Stuck for ideas on what to buy this Christmas? Unsure which gadgets will make the best gifts? There are so many gadgets out there buying a suitable present for a tech fan can seem a little overwhelming.
To help you on your way, we have looked into the best gadgets out there this Christmas and listed our favourite four below. We hope that picking something from this list will truly impress your friends and family!
The iPad 2 is a tablet developed by Apple which allows you to search the web, download apps, access email and play music too.
The iPad 2 is lighter, faster, thinner and better than its predecessor, the iPad. The iPad 2 is 8.8mm thin, has ten hours of battery life, built-in apps, front and back cameras for FaceTime video calls and HD video recording, i0s 5 and iCloud (which stores your content online). There are over 140,000 apps made for the iPad, available on the App store.
It costs £399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi, £479 for the 32GB model and £559 for the 64GB version. If purchasing an iPad, don’t forget to buy a cover or case to protect the screen. Half the fun is finding the right cover, which will make an excellent stocking filler!
The Kindle Keyboard 3G is a pretty impressive gadget. For £149, it holds the biggest selection of any ebook store in the UK, meaning you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing one of the 900,000 books, including best sellers and new releases. You can carry up to 3,500 books in one go. The battery life lasts up to two months, even when using 3G wireless.
There are no contracts and fees so you can download books anytime, anywhere. Amazon is selling more books in Kindle ebook form than in print these days, and the trend is increasing, so now is the perfect time to show a loved one what they are missing!
The iPhone 4 is an excellent smartphone, which is easy for anybody in the family to use.
Like the iPad, it is primarily controlled by the user’s fingertips on the multi-touch display, which is sensitive to heat contact.
The most noticeable difference between the iPhone 4 and its predecessors is the design, which is a stainless steel frame that acts as the device’s antenna. Its 3.5-inch (89 mm) LED backlit LCD with a 960×640 pixel resolution is marketed as the “Retina Display”.
HD Video recording and editing makes filming fun - perfect for capturing Christmas memories. You can organise apps into folders for fast access to your favourites, check your mail, and so much more. There are hours of fun guaranteed!!
Kinect for Xbox 360
A hands-free motion control device for the Xbox 360, this device allows players to control games using a combination of body movement and spoken commands without having to hold a controller in their hands.
In order for this game to work properly, you will need a fair bit of room to move around freely - you don’t want to knock over the Christmas tree!
If you already own an Xbox 360, then all you need to purchase is the Kinect sensor itself which retails around £95 which comes with a bundle of games. If you do not own an Xbox 360, then you will want to pick up a Kinect console bundle, which retails from £129.99.
There are plenty of games that will keep you active, ranging from dance to football suiting all ages. A good gift for the family, it will keep you entertained over Christmas.