Okay, so you didn’t score big time with a $500 gift card, well there’s plenty of good stuff you can buy with a $50 gift card. You may even be tempted to kick in another 10 bucks and pick up the latest killer Xbox 360 game.
If you’re lucky enough to get a few dollars more on your gift card, Retrevo has some great recommendations for gifts over $50. In case you’re considering buying someone a gift card or want more information about them you should check out this report on gift card basics or this on gift card scams.
Retrevo looked at product reviews, features, prices and threw in a little editorial judgment to come up with this list of great products that $50 (plus or minus) can buy including products from Microsoft and Sony.
A Couple of High Def DVDs
|The Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl gets five stars for video and audio. It comes on a dual layer Blu-ray disc that holds 50 GB which provides plenty of space for extras including many commentaries and video diaries. You can buy it for $29.|
|Shrek the Third comes on HD DVD this direct digital-to-digital transfer results in some razor sharp video. HighDefDigest.com says "…'Shrek the Third' is incredibly dimensional, and is about as close to 3-D as you're going to get without a pair of red and blue glasses." You can buy it for $29.|
A Couple of Games
|Mass Effect is an action role-playing game that was recently released for the Xbox 360. You command a spaceship as it travels through a photo-realistic interstellar universe. You can buy it at Best Buy for $59.|
|World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade has been out almost a year but it remains a highly rated, best seller. It plays on Macs and PCs and costs $29.|
A Game Contoller
|The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller costs $59 at Best Buy. It has a 30' range and adjustable vibration feedback.|
Some Other Gadgets
|If you want something a cut above Apple standard issue headphones try the Sony MDR-EX51LP ear buds on sale now for $34 but usually cost around $43. Reviewers say they do a good job of keeping outside noise out and music in.|
|A Coby Digital Key Chain can store 60 photos and will only take $29 of your $50 gift certificate.|
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