Andrew Playford loves adventures, but would rather not have to plan all the details. With a little effort, he came up with Signature Days, over 3 thousand different trips that completely supply everything for the traveler. Think of being able to give a someone a hang gliding, scuba or helicopter lesson, or sending your kid away to Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp in New York for a week. And, if you want to hint around for a gift for yourself this upcoming holiday season, tell your loved ones that you want a VocationVacation so that you can become a dude rancher, pit crew member, or Schooner captain.
There are all kinds of options on the site with prices to fit every budget, and each experience is provided by an independent verified partner. You can also opt for a gift voucher that will allow the bearer to choose her/his own adventure. Andrew’s words say it best, “You can create the charade that you are the most thoughtful, creative person on earth and disguise your inherent complacency with a few well placed clicks.”
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So we recently suggested some fascinating but very expensive Mother’s Day gifts, such as this Windows-Powered Sewing Machine. Here’s another cool gift idea for you non-Trumps: it’s the Women’s Digital Photo Wallet, which includes a removable photo viewer, able to store up to 55 color shots! You just transfer the photos via USB, and the battery is rechargeable. The 1.4 inch display is a tad small, but hey, it’s for a wallet, and it guarantees Mom will have the coolest gift to show off to her posse the next day. That alone is worth the $50 USD, isn’t it?
The DLO HomeDock Deluxe is the current be-all end-all dock solution for sending all of your media that resides on your iPod to your television. It supports music, high resolution slideshows, and 640x480 video. S-video and composite connections are available, giving you a couple of options for sending the signal along, and the dock itself is able to both charge and sync your iPod. Throw in a remote that lets you control everything untethered, and this one is a winner. As far as iPod accessories go, this one isn’t the cheapest in the world, but it is certainly one of the coolest we have seen this far.
In our opinion, it doesn’t get much better than the MacBook Pro when it comes to a portable computer. Why? Well, aside from the Intel Core 2 Duo processors that they house, they are lightweight and have batteries that last almost three hours under normal use and load. It has a built-in iSight webcam, FireWire 400 and 800 ports, and a backlit keyboard. The kicker here though, is that by using this with the Parallels software, you can run Windows 2000, XP, and Vista side-by-side within OS X. If you prefer a dedicated OS experience, you can use Boot Camp to run Windows on it’s own. That means that by buying a MacBook Pro, you get access to both the OS X and Windows operating systems with extreme ease. The same can’t be said for the PC side of things.
It’s that time of year again, and Gear Live is here to help you make the purchase to geek out those you love. Oh, and we will have everyone on your list covered, from the spouse, to the kids, to the parents, to the person you are forced to buy a gift for because you just know they will be buying you one. We have collected some of the better items we have seen over the past year, along with a few new ones, in putting this years guide together. We will add to it every day, until we get through the holidays. If you have any ideas, feel free to either let us know or even submit your own article.
While it is expensive, the SCOTTeVEST Milan makes a huge statement that justifies its price of entry. This jacket is the top of the line in portable entertainment gear. Unlike all the gadgets you will be carrying around, this piece of technology doesn’t make you look like a geek. Instead, we received numerous compliments on how great the jacket looked at our recent Mind Camp event. Think of it as the ultimate carrying case for any portable you own. That being said, remember that we have a coupon code for 20% off all SCOTTeVEST orders through December 25th, 2005. If you spring for the Milan, that will get you $90 off with free shipping. Just head on over to the Milan product page to pick one out, and use coupon code “GEARLIVE” during checkout to get your discount. You can check out our full review here.
Product: SCOTTeVEST Milan
Price: $450 - $360 using coupon code GEARLIVE
Now, if you just can’t afford the Milan, the next best thing would be the SCOTTeVEST Rodeo. It is almost a carbon copy of the slick Milan, but in walnut-colored microsuede. This one has 39 pockets, and has all of the new SCOTTeVEST 4.0 features, such as the Detachable Cargo Cache Plus, and tons of magnetic closures, as well as the patented Personal Area Network. The SCOTTeVEST Rodeo is an affordable $199 USD - or just $159 after using our coupon code during checkout.
Product: SCOTTeVEST Rodeo
Price: $199 - $159 using coupon code GEARLIVE
WIN IT!: Wanna win a SCOTTeVEST Rodeo of your own? Just head on over to our Holiday Giveaway Forum Thread for details! One reader will walk away with a SCOTTeVEST Rodeo jacket.
The SCOTTeVEST 237D jacket is meant to be worn 237 days out of the year. Like other SCOTTeVEST jackets, the 237D comes with tons of pockets - 33 to be exact. Like all SCOTTeVEST products that we’ve reviewed in the past, this one is built with quality standards. If you want something nice, but can’t afford the Milan or Rodeo, the 237D sells for just $159.99. Use our exclusive SCOTTeVEST coupon code “GEARLIVE” and you save $32, playing less than $130 USD. Not bad at all. The 237D is available in two colors: Stone and Olive.
Product: SCOTTeVEST 237D
Price: $159 - $137 using coupon code GEARLIVE