Christmas is fast approaching and a tech gift option is a smart move for your family and friends. Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas can steer you towards the perfect present to put under the tree.
Today were looking at tablets and e-readers – two very popular items for people of all ages.
Tablets are now quickly taking the place of laptops in the home and on the move.
And book lovers are embracing e-readers so they can take their favourite books anywhere and read in any conditions, day or night.
Here is the full list of Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas.
Be sure to check back every day to see all the categories and gift suggestions.
DAY 6: Tablets/eReaders
DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets
DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices
DAY 9: In-car gadgets
DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K
DAY 11: Appliances
DAY 12: Computers
DAY 6: TABLETS/EREADERS
iPAD – from $469
Apple continues to set the benchmark when it comes to tablets. The iPad is now available in a range of options and sizes.
The regular iPad line-up includes the iPad Mini 4 and the 9.7 inch iPad – both have Retina displays and have Touch ID fingerprint sensors built into the home button.
iPAD PRO – from $979
For the more serious iPad user, you can move up to the iPad Pro. It’s available in two screen sizes – 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch.
Apart from having larger screens than the regular iPads, the iPad Pros also have faster A10X processers to give them true laptop-like performance.
They also work with Apple Pencil so you can write and sketch on the screen.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S3 – from $949
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has a stunning 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display and includes quad stereo speakers.
Whether it’s for work or play, the Samsung tablet has got you covered.
The tablet also comes with an S Pen so you can write directly on the screen.
There are 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity which means you have the responsiveness of a real pen and paper.
SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK – from $1,099
The Samsung Galaxy Book is a 2-in-1 tablet that comes with a full-size keyboard so you get the benefits and power of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet.
The 12-inch Galaxy Book is powered by the seventh generation Intel Core i5 processor while the 10.6-inch model has the Intel Core M3 processor under the hood.
Both are running the full version of Windows 10.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB A 8.0 – from $329
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is a tablet designed for the whole family.
It has a sleek updated look with an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and is powered by 1.4GHz quad core processor.
Available in black or silver, the Samsung tablet can run for up to 14 hours on a single charge.
AMAZON KINDLE OASIS – from $389
Amazon’s Kindle Oasis has a larger 7-inch screen with 300ppi (pixels per inch) so the on-screen text looks just as sharp as print.
And for the first time, this Kindle is water resistant within IPX8 rating.
The sleek design is another standout feature with the device tapering to just 3.4 mm at its thinnest point.
But the centre of gravity will always rest in your palm just like the spine of a real book.
It’s also the toughest Kindle ever with the strongest cover glass ever used in a new aluminium rear panel.
KOBO AURA ONE H2O EDITION 2 – $239.95
The Kobo Aura One H2O Edition as a 6.8-inch antiglare e-ink display so reading in direct sunlight is no different to reading a printed page.
A new feature on board is ComfortLight PRO which reduces the blue light spectrum so the latest page turner won’t keep you up at night if you’re reading before going to sleep.
It’s also waterproof with an IPX8 rating so you can literally take your book anywhere – including submerging it in 2m of water.