Jamie Sorcher, Technology & Entertainment CorrespondentBest known for her television work as the original 'Gizmo Girl' on ESPN's Cold Pizza morning show and numerous appearances on network television, Jamie Sorcher is a seasoned technology and entertainment correspondent with more than 15 years experience in print, broadcast, and online media.
Oh, the last minute panic....a long list to shop for and the clock is ticking. With the holidays here in less than two weeks, I have some suggestions to help you make it through the malls, the merriment and the madness.
LG G3 smartphone-- The LG G3 has a 5.5-inch Quad-HD display giving you four times the resolution of high definition. The 13-megapixel camera has laser auto focus so you can take sharp shots instantly. The rear key button and slim bezel make this phone lightweight and ergonomic while the long-lasting battery means you can use it all day. Access the home screen quickly by tapping in a 3-to-8-point pattern called a Knock Code. There are more than 86,000 combinations so you can be sure you're secure. Price: $99.99-- with 2-year contract with U.S. Cellular..
Epson all-in-one printer--Great gift for the whole family. The Expression Premium XP-820 Small-In-One does it all. This prints, faxes, scans and copies. It delivers unbeatable lab-quality prints in 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 sizes that are vivid, smudge-proof and borderless. Wirelessly connect to print from your smartphone or tablet--at home or on the go. Scan those old photos directly to the cloud or to Facebook. Perfect for those Throwback Thursdays and Flashback Fridays! Quickly scan or fax stacks of two-sided originals at one time with the Duplex Automatic Document Feeder. Save on paper with automatic two-sided printing and copying. Price: $199.99
No question you will be running out to get milk and toilet paper between now and the holidays so when you head out to do your errands, pick up a gift card or two and cross a few folks off your list. Check out Giftcardmall. They have kiosks at your local grocery store making it convenient and easy to do your holiday shopping. here is a wide selection of cards to choose from across many categories--dining, fashion, entertainment. You choose the denomination that works for you. There are over 400 popular brands here and more are being added all the time. Price: varies .
Casio LK-260 keyboard-- Give the gift of music! Learning to play the piano is easy and fun with this lighted key, touch response keyboard. It features a Step Up Lesson System so you can learn at your own pace. The Sound EFX Sampler with a built-in microphone lets you record your own voice, then mix it with different samples and rhythms to create your own music. Who knows--you may have a budding Beyonce or Bruce Springsteen in your family? The keyboard has 61 keys, 400 tones, 150 rhythms and 110 built-in songs. Price: $259.99
Morphmallow's Spaghetti Headz-- Perfect for the girls on your list are these fashionable, fun hair twists in themed collections including feathers, holiday, and glow-in-the-dark. They work in all types of hair--short, long, curly or straight--and can be cut to the right length. Wrap them around your wrist, too, since they double as bracelets! Price: $13.99 for package of three..
Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Flavor Treats-- Don't forget your pet during the holiday rush...These dog snacks use real snowflakes harvested from the Colorado Rockies. Each Limited Edition pouch has 300 real snowflakes combined with pumpkin granola and yogurt for a nine-calorie treat. Price: $4.99-$5.99 .