB TV tuner, the XPS M 2010 becomes a television and digital recorder for video fans. The laptop also comes with a built-in 1.3 megapixel video camera for videoconferencing.; $3,199

Picture Perfect
The Canon EOS 5D is a mid-range digital single-lens reflex camera with state-of-the art photographic and imaging technology. Its vast range of features is designed to satisfy both professional and amateur photographers. The camera has a new 2.5-inch LCD screen for easier viewing, and “Picture Style” presets for improved in-camera color, contrast, and sharpness. With a full-frame 12.8 megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC II Image Processor, the EOS 5D will literally make family photos a snap.; $3,096

Stylus Free
The Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth Keyboard by Mobility Electronics is a collapsible, wireless, portable keyboard that closely approximates a traditional desktop keyboard with five rows and full-sized keys. It works with almost every kind of Bluetooth-enabled device out there, including smartphones, PDAs, tablets, media center PCs, and laptops. The Blackberry PDA has its own version of the Stowaway Sierra keyboard for $99. The Stowaway Sierra supports Windows XP, Mac OS X, Windows Mobile 5, Pocket PC, Palm OS, and Symbian.; $129.99

Motion Control
The widely anticipated release of Nintendo’s Wii video game console features a unique motion-sensitive remote control that translates your hand movements to the screen. The Wii (pronounced “we”) is backward-compatible to all Nintendo GameCube games. Fans of old titles like Donkey Kong will be pleased that the “Virtual Console” offers about 30 classic games that players can access online. The Wii also offers a Web browser, weather channel, news channel, photo channel, and message channel for sending messages to other Wii players.; $250

Move Over iPod
Has the iPod finally met its match? Microsoft’s Zune