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Dads & Grads


Welcome to the

2009 Dads & Grads Gift Guide

The Tablet PC Gift Dads and Grads Gift Guide includes something for everyone.  An assortment of items for the Dad or Graduate in your life and you just may spot an item or two for yourself as well. 

    Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers and Fathers to be
Congratulations to the Graduates
and a wonderful summer to all Everyone!

Tablet PC Line

Lenovo X200 Tablet PC

Lenovo X200 Tablet PC

The X200 Tablet raises the convertible notebook to new levels of mobile performance, without sacrificing portability or battery life.

Lenovo designed the ThinkPad X Series Tablet with display options that are easy to use, easy to view and with all the unique functionality demanded of a tablet notebook.

The MultiView/MultiTouch screen lets you take handwritten notes with the digitizer pen, or use your finger or the pen to interact with the notebook, open applications, etc.

For those whose work is conducted anywhere and everywhere, our new X200 tablets feature display options like MultiView SuperBright LED backlit panels for improved outdoor viewing.

Investing in a reliable convertible tablet could possibly be the wisest decision you can make. Whether you're an executive on the move, an educator, in sales or service, our X Series Tablets offer the latest in wireless connectivity, multi-touch screen panels, boast long battery life and are available in a variety of display options to suit your needs.

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708
Extreme Gaming

Uncompromising design.

Toshiba Qosmio® laptops are packed with features that include a premium harman/kardon® sound system―with four speakers plus a sub-woofer, high-gloss full-size keyboard with 10-key pad and HDMI-REGZA Link™ for high-def sound and HD video through a home theater — hard to top features for a gaming laptop or a multimedia laptop.

Strictly multi-core. So you can do far more.

To amplify your 3D gaming and video editing with incredibly fast frame rates, the Qosmio® notebook line offers top-of-the-line NVIDIA® graphics. That includes NVIDIA® SLI™ dual-card set-ups with up to 1GB DDR3 graphics memory and support for advanced applications such as NVIDIA® PhysX™ for an exponential increase in physics processing power.


Toshiba Qosmio X305

Fujitsu Lifebook T5010 Tablet PC

The comfort and ease of a traditional notebook combined with the versatility of a tablet best describes the LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC. With its beautiful 13.3-inch widescreen display, built-in modular bay, integrated wireless access, and the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology, you can quickly enter and access information whenever, wherever, and by whichever method you prefer.

Enjoy internet connectivity when and where you need it with the new LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC with integrated WWAN connectivity. The Fujitsu flagship Tablet PC has become more mobile with the ability to connect to AT&T Mobility's BroadbandConnect network1


Lenovo Thinkpad W700

Photographers, meet your dream machine. The ThinkPad W700 offers you the power of a desktop, plus integrated digitizer, color calibrator and more – without peripherals. Discover ThinkPad W700: the photographer's mobile studio.

the new ThinkPad W700. Lightning-fast Intel® Core™2 Duo technology, advanced NVIDIA® Quadro® FX MXM based graphics, cutting-edge technology features and the durability and rock-solid reliability you expect from Lenovo — making the W Series the ultimate mobile workstation.

All the performance and technology features that make
the W700 the ultimate mobile workstation, plus additional photo-imaging tools and technology. Unleash your creativity with W700: the photographer's  mobile studio.

Lightning-fast Intel® Core™2 Duo technology, advanced
NVIDIA® Quadro® FX MXM based graphics, cutting-edge
technology features and the durability and rock-solid
reliability you expect from Lenovo — making the W
Series the ultimate mobile workstation

Lenovo Thinkpad W700


Apple iPhone


Introducing iPhone 3G. With fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one — a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser. iPhone 3G. It redefines what a mobile phone can do — again.

Morphie Juice Pack Air

The juice pack air™ is a rechargeable external battery concealed inside of a protective form-fitting case for the iPhone 3G. It offers you the full protection of a hard-shell case while providing virtually twice the battery life of the iPhone alone; all in an ultra-thin, light-weight, low-profile design.

