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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: HIGH TECH GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST

New York - December 9th, 2008 /PRNewswire/ — Do you have a gadget lover on your holiday list, but not sure what to get them? If you aren't up-to-date on the latest gizmos and gadgets and need help navigating through the confusing questions you face when shopping for a hi-tech item, you're in luck!

"With a smart shopping strategy and some great ideas, you can find the coolest gifts for all the 'Techies' on your list," says Todd Townsend, National Consumer and Technology Trends expert.

"First, start by shopping smart. This means setting a budget and sticking to it. Next, do your homework. Go online and also check out your local papers. Finally, get gifts that make sense. This means that you should select gifts that fit the individual as well as your budget.

"For those who are always on the cutting edge of technology, pick up this Nikon COOLPIX S60," says Townsend. The S60 comes equipped with a bright 3.5-inch High Resolution Touch Panel LCD screen. The Touch Panel LCD screen enables easy access to all the camera controls without conventional buttons to push. The only physical buttons of the S60 are the power button and the shutter button. The S60 comes packed with the latest technology including 10 megapixels, 5x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens, Optical VR Image Stabilization, and user friendly shooting modes like Smile Shutter, Blink Warning, and Scene Auto Selector. When Smile Shutter mode is selected the camera will automatically take a photo when it senses that the subject is smiling. The Blink warning will let the user know when a subject's eyes are closed, and will prompt the user to retake the photo immediately after. The Oscine Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in a picture and adjusts the camera setting. The ultra-slim Nikon COOLPIX S60 has an all-new wave surface design and a high brightness metallic coating that creates a beautiful and stylish pearl-like finish. Available colors include: Espresso Black, Arctic White, Burgundy, Champagne Pink, Platinum Bronze and Crimson Red. The COOLPIX S60 is available for $349.95.

"For those who have an adventurous spirit, the virtually indestructible, CASIO G'zOne Boulder™ cell phone is the perfect gift. While most mobile phones are susceptible to life's drops and dings, the CASIO G'zOne is designed to survive the strain of modern everyday life. The CASIO G'zOne Boulder is both water and shock resistant. This water and shock resistant technology will allow you to go wherever life's adventures lead you. It is also resistant to the most extreme environments. The G'zOne Boulder™ can withstand humidity, salt fog, and solar radiation. The CASIO G'zOne Boulder™ includes multimedia capabilities like a music player, a built-in 1.3 mega-pixel camera to capture all those rare moments, and a camcorder for movies on the go. Additional features include micro SD, Stereo Bluetooth™ GPS, speakerphone, E-Compass and a handy bright LED lantern for the ultimate performance. The customizable rings are also unique. Visit www.casioGzOne.com for more information," Townsend says.