10 tech gifts for the stinking rich
Does the word "budget" hold no meaning to you? Then have a look at these seriously awesome (and expensive) gifts
By Alex Castle | Network World US | Published: 11:30, 12 December 2012
Around this time of year, everyone rolls out gift guides - suggestions for what to buy for the special, computer-loving people in your life. But we think that such guides sorely underserve one crucial but oft-ignored demographic: the filthy, stinking rich.
To remedy this pattern of neglect, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide for recipients for whom the word “budget” holds no meaning: Here are 10 pieces of PC paraphernalia with price tags that push the boundaries of rational expense. We’re not talking about cheesy solid-gold mice and diamond-encrusted cell phone cases that nobody actually buys, either. The products on our list are legitimately awesome (though not exactly great bargains).
Wacom Cintiq 24HD
Looking for a gift for a tech-lover who’s also into art (or vice versa)? The Wacom Cintiq 24HD was made for just such users. Standing proudly at the top of Wacom’s line, this 24-inch panel is designed for use with Wacom's pressure- and tilt-sensitive styluses, and it includes multitouch gesture recognition. Also, the adjustable stand was built with ergonomics firmly in mind. To get your arty friend started on the right foot, you'll want to throw in a $100 Wacom digital Airbrush Pen, and a $300 copy of Corel Painter 12.