In this post of Good Gift Bad Gift (GGBG), we are all about comparing two recent findings that are small enough to fit in your tiny little tech-loving hands. Crikey! We simply cannot say it enough – we just love technology that is pocket-sized! To be honest, the more minuscule, the mightier. Tiny technology thrills us + chills us to the core!
But, unfortunately, the old adage does not always hold true + not ALL things small add up to something huge. So, today, the battle begins between two would-be contenders of cool. We present for your amusement, a USB-powered cooling device versus a newly-released device for streaming media. Which one will prevail + win the coveted GGBG award? Read on + find out…
Chicgeeks everywhere love USB-powered devices. Why? Well, Duh! USB-powered devices are totally RAD!!! In case you didn’t know, many USB devices can run from the power supplied by your laptop alone! There are other reasons to love USB… but even some USB-powered devices make it hard for a even the most well-meaning mother to love them. Take this $35 clip-on necktie fan from Japanese accessory maker Thanko. Well, Thanko, your device may help keep us cool, but unless you are trying to remain single (forever), it certainly won’t make anyone LOOK very cool. Needless to say, we are forced to give ThankO a big ThankNO! Definitely NOT a good gift from any experienced technophile!
However, if you are looking for a hand-held gift + willing to spend about $20 more than the clip-on tie, may we suggest the Roku 2? This device is amazing!! So amazing in fact, that every geek in our office has at least one! Got Netflix? Well, you can stream movies galore right onto your TV (or monitor) using this handy device. Missed MadMen or Dexter last season? Now you can buy low-priced streaming versions from Amazon + yes, stream them right onto your screen using this handy device! No laptop required! All that is needed is a TV + a wifi connection. We bet it is already looking even cuter at this point! This device is so easy that even a n00b can set it up. Best of all, there are no hidden fees. Buy it, install it, watch the best movies, tv, live sports, vimeo, music, hulu, internet vids + more! Sooo… what are you waiting for? This gift is golden + guaranteed to please!