By Megan Capone
Everyone has at least one on their list - the person who has everything. He's an early adopter or she's an avid shopper. They know what that like and they have it already. I treat these people as a challenge. You've got to be one step ahead of them to find something they never would have guessed existed, but they couldn't live without. Here are a few items for those difficult shoppers on my list:
It sure doesn't look like much, but once you've tried it you'll never know how you lived without it. Doxie is a compact, cordless, portable scanner that stores up to 600 pages (or 2,400 photos) in its built-in memory or even more on an SD card or USB flash drive. It works by inserting paper (or photos) into the device and, in just 8 seconds, the item is fully scanned and saved at up to 600 dpi (dots per inch). Upload in seconds to your Doxie computer app to sync scans, create searchable PDFs, multi-page documents, and send directly to your favorite apps and cloud services like Evernote and Dropbox. It even works seamlessly with Eye-Fi 16GB Pro X2 Wireless Memory Card - just put an Eye-Fi card into Doxie, and you can wirelessly send scans to your Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPad.
Just think about how much paper you can get rid of once you start scanning it all - this may be an end to file cabinets as we know it. Imagine how much time you'll save by scanning photos in just 8 seconds, one after another, with no more waiting for the scan to be complete. What will you do with all that extra time?
According to my Trekkie husband, tribbles are a lot of trouble. He showed me this video after collecting the fur from a particularly productive cat brushing and comparing the ball of cat fur with tribbles.
From the ThinkGeek website:
As you know, tribbles have the pesky habit of mating constantly and reproducing at alarming rates. At ThinkGeek HQ, we had an entire office filled with tribbles from floor to ceiling and we needed to do something before the walls exploded from the furry pressure.
It turns out, if you attach two Tribbles to a pair of slippers in exactly the right orientation, they are totally happy and lose all desire to reproduce. (How we came to that conclusion is a long, long story probably not suitable for human consumption.)
Anyhoo, our loss (of tribbles) is your gain (of Tribble Slippers)! With every step, your Tribble Slippers will purr happily. These pair wonderfully with a Star Trek Bathrobe for a lazy weekend or "sick day."
Born from a passion to capture your love of sport from your perspective, the HD HERO2 is a feat of engineering. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60M) and boasting an immersive 170° wide-angle lens, the HD HERO2 has ushered in a new era of image capture. Professional quality 30 fps 1080p and 60 fps 720p video, combined with 11 megapixel still photo capture that has landed magazine covers, HD HERO2 has stoked out more professional and amateur athletes, adventurers and filmmakers than any other camera in the world. GoPro gives you the ability to capture and share life's most passionate experiences. This is your life... GoPro.
Ultra premium, age worthy wines rated 90+ within the last two vintages by the world's most renowned wine critics. This is a red wine only club for those who enjoy the best! Wines are chosen for their flavor, character and aging potential. These are the perfect wines for your cellar.
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