Morhie Juice Pack Air Colors

• The world’s thinnest Apple certified “Works With iPhone” external battery for iPhone 3G!
• Rechargeable 1200mAh lithium polymer battery virtually doubles your time to rock, talk, surf and send.
• Pass-through USB charging and sync with iTunes
• Extended smart battery and full case protection
• On/Off switch offers choice of battery or case
• Integrated 4 LED charge status indicator

Samsung TL 100 Digital Camera

Samsung TL 100 Digital Camera

The Samsung TL100 is a 12 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom that makes taking great photos easy. Its ultra slim exterior exudes style and simplicity, but still packs powerful features. Our Perfect Portrait System includes beauty shot which automatically retouches facial imperfections. And the Smart Auto feature selects the scene mode best for the environment you’re shooting in.

Get brighter and more natural pictures with our enhanced DIS technology that reduces the effects of image blur even in lower light conditions. No flash? No problem. Our DIS enables you to take well- exposed, sharp pictures in many low light conditions.

SAMSUNG's Perfect Portrait System includes beauty shot, face detection, self portrait, smile shot, blink detection, and red-eye fix—everything you need to create beautiful photos effortlessly. For example, beauty shot automatically retouches imperfections on your subject’s face. And taking self shots are easy with the self portrait feature. The camera lets you know if the face is detected in the center of the image so you get the whole picture.

Verbatim's PhotoSave DVD

Verbatim's PhotoSave DVD allows you to quickly backup and archive up to 2,000* photos stored on your PC or digital camera. This recordable DVD searches and stores over 80 different types of photo and video files, protecting your valuable photo memories from hard drive crashes.

Verbatim's PhotoSave DVD

PhotoSave DVD does not support the Macintosh OS. PhotoSave DVD supports Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista environments.

Verbatim's PhotoSave DVD

HP Touchsmart 500 Series

HP Touchsmart 500 Series

    Redesigned with a next-generation, touch-enabled 22-inch high-definition LCD screen, the HP TouchSmart IQ506 all-in-one desktop PC is designed to fit wherever life happens: in the kitchen, family room, or living room. With one touch you can check the weather, download your e-mail, or watch your favorite TV show. . It has a sleek piano black design with elegant espresso side-panel highlights, and the HP Ambient Light lets you set a mood--or see your keyboard in the dark. 
  • All-in-one multimedia PC with integrated 22-inch touchscreen for living room or kitchen
  • 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 processor, 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB RAM (max), dual-layer DVD-R drive
  • NTSC/ATSC TV tuners, PVR capability, Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS HD graphics (up to 2047 MB total memory)
  • Tri-mode Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, 5 USB, 1 FireWire, 1 ExpressCard, 5-in-1 memory card reader
  • Pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit version); includes wireless keyboard and optical mouse

Toshiba Portégé R600 Ultralight PC

The Crème de la Crème of Ultralight Notebooks

  • Toshiba’s ultimate ultralight notebook
  • Amazing indoor/outdoor display
  • Tremendous battery life

Look around, and you may see everyone looking at you. This Portégé® series is not just one of the thinnest, lightest ultraportables you can buy. It’s also one of the most elegant. Yes, you’ve definitely arrived―well before you even get where you’re going.

some models include A sizeable 512GB Solid State Drive Smaller, tougher and up to 3x faster* than a 128GB SSD, the new solid state drive on select models gives you safe and reliable access to your crucial business files. It also weighs less and uses up to 50% less power* in idle mode than the older technology―which helps us keep you more mobile than ever.

Toshiba Portégé R600 Ultraportable PC

Jawbone Prime Bluetooth Headsets

Jawbone Earcandy

Featuring The Best Jawbone® Ever Created

Jawbone PRIME™ brings consumers even better audio quality, improved comfort and fresh, fun color choices. This release continues Aliph's tradition of marrying technology and design to deliver the best Bluetooth headset on the market.

Jawbone has been able to eliminate real world noise better than any other headset because it is the only headset that can accurately separate speech from ambient noise.

