Christmas Technology Must Haves
Just in case Santa gets stuck in the snow this year it makes sense to prepare your Christmas wish list well ahead of time. If you are finding it hard to narrow down your search to just a few gadgets then this little list of exciting technological must haves might bring you some much needed inspiration.
If you are looking for a gift for that special lady in your life then this female-friendly smartphone could be the right gadget for this year`s stocking. It is essentially a jazzed-up HTC Desire S, which means you get a 3.7 inch screen, 1GHz processor and a five megapixel camera with LED flash. You also get Android 2.3 along with the HTC Sense interface, which makes the homescreens easier to customise and integrates social networking feeds into one convenient application. Available in pink, blue and gold, the HTC Rhyme is a great girly gadget.
Following a major drop in its price the 3DS has re-entered the race to become the most desirable gadget of the festive season. Its autostereoscopic display can be adjusted on the fly to give you the 3D gaming experience you desire and there are some top titles emerging, with the recently released Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land both winning critical acclaim after months of indifference to this device.
The basic Kindle eBook reader from Amazon has undergone something of a transition this year to help differentiate it from the growing numbers of other tech products created by this online retailer. It is still one of the best electronic devices for a comfortable reading experience on the market and with a new low price point and the same great e-Ink display it will appeal to literature lovers and news fans who want to save the trees this Christmas.
Apple iPad 2
The iPad 2 is still the king of the tablet market despite many pretenders attempting to kick it off its throne. A dual core processor, improved graphical capabilities and now the updated iOS 5 operating system make this model particularly worthy of your money. The best reason to buy an iPad 2 rather than an alternative is still the wealth of applications which are available for the system via the App Store. In terms of variety and quality it just cannot be matched.
Xbox 360 Kinect
Although it was one of last year`s most desirable Christmas gadgets, the holiday season has seen a resurgence in interest in Microsoft`s key console peripheral. Motion sensitive gaming is made possible via the array of Kinect cameras which capture the movement of your entire body. There are great kids` games covering valuable properties like Sesame Street and Disney Land and there are titles that will appeal to adults as well, aiding you with dancing and fitness. You could even use Comet discount vouchers to make your Kinect purchase cheaper online than it would be otherwise.