With Emmy Award™ Winner Mario Armstrong, Technology & Digital Lifestyle Commentator.
If you’re looking for the “ultimate” in gifts to give this holiday, Emmy Award™ Winner and technology & digital lifestyle commentator, Mario Armstrong, has you covered. Mario’s put together a list to help you shop with complete confidence for the ultimate in holiday gifts, guaranteed to impress everyone on your list.
The new mobile scanner is the world’s lightest and fastest ScanSnap with a built-in rechargeable lithium battery for untethered anywhere, anytime scanning. Weighing in at just over 14 ounces, the iX100 scans a color document at nearly 5.2 seconds per page at 300dpi with a simple push of a button. And for the ultimate mobile experience, the ScanSnap iX100 is equipped with both USB and Wi-Fi connectivity options for scanning at home, in the office or on the road.
Nintendo characters come to life in new ways as amiibo – interactive figures that have the ability to communicate with multiple specially designed games by just tapping them to the Wii U GamePad controller. Nintendo will release the first series of amiibo this year alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21.
Additional games with planned amiibo functionality include Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Yoshi’s Woolly World, with more to come.
A new amiibo accessory, which is being designed for Nintendo 3DS, is scheduled to launch in 2015. Each figure has a suggested retail price of $12.99 each.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® combines Samsung’s leading technology and NOOK’s extraordinary content and reading experience. This new co-branded tablet offers the best of both worlds: a full-featured Android tablet that’s optimized for reading and entertainment. With tools for everyday use and an amazing collection of HD entertainment, customers can connect to the world when they need to, and escape when they want.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK® tablet is available now in more than 650 Barnes & Noble bookstores and online at www.bn.com and www.nook.com, starting at just $179.99 for the 7-inch version and just $299.99 for the 10-inch, including more than $200 in free content from the NOOK Store® including bestselling books, popular TV shows, top magazines and apps.
NOOK’s best-in-class tablets are sold alongside the popular NOOK GlowLight eReader, which features perfectly-lit pages, sharper text and advanced display technology for a more immersive reading experience and is available for only $119.
Martian Watches is a designer and developer of unique smartwatches that keep style as the first priority and add pioneering technologies and features that are useful in most everyone’s lives.
The Martian Notifier offers Smart Notifications for 1000s of popular iPhone and Android smartphone apps including email, text, caller ID, Facebook, ESPN, which allows the user to give notifications different vibration patterns and/or eliminate certain notifications coming to the watch altogether. In addition, their developing partnership with GUESS Watches will also help expand the reach of beautiful “watches that are smart” into the tech and fashion worlds.
Just $99 through the Holidays at www.martianwatches.com, Best Buy, AT&T, Target, Amazon, and more. See the website for a retailer close to you.
With a Martian Watch, you will never miss another moment.
Made for entertainment buffs with a built-in tablet-projector, the Lenovo YOGA 2 Pro is a 13-inch Android media tablet with an exhilarating 8-watts of sound including a 5-watt subwoofer – quadrupling the speaker power of an average tablet. Created in partnership with celebrity and technology entrepreneur, Lenovo’s product engineer Ashton Kutcher helped improve its unique kickstand, now providing four ways to enjoy media content in: Hold, Stand, Tilt or Hang modes for better reading, browsing and viewing angles.
Its star feature–the built-in Pico projector lets users turn inside walls into an instant TV or movie screen by streaming a 16:9 high-resolution image onto any surface for an instant 50-in personal theater experience. With automatic image adjustment and up to three hours playback time, users can get through a double feature before having to plug in the tablet.
Other unique features of the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro include:
· Incredible battery life with up to 15 hours on a single charge to power users throughout the day
· Intuitive software made to automatically recognize the current user mode and optimize display contrast/brightness/sharpness, pop up keyboard settings for typing and turning on Dolby® Audio mode for watching movies, video chatting or playing games
· Packed with premium Lenovo apps, including a product walk through using a 4D image of Ashton Kutcher to guide users through all of the device’s cool features
RE is a remarkable little camera from HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design. By using RE, you can step out from behind the viewfinder for the first time, experiencing the action as you capture it through a 146-degree wide-angle lens. Its minimalist cylindrical design allows for a natural comfortable grip. A touch of RE’s only button begins recording. It’s even waterproof.
The RE app makes it exceptionally easy to share your memories. It syncs photos, videos and time-lapse recordings straight to your smartphone over WiFi. Available on Android and iOS, the RE app works in harmony with the Zoe app to instantly create shareable video highlight reels that look professionally edited – only you’ll know how easy they were to make.
RE will initially launch in the US at HTC.com and Best Buy for $199.99, and in time for the holidays at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, as well as Amazon.com.