10 Great Tech Gifts for the Holidays - 2012

2012 has produced a wealth of fantastic new devices – but which one will make an ideal present this holiday season? Grab yourself a hot cup of cocoa, and join us for a look at ten fantastic gift suggestions.



The SteelSeries Siberia V2 PC Gaming Headset

The SteelSeries Siberia V2 PC Gaming Headset delivers incredibly rich audio at a very reasonable price. Featuring a built-in retractable microphone, the Siberia V2 also comes equipped with leather-padded ear cushions. Insulated with sound dampening foam, they deliver a fully immersive audio experience that ought to satisfy the most discerning gamer.



Kobo Glo e-Reader

If you're gift shopping for a book lover this holiday season, it might be time to give the Kobo Glo e-Reader a look. Offering impressive XGA resolution, the Kobo delivers glare-free performance via a 6” high resolution E Ink screen. Sporting an easily adjustable backlight, the Kobo is also equipped with Wi-Fi – and can easily access an online selection of nearly three million books.



Acer Aspire 15.6” Laptop 

Packing a potent Intel Core i3 processor, this 15.6” Acer Aspire is a perfect gift for a student who insists on the latest and greatest technology. The Aspire’s crystal clear HD LED-backlit LCD touchscreen is specifically engineered to unlock the full potential of the Windows 8 operating system. Users looking for a diverse variety of connectivity options will love the Aspire’s built in Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, and HDMI support.



Canon PowerShot ELPH 32 HS

Canon’s impressive PowerShot camera was designed with the social networker in mind. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you to instantly share your media online. A 16 Megapixel powerhouse, this solidly built camera comes equipped with a dedicated DIGIC 5 Image Processor that delivers an astonishingly crisp image. Intelligent Image Stabilization allows you to shoot clearly in a wide variety of challenging conditions.



Jawbone JAMBOX Diamond Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Stylish and easily portable, the Jawbone JAMBOX boasts a range of over ten meters. This lightweight speaker can wirelessly stream audio from any Bluetooth-enabled device – enhancing playback from your phone, mp3 player, laptop or tablet. The JAMBOX can deliver up to eight hours of continual performance before requiring a recharge.


Supercom RC Vibe Civil Helicopter

Take to the skies with this remote control mini helicopter. It's easy to learn, with plenty of skill to master and can fly up to ten meters away. It comes with a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery for up to 8 minutes of flying time. Balance it nimbly in mid-air, park it on a wall, or buzz around like a pro! It needs 6AA batteries for the controller, so add a charger and some rechargeables as a stocking stuffer.



Nexus 7 Tablet

For the Android lover in your life, this full-powered e-reader sized tablet opens up a world of possibilities. Fully customizable and built with the latest Android operating system, this tablet is perfect for browsing the web, communicating, or playing games on the go. Always first in line for eligible OS updates, the Nexus line is famous for beautiful components, light weight, and a fantastic price.

Download apps from Google Play, or from any other compatible app centre. The Nexus 7 features widgets, a 7" 1200x800 dpi touch screen, powerful sound and a built-in microphone. Inside they'll find an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 4-PLUS-1 processor and a battery that delivers up to 9 hours of HD video playback or up to 10 hours of browsing with a legendary 300 hours standby time.




Linksys EA2700 App Enabled N600 Wireless Router

The future of networking is here with advanced performance for high speed streaming all around the home. Built to serve desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, and gaming systems, it streams in high definition at ultra-high speed. They'll get speeds of up to 600Mbps and extended range thanks to a MIMO multiple antenna array. Built-in Ethernet ports give it fast transfer for connected devices.

Your router is now as smart as your smartphone, running customized apps to help you get more done. Setup guest networks with ease, keeping your files safe, check in on the health of your network, or protect friends and family from questionable content online, all with intelligent apps that make things easy.



Beats by Dr Dre Studio HD Headphones

Beats By Dre Studio "cans" are the ultimate way to say "happy holiday" to the audiophile in your life. They pump out rich, professional-quality sound, just like in the recording studio. Designed for music lovers, they use active, powered noise-cancelling technology developed in conjunction with legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre to isolate the sound they want to hear with deep bass, rich mids, and clear highs. Withn iconic look evokes reactions from everyone who see them, Beats by Dre Studio headphones feature 40mm drivers, a bright red cable, and high quality construction to meet the needs of everyday use.




iPad mini

The unique silhoutte of iPad mini is a surefire way to earn a smile on a holiday morning. Available in black or white, it's thinner than a pencil and incredible light. iPad mini features a powerful processor, lots of memory for apps and games, and the same great iOS 6 software found in iPhone 5 and the 4th generation iPad.

Over 275,000 tablet apps are available for iPad mini, maximizing the use of the 7.9" screen. Download movies, music, and TV shows from iTunes, books from iBooks, and sync with iCloud to keep your contacts, mail, and messages up to date.

By Staples

November 12, 2012