At the recent TNT Portland event, I talked with a couple of people about the connected car. New cars today come with cool tech like rear view camera system or Bluetooth technology. But if you have an older car like most people (including me), you don’t need to purchase a new car to get the latest in-vehicle technology. Owners of older cars can actually have the latest connected-car technologies installed in their current vehicles. According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), it typically costs less money than a comparable option package on a new vehicle from the same companies auto manufacturers use. Continue reading to learn seven ways to connect your car with the latest technology.
I compiled another holiday gift guide. Today’s list consists of electronics I have used this year. If you’re still looking for a holiday gift idea, then check out my list below.
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Here’s another holiday gift guide for this Christmas. This is the cool electronics edition so most of the items are not on the cheap side. I did not receive any of the products for review, but these are items I would consider purchasing if I had a money tree in my backyard. So if you looking for holiday gift ideas, take a look at my list below.
3M CP40 Shoot’n Share Camcorder with Projector
This cool gadget is a high definition camcorder (HD 720p, 1280×720), a camera (5 megapixel) and a projector (up to 65″ image size, 640×480). Dads and moms can shoot video and photos and then instantly project it on a wall. According to 3M, the Shoot’n Share CP40 Camcorder Projector is easy to use. You just push a button to record a video and then push the project button to project and share with friends, relatives, and pets. The 3M Shoot’n Share can also project video from an iPhone, iPod, mobile phone, DVD Players and gaming consoles. The 3M camcorder has a built-in speaker and the rechargeable Li-Polymer battery lasts up to two hours. The CP40 features touch panel controls; 14 lumens of brightness; 20,000 hour LED Lamp; microphone, and mini USB for battery charging and PC connection. List Price: $299 (Amazon: $278.50).
SparkFun Electronics is giving away $100,000 worth of merchandise tomorrow. For 14 hours, geek dads and moms can order up to $100 of products for free. The SparkFun Free Day begins at 9am MST on January 7th, 2010 and ends at 11pm (or when they reach the $100k limit).
Some geek dads and moms have heard of SparkFun, but most of you probably have not. SparkFun is the type of eStore geek dads and moms buy their electronic parts from. If you’re not sure what you should order, I would suggest an electronics kit. I have not ordered a kit from them before, but you might also need a soldering iron and solder for their kits.