‘Touchy’ options for gifting gizmos

In the previous blog, we introduced you to Microsoft coffee-table-sized computer ‘Surface’. As we pointed out in the last posting, there are several gorgeous options for gifting gizmos to your tech-savvy buddies or relatives.

Touch-screen is the technology that all tech-savvy people will be reaching out for. You can spot the trend for gifting a nice gizmo if you are willing to spend a bit more for someone special. It is the mobile device market that is set to witness a flood of touch phones this year. They are affordable too.

According to an ABI research report, Samsung and Motorola will dominate the market in 2009. LG products such as LG Cookie, KS20 and Viewty are also appealing. LG has been aggressively launching entry-level handsets with amazing touch-screen features, whereas Samsung has on offer premium products. Samsung Pixon (8 mega-pixel camera phone, priced at Rs 28,750; Samsung Omnia (GB)priced at Rs 35,999, and TouchWiz priced at Rs 20,899 are the three hot picks that you cam go for. Nokia’s entry-level 5800 Xpressmusic, HTC Touch series and RIM Blackberry Storm are all worth considering.

When it comes to computers, there is Asus as well. The winner of the prestigious Red Dot design award has Eee Top PC. It’s an all-in-one, catchy touch-screen device, to make computing interactive. The firm has opted for an Opera browser to allow easy-touch navigation sans mouse or keyboard.

The Eee Top costs Rs 44,000, and brings immense glitz to one’s desk. Eee Keyboard PC is another touch-based innovation. It’s not yet commercially available, though! The PC is expected to incorporate the functionality of a desktop with a flashy keyboard, weighing just under a kg.

The gizmo can ably turn a LCD monitor into a full-fledged PC & multimedia entertainment centre thanks to its amazing ultra-wide band wireless connectivity. Eee PC T91 tablet PC with a touch screen (8.9-inch) incorporates features like the one of handwritten notes jotted down and ‘stuck’ on it or dispatched to other Eee computers. It lets users flip through, organize, edit as well as upload photos quicklys. 

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