If you haven’t already heard, or discovered for yourself: Monster cables are a rip off — especially when it comes to the world of high definition digital cables. Salespeople at your local electronics store (and Monster itself) will do their best to convince you that, to get optimal video and audio quality out of your new hi-def system or video card, you need that top of the line, $150 6-foot hdmi cable. What most probably won’t tell you is that the store gets a much higher profit (and salespeople get more commission) on your expensive cable purchase than they do from your new LCD TV or Playstation 3. What they also won’t tell you is that you will get the exact same results from a $10-$20 HDMI cable that you will from it’s super-expensive counterpart.
Many of you have spouses who love tech just as much as you do. That’s not always the case, though. Some of you are in a relationship with a somone who just doesn’t understand your fascination with shiny toys. It doesn’t have to be that way, as there are some tech items that even non-tech geeks can love. Read on after the break for five of them.