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2010 Dads & Grads Gift Guide

The Tablet PC Gift Dads and Grads Gift Guide includes something for everyone.  A variety of technology gifts & accessories for the Dad or Graduate in your life and you just may spot an item or two for yourself as well.  I'll save you the trouble of emailing to asking the obvious question - Why is the iPad is noticeably missing? - I assure you it is not because I'm anti iPad, because I'm not.  There is no iPad in the gift guide because Apple did not send an iPad for me to include.

    Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers and Fathers to be - Congratulations to the Graduates
and wishing everyone a summer filled with family, friends & fun & technology!

Tablet PC Line

Lenovo X201 Tablet PC

Lenovo X201 Tablet PC

Incredibly versatile business tool
Unconventional work environment? ThinkPad® X Series Tablet is perfect for road warriors and in-the-trenches professionals—in sales, healthcare, emergency services, education and other industries—who need flexible, hassle-free computing on the go.

Easy to convert
From traditional laptop at the office to tablet mode in the field. Simply twist and fold back the screen to convert.

Natural, intuitive data input

  • Digitizer pen: Jot notes and sketch diagrams on screen using the comfortable rubberized pen. You can even flip and erase like using a pencil! Palm-rejection technology prevents your hand from interfering with writing.
  • Touch screen: For even greater ease, step up to the optional multitouch panel. Enhanced finger-touch sensitivity makes it a breeze to smoothly interact with applications and enter data on forms.

Fujitsu Lifebook T4310 Tablet PC

The LifeBook T4310 is the first Tablet PC to offer unmatched flexibility with a modular bay to home users. The LifeBook T4310 features the latest dual digitizer technology with pen input and multi-touch interaction, modular bay, bi-directional display hinge, and the performance of Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor technology. This is a do-it-all Tablet PC that is sure to simplify your internet surfing experience with the convenience of the touch functionality in either notebook or tablet mode. You'll wonder how you ever survived with just a notebook.

  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
  • 12.1 WXGA LED backlit display
  • Multi-touch screen supporting on-screen gesture manipulation
  • Unmatched flexibility: durable bi-directional display hinge and modular bay
  • Full-size, spill-resistant keyboard with touchpad
  • Webcam and built-in dual digital array microphones


Fujitsu Lifebook T4310 Tablet PC

Toshiba Dynadoc Wireless U

Toshiba Dynadock Wireless U

Connect wirelessly from your laptop to your docking station and link to all your accessories thanks to the dynadock™ Wireless U. This universal wireless USB docking station allows you to simply walk away with your laptop at any time.

Along with quick access to networks and today’s popular desktop devices, you’ll enjoy benefits like these:

  • Completely cable-free docking
    —with the fast wireless USB connection on your laptop
  • Simple connect/disconnect
    When you are ready to leave simply walk away and dynadock wireless U will disconnect. When you come back in range it will automatically reconnect you to all of your devices and network.
  • Support for 1680 x 1050 or 1600 x 1200 monitor resolution
    Multitask and dial up your viewing with a big HD display
  • 7.1 digital audio support
    Dock your multimedia laptop and savor all-encompassing surround sound

Toshiba Qosimio X505

Audio That Rocks the Room - Prepare to be spoiled. These PCs come with Dolby Home Theater®, truly transforming music, movies and gaming with more realistic dialogue and explosions, along with deeper bass and brighter treble tones. You’ll enjoy rich virtual surround sound—on headphones or through the booming harman/kardon® stereo laptop speakers. Or cheer to killer multi-channel surround sound through a home entertainment system. Either way, you’ll find yourself right in the middle of the performance.

Dedicated graphics—for unprecedented fun. - When it comes to visuals, Qosmio® laptops will make you forget about limitations. NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M GPUs provide premium dedicated graphics processing for the hottest FPS-intensive games, hyper-realistic 3D visuals delivered at lightning fast frame-rates, along with vibrant, lifelike scenes and dynamic character effects. They’re also ideal for watching HD flicks, seamless photo editing, creating more memorable home movies, and getting the most from Windows® 7.

