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Holiday 2009 Gift Guide for Seniors

posted on November 24, 2009 in Family and Parenting, Cameras and Photography, Computers and Software, Phones and Mobile, Music and Video, Health and Home, Seniors :: 0 comments

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Mom...Dad...Grandma...your great aunt Edna...they love tech products too! Check out our top gift picks for seniors this holiday season.

IDC Ecco Personal Pocket GPS Locator Sony Webbie HD Camera Tassimo Suprema Apple iPod Touch
Canon PowerShot SX120 Amazon Kindle Bose QuietComfort 15 Toshiba Satellite L550


IDC Ecco Personal Pocket GPS LocatorIDC Ecco Personal Pocket GPS Locator ($99)

Give your parents peace of mind with this key chain device that will lead them back to their car or home. Just set the start/end point, and when they're ready to head back, a digital compass provides guidance. Just keep in mind that GPS doesn't work inside or in covered structures, like parking garages.

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Sony Webbie HD CameraSony MHS-CM1 Webbie (street: $169, retail: $200)

Traditional camcorder styling combined with simple controls and easy sharing make this a win for any senior on your list. And they'll love the fact that this HD camcorder/camera weighs a mere seven ounces.

Display: 2.5 inches
Media: Flash memory card, not included
Zoom Lens: 5x optical/20x digital
Resolution: HD (1920x1080) plus 3MP stills 
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See more options in our Camcorders Buyer's Guide


Tassimo SupremaTassimo Suprema (street/retail: $170)

The versatile Tassimo Suprema makes a great cup of coffee—plus espressos, cappucinos, tea and hot cocoa. Simply insert any T-Disc pod, there are 40 varieties, and the beverage is ready in about a minute.

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See more options in our Single-Serve Coffee and Espresso Makers Buyer's Guide


Apple iPod TouchApple iPod Touch (8GB: street: $189, retail: $200)

All the great benefits of the iPhone—easy music and video loading, an adjustable-font e-book reader, a built-in pedometer, 100,000 apps—without a phone contract.

Screen Size: 3.5 inches
Memory: 8 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Battery life: Audio: 30 hours, video: 6 hours
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Canon PowerShot SX120Canon PowerShot SX120 (street: $199, retail: $250)

This full-featured camera delivers great shots, feels really solid, is big enough to grip easily, has a large display for reviewing photos and takes AA batteries, so your parents will never be left hanging.

Resolution: 10 MP
Lens: 10x optical zoom
Display: 3 inches
Video: Standard definition movies
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See more options in our  Digital Cameras Buyer's Guide


Amazon KindleKindle International Edition (street/retail: $259)

Who doesn't love a good book? And this one comes with a bookstore built in that your parents can access from anywhere in the world—for free. Plus the font is adjustable to accommodate fading vision.

Screen size: 6 inches
Storage: 1,500 books
Wireless Access: National and international 3G network
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Bose QuietComfort 15Bose QuietComfort 15 (street/retail: $300)

Set your globe-trotting folks up with these comfortable noise-canceling headphones. They'll love the reduced noise from engine whine on the road (or plane), making it easier to hear their music or video. Sorry, we haven't tested how it works with Grandpa's snoring.

Style: Over-ear
Extras: Carry case and plane adapter
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See more options in our Headphones Buyer's Guide


Toshiba Satellite L550Toshiba Satellite L550 (street: $595, retail: $699)

Skype away with the grandkids! A beautiful 17.3-inch display, comfortable full-size keyboard, built-in webcam and dual core Intel Pentium processor offers plenty of computer for almost every need. Plus, Toshiba was recently rated one of the most reliable brands for laptops.

Display: 17.3 inches
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: 2.1GHz Intel Pentium dual core
Memory: 2 GB
Storage: 250GB hard drive
Weight: 6.62 lbs.
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See more options in our Laptop Buyer's Guide

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