The Item: Sony VAIO F Series
Where You Can Get It: sonystyle.com for $2000
What Makes It So Great: Okay, so these laptops don’t come cheap. But, you are getting plenty of bang for your buck when you log on to one of these. They come with a huge 16-inch display, a Blu-Ray player, and a screen capable of delivering 3D picture quality. Perfect for catching a flick on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
The Item: Apple iPad 2 (16GB model)
Where You Can Get It: apple.com for $499
What Makes It So Great: You don’t have to be cooped up in your crib to have access to all your music, movies, and books anymore. Just load this thing up with as much as it can handle, go find a warm patch of grass at the park, and you’re set. Or, to maximize the experience, try one of Apple’s 3G-enabled iPad 2 models (they start at $629) in order to do everything from send out tweets to play Words With Friends on the fly.
The Item: GoPro HD Hero 960
Where You Can Get It: gopro.com for $180
What Makes It So Great: Planning on going skydiving this spring? Or how about white-water rafting? Or, okay, what about just on a ride to the beach on your bike? The beauty of the GoPro HD Hero 960 is that it can help you capture all of your adventures this spring—no matter how grandiose—without forcing you to tote around a camera the whole time. It straps directly onto a variety of different surfaces (like helmets, handlebars, etc.) so that you can document every move you make without gluing a camera to your hand. Just hit record and let it do the rest for you.
The Item: Barnes & Noble’s Nook
Where You Can Get It: barnesandnoble.com for $139
What Makes It So Great: It’s finally time to splurge on an e-reader. Especially when you consider that you won’t really be splurging at all when you see how much this particular one costs. It’s incredibly light and fits right into any pocketbook or backpack, but it also has a crispy 6-inch E Ink display and a long battery life. It’s an essential for anyone thinking about taking a summer vacation this year.
The Item: Power Beats By Dr. Dre
Where You Can Get It: beatsbydre.com for $180
What Makes It So Great: Yeah, yeah, LeBron James didn’t have such a great NBA Finals this year. But that doesn’t mean his headphones aren’t still some of the hottest tech items in the game. Backed by Dre’s superb sound quality, his Power Beats are ideal for anyone who wants to be active this spring. Just throw them in and keep it moving.
The Item: Droid Charge by Samsung
Where You Can Get It: verizonwireless.com for $300 (with a two-year contract)
What Makes It So Great: Verizon’s lightning-fast 4G network. If you’ve already got a phone equipped with Android, then you already know how dope the Android experience is. But what you might not know is that it’s even doper when it’s backed by 4G and running more quickly than just about any other phone on the market. It’s the best way to speed things up this spring.
The Item: Casio Tryx
Where You Can Get It: casio.com for $250
What Makes It So Great: If you manage to get your hands on even just one or two of the tech items on this list, you’re going to have a pretty amazing time this spring. Make sure you don’t forget a minute of it by bringing the Casio Tryx along. Because while it shoots HD video in 1080p, it also delivers 12.1 megapixels, an ultra-wide lens, and a touch screen that’ll all work together to make it simple for you to point and shoot everything you see along the way. Can’t you just picture how good your spring is going to be now?