2009 has been interesting for many of us – the world has changed so much this year and it is a relief to have some good old fashioned holiday spirit. Looking forward, we are on the verge of a new decade and what seems like a new era in technology. I can’t think of a better time to invest some money in a nice quality Sony gift for someone to enjoy this holiday season and in the new year. We stopped by SonyStyle in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday and offer some recommendations for nice holiday Sony gifts in the sub $300 price range. Enjoy! Click here for more gift ideas from Sony.
Here are our recommendations in a list:
PSP Go ($249) – The most portable PlayStation Portable system yet, the PSP Go lets you download rich, immersive digital gaming or the best movies and TV shows directly to the ample 16GB hard drive with room for expansion via Memory Stick Micro (M2). Browse the incredibly deep lineup of PSP gaming and movie content from the PlayStation Network. Use built-in Bluetooth support to connect a wireless headset and talk with friends via Skype, or connect a PS3 DualShock controller. Plus, an ultra-crisp 3.8-inch LCD screen make your games and movies come alive – we feel its the best screen ever implemented in any PSP product.
PS3 Slim ($299) – While the form factor may have changed, the new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 3 120GB system still comes with free PlayStation Network membership, integrated Wi-Fi and 120GB of hard disk drive storage for your games, music, videos and photos. Plus, every PS3 system comes with a built-in Blu-ray Disc player to give you pristine picture quality and the best high-definition viewing experience available. Whether it’s gaming, Blu-ray movies, CDs, DVDs, music or online services, you can experience it all with the PlayStation 3 system.
Reader Pocket ($199) – The Reader Pocket Edition lets you access up to 350 of your favorite books from anywhere (512MB total storage). Its elegant, lightweight design is small enough to slip into a purse or jacket pocket, and features a 5″ display with E-Ink Vizplex paper-like screen technology for easy reading, even in direct sunlight. For added versatility, it supports multiple file formats including ePub and PDF, offering access to more books from more places, including the Reader Store and over one million free public domain titles from Google Books. Enjoy up to two full weeks of reading (7,500 continuous page turns) on a single battery charge.
Reader Touch ($299) – Thinner, smaller and lighter than most magazines, the Reader Touch Edition lets you access up to 350 (512mb built-in storage, or more with SD/Memory Stick Duo memory expansion card slots) of your favorite books from anywhere. The intuitive 6″ touchscreen display makes navigation a breeze, letting you turn pages with the swipe of a finger. An included stylus offers freehand highlighting and annotation. With support for multiple file formats including ePub and PDF, you can enjoy books from more places, including the Reader Store and over one million free public domain titles from Google Books.
Cyber-shot Digital Camera DSC-WX1 (normally $349, available for $299) – A compact and attractive body, a 2.7″ Clear Photo LCD Plus and phenomenal imaging technology, the Cyber-shot DCS-WX1 digital camera delivers high-quality photos (and 720p HD video) in high style. A 24mm wide-angle Premium G lens and a new “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor works in combination with the BIONZ image processor for super-fast processing to make it easy to get the best shot. You can now shoot 10 frames per second at an incredible 10.2 megapixels per shot—perfect for those hard-to-get moments. You can even shoot beautiful landscape shots with ease and capture clear photos in dark environments. Not sure which mode to use in challenging lighting conditions? Let the Intelligent Auto (iAuto) Mode choose the setting for you.
Reach beyond the traditional wide angle lens, and capture more breathtaking shots with Sweep Panorama Mode. Simply press the shutter button and sweep the camera in the desired direction and the camera continuously shoots at a high speed, then seamlessly stitches the images together with automatic position adjustment to create one stunning panoramic image.
Multi-function Clock Radio for iPod ICF-CL75iP ($149) – Update your bedroom, living room, or office with contemporary flair. The ICF-CL75iP multi-function clock radio packs an array of innovative features into a space-saving design and gives you a 21st century alarm clock and photo frame. View photos and videos on the 7″ LCD screen or slide out the retractable docking tray to charge or listen to your iPod/iPhone music and video. There’s even a 2-5-7 day alarm for waking to the radio, iPod, iPhone, Nature Sounds, or a pre-recorded personal message. Additionally, this clock radio includes 1GB built-in memory, plus inputs for Memory Stick media, Secure Digital (SD) memory cards and USB.
Sony Camera Case ($19-39) – Safeguard your Cyber-shot or non-Sony camera digital camera with a carrying case. Some are even designed to match the color of your camera, and most come with a caribiner clip for easy attachment to your belt loop or handbag.
Of course, there are many other gifts under $300 by Sony, so check out SonyStyle for more ideas.