Tech Guide’s Christmas Gadget Gift Guide
Christmas is less than two weeks away and a tech gift will be a popular choice but with so many products out there it’s a challenge making the right choice.
That’s where Tech Guide’s Christmas Gadget gift guide comes in.
Our guide is designed to give you plenty of gift ideas so you can surprise your loved ones on Christmas Day with the tech product that’s right for them.
We’ll present our suggestions under the major product categories and also include related products in the same category.
Our suggestions have quite a range on price so there are plenty of suggestions for those who want to spend a little or spend a lot.
Here we go!
The gift of a smartphone is a very generous one and is a gift that is going to save the receiver a lot of money.
The most popular choices are:
If it’s Android you’re after, there are many choices with Samsung’s Galaxy S III leading the charge.
There are also a few budget choices – the older iPhone 4 can now be purchased for $449 while the iPhone 4S is now $679.
Even cheaper is the LG Optimus range which starts at $119.
There’s also the Telstra Urbane for $149 which is actually manufactured by ZTE.
On the accessories front there is no shortage of choices including covers, charging devices, Bluetooth accessories and other related products for shoppers on a budget.
Tablets will be one of the most popular tech gift this Christmas and luckily there is no shortage of choices.
Maybe the person you’re buying for already has an iPad then maybe an accessory like a bag, cover, stand or Bluetooth keyboard would me a good choice.
There are also a range of Android tablets that offer quality and value including the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 which allows users to write on the screen with the S Pen and also split the screen and run two apps at once.
E-Readers are also a great gift for Christmas and it’s hard to go past the Kindle from Amazon which can be purchased directly from Amazon or in store in Australia from Dick Smith or Big W.
The biggest choice that needs to be made here is deciding whether the person you’re buying for prefers a compact, mid-size or DSLR camera.
There’s also a wide price range starting at less than $200 all the way up to a few thousand dollars for the top line digital SLRs.
If the person you’re buying for enjoys music then there a number of options from headphones, noise cancelling headphones, speaker docks, streaming audio systems in-ear headphones, sound bars, MP3 players and digital radios.
Being able to watch movies in high quality is now a reality and movie lovers will be hoping there a Blu-ray players, surround sound speakers system or the latest movies under the tree.
Here are some of our suggestions:
We all use computers whether it’s a laptop for a student or executive or a desktop computer for the family or creative professional.
Ultrabooks are also becoming increasingly popular and what they all have in common are thin form factors and speedy performance.
Other choices in this category include security software, a carry bag, a printer or a snap-on protective case.
There are lots of tech products for drivers including GPS navigation systems and other items designed for us to stay safe behind the wheel especially since the intriduction of new road rules which make it illegal to touch your mobile while you’re driving.
Buying console is a great gift for an individual or a family thanks to the many games than can be enjoyed either by a single player or the entire household.
Nintendo timed the release of its brand new Wii U console to perfection at the end of November to put it on many a Christmas list. The device is now high definition capable and features a new GamePad controller which has its very own interactive screen.
If it’s a PlayStation 3 you’re after then check out the latest even smaller version of the popular console that can also double up as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player.
Over at Xbox the Kinect controller brings your whole body into play with a range of the latest games.
And there are lots of choices for games including the record-breaking Call of Duty Black Ops II (PS3, Xbox 360) , Assassin’s Creed (PS3, Xbox 360) and Halo 4 (Xbox 360 exclusive).
For the person who has everything, maybe an unusual gadget or product could be just the answer. Here are some tech products that are hard to fit into one particular category but are pretty cool all the same.