No one ever said guys were easy to buy for, but when it comes to tech and electronics, your options open up considerably. And while you might think that means dropping more cash than you can handle, there are plenty of options that won’t destroy your bank account. Here are some of this year’s best gifts and gadgets for him.
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The HBO series based on George R.R. Martin’s saga has quickly risen to the top of every guy’s list of favorite shows. The complete first season will soon be available on Blu-ray, and while the story is enough to start (or feed) an obsession, the graphics and scrutinizing focus on the back story will manage to blow you away as well. It’s only available for pre-order at the moment, so he’ll have to wait until March to actually get his hands on the set.
One of the most popular releases this year, Skyrim has been praised by fans of the series and new players alike. This RPG is so vivid and immersive it’s the stuff obsessions are made of, so be aware of the amount of time you’ll spend talking to the back of his head.
Acoustic Immersion Pod, $3,000
3D might be able to visually pull you into your multimedia content, but leave total sound immersion to this chair. Be forewarned, disturbing somebody inside this thing is a fool’s game since it’s lined with the same materials used for recording studios. Gives new meaning to the idea of surround sound.
There are situations in which a rugged cam just won’t cut it, and one of those is zipping down the slopes at high speeds. But if someone on your list wants to capture the terrain while remaining hands-free, the Liquid Image Summit HD goggles should do the trick. The device houses a 136-degree wide angle lens with a 5-megapixel camera and video that records HD 720p at a rate of up to 30 fps.
Batman: Arkham City, $50
If you know a guy on your shopping list that is a gamer, but your knowledge of his preferences doesn’t really extend beyond that, Batman: Arkham City is a solid choice. It’s full of action and stunning visuals, so you can’t really go wrong.