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Fun techie gifts for the holidays: Hammacher Schlemmer

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, December 17, 2015

Some fun techie gifts for the holidays.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     It’s always fun to browse through the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog….or Web site for that matter…during the holiday season.     Where else can you find a drone disguised as Mistletoe…or a remote controlled boat that can catch fish?      And this year,  there’s no shortage of Star Wars gear.  Director of Merchandising Stephen Farrell…

“You know we have the BB8 hologram projecting droid, which is a remote controlled product and BB8 is apparently one of the big stars of the new movie.   That’s probably the item that everybody’s looking for because it’s new.   But the traditional Yodas and Chewbaccas and Darth Vaders are still going to be very, very popular.”

Nothing like an R2-D2 humidifier to make you misty eyed.  There’s more at Hammacher.com.   The store…now 167 years old… offers a lifetime no questions asked guarantee on everything it sells.   You can find us with a full archive of interviews and reports at BootCamp.com.    I’m Fred Fishkin.

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