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The Innovation Insider, Steve Greenberg, shares his gadget gift ideas for the holidays.
HP Envy 110 e-All-in-One Printer
Besides having a very cool streamline look, this printer features ePrint technology enabling you to print a photo or document directly from your mobile device from virtually anywhere. Each printer has its own customized email address-so all you do is email a document to that address and it's prints. This printer also gives you easy access to apps without connecting to a PC. By downloading apps you can print airline tickets, holiday recipes (epicurious.com), coloring pages (crayola.com), coupons and much more.
Available at shopping.hp.com or from a variety of retailers $199.99
Is a wearable, wireless activity monitor that tracks steps taken, flights of stairs climbed, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep quality to give you a 24/7 picture of your health. Online you can log food, weight and other physical activities and also connect and compete with friends and family to track progress and meet goals.
fitbit.com / $99.95
Dropcam Echo Wi-Fi video monitoring camera system
It's the easiest way to use video to check in on the things you care about from anywhere, any time, on any device, such as a smart phones or a laptop. This small camera streams live video 24/7, letting you effortlessly keep an eye on your home, kids, pets, vehicles in the garage, a second home and everything else you care about. Dropcam is the only Wi-Fi video camera with the ability to record live video minute by minute for up to 30 days and everything is stored on the cloud so you don't have to worry about your feed being stolen or lost.
The cost is $279 dropcam.com
Eye-Fi Connect X2
This SD card gives any camera the ability to send hi-res photos wirelessly to your computer, tablet or Smartphone-then you can store the photos or email them or post them on Facebook. Connect X2 replaces your existing SD memory card and works with your existing camera. Makes any camera you get for the holidays wireless. No more dealing with cables. Connect X2 has Endless Memory and lets you share just the photos you want with only the people you want through email or on sharing sites like Facebook.
It's $49.99 and you can learn more at eye.fil
It lets you say goodbye to expensive monthly phone bills and enjoy free calling throughout the U.S. Simply connect Ooma to your high-speed Internet and your existing phone, and that's it. With the just launched Ooma Telo Air wireless adapter, the Ooma Telo can now be placed anywhere in the home within range of your home's Wi-Fi network. Ooma was ranked as the #1 home phone service of any type by Consumer Reports (May 2011).
The Ooma Telo is $199.99. For more info check out ooma.com
Isotoner smarTouch gloves
Let you operate your touchscreen while wearing gloves. The smarTouch gloves are made with signature stretch fabrics for fit and flexibility and conductive thread technology on the index finger and thumb to allow typing in the cold. Gloves are available in multiple sizes, styles and colors for women and men, and are compatible with most touchscreen devices, including smartphones, mp3 players, GPS units and more. Most styles are sold for $42 or less at major department stores and mass merchants nationwide and online.
For more information, please visit www.smartouchgloves.com
About Steve Greenberg
Steve Greenberg is an invention groupie. Born into a family of patent filers, Steve has always recognized the importance of America's inventors. That's why he wrote a book about America's garage inventors, called GADGET NATION: A Journey Through The Eccentric World of Invention.
Steve is also on the board of the United Inventors Association (UIA). For the UIA, Steve produced and hosted a 10-part educational video series on What Every Inventor Needs To Know. As "The Innovation Insider," Steve travels the country looking for innovative products.
Each month, Steve can be seen demonstrating innovative products on television programs seen in America's largest television markets including New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Washington, DC and Houston.
For more info on Steve, go to gadgetnation.net