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The Best Gift Ideas Come From Personal Recommendations and Wishes – HolidayGiftHotline.Com Is the Place to Go for Both!

November 12, 2008

BEAVERTON, Ore., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season, the best gift ideas will be a click away on HolidayGiftHotline.com, thanks to the real experts — today’s holiday shoppers. Sponsored by VTech(R) Cordless Phones, the online holiday gift guide is designed to give puzzled gift givers a place to tap into the pulse of this year’s most popular holiday wishes, straight from the fingertips of today’s consumers.

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Site visitors can browse through hundreds of gift ideas offered by their peers, as well as submit their own personal wishes on the site. Through the easy-to-use Voicemail widget, visitors can send an actual voice message to friends and family via e-mail.

HolidayGiftHotline.com tracks the hot gifts today’s consumers want and provides age-appropriate categories to hone in searches for intended recipients. With top-ranked products appearing on the home page for easy viewing, visitors can vote on their favorite gift ideas. For an added holiday bonus, visitors who comment on the site are automatically entered into a weekly giveaway to win one of VTech’s state-of-the-art cordless home phone systems to stay connected this holiday season.

The site also features great gadget gift ideas and holiday shopping tips from consumer technology expert Robin Raskin. Each week, Raskin will respond to select questions submitted via the comment section. A former Yahoo! Tech columnist, she has more than 25 years of experience translating technology into consumer-friendly terms and is currently working with the Consumer Electronics Association to produce a series of conferences and exhibits at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

“With today’s uncertain economy, consumers will want to shop smart,” Raskin said. “I’ve shared some of the things I believe make great holiday gifts, at great prices, and I hope that you’ll contribute as well. The HolidayGiftHotline.com can be the place where ‘real-people’ share their recommendations on the season’s most sought-after gifts. I look forward to answering shoppers’ questions this holiday season (and learning a thing or two myself).”

Cool Features on HolidayGiftHotline.com

As the pulse for this holiday’s top gift ideas, HolidayGiftHotline.com provides a number of great resources and benefits for shoppers:

— Send your holiday wish as a Voicemail: A unique tool on HolidayGiftHotline.com is a fun, interactive Voicemail widget that allows users to record a greeting or voice message of their holiday wishes and send the audio file via e-mail to family and friends.

— Read resource articles: Visitors can check out the gift list, shopping tips and gift trend articles by consumer technology expert Robin Raskin, as well as ask her questions about gadget trends. Robin will select two questions per week to answer on the site.

— Enter for weekly giveaways: Each week, one lucky site visitor will win a state-of-the-art VTech cordless home phone system to stay connected this holiday season. Visitors who ask Robin a question will be automatically entered to win.

— View hot products: A Flickr(TM) photo stream of the coolest wish list products will be updated throughout the holiday season.

— Vote on your favorite products: Site visitors can vote on favorite products to help identify this holiday season’s most sought-after gifts.

“HolidayGiftHotline.com is a user-friendly resource to help shoppers find cool gift ideas this holiday season,” said Tom Bacon, vice president of marketing, VTech Communications, Inc. “The power is in personal networking and consumer-generated ideas, which is in line with VTech’s mission to help people stay connected through innovative communications tools and technology.”

To get started searching for this year’s popular holiday gifts, shoppers can visit http://holidaygifthotline.com/ beginning today.

About VTech(R)

VTech is one of the world’s largest suppliers of corded and cordless telephones and a leading supplier of electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. Founded in 1976, the Group’s mission is to be the most cost-effective designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality consumer electronics products and to distribute them to markets worldwide in the most efficient manner.

For further information on VTech and its array of products, please visit http://www.vtechphones.com/.

    Media Contact:    Jeanette Liang    GolinHarris    213-438-8760    jliang@golinharris.com  

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CONTACT: Jeanette Liang of GolinHarris, +1-213-438-8760,jliang@golinharris.com, for VTech

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