Wednesday, November 25, 2009
7 News Features: Hot For The Holidays - For Him
When it comes to good gifts for guys, there's certain things bound to be on your man's wish list, but the biggest and baddest flat screen TV isn't the only option, sometimes it's safe to think outside the box. Seven's Louis Aguirre shows you what's Hot For The Holidays for him this season.
WSVN -- Vince Cipollone: "We are down and dirty competitive, we will not be undersold, I'm Peter Pan, I match fairy tales."
And just like Peter Pan, your man may never grow up. Boys like their toys and in 2009 just like last year. it all starts with the flat screen
Vince Cipollone, BrandsMart USA: "The big TVs"
And make no mistake, there's plenty of plasmas and lots of LCDs to go around with more competitive pricing than ever, but if he's just got to have the latest tech toy. The folks at Brandsmart say remember these three letters: LED.
Vince Cipollone: "Light Emitting Diode is an LED, it's a light, it's a system of lighting, it produces no heat."
LEDs use less electricity and are even billed as greener than traditional LCD models.
Vince Cipollone: "Good for the environment and good for your electric bill, and the picture is stunning."
And with LED thin is in.
Vince Cipollone: "The thinness of the TV is less than a quarter, so it can be mounted to the wall, and look like a picture frame."
To grab one this season, you'll have to shell out anywhere from $1,400 to more than $3,000 depending on the size.
For the man who doesn't want to fumble around with a bazillion remotes this simple system.
Vince Cipollone: "This is NeoHD from Yamaha. You can get net radio, watch movies, listen to rhapsody, play your CD player, play your Blu Ray player, go on Netflix."
What's a big TV without big ear bending surround sound? This compact Bose speaker system should do the trick.
Vince Cipollone: "This is new from Samsung. It has an LCD screen so when you are taking a movie you can see what you are taking, but if you want to take a movie yourself, you turn it around, and there I am."
Teens will probably be borrowing this gadget from good ol' dad. The perfect present for the narcissist, and perfectionist in all of us.
Vince Cipollone: "So when you take a picture of yourself or your favorite camera man, you can know that you are right there."
Honey, i shrunk the laptop.
Vince Cipollone: "A netbook is a smaller version of a laptop without a cdrom, but it has a hard drive and all the other features."
He can surf the internet without lugging around a larger device, and the price is smaller too in the $300, and every dad can be the next American Idol. Well, maybe more like Ed Sullivan.
Vince Cipollone: "With the release of the Beatles Rockband, we are finding baby boomers, who really never got into the video game systems, are now becoming band members."
Rockband is compatible with X-box 360, Play Station 3 and the Wii. If all these techy toys aren't the thing for your guy, go back to basics, clothing is a classic gift that never goes out of style.
Michael Miller, Banana Republic: "Any of these shirts, whether it's the slim fit, whether it's the classic fit or the royal oxford, they can go easily from work to weekend, in just a heartbeat."
Banana Republic ready to rock your man's tired wardrobe and these are not his grandpa's sweaters.
Michael Miller: "The've all got really cool styling details, with the buttons, the half zip, lots of great colors for the guys."
And finally, you've got him dressed up how about a finishing touch many men neglect a gift of eco-friendly skin care products from Origins will help him feel so fresh and so clean.
Louis Aguirre: "DVD and Blu-Ray pricing wars are heating up on the web. A few of the big online retailers offering deep discounts on pre-orders of some of the hottest new releases."
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