Gift Guide For The Technophile

By Marshal M. Rosenthal
tech gift guide interactive pool table system Gift Guide For The Technophile

Photo Credit: Obscura Digital

The Sky’s The Limit (Over $100)

All that technology doesn’t leave much time for diets and exercise. But what if we could combine them all? The Withings WiFi scale communicates with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The technophile can track his progress, or lack thereof. He may not want to lose a few pounds, but at he’ll have all the information to get started on this year’s New Year resolution.

There’s always room for the vibrant sound of the battery-powered microPIANO from Korg. Built within its compact and sleek appearance are 61 keys, 60 digital sounds and 25 one-touch musical phrases. An adjustable lid adds a touch of elegance to the high-gloss black or red body.

Serious gamers can put the pedal to the metal in their favorite racing games for the PC and PS3. Thrustmaster has a full-size wheel replica of the Ferrari F1 2011 racing wheel, along with foot pedals, to put them in the race. This is as close as a person on a couch can come to the experience of Formula 1 racing.

Maybe pool is more the right speed. The CueLight Interactive Pool Table System from Obscura Digital will set the mood. The motion video response tracks the balls as they move across the pool table’s visually enhanced surface. A remote can switch among three different modes, with the as the high-brightness imaging on the touch-sensitive surface is projected at 60 frames per second.

WiFi Body Scale – Withings ($159.00)

microPIANO – Korg ($299.99)

T500 F1 Racing Wheel – Thrustmaster ($699.99)

Interactive Pool Table System – Obscura Digital ($25,000.00)

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Marshal M. Rosenthal is a technology, gadget and lifestyle writer based on the West Coast.


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