Ever on the look for more, for you, I present the following with the help of some PR professionals whose clients offer some pretty cool things.  Here are the ideas I think are best from the lot, with comments as I’ve seen fit and in no particular order.  Scroll through the list.  Happy shopping!Stocking Stuffers

To capture all your holiday memories…

Zoom: Q3HD Handy Video Recorder

The only handheld camcorder that records both HD video and audio

  • Captures HD video in 1080p at 30 FPS or in 720p at both 60 and 30 FPS
  • Three different lighting settings (Auto, Night and Concert) and a larger aperture ensure the perfect amount of light in every shot
  • Built-in Stereo condenser mics with 120° X/Y configuration deliver deep, full HD stereo imagining
  • Accepts up to 32GB SD Card for 7 hours of HD movie making
  • Built-in USB cable and HDMI output for easy file transfer

Available: NOW!  Search online for your choice of retailers

Price: $299


Website: www.zoom.co.jp

To charge all your new electronics…


IDAPT i4 Universal Desktop Charger

Simultaneously charge four different devices and clear cord clutter with one system

  • Features 3 tip ports and one USB port and LED light indicating charge status
  • Interchangeable “quick release” tip system allows for easy, customizable charging system
  • Compatible with over 3,500 brands of mobile devices, including Apple, Nintendo, PSP, Blackberry, Garmin, and more
  • Package includes six of the most popularly used interchangeable tips
  • Available in black, white or silver

Available at: IDAPTweb.com, Micro Center, Batteries Plus and more

Price: $59.99 MSRP

Website: www.idaptweb.com


To open all your new presents . . . and throughout the years ahead . . .


Zibra: Open It!

Fivein-one tool provides simple and safe solution for opening any package

  • Safest, easiest and most convenient way to open any package
  • New ergo-design provides left-handed compatibility
  • Patented angular jaw keeps your hands free from sharp plastic edges
  • Five built in tools: long cutting jaws, precision ground steel blades, slicer, removable screwdriver and bottle cap opener
  • Open everything under the Christmas tree, safely and easily

Available at: enjoyZibra.com, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath and Beyond and other select national retailers

Price: $9.99

Website: www.enjoyZibra.com

I KNOW THIS PRODUCT WELL and love it – Get and give a Zibra Open It! – SK


To save on holiday travel expenses…

Balanzza: Mini Luggage Scale

Pack smart & avoid overweight luggage fees at the airport by weighing before you go

  • Avoid having to redistribute belongings at check in counter
  • It’s easy! Strap scale to your luggage, lift using the scale, wait for the beep, set luggage down & read the weight on the digital display
  • Weighs bags up to 100 pounds – measures in pounds or kilograms
  • Slim & compact, it only weighs 3.2 oz – perfect for packing & assisting you on your way back home
  • Requires two CR2032 batteries (included) and comes in two colors: grey or green

Available at: Balanzza.com

Price: $24.95

Website: www.balanzza.com

I’ve tried this one and . . . It works. In this crazy travel time, with airlines nickel and diming travelers over precise luggage allowances, get one of these (and gift them!) to avoid the, “Uh oh!” at the airport check-in counter – SK


To keep your children safe on your new computer…


 PeeWee PC: PeeWee KIT

USB security suite provides on and off line safety for children of all ages

  • Security suite includes PeeWee Patrol and Privacy to control computer settings and internet privacy
  • Limits how much time children spend browsing and gaming, blocks inappropriate sites and prevents children from changing system settings
  • Allows parents to take screen shots, view browsing history and control the laptop remotely
  • Features 5 educational games and is available in 3 versions for children ranging in grades pre-kindergarten (3-6 years old), elementary (5-9 years old) and upper elementary (8-12 years old)

Available at: PeeWeePC.com

Price: $34.95

Website: www.PeeWeePC.com


To protect your new iPad…

booq: Boa folio

Versatile three-position iPad case features a unique iPhone pocket making it the ultimate accessory for the Apple user

  • Three position design: flat for desktop, elevated for typing, and near-vertical for movie and presentation viewing
  • Exterior pocket sized specifically for the iPhone
  • Molded bumper provides optimum fit and protection for iPad
  • Two style options: Nappa leather and Twylon or 1680D ballistic nylon for a more rugged appearance
  • Available in: gray, slate, berry, black/red, and sand/turquoise


Available at: BooqBags.com and various retailers Stores.Booq.com

Price: $89.95 (Nappa leather) – $49.95 (1680D ballistic nylon)

Website: www.booqbags.com

Another brand whose iPad and other covers I’ve used and recommended for years is UNIEA. Check them out, too.  SK


