By Alisha Webb
This is an article for helping technologically-impaired people find great gifts for the nerdy loved ones in their lives.
In today’s fast paced world, the latest and greatest pieces of technological flair are a must have for many people. However, studies by various science boards suggest that a great percentage of people are still struggling to speed up on the Information Superhighway. This helpful guide summarises all the hottest new gadgets of 2013, arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day! Perfect gifts for the beloved geek in every person’s life.
The tablet is all the rage for every age group. The new Apple iPad 3 is a fantastic product. With an almost 10-inch screen and Retina display (a whopping 264 pixels per inch), the picture has an instantly recognisable difference in quality. Whether for streaming video or watching films, the iPad 3 is top of the line. For a considerably cheaper price, the iPad Mini is also a great choice.
For the bookworms out there, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite shines bright. With the super combination of high-resolution display and a built-in light, the user only sees clean, crisp text without any glare. The intensely white background creates a great contrast for less stress on the eyes.
The most fun tablet by far is the Lenovo Horizon. It works like a regular computer, but also lies flat on a table top. It can even turn into a table with an optional accessory stand. With a 27 inch screen, this is a great tablet for multiplayer gaming and viewing from multiple angles. Purchase additional accessories such as joysticks and air hockey paddles to fully complete the gaming experience!
There are some wonderful gaming systems fresh on the market as well. The Nintendo Wii U is out, boasting new features: a gamepad controller and a significantly enhanced processor. The gamepad controller can be used as a remote for the television and surfing the web, and can turn into a portable gaming device. It works wonders to keep (big) children quiet on a long road trip!
For a really fantastic portable gaming experience, buy the PlayStation Vita. This piece of equipment strives to be as close to a full gaming system as possible, and it succeeds rather well. With near perfect graphics on a 5 inch screen, the picture quality is amazingly similar to the PlayStation 3. The system features two analog sticks and a D-pad like a full size PlayStation controller would have, but it also has touch screen capabilities. It’s the best of both worlds for an optimal gaming experience. It doesn’t stop there. The touch screen is not only fast, but it is multi-touch aware. The Vita’s tilt controls work flawlessly, and there’s even a touch panel on the rear of the console! Be sure to stay near the wall though, the battery life of the PlayStation Vita is quite undesirable, especially for the refined gamer.
People never tire of music, and this season has already produced some amazing speakers. The Audioengine 5+ speaker system is a must have for those who love beating the bass. It features 5 inch Kevlar woofers, 20mm silk-dome tweeters, an integrated amplifier, and more posts and ports on the back than the average human knows what to do with.
For those using mobile devices, the Jawbone Big Jambox is perfect. Not only does it pair wirelessly with Android and iOS systems and have a long-standing battery life, but it pumps out dynamic sound for its size. It even fits in a pocket!
For an even bigger portable sound system, the Ion Party Rocker is the way to go. It pairs over a Bluetooth connection like the Jawbone Jambox does, but it also includes a dome on the top that projects coloured disco lights. The lights pound to the beat of the music, creating a rocking dance party wherever it goes.
3D OLED TV
Thinking about a television? The 3D OLED TV by LG is a dream. Despite its immense 55 inch screen, it weighs only 16.5lbs and it’s so thin that it is nearly invisible when viewed from the side! The innovative 3D technology provides fun for people of all ages with an amazing picture quality.
Samsung Galaxy Beam Projector Phone
Topping the list as the neatest technology available is the Samsung’s Galaxy Beam projector phone. Imagine displaying your pictures and presentations for a whole crowd! The DLP Pico projector provides 15 lumens and is built directly into the phone; it also projects images up to 50 inches in size and maintains its clarity up to 6 feet away from a surface. The Galaxy Beam is ideal for being the centre of attention with friends and family. It also includes a camera and all normal phone functions, and it will connect through a Google apps subscription.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon, so don’t delay! With so many fascinating products on the market right now, finding the right gift for every kind of technology-loving person should be easy. Talk to the associates at your local electronics store to find the best prices on these hot items now.
About the Author:
Guest post By Alisha Webb On behalf of Conosco – IT support services London.
CNET – Ultimate Tech Gift List – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylDckE7Z5V0