The Geek Wishlist - Ten Tech Toys for the Holidays: Page 3

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Home Theater HDTV: Pioneer Kuro

Pioneer Kuro

LCD has elbowed into plasma's home theater perch in the last couple of years. But this "blackest of blacks" display (available in 50" and 60") still trumps even the best LCD screens. If you're the type that can spot a errant pixel a football field away, however, then upgrade to the Pro Elite models.

If the stratospheric prices prove to much, consider Panasonic's Viera line. Panasonic now produces Pioneer's glass, just saying...

Link: Pioneer Kuro Product Page

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Nikon's excellent D90 almost took the prize, but Canon released its 21.1 megapixel DSLR that can record HD footage just under the wire. Read the specs and weep over its $2,700 price tag. And that's just for the body.

Link: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Product Page

Digital HD Video Camera: Canon Vixia HF10

Canon Vixia HF10

Didn't you hear? Even YouTube has gone widescreen, natively. Now's the time to pick up an HD camera (no, a footage-grabbing DSLR isn't quite the same thing) to capture those memories, start a video podcast or both.

Though we like to spread the love, Canon nailed it again with solid specs, 1080I recording, 16GB internal flash memory and optical image stabilization... What's not to like?

Link: Product Page

Wheels: Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster

Sure, the company has its share of challenges, but the all-electric sports car is a stunner and solid performer. Geeks with money to burn (yeah, this economy isn't helping) can arrive at the cleantech party in style.

Links: Tesla Roadster Site, Engadget Review

Gas Alternative: Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

Runs rings around the 'Ring and Gran Turismo inspired instrumentation... Enough said.

Link: Nissan GT-R Site

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