Dec 14

The Top 3 Must-Have Tech Gifts This Christmas

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So, with 10 days to go until the big day, that dreaded Christmas-shopping-panic feeling has just set in; you’ve still got all the food to buy and you’re nowhere near to getting finished with the present purchasing – quite frankly, you’re in dire need of a Christmas shopping fairy to help you get it done all in time.

Part of the problem that’s stopping you from getting all of your gifts bought is the fact that you haven’t got a clue what to get everyone – your daughter has just said she wants the latest tablet, your son just wants a ‘cool’ game, and your other half has said he’s more than happy to have anything ‘techy’. And, this is where you say hello to your second problem – not knowing what to get them is one thing, but not knowing what on earth the latest technologies even are, opens up a whole new can of Christmas worms all together.

Well, if you’re struggling for inspiration this year or are in need of a little guidance on what to buy, here is our guide to the top 3 tech gifts you should buy this Christmas:

1. Kindle Fire HD 7 Inch Tablet

The Kindle Fire HD is the perfect gift if you’ve got a book-lover in your family. Combining free wireless with liquid ink technology, this eReader is the closest you’ll get to reading a real book – but, with the added advantage of being able to store all your favorite books in one handy device to read on the go! Sporting a full QWERTY keyboard, soft-touch finish, exclusive Dolby audio stereo speakers, as well as boasting the world’s first tablet with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming (phew! That was a mouthful – don’t worry, your tech-mad recipient will know exactly what all that means), it really is a must-have present this Christmas. For a 16GB data memory, you’re looking at a price tag of £159, or for the larger 32GB, it’ll set you back around £199.

2. Google Nexus 7

If you’re looking for this year’s newest and most exciting touch screen tablet, then Google’s rival product to the Apple iPad is the perfect option this Christmas. With impressive specifications, solid performance and raving reviews, whoever you decide to buy the gift for will not be left disappointed.

And what’s more, at costing far less than Apple’s new iPad mini, it’s the perfect option for you if you’re being particularly cautious on what you spend. Just like the Kindle Fire HD, a 16GB data memory will cost you around £159, with the larger model setting you back around £199.

And, if you’re feeling extra generous, you can also shop around for the best Internet bolt on deals, so your loved one can get using the Google Nexus 7 as soon as they open it. Whether they want to use it to hunt out the latest fashions from Topshop, New Look or Topman, or want to buy themselves some more techy gadgets in the sales, such as the latest transducers from www.transducertechniques.com, they’ll be able to surf the Internet to their heart’s content on Christmas Day!

3. Arcadie for iPhone

The Arcadie for iPhone is the perfect stocking filler present if you’ve got a gaming-fanatic youngster in the family. Simply pop an iPhone or iPod Touch into the case and it’ll convert it into a miniature arcade. With 6 free apps available, your recipient is bound to have endless hours of fun with this great device! And, even better for you, depending on where you buy it, you can grab for anything between £8 to £17 – it’s the perfect stocking-filler!