Gadgets as gifts are truly great to give and to get but how do you select just the right one from the wave of offerings out there? The truth is it’s tough. So here’s a selection of just a few to give you some last-minute food for thought and help you wade through the sea of gadgetry for this holiday season.
A new Kickstarter project designed to bring a legendary 19th century camera lens back to life has already got a real boost, having raised $1.13 million U.S. in just over a week. The kicker, pardon the pun, is that the funders were originally looking for backers to pledge $100,000, an amount that they reached within a matter of a few hours. And with already over 2,700 backers, it certainly sounds like there’s a new demand for this oldie but goodie technology.
On Tuesday, I stopped by the Sony UX Truck which was parked in front of Sony Centre for the Performing Arts at the corner of Front and Yonge in Toronto.
Whether you already have a home alarm system or not, if you are looking for an inexpensive way to beef up your indoor security, Y-cam has developed a low-cost plug and play home monitor system that helps you keep an eye out from any computer, tablet or smartphone and alert you to unexpected activity when you’re not there.
HTC needs a more creative marketing department. I understand the company wants to make it sound like its new phone, the HTC One, is the only you’ll ever need. But that philosophy doesn’t really work when it has already released a One X, a One S, the One X+ and so on. And, ultimately, in another year or so HTC will have another phone, it will want you to buy. It makes you wonder if the company can come up with different names.