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Tech and Gadgets Gifts
The Tornado makes data transfer a breeze for those receiving one of the 100 million PC purchases projected to replace old computers this year. The retractable cord plugs into the USB ports of two PCs, and within seconds a pop-up window allows users to view, drag, and drop files into their new home. Perfect for moving pictures, music, videos, presentations, documents and morecan be used over and over again with multiple PCs. No software to load, no special cables to buy, no wizards to follow! Works with Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP and Vista. Data Drive Thruís The Tornado retails for $59.95.
The Yamaha Disklavier Mark IV performance reproducing piano combines the best aspects of live performance with next-generation streaming technology, for an unparalleled home entertainment experience. Now Disklavier Radio, a groundbreaking new service, enables users to stream live pop, jazz, country and classical music live via the modern player piano accompanied by specially recorded vocal and ensemble parts by such artists as Alicia Keys and Elton John. MSRP for the Disklavier Mark IV series starts at $40,000.
The NX-U10 USB speaker connects via a single cord to a laptop's USB port, offering a high fidelity digitally-transferred audio signal, as well as set-up convenience. An integrated amplifier, with Yamaha's proprietary high-efficiency PowerStorageT Circuit, produces a surprisingly robust 20 watts of power - more than any other USB speaker on the market. The NX-U10 has a suggested retail price of $179.
Yamaha's strikingly stylish Silent Violin combines cutting-edge technology and innovative design, offering musicians both beautiful sound and the "silent treatment." Simply plugging headphones into the instrument available in holiday red, blue, black or brown enables silent playing anytime, anywhere. The silent string instruments start at $925.
The new Yamaha EZ-200 lighted portable keyboard, designed for the beginning musician or hobbyist, has advanced technology inside and fun features outside. The 61-key EZ-200 offers touch sensitive keys with guide lights to make learning how to play fun. The estimated street price is $149.
BODiBEAT is the world’s first music player/heart rate monitor that selects and plays songs that match the pace of the user’s workout. The unit comes with software that automatically categorizes each downloaded song by beats per minute (bpm), and a small heart rate monitor that clips gently onto the user’s ear. BODiBEAT has a suggested retail price of $299.99.
Turtle Beach's Ear Force W3 wireless headphones for the Nintendo Wii gaming console system features a "behind the neck" design that keeps them in place on the gamer's head, with no cords to tangle during the active motions many of the system's games can require. They are also ideal for late night gaming that doesn't disturb others. These headphones have a suggested retail price of $59.99.
Yamaha continues to blur the lines between technology, creativity and musical fun with the YDD-60 digital electronic drum machine. Features include touch-sensitive pads, drums sticks, drum pedals, MIDI connection and aux-in so you can jam along with an iPod. The estimated street price is $199.
Not only does the PSR-S500 keyboard from Yamaha sound great, it's easy to play and it can conjure samples of hundreds of instruments and sound effects. It also plugs into your computer's USB port and browses the web. The PSR-S500 is perfect for digital recording and it also serves as a fun, technologically advanced toy that is anything but child's play. MSRP: $899.99
Sequel gives anyone, even those with no music-making experience, the ability to create songs on their PCs and Macs in diverse musical styles (rock, pop, hip-hop, R&B, dance, world, etc.) by using the application’s 5,000 audio loops, 600 ready-to-play instrument sounds and a complete set of effects. Budding musicians can also play along with full band accompaniment they can create on Sequel, and finished compositions can be shared with friends by exporting them to iTunes. Sequel carries a suggested retail price of $99.99.
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