Top 5 Gadget Gifts for this Christmas

1. Windows Surface

The Surface comes in two versions: one with Windows RT and another with Windows 8 Pro. The Windows RT model uses an ARM CPU, while the Windows 8 Pro model will use an Intel CPU. Both models are able to install new applications via the Windows Store, however only the Windows 8 Pro model allows the installation of traditional third-party desktop programs. The Surface is aimed at competing with Apple’s highly-successful iPad. Originally unveiled in June, Surface with Windows RT will initially be available in three SKUs: a 32GB version priced at US$499, a 32GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$599, and a 64GB version bundled with a black Touch Cover priced at US$699.

2. iPad mini

The iPad Mini (stylized and marketed as iPad mini) is a mini tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. The iPad mini features a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and ten hours of battery life. It comes in a new aluminium and glass design that is just 7.2 mm thin and weighs only 0.68 pounds. The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display delivers the same iPad experience users have come to expect, in a design that has 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets and up to an astonishing 67 percent more usable viewing area when browsing the web.

3. Canon IXUS 510 HS compact camera

The tiny and lightweight device features a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS, 12x optical zoom with Wi-Fi for easy sharing, 8.0 cm (3.2″) touch screen with Touch Shutter and HS System for incredible photos and Full HD movies even in low light. For getting those long shots, it features a digital zoom of up to 21x without losing quality, and Powerful DIGIC processing coupled with Intelligent IS. Compact cameras are an inexpensive alternative to lugging around a bulky shooter, and Canon makes some of the best in the business.

4. Beats by Dre headphones

Beats by Dre is probably the pinnacle of headphones and comes in six different variations.  The bigger Studio headphones  make use of a noise cancellation feature that amplifies the music as it blocks out noise, giving consistently powerful, intense sound. The headphones fold away into a neat carry bag and have been designed to be lightweight and comfortable.

5. Xbox bundle

These bundles can be picked up at lower prices over the Christmas period. The video game console is one of the most popular gifts year-round, and combined with the Kinect peripheral, players will be able to enjoy games without making use of a controller.

Post Author: Kingsley Iweka

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