Of course you'd rather catch up in person. But sometimes logistics or finances make it impossible to get together. Stay in touch by video chatting instead.
By Alison Goldman
Both these systems are a huge splurge, but they're pretty fantastic. Take video chatting from the home office to the living room, and then supersize it. Now your parents can tune in to their grandkids opening presents, even from across the country. Panasonic Viera Series HD TV ($1,500 to $2,600), TV-compatible webcam ($170), Samsung 3D LED 8000 Series ($2,108), TV-compatible webcam ($150)
Originally published in the November 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.