Still wondering what gift to pick for this holiday season? Then you might be in luck as we got just the list for you, thanks to our friends at Retrevo. This list will guide through various gadgets like Smartphones, Tablets, TV’s, Cameras, Blu Ray disc players, Home Theater systems, Streaming set-top boxes and Headphones. If you know which gadget category you are looking for then you will be down to just 4 choices as all the work is already done.
You already know this but when we say tablets, we mean iPad. There is no better tablet than iPad in the market. If you want something in the $200-$250 range then Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet are your obvious choices. We are down to three, simple and easy.
Choosing a smartphone is mighty difficult. iPhone 4S is obviously the best smartphone for a section of the crowd. For someone who wants to move beyond the fruit, three Android phones will greet you. Samsung Infuse, Samsung Galaxy S2 and HTC Evo 3D 4G.
Though 2012 seems to be very promising for Android world with Ice Cream Sandwich and exciting phones, these three phones have stood the test of time and are still a good buy.
Advanced Point and Shoot cameras
If we accept Flickr as a popularity contest, the iPhones have occupied it. iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 are the most popular cameras. That makes the uni-taskers like point and shoot cameras obsolete. But these 5 cameras might have something up their sleeve.
- Pansonic Lumix DMC-FZ47K
- Canon Powershot ELPH 310
- Nikon Coolpix S8200
- Sony CyberShot DSC-HX100V
- Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR
DSLR’s go to places where your point and shoot and phone cameras go. I meant literally. With advanced zoom capabilities and extra megapixels, DSLR is a must for a budding photographer. These things are heavy and loaded. Here are your three picks for this holiday season:
- Nikon D5100
- Canon EOS Rebel T3
- Pentax K-r
Aah! The big screen which Apple and everyone else so want to conquer.
If you are buying a television there is a good chance that you will not find anything other than LCD’s, LED’s loaded with High definition. If you are still finding something which isn’t High Def then hold your guns right there because you don’t want it. High Definition is the future and sooner or later everyone will get there.
3D might be a little far off which probably can wait for your next upgrade but you be the judge for 3D. Because some people like 3D and some don’t. For a TV HD is a must, 3D is a personal choice.
Here are 8 picks in LCDs and Plasma :
- Samsung UN55D6000
- Vizio E472VL
- Sharp LC 52LE830U
- Sony Bravia KDL60EX720
- LG 60PZ550
- Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST30
- Samsung PN64D550
- LG Infinia 60PZ9500
TV now is in an evolutionary phase. So pick carefully.
Roku as a streaming set-top box and Seinnheiser CX300 and Seinnheiser CX500 for headphones are other recommendations.
Retrevo has a method to pick the gadgets. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze 100 million data points across the web to find out if the product is relevant, if people like it and if the product is a good value for money buy.
I heard a lot about Vizio TVs, but I guess it is not available in India.