Truly Brilliant HD - Equipped with a Blu-ray® disc player, the Qosmio® X500 power PC is your ticket to truly brilliant HD movies—on the go, or on a home theater. An extra-large 18.4” HD TruBrite® LCD display delivers stunning visuals for whatever you’re viewing, with color, contrast and clarity you’ll have to see to believe. And its 16:9 aspect ratio offers the best results for today’s widescreen entertainment. Some models even come with 1920 x 1080 resolution screens for 1080p video enjoyment.

Toshiba Qosimio X505

Samsung TL205 DualView Digital Camera

Samsung TL205
DualView Digital Camera

Whether you’re taking a self-portrait in your living room or posing with friends on vacation, the new TL205 gets it right every time. Its dynamic Dual Display feature lets you see the shot on the 2.7” 230k TFT LCD and 1.5” Front LCD before taking it, so you can smile for the camera and be the Samsung TL205photographer at the same time. The TL205 can even automatically frame and take the shot for you, capturing the moment perfectly. And say goodbye to tripods; its Tilt-back body was also designed with taking the ultimate self-portrait in mind. Factor in its Smart Auto feature that uses scene recognition to make sure you get the photo you’re imagining, and you have a surefire memory maker in your hands.

Who needs a professional photographer when you have the TL205? With a Dual display 2.7” LCD there’s an easier way to take perfect self-portraits. Using the 1.5” Front LCD, users can see their self portrait before taking it. And with a quick button on top, users can easily access front LCD functions like: Self portrait (Still & Movie), Children mode and Couple shot. Pose with a friend and Couple Shot will automatically recognize and snap the two of you together without the need for pressing a button and shaking the camera in the process.

Toshiba Portégé M780-S7220 Tablet PC

Faster, Smarter Performance

The Portégé® M780 Tablet PC, powered by an all new Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor, helps businesses cut costs and increases efficiency by taking advantage of intelligent performance and unique hardware-assisted security and manageability features.

Convertible 12.1” Display

Use the Portégé® M780 as a traditional notebook with the keyboard and touchpad. Or twist it into a Tablet PC for easier note-taking, document reviewing, and electronic forms filling. Plus, the 12.1” diagonal LED backlit display offers bright, crisp visuals, and uses less power than traditional displays

These notebooks transform into a "tablet" with a digital pen for sketching ideas, calculating math problems, marking up documents, or tapping open files.
Toshiba Portégé M780 Tablet PC

Lenovo ideapad s10-3t Tablet PC

Lenovo ideapad s10-3t Tablet PC

10" touch-tablet netbook

    tablet netbook with touch screen. Mini laptops with fully-adjustable, touch-responsive panels

Our first mini touch-tablet PC
Log on, access photos and your favorite apps with a single touch on your screen. Use as a tablet to take notes, share and present with its screen that pivots 180 degrees. Listen to music with Dolby® headphone or upgraded speakers.

Lead a double life

Take notes, research and study on a touch-panel tablet by day and use as a social device by night

Netbooks with built-in MapLife GPS help you find restaurants, shops or your aunt five states away.

Editors note: I recommend Windows® 7 Home Premium and suggest that you avoid Windows 7 Starter Edition on any machine from any company.  

Toshiba Camileo X100 Full-HD Camcorder

Full-HD Camcorder - With the Camileo™ X100 camcorder you will enjoy state-of-the-art technology with the ability to choose between 1080p/30fps or 1080i/60fps High Definition video and take sharp 10 Megapixel digital still images. Any way you choose your videos and images will look lifelike on any screen you decide to view them.

Never miss the perfect moment - The internal 4 GB memory offers room to capture countless precious moments or increase recording time by using SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB (not included). Each 32GB card will record an estimated 5 additional hours* at 1080p or 12 hours at the lowest setting giving you great flexibility with recording time.* At only 9 ½ oz you will hardly know you are carrying it.

Share with Friends and Family - The on the camera YouTube™ button allows you to quickly upload movies: simple use for the entire family. You can also choose to watch your movies directly on your High Definition screen with the included HDMI™ cable or even convert your images to watch and store on your computer or any mobile device.

Toshiba Camileo X100 Full-HD Camcorder

HP Mini 210 Viviene Tam Edition

HP Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition

Attention fashionistas: check out our must-have Mini 210 Vivienne Tam Edition. Part of her spring collection, this is the second "digital clutch" she's designed with HP. Its stunning "Butterfly Lovers" design on pale gold background provides instant glamour, and this cool digital accessory will fit easily in your bag.

