The Today Show’s Top Tech Gifts for Women

I’m loving Thanksgiving break!  It’s so nice to be at home with the kids and not have to be anywhere at any specific time – whoo hoo!  So, as I cozy up on my couch this morning with my coffee, I’m super excited to see that the Today show is featuring a segment on “Top Tech Gifts for Women” that Kelly Wallace from iVillage is hosting.  I was quite curious to see what gadgets they’d feature, and to ask my readers what is their must have tech toy this season…

Here is the list for Top Tech Gifts for Women:


When you pick up iPad, it becomes an extension of you. That’s the idea behind its innovative design. It’s just 0.34 inch thin and weighs as little as 1.33 pounds, so it feels completely comfortable in your hands.2 And it makes surfing the web, checking email, watching movies, and reading books so natural, you’ll wonder why you ever did it any other way.


Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: “Do I need an umbrella?” or “Any great burgers around here?” or “Where’s the closest ATM?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean.1 It figures out the right apps to use to find the right answer. Then, just like a personal assistant, it answers you. Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more. How much more? Just ask, and Siri tells you that, too.


The wafer-thin MacBook Air display houses something pretty huge: the FaceTime camera. It’s so thin — even thinner than the camera on iPhone 4S — you barely notice it, but it’s incredibly capable. Using the FaceTime for Mac app, you can make video calls with anyone who has a Mac, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, or the latest iPod touch.


Running the show on every iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad is iOS. It lets you browse, read, and see everything just by touching the screen. It also includes all the fun, powerful, and innovative built-in apps you use every day, many times a day. And the latest version, iOS 5, is packed with over 200 exciting new features that will make you say, “Best. iPod. Ever.


  • 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
  • Thousands of popular apps and games, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more
  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color

    • World’s most advanced VividViewâ„¢ 7″ touchscreen
    • Over 2.5 million books, magazines, interactive kids’ books
    • Must-have apps like Angry Birds, top music services, & more
    • Tablet essentials–email & Web w/video


     Finally there’s a home theater system that values audio as much as visual. It’s the Samsung HT-C5500. While typical home theater systems rely on digital amps and tend to churn out mediocre sound, the HT-C5500 utilizes its own unique, patented, high-performance Crystal Amp Pro technology to create a world of unbelievable sonic clarity. It dramatically enhances sound quality through its multi-variable feedback of sound signals.


     From the award winning educational toy company comes LeapPad, the learning tablet just for kids. With a built-in camera, and a library of 100+ cartridge games and activities*, the durable LeapPad features innovative apps that inspire creativity and turn reading into fun and games. It’s a new way to learn, a new way to play – a new way to unlock your child’s potential!

    Kinect for Xbox 360 is changing the game. Well, it’s changing how you play games. And how you watch TV. And movies. And listen to music. Because with Kinect, there are no controllers. Or remotes. There’s just you. And if you ask us, that’s all you need. 
    Controller-free gaming means full body play. Kinect responds to how you move. So if you have to kick, then kick. If you have to jump, then jump. You already know how to play. All you have to do now is to get off the couch.

    Wii Fit Plus combines fun and fitness into one product. It can change how you exercise, how you balance, and even how you move. Expanding upon the original Wii Fit software, Wii Fit Plus is packed with every feature from Wii Fit—plus new exercises and tools to personalize your exercise routine. If you already have a profile on the original Wii Fit, you can easily transfer it over to Wii Fit Plus.


    Mother. Teacher. Keynote. Author

    Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother.

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