The Christmas holidays are perfect to buy cool gadgets launched this passing year. This year has been truly memorable with the release of a number of innovative products in the market. In case you have missed out on any, don’t fret; this write-up will present to you the 10 best gadgets of the year.
1. Apple iPad 2
This has been the top seller in the market for some time now. It is a great Apple product with a number of Apple applications. The high price tag turns away many customers but many feel that the device is worthy of the high price. It comes in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage options. The starting price is $499.
2. Amazon Kindle Fire
The Kindle Fire is a multi-functional device and the USP of the product is its low price which makes it affordable for everyone. The device does not have any special features like camera and Bluetooth but it can be used as e-book reader or simply as a tablet. It is available for $199.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
This is the best alternative to an iPad. It has got a stylish look and boasts of all features that are so unique to Android. The price is the same as an iPad 2 which is very strange indeed. As the prices are same, the consumers are likely to purchase iPad 2 as this one is more popular than Galaxy Tab.
4. Apple iPhone 4S
The only thing that separates iPhone 4 from iPhone 4S is the astronomical price tag of $649 for a 16GB model. The phone which is available under a new phone contract is a good buy as it is only $199 for 16GB but the unlocked version has an outrageous price tag. Consumers should always go for the contract as the price is reasonable.
5. Galaxy Nexus
The Galaxy Nexus is probably the best buy after the price drop announcement from amazon. It has loads of applications and features and way cheaper than other competing smart phones. The phone is priced at only $149.99.
6. Samsung Galaxy S II
The phone is very thin and light. It has the best display among all smart phones. The SUPER AMOLED touch screen displays clear and crisp photos. Amazon is selling this phone for $528 approx. The phone can be a real good gift during the Christmas.
7. Nokia Lumia 800
The new Nokia phone is stylish and has an incredible design but, strangely, does not have additional storage options. This is the first windows smart phone from nokia which is available in three superb colors. The expected price of this phone is $666 but the actual price will be fixed by the service provider.
8. Apple MacBook Air (2011 Edition)
The MacBooks’ are always notorious for being over priced and over rated. You can get all the features of this model on other laptops at only fraction of the price. The machines are priced at least $200 more than what it deserves only for the Apple brand. The MacBook Air (2011 edition) with 256 GB storage would make you poorer by $1599.
9. PlayStation Vita
Seriously speaking, you need to pre-order one for yourself as they will, no doubt, sell like hot cakes as soon as they hit the stores. These handheld gaming consoles have some mind blowing features including tons of web based features. The PS Vita is a must have for any gamer and at $349.99 (First Edition Bundle), it is a real steal.
10. Xbox 360 with Kinect
The Xbox 360 has loads of awesome games and the slim looking console complete the ‘wow’ factor. Many new games are getting released for the Kinect which is a good step. Xbox Kinect comes for $329.
About the author: Bethany is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets.