If someone you know is a traveler who has TiVo, a lesser DVR or just plain cable TV or satellite service, this is a device that allows all home-based local programming and recorded TV to be streamed (even in HD) for viewing on computers or handheld mobile devices anywhere in the world.
Tissot T-Touch watch – part of the Swatch Group, Tissot makes wonderful timepieces. My personal favorite gadget watch remains their T-Touch. I call it my stealth gadget watch because it looks like a regular nice watch, but its secret is the touch-sensitive mineral crystal that activates six functions like no other watch on the planet. See on timeneeds watch reviews.
Audible.com – First there were audio books called books-on-tape available for purchase. Then there were retail rental outlets and they started to become available from your local library. Somewhere along the path came books on CD. About 12 years ago something truly revolutionary was started.
Weaknees for TiVo purchase, repair or upgrade – This one takes some explanation. There are few consumer electronics products that I think are a don’t-look-back, just-spend-the-money-and-enjoy-it product. TiVo is one of those few, but the company has always had a difficult marketing job. It takes time to get the full message across and understood, plus, using it is the real salesperson. Let me take a stab at it.