When you talk of high-tech gadgets the first name that comes to your mind is Vista-only Sideshow gizmos. For quite some time now, this has been an excellent high tech gadget, which has excited tech enthusiasts for some time now. A significant point to note is that despite its publicity a long time now, it has failed to make its presence known as of yet.Vista-only Sideshow gadget is a high tech gadget that was prominently showcased at CES in 2007. In fact it is to be mentioned here that in the last few years a few have been actually shipped. This gadget nonetheless spells good news for those whose budgets are low. Interestingly the slide show is very efficient when used in the mobile phone of windows, hence it is a surefire gift gadget that in years to come, will be high in demand.There is, however, few negative aspects that are associated with these high tech gadgets and these include high overhead costs. In fact there is a massive increase in overhead costs as it includes color screens and chipsets, which are basically the main problem that is plaguing manufacturers of this excellent high tech gadget. Observers conclude that when the device will actually be shipped, their high manufacturing costs will make them inaccessible to the common folk who might want to buy it. This will be, devastating, despite the popular perception that it is a gadget for the common masses.While talking about this high tech gadget it needs to be mentioned here that Ikanos Consulting, a startup, has just released beta 2 of the Go Gadgets for Windows Mobile software package. The major effect of this is that this gadget will ensure the availability of Sideshow on any Windows Mobile-based cell phone and hence will make this gadget much more user friendly. Ikanos will be releasing the software on January 8 for free and this announcement has led to a major boost in the software mart.The Sideshow is an excellent user-friendly gadget that helps in controlling your PC’s content, hence is best designated to be an extension of your mobile phone’s features. A major characteristic of this gadget is that it adds “glanceable” data to the synchronization mix. With this new gadget in your possession, you can now include information collected from the Internet as well as your local network that will greatly enable you to enhance your content base.To test the Sideshow one needs to follow certain major steps. The first step is to install beta 2 of the Go Gadgets for Windows Mobile on an AT&T Tilt. However make sure that in the first phase you synce it with a PC running Windows Vista Enterprise. After you are knowledgeable about this great gadget, Sideshow make sure that you open the control panel and make a selection of the high tech gadgets you want to run on phone.The Side Show is as good as the gadgets that power it. However, since there are not too many Sideshows in the present market the developers are not to keen too develop gadgets
For the car enthusiast in your life, or perhaps for the friend who lives in his car more than at home, the holiday season provides ample opportunity to bestow an appropriate gift on friends and loved ones. One advantage of shopping for helpful gadgets is that you don’t necessarily have to break the bank. For under a hundred dollars, you can give somebody special a useful item to make their driving experience more practical and pleasurable.What is the best car gadget to give this Christmas? It all depends on the beneficiary’s personality.The Long-Distance Traveler: Maybe he drives in and out of state for work, visiting satellite offices or working to adjust insurance claims or as a salesman. His job may take him to some far out places, beyond the security of the interstates, and he knows it’s easy to get lost. The purchase of a quality GPS system can keep him constantly on the right path, for business or leisure travel.The Informed Commuter: Maybe she drives an hour or longer to work and gets most of her news from the radio. If she’s not satisifed with local stations and has talked about subscribing to satellite, you can give her more motivation with such a system. Averaging around $150, a satellite system gives your driver access to a multitude of stations – every genre of music, and news and talk radio. Subscription rates may vary.The Off-Road Adventurer: Your friend drives to get away from it all, and usually ends up on rough terrain. A detailed auto emergency kit with jumper cables, flares, and other helpful tools is a must.The Parent: Carting kids around to school and on long vacations can take its toll. A portable DVD player can relieve some tension for Mom and Dad as the kids enjoy a favorite movie in the back seat. Most DVD players come with cigarette light adapters and are priced anywhere from $75-150.It’s easy to match the personality of a driver to the perfect holiday gift. From gadgets that help with direction to those that ease the commute, you can give practically without going broke.