This gadget is a must have if you are one to read in bed with a cup of coffee. I hate cold coffee and this gadget sure would be good to keep the coffee warm and of course the clock to tell you its time to get up and get to work – or not.
Features & specs
4.5″ wide x 4″ deep x 1″ thick
Heating element has 2.75″ diameter
Heats from 122-140° F
No software or drivers, just plug it into a USB port
Four (4) USB 2.0 ports
Displays temperature of heating element in F or C
Backlit LCD display (can be switched off)
Heating element can be switched on and off
Clock with beep alarm
4 ft long cord
1. Full-Size Digital SLR Camera
Price in 2010 $319
Price in 2011 $299
This camera is great value. Point and shoot cameras are very popular and have caused the price of these heavier type cameras to be reduced.
Price in 2010: $130
Price in 2011: $99
Because there is so much competition now in the retail market, the kindle price has dropped considerably.
Price in 2010: $699
Price in 2011: $599
The price for the 42″ and the 55″ HDTVs have been dropping for the last couple of years. The technology is getting better each year and the components cheaper. The price between the 42″ and the 55″ is very little so buyers lean towards the 55″. I expect the 42″ may be replaced by the 55″
4. Blu-Ray Player
Price in 2010: $50
Price in 2011: $39
Blue Ray is now being built into a number of tv’s and the price of the individual unit will probably come down. More than likely they will eventually become obsolete.
5. Wii System Bundles
Price in 2010: $150
Price in 2011: $99
There is so much competition out there with the Xbox, Sony Playstation and Microsoft knect is getting very popular. So the basic Wii becomes much cheaper as the demand drops.
6. 16GB SD Card
Price in 2010: $17
Price in 2011: $12
As memory cards get more powerful, the 16GB card just doesn’t stack up to the rest anymore. So the price is dropping significantly.
7. Portable GPS
Price in 2010: $45
Price in 2011: $40
Portable GPS is now built into cars or on phones and iPads, so basically they are becoming obsolete. $40 is about as low as they will probably get.
8. 15″, 16″ and 17″ Dual-Core Laptop
Price in 2010: $218,
As tablets are becoming more popular, computers are dropping in price.
It has been said that Tablets will replace the use of laptop because they are lighter and much more portable. Not so heavy to carry on the plane.
9. External 2TB USB Drives
Price in 2010: $90
Price in 2011: $50
“Technology is getting better and faster, and with all the things people are doing on computers, they need more storage, so this USB drive is less popular,” said Pinsker of dealnews.com.
10. iPhone 3GS
Price in 2010: $97
Price in 2011: $49
You can already find one from AT&T for this low price.
The iPhone 5 is reportedly coming out in April so the price of the old one of course comes down. Still a great phone and good price if you need one now.
SOURCE: Beth Pinsker, editorial director of dealnews.com.