It’s that time of the year again, when people rush around stores trying to figure out what to buy the friends and family for this festive season. While you can always play the cheap card and swing a gift voucher their way, you could make a little bit of an effort and nab one of the awesome products on our wishlist this year. So if you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas that are sure to please, you’ve come to the right place.
The HTC Desire 500 is a little gem of a phone, simply because it’s an affordable Android device that won’t disappoint. It may lack the features of the larger HTC siblings, but the Desire 500 is still a great phone to get if you’re looking for an entry-level Android phone.
If you’re in the mood to take a lot of photos this holiday season, then the Lumia 1020 is the one for you. The camera on this thing is simply mind blowing, ensuring that every single festive moment is captured in glorious detail (both good and bad).
I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had reviewing the LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 set, and I’m sure whoever you give this to will have hours of fun as well. Perfect for young or older adults, the kit encourages programming skills and is fairly straightforward to set up and use. Pair it with the expansion set to make even more awesome robots – though none of them will be able to help with the housework.
While the NVIDIA Shield is still a fairly new device, it still packs a punch when it comes to gaming on the go. Add to that the ability to stream your PC games directly to the device no matter where you are at home, and you’ve got a killer portable gaming device.
I looked at a lot of laptops this year, but the one that truly stood out was the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. Yes, it’s still an unusual laptop/tablet hybrid, but it makes an absolutely outstanding Ultrabook. Plus, it comes in a very swanky “Clementine Orange” color which certainly lets you stand out.
If you’re looking for a stylish set of headphones, then the Monster Inspiration Headphones will certainly not disappoint. They’re less bulky and flashy than other headphones, and offer a comfortable fit and clear audio quality.
Arguably one of the coolest thing on the market, the PlayStation 4 launched in the Middle East this past weekend and has already been sold out. With more powerful hardware, an improved controller, better online features, and a host of new games to come, the next generation of gaming can be yours this holiday season – if you can find it in stock.
Never mind the whole “thinner, lighter, faster” mantra that always seems to accompany iPad adverts – the iPad Air really is something to get your hands on. This will be on plenty of wishlists for sure, so wouldn’t you want to make someone’s day and gift this to them?
Don’t be fooled by its petite size – the Mini Jambox comes in a multitude of funky colors, and is capable of some seriously impressive audio. We’ve been fighting over it already in the office, so make sure you buy two and send us one.
If you’ve got a journalist friend in your life, this is something you just have to get them. Write your notes on a piece of paper with the Livescribe 3 Smart Pen, and your notes are automatically transcribed and transferred to your iPad via Bluetooth. It’s a simple idea that works beautifully, and will certainly gain you mega brownie points.