High-tech holiday gadgets for less

High-tech holiday gadgets for less

(NAPSI)-Here's the lowdown on high-tech holiday gifts that can give you a reputation for having the gift of giving:
* Moving ideas. A new generation of movement-based video gaming promises to bring the whole family together in the living room, literally putting you in the game and on the screen. Rather than have you passively sitting on the couch and mashing buttons, the new Move Sports Champions Bundle ($99.99) for Sony PlayStation 3 uses a camera and unique controllers to track movements and put players into the action. For Xbox 360 fans, the newly released Microsoft Kinect ($149.99) also uses a camera system to get your family moving around. Kinect doesn't require any special controllers. Instead, it turns your body itself into a real-life remote.
* Blu-ray at home or away. After you've expended some energy playing video games, you might want to try some more restful entertainment, and Blu-ray players are making it easier than ever on the eyes. According to the Consumer Electronics Association and the NPD Group, more than 65 percent of American households have an HDTV set but only 11 percent have a Blu-ray player. With the RCA 10" Portable Blu-ray player-available exclusively at Target for $299.99-you can unleash the full potential of your HDTV set at home or take it on the road for a family trip.
* Making memories. Share your old-school musical tastes with the kids this year and maybe even try their tunes on for size with a Crosley turntable with wireless speakers ($199.99). You can even convert songs from vinyl records into MP3s. Next, capture holiday memories with a Kodak EasyShare 12.0 MP Digital Camera ($99.99), which lets you wirelessly transmit photos to a Kodak 7" Pulse Wi-Fi digital frame ($114.99), creating an instant digital slideshow on your wall or mantel.
Acquiring all this may be easier than you realize. Shopping at a store such as Target, which offers affordable electronic and gaming options, lets you stock up on holiday essentials in one simple trip.
Giving great gadget gifts this holiday season doesn't have to break the bank. You may be amazed how many bits you get for your buck these days.