Tech gifts for the grads in your life

Posted at 12:31 PM, May 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-20 12:31:01-04

      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

Price: $129.95

  • 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.