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Five Gifts on a GovCon Techie’s Wish List

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Need help finding the perfect holiday gift for a GovCon executive? Here are a few gift suggestions for the techie who thinks he has everything.

Planon Docupen X50-This pen scanner can hold up to 100 pages of scanned documents. It also has Bluetooth capabilities that allow you to wirelessly send documents to a laptop, BlackBerry or Windows 7 phone. What puts this pen scanner above the rest is that one horizontal sweep will scan the entire text rather than having to trace every line.  The Planon Docupen X50 goes for $350 to $400.

Bose QuietComfort 15-These noise-canceling headphones are perfect for frequent travelers. These headphones are a little on the pricey side, but they are worth it for blocking out those screaming babies on your flight. The Bose headphones are $299.95.

SteriPen-This pen is the perfect gift for someone who likes to go camping or for a germaphobe who has to travel to unusual places for work. The SteriPen kills bacteria and pathogens to make safe drinking water.  It works in 45 seconds, using UV light. It cost about $100.

Franklin 12-language Global Translator-This translator is small and lightweight perfect if you don’t want to carry around an iPad or laptop.  It has more than 450,000 words and 12,000 phrases in 12 languages, including Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish.  The translator costs between $150 and $200.

iPhone 4-The latest iPhone comes with a new OS and allows the user to video chat. The phone also has a new body designs, but with the same vast library of apps. The price varies from $199 for the 16 GB model, and $299 for the 32 GB model with a two-year contract from AT&T.

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