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14th Edition: Tech Toys for the Holidays

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Jim Calloway’s Suggestions

LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen
Eye-Fi Wireless SD card
Optoma Pico Projector (See David Pogue’s Review)
Security Friendly laptop bags (e.g. Targus Zip-Through Corporate Traveler) See 8 Laptop Bags That Zip Through Airport Security
iPhone 3G or Blackberry Storm (Google ‘em)
Eyeclops Night Vision Goggles Gizmodo Review
Flip Video
Febot Battery charger
Geek Watch #1 E-ink display
Geek Watch #2 USB Hidden Flash Drive
Geek watch #3 Digital photo Watch from Brookstone

And, finally, the gift that keeps on giving for your parents or other technology-challenged relatives – a universal remote control. What makes this special is that you come over and do all of the programming and training. (“See this is the TV button, this is cable and this is the VCR.”)

Sharon Nelson’s Suggestions

Data verification Kit (DVK-E2)
The Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Asus EEE 1000H
iPod Touch
Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB 32GB Flash Drive
All of the items below can be found at http://www.x-tremegeek.com

  • Kiss-Me Personal Breath Odor Detector
  • Roach-A-Rama
  • Rex Plus, The Electronic Watchdog
  • Mr. Clock Radio, Talking Robotic Clock
  • Pair of Drinking Birds
  • Fish School Training Kit
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About the Presenters

Sharon Nelson is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology corporation based in Fairfax, VA. She is a co-author of The Electronic Evidence and Discovery Handbook: Forms, Checklists and Guidelines (2006, ABA), Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (2006, ABA) and The 2009 Guide to Legal Technology for Solos and Small Firms (2009, ABA). Her fourth book, with co-authors John Simek and Bruce Olson, will be Electronic Evidence Best Practices, to be published in late 2009 by the American Bar Association.

She is the co-author of the monthly legal technology column "Hot Buttons" in Law Practice magazine and writes and speaks on the subjects of electronic evidence and legal technology throughout the country. Ms. Nelson has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR and Oprah's "O" Magazine. She is past chair of the ABA TECHSHOW and has spoken at TECHSHOW for the past eight years.  

Jim Calloway is the Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program. He publishes the blog Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips and was the co-author of the book Winning Alternatives to the Billable Hour (2nd ed.) (2002 ABA.) He was chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2005. He is a member of the Council of the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and chair of its Practice Management Advisors Committee. He is co-chair of the 2007 GP/SOLO National Solo and Small Firm Conference. He has been named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. He writes Law Practice Tips column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. The archives of that column are available online here.

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