Logo for Gary's Column - 8-22-13TECHNOLOGY AND YOU – GARY M. KAYE  – It’s that time of year again, and we have some tech oriented gifts that should bring a smile to the important women in your life. Here are just a few of the best items – You can see my complete list here:

Gary's Part 1 - Sony Point and ShootPoint and Shoot CameraSony DSC RX100 Mark III – Some reviewers say this is simply the best point and shoot camera on the market.  We won’t argue the point.  This will do most of the things those big SLR cameras will do, but will still fit in a purse.  It has a 20 megapixel sensor for getting good shots in almost any lighting condition.  And it has a fast and bright Carl Zeiss 24mm to 70mm lens to capture the action close and far away.  It also has a pop-up electronic viewfinder (EVF) to give you a great view of your subject, even in bright light conditions that might wash out an LCD screen.  Price is $800.

SmartphoneNexus 6 by Motorola – This is the first phone to make use of Android’s newest operating system, Lollipop.  It has a bright, huge 6” screen, and two front facing speakers to deliver just about the best entertainment experinece you can find on a phone.  And with Lollipop she can easily move all of her apps and contacts on any of her current Android devices to the Nexus 6 with a single touch.  Price from most carriers is $199 with a two year contract.  Unlocked from the Google Play Store, it’s $649

Gary's Part I - vivodmartFitness MonitorGarmin Vivosmart – Let’s face it, there are a ton of wearable fitness devices on the market.  And most of them will keep track of your steps, your calories burned, and lots of other fitness functions.  The Vivosmart will also track your heart rate and sync up with your smartphone.  But one of the things we really like about the Vivosmart is that it can deliver notifications of calls, texts, and emails and not just from one brand of device, but from most of the top selling smartphone brands.  It’s available in a variety of colors, priced at $170.

Gary's Part I - Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD 22Carry-On LuggageEagle Creek 22” Tarmac AWD  – Most major airlines now charge you about $25 just to check a bag.  That’s prompted more travelers to take their carry-on luggage very seriously.  The Eagle Creek Tarmac AWD  makes the carry-on into a hi-tech art form.  The back is polycarbonate, protecting the bag with a hard shell.  The front is a resilient Bi-Tech fabric.  It has four sturdy wheels that swivel in all directions, making it a breeze to maneuver in tight airline aisles.  It has tons of features (go to my website for more info: ). Price $230 and up.

Tablet Computer –  Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5” – We can’t begin to count the number of tablet computers in the market.  But we like the Galaxy Tab S for a couple of reasons.  For starters it has an extraordinary screen, with double the resolution of HDTV.  It is also very thin and very light.  And with up to nine hours of surfing time, your favorite lady will have lots of time to watch her favorite movies anywhere from an airline seat to the livingroom couch.  Price for the 16GB WiFi version starts at $500.

You can see Gary’s complete list of his favorite tech gifts for women over 50 here:

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