Jawbone PRIME Lilac You MeanJawbone PRIME Drop me a LimeJawbone PRIME Frankly ScarletJawbone PRIME "Yello
Lilac You Mean It, Drop me a Lime, Frankly Scarlet & 'Yello!

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Canon PowerShot SX200 IS Digital Camera

Impressive New Features Bring on the Fun.
Creating gorgeous images is more fun than ever with the sleek, impressively equipped PowerShot SX200 IS, elegantly designed in three new colors. Capture close-up, wide-angle shots with stunning 12x optical zoom. Experience the unprecedented image quality and point-and-shoot convenience of Smart AUTO, along with enhanced operability and an intuitive new menu. HD shooting at 1280 x 720 pixels with HDMI output lets you see all the beauty of your HD images and movies on your HDTV.

Advanced Specifications Raise Your Game.
12.1 Megapixel resolution, powerful 12x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer and 28mm wide-angle lens to get up close to your subject or capture more in your frame.

For all its easy operability, the PowerShot SX200 IS has a feature set to be reckoned with. 12.1-megapixel resolution delivers a wealth of detail to every image, and allows you to crop and enlarge any portion of your shot freely. With the camera's powerful 12x optical zoom, you'll get up close fast, handy at sports and school events as well as everyday creative shooting. The 28mm wide-angle lens captures more in every frame, and gives your photography a professional edge.

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
Toshiba M750 Tablet PC


Toshiba M750 Tablet PC

With its convertible display, touch screen and indoor/outdoor capabilities, the Portégé® M750 Tablet PC lets you work in ways and places that suit you best.

  • Notebook-to-tablet convertibility
  • Great for working indoors, or outdoors.
  • Digital pen- and touch screen-capable

Convertible 12.1” Indoor/Outdoor Display

Use this machine as traditional notebook with a keyboard. Or twist it into a Tablet PC for the ultimate in freedom. Now you can tap, write and draw with a digital pen―even finger the touch screen to get things done. And get things done, indoors or outdoors.

Integrated Optical Drive

Why choose between lightweight portability and an optical drive? This Portégé® comes with a DVD SuperMulti drive for loading programs, sharing work and doing data back-ups. Laptops with anything less just won’t do.

TabletKiosk Sahara i440D Tablet PC

Created for professionals who require a robust, yet highly mobile computing solution, the Sahara Slate PC® i400 series of Tablet PCs combine power, mobile convenience and operational flexibility into a sleek, lightweight, "carry-everywhere" design.

Picking up where our previous generation of the Sahara Slate PC Tablet PCs left off, the three models in the Sahara Slate PC i400 series are made for highly demanding vertical markets which place an emphasis on productivity and speed — such as retail, hospitality (including hotels, restaurants, and casino operations), warehousing, control systems and healthcare.

Unlike most other computer companies' Tablet PC offerings, Tablet PCs from TabletKiosk are true slate style tablets, meaning they don't add the bulk or weight of a seperate monitor casing and the traditionally cramped laptop keyboard. Our Tablet PC systems are designed from the ground up to function the way people on-the-move are used to working: with a pen, fingers and even their voice.


TabletKiosk Sahara i440D Tablet PC

HP TouchSmart tx2 Tablet PC


HP TouchSmart tx2 Tablet PC

Weighing just 4.65 lb. 1 our TouchSmart tx2z is ultraportable. A simple finger stroke on the 12.1" diagonal screen delivers quick and easy access to information, entertainment, and social networks. This tablet PC is also "multitouch" : you can use more than one finger (e.g., index and thumb) at the same time. In addition, this model lets you view and edit photos with MediaSmart, which supplies an awesome digital media experience.

