Holidays are approaching and its time to start preparing a wish list, what to buy and what not to buy. Start thinking about your loved ones and what you are going to gift them. People don’t care about those shiny gift wraps but they definitely care about what’s inside that gift wrap.
Its time to start thinking about your favorite tech toy which you’re eyeing from a long time. Before approaching any computer or electronics shop, take a look at this shortlist to know about some hottest gadgets and things which are perfect to gift this holiday season.
Holiday Gift Guide 2011
Take a look at some of the hottest gadgets for this season. From low budget to high, here are some products that will appeal to all.
Books – Steve Jobs and Rework
If the person who you are thinking to gift is an Apple fan, then he will certainly like this “Steve Jobs Biography” by Walter Isaacson. The book is based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years. Those who want to get insights into the life of one of the most successful innovators, thinkers and CEO of our time, this book is surely going to be a good gift.
Price: Steve Jobs Biography costs $17.88 from Amazon
One more book recommendation is Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson of 37signals. Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. You’ll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire you.
Price: Rework costs $12.98 from Amazon
Apple iPod Touch (White)
Those who want to have their first low cost iGadget, they can opt for this one. The new white iPod Touch is out and can be ordered from Apple online store or buy it from your local electronics shop. What’s special about this new white color is that it stands out from the crowd.
Everyone is aware about the black colored iPod Touch, but this new white color looks superb. Of course, the color choice depends on everyone’s taste. The new models come with iOS pre-installed. This can be a perfect entertainer, for gamer, for musicoholic and for movie bluff. Plus the Apple app store comes with a large choice of different apps and games – free and paid. There’s something for everyone with this shiny new toy in the market.
Price: $189.98 from Amazon
Amazon Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
Kindle Fire features 7 inch display, 8 GB internal storage with free cloud storage for all Amazon content, Amazon Silk Browser, tightly integrated with Amazon’s services, etc. Nook Tablet on the other hand features 7-inch VividView Color Touchscreen, 16GB built-in memory with the option to expand up to 32GB, 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), etc. Nook Tablet is available for $249 and Kindle Fire is available for $199. Decide between any one device from these two and go for it. These tablets can be really a nice gift for your loved ones.
Graphic Card – AMD Radeon HD 6950
The latest graphic card – Radeon HD 6950 is the talk of the town. With its amazing performance, this baby can surely handle any latest game you throw at it. Sapphire FleX Radeon HD 6950 supports three DVI monitors in AMD Eyefinity mode and can deliver a true Single Large Surface work area without the need for costly DisplayPort monitors or Active adapters. The GPU is loaded with powerful configuration of 1408 stream processors, 88 texture processing units and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. And did I tell you its Crossfire ready?
This graphic card won’t disappoint you, not at least on the performance front. Get ready for full HD gaming experience, which you’ve never experienced before.
Price: This GPU costs $264.99 from Newegg
Those who want to transition from Windows PC to Mac, this can be a good option for them. Budget conscious consumers are surely going to get attracted by its price.
Apple calls Mac Mini as BYODKM (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard and Mouse). Even the lowest configuration comes with 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM and 500 GB (5400 rpm) hard drive. For those who want an optical drive, they will need to shell out $79 for an external Superdrive. The new 2011 model comes with OS X Lion.
In this age of smartphones, its not a bad idea to go and get one. The four most popular platforms are Android, Blackberry, iOS (iPhone) and Windows. Which one to select may seem to be a hard decision, depending on your choice of the platform. Android fans can go for Samsung Galaxy S2 or the upcoming Google Nexux, Apple fans can go for iPhone 4S (its not a good idea to opt for older models), and Windows Phone users can go for Nokia Lumia 800 (note that Lumia is still not launched in many countries).
These next gen smartphones are really smart and can make its owner proud. There are some people who like to showoff the latest gadgets, these smartphones will definitely attract them. And if you’re thinking to gift them, then first get to know the preferred platform of that person and then purchase it.
Linksys Wireless N Router
This is something that come in really handy for those who want to create a small home/office network. You can find wireless routers of many different brands and models in the market. Today’s routers are really easy to setup and offer blazing fast speeds for internet, online gaming, VOIP and -definition video streaming.
Router’s are not that hard to setup, which was the case in past, thanks to the easy setup process with detailed instructions and manuals. Linksys Wireless N router features IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard. Connect your computers, wireless printers, and other Wi-Fi devices at speeds up to 300 Mbps. Some features of this router are creating a private/protected network, guest network, parental controls, built-in 4-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet switch for direct connections and much more. Go, create that perfect home network using this router.
Price: Linksys E1000 costs $79.99 from Newegg
Don’t worry, there’s no such rule that you cannot gift yourself anything. If you’re enticed by any of these products, then you can buy it, gift wrap it and gift it to yourself. Gadgets are something we all love and there’s absolutely no problem in purchasing it for yourself. Go ahead and have a happy shopping experience.
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