High fashion meets high tech

Show off your style around town with these cool features:
  • A thin package: it's only .9" thick and weighs 2.69 lb.3
  • A gold-toned, island-style keyboard that's 93% of full size
  • A touchpad with click buttons at the bottom
  • An animated "Butterfly Lovers" start menu, custom icons, and three wallpapers
  • A protective microfiber sleeve, plus elegant gift box
  • A gold-toned, high-capacity 3-cell battery (up to 5.5 hours5; optional black 6-cell battery for up to 11.1 hours on single charge)
  • A webcam1 that turns into a mirror at the click of a button

Fujitsu Lifebook UH900

With an innovative multi-touch display and support for the latest wireless technology, the Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 Mini-Notebook offers all the functionality of a traditional notebook in a device that fits in the palm of your hand. Garmin Mobile® PC software, a 5.6" widescreen display and built-in GPS receiver turns your Lifebook UH900 into a powerful street navigator.

Passive Multi-touch Digitizer
The multi-touch digitizer on this product allows you to zoom, reduce and manipulate images and applications through the use of gestures. Ideal for use with GPS navigation software or virtual maps as it allows you to easily maneuver using your fingers.

The built-in camera is a great way to stay in touch with business associates. The handy, versatile camera and its easy-to-use software let you take still pictures and capture video. You need to illustrate a complicated procedure to a colleague in another state?


Fujitsi Lifebook UH900

Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020 Notebook

Toshiba Satellite M505-S4020

Smart, Reliable Performance

Driven by dual-core processors from Intel® and AMD®, your new Satellite® M500 notebook is poised and ready to apply smart, energy- and task-efficient power to most anything. Use today’s popular software for budgeting or finishing that presentation on the move. Juggle e-mails, IMs and your Facebook® update at the same time. This PC takes it all in stride.

Entertaining Extras

The compact 14” diagonal HD LED display on this laptop powers on fast and delivers excellent color and clarity. Its 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal for watching today’s widescreen movies. In addition, enjoy its premium sound system with harman/kardon® speakers and Dolby® Sound Room. Choose touch screen models for unheard of freedom. And open the Toshiba suite of productivity apps for convenience found nowhere else.

Toshiba 640GB Portable Hard Drive

Toshiba's Portable External Hard Drive is a simple solution to all your storage and backup needs. It takes the complexity out of backing up your data by providing easy-to-use backup software for both Windows and Mac users. With just one click you're on your way to creating a digital safety net for your files.

Powered by USB 2.0, you'll enjoy mobile storage space for even the largest digital libraries. The 640GB1 Drive is capable of storing up to 128,000 digital photos, or 160,000 songs (MP3), or 240 hours of video (DVD quality). It features a sleek, glossy finish with four contemporary designs to choose from.


  • USB powered for easy plug and play operation
  • Small footprint for space saving and easy portability
  • Easy-to-use Windows and Mac backup software
  • Password-protected data encryption
  • File & Folder backup and recovery
  • Drive Space Alert
  • Complete system backup and recovery (Windows only)

Toshiba 640GB Portable Hard Drive

Toshiba Satellite L505D-LS5002

Toshiba Satellite L505D-LS5002

Home-and-Office Versatility

The Satellite® L500 Series is great for fun around the house—and for catching up on projects, too. Most models come with a numeric 10-key pad for smoother data entry. Plus, they all offer expansion slots for spreading out and doing more at a desk, and built-in DVD drives for loading programs, sharing documents and backing up your files.

Convenient Features

Access your files faster thanks to Toshiba’s ReelTime™ application available on our new line Satellite® L500/L550 notebooks. Also take advantage of our Bulletin Board feature to quickly manage your important tasks with to-do lists or calendars with your own personalized space on your desktop.

Eco-Smart Engineering

Toshiba laptops are built using eco-conscious practices, materials and packaging. But the Satellite® L500 Series also offers energy-efficient LED backlit displays (on select models), and Toshiba’s power-saving eco utility™, which lets you fine-tune your laptop and mind the environment even more.