Extreme entertainment
Enhance your digital media adventures with the tx2z's MediaSmart features, which include:

* An integrated low-light VGA webcam with digital microphone for videoconferencing and VoIP3
* Watching, recording, and playing of live, streamed, or mobile Internet TV in hi-def using HP MediaSmart
* SRS premium sound for amazing, immersive audio
* An S/PDIF jack so two users can listen to movies and music via headphones (sold separately); you can also use this jack to connect to your home entertainment system and enjoy DVDs in 5.1 Surround Sound



320 GB Portable Backup Drive
capable of backing up and restoring up to 6 Pcs

Rebit Automatically Backs up Everything on Your Computer

When your hard drive crashes, you lose a lot more than data. Rebit protects everything with complete computer backup. In one instant, your important documents and information, including entertainment files, photos, video, mp3s and financial programs can be lost. But you also lose your operating system, applications, software, settings, bookmarks, drivers and configuration settings. The Rebit hard drive backup system automatically works to save your entire computer environment when you plug it in. Transparently, and continuously.

The Rebit back up hard drive is always working so your backup files are always up-to-date. Any recent changes you've made, programs you've installed, or documents you've saved are reflected in the current back up hard drive. You never need think about what type of data you want to protect, Rebit is always the perfect defense. Ranging from 160 GB to 1 TB, you can be sure Rebit will backup all of your data, and Rebit PC backup makes room for the most recent documents so the drive is always current and never fills up.



Fueltank® can simultaneously charge two small electronic devices without the use of an outlet. It contains a rechargeable lithium ion battery which has more than 7 times the capacity of a standard mobile phone. The Fueltank utilizes device-specific adapters - the same ones used for Chargepod® - so you can customize your Fueltank™ to meet the exact needs of you and your family.


  • Rechargeable power for two devices simultaneously
  • Indicator lights display battery capacity level
  • Charge your devices multiple times without refueling
  • Weighs less than 8 ounces and is perfect for traveling


Works with thousands of mobile devices such as iPods, cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, PDAs, digital cameras, navigation units, mp3 players, digital readers and portable gaming systems


WD My Book World Edition 1TB

Backup and storage for all the computers in your home.

Simplified set up and best-in-class performance make the My Book World Edition network drive the perfect choice for centralizing and backing up data on all the computers in your home.

Keeping your family’s data safe
If you’re the family Chief Technology Officer, you understand the importance of backing up photos, music, video and all the other files that are so important to your family, right? And maybe you’re the only one in the house that gets it. Now you don’t have to nag the rest of the family to back up, or chase down their computers to do it yourself. In just a few simple steps, you can set up automatic and continuous back up to the World Edition drive for all your family’s computers. Whew, okay, that’s done and now you don’t have nag anymore.

Keeping the files on your laptop backed up without even thinking about it.    You’ve been out at Joe’s Coffee Shop writing your novel and now you’re home and you know you should back up your work. Sigh. With the My Book World Edition drive it’s no longer a chore, in fact, it’s easy. Just turn on your laptop and log into the home network. That’s it. Your files will be backed up automatically. It’s not hard to set it up, and once you’re done it’s always automatic and you can stop thinking about it.


  Western Digital My Book World Edition
Griffin Simplifi


Griffin Simplifi

Reads SD, SDHC* & CF Cards
Charges iPhone & eliminates clutter from your desk

De-clutter the top of your desk and simplify your digital life with Simplifi ... one compact unit that handles your iPhone, iPod, USB connections, and all kinds of media cards.

Simplifi charges USB-rechargeable iPod models as they sync with your computer through the included USB mini cable. Use Simplifi's USB ports to plug in keyboards, printers, cameras, flash drives, scanners, external hard drives, anything USB 2.0-compatible. Simplifi ships with an AC adapter for those USB devices that need a powered port.


  • Charge/sync dock for iPhone and iPod
  • Reads and writes the most popular digital media cards, including Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD, SDHC, xD and CF (CompactFlash).
  • 2-port powered USB hub, using included AC adapter
  • A simple, versatile way to de-clutter your desktop

*compatible with the SDHC 2.00 specification

DigiPower Jump Start


Classic Series

• Powerful 2200mAh Li-ion Battery Pack

• Rechargeable Up to 500 Times

• Works for Hundreds of Digital Devices Including:

Cell Phones, PDAs, iPhone, MP3s, PSP Station,

BlackBerry, TREO & Other USB Devices

DigiPower Jumpstart Charging DigiPower Jumpstart Charging

DigiPower Jump Start
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