Graduation’s a big deal – but for a lot of people – finding the right gadget gift for a new grad is more difficult than a taking a final exam. USA Today’s Tech Now Jennifer Jolly suggests some of these great go-to’s for every budget:
1. Starting with a blowout gift – the most cutting edge technology:
Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27’ Tabletop PC
Price: Starts at $1,700
- It’s a multi-user “table” PC – full windows-8 touchscreen a terabyte of storage create, explore, work – share all of it – then – lay it flat and let the fun begin –
- up to four people can simultaneously share content like pictures and videos – full Dolby Home Theater –
- games – up to four people can play – unique touch-interactive e-Dice, strikers, joysticks – full gaming experience
2. Intel-Inspired Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook Convertible
Price: Starts at $1099
Gives you the best of productivity and entertainment right at your fingertips.
- Use it in traditional Ultrabook mode, or quickly flip and fold the screen, putting it in tablet mode.
- Full HD screen, made from carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass – runs Windows 8.
- Battery life
3. Auvio Bluetooth Speak from RadioShack
- This is a high quality speaker you pair with your smartphone, laptop, MP3 player, and get awesome audio.
- Delivers a great combination of style and sound
4. CLP series cordless phone from AT&T
Price: Around $100
- A bit of traditional tech making a much more modern comeback – a cordless homephone that connects to your cell phones
- What’s special about this is the Connect to Cell technology – yep, it’s a home phone that syncs with your cellphone – so no matter what – you have crystal clear talking anywhere in your house. You can even get your texts on here.