Gift ideas: Tech gadgets for under $50

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by STEVE GREENBERG & RON CORNING

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Posted on December 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Looking for some holiday tech gifts under $50? Our tech gadget guru Steve Greenberg shares some gift ideas.


The compact and colorful Barbie Fashion Tablet from Oregon Scientific offers young girls their very own touch-screen mobile device. Featuring 30 activities including writing, music, spelling and design, additional game content can be downloaded via PC or Mac through an included USB cable to continue the learning fun. It's for ages four through six and is $49.99 at www.us.oregonscientific.com.

Recording Video Glasses are for capturing secret video evidence in plain sight with high-tech and stylish sunglasses that stealthily record video through a built-in video cam in the middle of the frame. It records up to 20 minutes of real video, three hours of audio and over 2,000 photos. A built-in USB allows you to upload your evidence to www.SpyNetHQ.com. It's for ages eight and above and costs $39.99. It's available at Wal-Mart, Target, Toys "R" Us, Kmart, Amazon and other stores.

The MicroVision collection by Foster Grant features a full-size folding compact reader with telescoping temples and spring hinges for comfort. The compact readers, packaged in stylish travel cases for him and her, are perfect for those on the go. The Gwendolyn style for her features bright, colorful cases and a flip-up mirror. Retail prices starts at $24.99 and they are available at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. Visit www.fostergrant.com for more information.

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 smart phones, 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, visit www.smartouchgloves.com.

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