The universal remote control accessory
for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch

FLPR lets you use iPhone or iPod touch to take control of the electronic devices in your home.

Flip through channels, power up the surround sound system, turn up the volume, dim the lights and close the blinds.

FLPR eliminates that cluttered mess of remotes on the coffee table. A snap to set up and simple to use, FLRP is a must have product. 

  • Preprogrammed with over 27,000 remote control codes.
  • Supports a large selection of home entertainment device such as televisions, cable & satellite boxes, DVD & CD players, receivers, lights, draperies, and more.
  • Easy to setup touch screen controls organized by device

FLPR The universal remote control accessory

Toshiba Dynadoc V

Toshiba Dynadock V

The newest member of our dynadock™ docking station family, the compact dynadock™ V is the sleekest way yet to tap into networks, improved productivity and mega-sized high-def entertainment—with one simple cable.

Along with easy access to networks and essential desktop gear, you’ll enjoy benefits like these and others:

  • More desk space
    An extra-small, space-saving tower design helps free up the clutter on your tabletop
  • Support for 1920 x 1080 monitor resolution
    Increase your comfort by using a full size monitor to work on. Or use a second monitor to increase productivity, watch movies or play games with a big HD display
  • Ample expandability
    (4) USB 2.0 ports let you take advantage of your laptop’s potential Product of the Month

Energizer XP8000
Rechargeable Power Pack for Netbooks

The XP8000 Power Pack is a “must have” power solution for the netbook and cell phone user. It is the size of a BlackBerry® phone, yet delivers plenty of power to finish your work, surf the web and charge your cell phone too.

Energizer XP8000

Energizer XP8000

Toshiba Camileo S20 HD Camcorder

Toshiba Camileo S20 HD Camcorder

Compact, lightweight and ultra-portable, the new Toshiba Camileo S20 with swiveling 3” LCD fits in every pocket! At 2/3” thin and 3.5 oz, this tiny video camera is about the same size as a Smartphone and can go wherever you do.

Don't sacrifice size for power! The S20 sports a video stabilized 1920x1080p Full High Definition Video, 4X Digital Zoom, and video stabilization in 720p and 480 modes. It also doubles as a 5 MegaPixel digital still camera. Zoom in and get the perfect shot with 4x digital zoom. The S20 has four different record settings: Macro mode for close up shots, Motion Detection mode for surveillance, Slow Motion for sports and Time Elapse mode.

Don't be constrained by limited built-in memory! In addition to the 128MB built-in flash memory, the S20 takes SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB for increased recording time up to 5* hours at 1080p. And since you can charge the S20 with a standard USB 2.0 cable, you won't need to bring any extra cables or power adapter on the road.

Previewing, watching and sharing your videos can't get any easier. Share your memories with your family and friends with the one-touch YouTube™button or watch them directly on your screen with HDMI™ out.

OtterBox Cases

As summer approaches, OtterBox™ announces cool new cases for today’s hottest smartphones from LG, Motorola, Nokia® and Samsung! With Impact Series™ and Commuter Series™ options, OtterBox has got technology covered!

Otterbox Ipod touch

Oterbox commuter TL for iPhone

Our innovative engineering, high-quality materials and construction keep iPhone's safe and like new. Don't leave home without an OtterBox.

Otterbox Motorola Droid

Luck favors the prepared. Protect your amazing new DROID with an OtterBox Commuter Series and you are ready to conquer the world in style.

Otterbox  Cases

Energizer Flat Panel 4x Induction Wireless Charging Station for Wii Remote

Energizer Flat Panel 4x Induction Wireless Charging Station for Wii Remote

Charge your Wii remotes wirelessly, without removing the Energizer Flat Panel 4x Induction Wireless Charging Station for Wii Remotessilicone jackets, wrist straps or Wii MotionPlus. The Energizer 4X Flat Panel Induction Charging System from PDP is a stylish and convenient way to charge your Wii remotes. Instead of wrestling your Wii remote out of its silicone jacket, wrist strap and MotionPlus, just set the entire unit on the charging panel and it charges your remote using wireless induction technology. When the LED light is red, the remote is charging; when it's green, your remote is charged and ready for use. There's no easier way to keep your remotes ready for game play at all times.



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