What’s Hot and What’s Not: Top Christmas Tech Gifts This Year

All of us enjoy getting presents. We have the mounting anticipation and assumptions and hopes of what we will receive at Christmas. As the day draws nearer we look at that pile of boxes scattered under the tree and become more and more excited. For many Americans, the hope is that those presents contain one of the many electronic gadgets on the market this holiday season.

Even though we all enjoy opening our presents, just as many of us have experienced the feeling of getting a present we just plain don’t like or want. The vast array of electronic gifts to choose from can be overwhelming, and just as easy to buy a dud device as it is to buy a good one.

Here are a couple of great gift ideas that will save you and the ones you love from those awkward moments of disappointment and regret. Here is a list of some of the top items to buy for your loved ones this holiday season, as well as some it would be a good idea to stay away from.

iPod Touch
Avg. Price $190.00

This small handheld device can be useful for finding information, getting directions, playing games, watching movies, listening to music, reading, skyping and much more. This can be useful and convenient gift for any age. For young ones in need of a distraction this gadget has many learning apps to choose from that are fun and entertaining. For a young teen looking up info for homework the iPod touch is a fast way to quickly answer questions. For an adult who needs to access various resources on the go, this device is a more convenient option instead of having to pull out a laptop or waiting for sluggish cell signals on a smart phone.

Kindle Fire
Avg. Price $200.00

The kindle fire is all the hype and then some. With raving reviews and quite a convenience, this gadget is nice for almost anyone. To learn more about this, you can read the article a fellow Pioneer writer Erik Kline.

Nook Tablet
Avg. Price $250.00

For many people who like to read books, or access information with out a bulky laptop, this is the perfect gift. It has a couple advantages over the others like bigger inside storage, a bigger touch screen, has a long battery life and also light weight. A nice advantage is you can take it to any Barn & Noble store to get repair or troubleshooting.

For things not to give this Christmas in the electronic selection, take a look at the following:

Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer
Avg. Price $230.00

This printer gives you instant gratification to print pictures from mobile devices quickly. But as for the quality and color of the images, this device doesn’t produce decent quality pictures and often malfunctions.

Skunk Juice Magnetic Earphones
Avg. Price $36.00

Theses headphones were designed to allow multiple people to listen to one device without having to electronically sync the song. The disadvantage of these is you must always have Skunk headphones present at all times and it might slow the electronic down while wearing down the battery life also.

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Posted on December 14, 2011, in Technology, Top Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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