This is a great time of year to explore all the tech toys available for gift giving. As technology changes so quickly, last year’s big item may not even show up on a Christmas list this year. I’ve done some research to help you out!
- For the true geek
Password Manager – Roboform is a top rated choice in this area. It will memorize your passwords and log you in, fill in long registration forms, encrypt passwords for security, and even synchronize passwords between computers, Pocket PC’s and Palms. All of this is offered for $30. Another product, from Biometric, will log you into your computer through a touch of your finger (fingerpad) and costs around $50.
TV-Be-Gone Television Remote – Really this is for the person who has all the tech toys and beyond. This is a remote fob that is programmed to shut off any TV. If you can’t get up off the couch, you can’t find the regular remote and assuming you CAN find this little fob, you can shut off your TV with a quick click. (Who makes these things?) The cost is around $20.
DVD Shredder – you have to be pretty techy and have a lot of sensitive information to need this. Prices appear to range from $50 to $125.