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TOV's 2011 "Tech the Halls" Holiday Gift Guide


Hey folks, Valkor here. Back again for another round of spreadin some of that christmas cheer, by sharing with you great guys and gals some of coolest and unique pieces of tech that should give and/or receive this holiday season. Yea it would seem everyone is doing a guide and most will probably say the same thing - iPhone 4GS this or Samsung Galaxy II that. But there's other items of tech that should be considered and I'm here to give you just that in what I love to call "Valkor's Tech the Halls Holiday Showcase 2011".

Last year's Techmas guide was my first attempt at a holiday guide and I thought it went over quite well. This year we're gonnna do it a bit different with direct quotes from my reviews (with link a link to the review), links to the vendor's page, links to other reviews, and finally info on where to find the product. I've got a unique selection of tech and tech-related accessories, plus you don't have to go very far if you need additional information. Also don't forget that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner so prices you see now might be lower on those days. Happy Holidays!!

Veyl ePillowWhat we said: iPad users enjoy this exclusive accessory while you can because soon other tablet users will be able to enjoy that which the ePillow has to offer – ultimate comfort and support when you need it most. Travelers, loungers, all around lazy people pick one up today. So out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving the ePillow a 5 star perfect and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!
Review/Score: Veyl ePillow - 5 stars
Where to look: ePillow Store
Review #1: Apple MMGN
Review #2: Manjr

Veyl ePillow


Mint Plus 5200 Automatic Floor CleanerWhat we said: OK I'm getting distracted again; thanks to the folks at Evolution Robotics, you won't have to put off tomorrow what you can do today – at least when it comes to your floors, because with Mint Plus 5200 Automatic Floor cleaner, it takes the term "set it and forget it" to a whole new level. In short, I can have my SVU and get my housework done too.
Review/Score: Mint Plus 5200 Automatic Floor Cleaner - 5 stars
Where to look: Mint Online Store
Can also be found: Best Buy, Amazon.com, Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond
Review #1: Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Mint Plus 5200 Automatic Floor Cleaner


V-Moda Vibrato HeadphoneWhat we said: V-Moda's Vibrato earphones come with a price tag of $130; that may seem steep for most, but you're getting a lot of bang for your buck. I'm talking amazing sound quality that offers up rich bass and clarity plus durability that lasts, all equaling up to a package of awesome for the V-Moda Vibrato that I HIGHLY recommend. And out of TOV 5 stars, though I have one fault in the mic, I'm still giving the Vibrato a perfect 5 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!
Review/Score: V-Moda Vibrato Headphones - 5 stars
Where to look: V-Moda Store
Can also be found: Amazon.com
Review #1: iSource
Review #2: Cult of Mac

V-Moda Vibrato Headphones


SodaStream USA Fizz Home Soda MakerWhat we said: SodaStream USA has made a great product in the Fizz and it's other soda makers. They're relatively small in terms of footprint, they're easy to maintain, and they're super convenient. Just like SodaStream says, "No more lugging and storing cases of can soda or heavy bottles." It's truly pretty awesome and comes in four colors - green, blue, red, and black. SodaStream USA's Fizz soda maker and the whole system get 4.5 out of 5 TOV stars.
Review/Score: SodaStream USA Fizz Home Soda Maker - 4.5 stars
Where to look: SodaStream Online Store
Can also be found: Where to Buy Page
Review #1: The Shopping Mama

SodaStream USA Fizz Home Soda Maker


ThinkGeek: The Bag of Holding Messenger BagWhat we said: Though ThinkGeek's Bag of Holding hasn't persuaded me to play D and D, I am proud to say that this is a must own bag, which works great for storage (lots of space), productivity (gotta keep everything in check), and comfort (its soft yet rugged), and I highly recommend it. So out of TOV 5 stars, I give ThinkGeek's Bag of Holding a perfect 5 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!
Review/Score: ThinkGeek: The Bag of Holding Messenger Bag - 5 stars
Where to look: ThinkGeek Online Store
Review #1: CoffeeBear.net
Review #1: Mad Brew Labs

ThinkGeek Bag of Holding Messenger


Nuu Minikey Bluetooth Sliding Keyboard for Apple iPhone 4What we said: Nuu's Minikey is available now for the price of 79.99, but search around and you'll be able to spot a good deal; either way if you're not a fan of touch screens and want the physical feeling of a keypad beneath your fingers, then I'd look no further than Nuu's Minikey. And out of TOV 5 stars, I give the Minikey a 4 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!
Review/Score: Nuu Minikey Bluetooth Sliding Keyboard for Apple iPhone 4 - 5 stars
Where to look: Amazon.com
Review #1: BizzieLiving.com
Review #1: iLounge

Nuu Minikey Bluetooth Sliding Keyboard


Tenba Mini Messenger BagWhat we said: So to Tenba and your Mini Photo/Laptop Messenger bag, I say kudos you've won another round in the Val-Cave. But don't think it's over… I'm watching you… and waiting. But to you guys and gals out there (photogs and non-photogs alike) shouldn't have to wait to consider this bad boy mini. It's versatile, durable, and an all-around handy travel bag that I highly recommend. And out of TOV 5 stars, I give Tenba Mini Messenger a 4.5 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!
Review/Score: Tenba Mini Messenger Bag - 4.5 stars
Where to look: Tenba.com, Amazon.com

Tenba Mini Messenger Bag


dB Logic EP-100 EarphonesWhat we said: db Logic's EP-100 earphones are meant for those who put the health of their hearing to the forefront - as we all should. Thanks to the SPL2 technology, no matter how loud you turn up the volume, these babies will bring it down to easy listening levels. Sound quality is amazingly crisp and clean with a rich bass, which is a surprise given the low range in audio. I was also impressed with the limited noise isolation; by limited I mean it doesn't do a near complete block out like say with the Vibratos, but it blocks out just the right amount of sound that made my commute bearable, yet allows in just enough that I won't miss something important, say like a PA announcement, or the honk of a car horn. db Logic... I am impressed.
Review/Score: dB Logic EP-100 Earphones - 4 stars
Where to look: Airport Wireless, Amazon.com

dB Logic EP-100 Earphones


ThinkGeek Grab-It Pack Gadget HolsterWhat we said: So third times a winner for ThinkGeek as their Grab-It Pack Gadget Holster scores them another victory. The Grab-It Holster is available now and a must own for anyone who hates fumbling through their pockets looking for whatever – now you'll have three additional pockets to fumble through plus look ultra-geeky in the process. And in this day and age "geek" is the new cool. And for something this cool, I gotta give the ThinkGeek Grab-It Holster a 4.5 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!
Review/Score: ThinkGeek Grab-It Pack Gadget Holster - 4.5 stars
Where to look: ThinkGeek Online Store
Review #1: 2D-X.com
Review #1: GeekAlerts

dB Logic EP-100 Earphones


Acer Revo RL100-UR20P Desktop Computer What we said: So third times a winner for ThinkGeek as their Grab-It Pack Gadget Holster scores them another victory. The Grab-It Holster is available now and a must own for anyone who hates fumbling through their pockets looking for whatever – now you'll have three additional pockets to fumble through plus look ultra-geeky in the process. And in this day and age "geek" is the new cool. And for something this cool, I gotta give the ThinkGeek Grab-It Holster a 4.5 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!
Review/Score: Acer Revo RL100-UR20P Desktop Computer - 4.5 stars
Where to look: Acer Store, Amazon.com,
Review #1: PC World
Review #1: PC Magazine

Acer Revo RL100-UR20P Desktop Computer



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