To keep the germs off your new Apple products…

iSkin: Microban® Antimicrobial Protection

Only iPod, iPhone, MAC Keyboard and mouse skins made with embedded Microban protection

  • Microban® inhibits the growth of damaging microbes, such as bacteria, that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.
  • Protection from mold, fungus, bacteria, dust & debris, hair & fur, dust mites, odors, drips & spills, staining, snacks & crumbs and key wear on your keyboard
  • Cases and skins can be washed with warm water and detergent to remove all bacteria
  • Current products available with Microban: iPhone solo FX SE, iPhone revo2, iPod touch Duo, iPod nano 5G DuoBand, ProTouch keyboard protectors and ProTouch Mighty Mouse protectors

Available at: iSkin.com or local Apple retail stores

Price: MSRP $24.99 – $34.99

Website: www.iskin.com


Microban is nice, but . . . I want the best fit and quality for my Mac keyboard covers, so my choice for Apple keyboard covers is www.KBCovers.com – SK


To ensure a steady shot with your point and shoot…


Joby: Gorillapod Video

Compact, on-the go video tripod for mini camcorders eliminates shaky personal videos

  • Omni-directional positioning video head allows for easy orientation at any angle, with seamless 360 degree pan and 135 degree tilt
  • Flexible, wrappable legs and magnetic feet enable users to secure the Gorillapod Video  to virtually any surface
  • Quick-release plate and universal adapter clip specifically designed for handheld recorder allows for a quick and easy setup


Available at: Joby.com and other select international retailers

Price: $29.95

Website: www.joby.com


ALL Gorillapod products are excellent and highly recommended.  And they’re fun! SK

To cut down on holiday road trip expenses….

Lemur Monitors: EconoDriver

Driving feedback accessory displays real-time fuel consumption to help you drive greener and save money

  • Program in the current cost of gas and it will indicate how much money you are wasting by accelerating and braking too quickly or idling too often
  • Installs within minutes and requires no additional tools or computer connection
  • Simply plug the sensor into your vehicle’s Data Port which then wirelessly relays the pertinent info to the display on the pocket-sized key fob

Available at: Brookstone and The Sharper Image

Price: $79.95

Website: www.lemurmonitors.com/EconoDriver.html


To help you wake up in a fun and convenient way…

Moshi: Voice Control (VC) Travel Alarm Clock

First palm-size voice activated compact, sleek, and dependable alarm clock for travelers

  • Responds to 9 voice activated commands: time, set alarm, snooze, temperature, and more
  • Voice control works right out of the box with no programming needed
  • Activated with the touch of a button and features key lock and 3 distinct alarm sounds
  • Eliminates the need for an unreliable wake up call or an unfamiliar hotel alarm clock
  • Available in white, blue, pink, and black

Available at:  www.moshilifestyle.com

Price: $24.99

Website: www.moshilifestyle.com


To listen to your favorite tunes in style…

Urbanears: Medis

Sleek & fashionable earphones with EarClick technology provides maximum comfort and fit

  • EarClick technology anchors the ear-piece securely in place to provide ultimate comfort
  • Features custom microphone and remote compatible with the iPhone and Nokia, HTC and Blackberry phones
  • Includes 4 interchangeable inserts  to ensure a secure fit on any ear
  • Available in 12 fashionable colors like Army, Ocean, and Chocolate

Available at: Bloomingdales, Rock and Soul, Turntable Lab, and more

Price: $50.00 MSRP

Website: www.urbanears.com



Ten One Design: Pogo Stylus

The first touch screen stylus for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

  • Faster typing, greater comfort/control and a familiar input method for navigation
  • Capacitive touch screen solution for people with long fingernails, larger fingers or wear gloves
  • Aluminum base and advanced technology tip is compatible with other multi-touch, capacitive screens
  • Four color options: black, silver, gunmetal and hot pink
  • Travel Clip secures the stylus allowing quick accessibility

Available at:  TenOneDesign.com and Amazon.com

Price: $14.95

Website: www.TenOneDesign.com


Ten One Design: Pogo Sketch

Touch screen stylus transforms MacBook trackpad and iPad into an affordable pen tablet for premium drawing programs

  • Slim design provides a more natural way to write, sketch and draw on the new MacBook trackpads and iPads
  • Aluminum base and advanced technology tip is compatible with other multi-touch, capacitive screens, including the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
  • Pocket Clip secures the stylus allowing quick accessibility
  • Four color options: Silver, Hot Pink, Burnt Orange and Cactus Green


Available at:  TenOneDesign.com and Amazon.com; Available in Apple Stores

Price: $14.95

Website: www.TenOneDesign.com

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