Christmas is a great time of the year to lavish your loved ones with gifts that are not just fun, but are practical and will be not become next year’s first re-gift. Christmas is also a great time to look at how your gifts of time and money can impact people who are not as fortunate as those of us that live in the western world. GeekEvangelist, has a selection of items that will hopefully inspire you with some great ideas for your kids, wives, husbands and loved ones this Christmas season.
If you too are breeding ‘lil Digital Natives’ the brand Leap Frog would no doubt be familiar to you with their lineup of interactive toys. LeapPad2 features a stylish, high-tech tablet design that is durable enough to withstand kid play. LeapPad2 is designed for kids ages three to five and includes front-and-back cameras, video recorders and access to a library of hundreds of fun, educational games, videos, music, eBooks and more through the LeapFrog App Centre. The LeapPad2 learning tablet comes with five apps that encourage creativity and non-stop learning fun, that engage kids and inspire imagination.
With the release of the new iPhone 5 to market, along comes the new lineup of funky new iPod Touches. These devices have been a great product for Kids and Teens, as they provide all the features of the iPhone but without the phone. The new iPod touch has a great 16:9 aspect 4” retina display, all glass/ aluminium body and a superfast A6 processor. The iPod touch is great for playing music, watching videos, playing games and taking great photos with the 5 Megapixel camera, or take full HD 1080p videos and share them via Facebook, twitter or streaming to your AppleTV.- $29.95
Being away from home, and spending time in the air between offices, I like to spend as much time as I can listening to music and catching up on the latest podcasts and sermons. Finding a great set of headphones that are not only comfortable, but give a great punchy sound can be hard to come by. Bose have developed over many years, the Quiet Comfort range of noise cancelling headphones that are light weight, fold-flat ear cups for easy storage in slim carrying case, includes a cable with remote for iPhone/iPod control and microphone for hands-free iPhone calling.
The Belkin Chef Stand for iPad is the perfect addition to any modern Mum’s kitchen. The Stand has a great non-slip rubber base, and is the ideal way to take advantage of all your recipe apps while keeping your iPad safe from any splashes and spills. The magic stylus allows you to follow recipes and browse the Internet without ever laying a finger on your screen. It comes with its own storage stand and is easy to grab while you’re busy handling food and other kitchen equipment. The smart stylus gives you the freedom to interact with your tablet while you carry on with your busy day, not just in the kitchen, but all around the house.
The Amazon Kindle is a leader in the eBook reader market, and has been since it’s release. The Kindle Paperwhite 3G features a 6-inch Paperwhite Display, Higher Resolution, Higher Contrast, Built-in Light, Advanced E Ink touchscreen with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. It has an easy-to-use touch interface. Built in free 3G wireless allow you to download books anywhere globally. The Kindle Paperwhite 3G has 2GB internal memory on board which equates to around 1,100 eBooks, newspapers, magazines and blogs. With Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity to the Amazon online store, this provides you with the flexibility to download content whilst you are on the go, travelling on holidays over the Christmas period. Great for all ages, the Kindle Paperwhite 3G is easily set up out of the box with no messy wires or cables required,with no hidden costs or ongoing monthly fees or commitments.