Christmas is the season for giving, and although that hasn’t changed through the years, the types of gifts that are given has evolved tremendously. No longer are oranges in stockings and a new pair of jeans a Christmas gift that people get excited over. Today, in the age of technology, it is the tech gadgets that gets people excited over Christmas gifts. But because technology is constantly advancing, not just any technological gadget will suffice as a Christmas gift. Instead, it is important to find electronic items that are up-to-date and stylish. Here is a list of the best new tech gadgets for the Christmas season 2013.
Sony VAIO Z series laptop
Don’t be fooled by the relatively small (but portable!) 13 inch screen on this laptop from Sony. Amazingly, the Sony VAIO Z series weighs only two and a half pounds and is less than one inch thick, making it easy to carry and work anywhere. The battery on this laptop can also last an astounding 16 hours without charging, so that you can use it at work two full days in a row before you need to plug it into the wall. This small laptop also supports viewing and editing lots of multimedia. For instance, you can connect your Sony VAIO Z series laptop to up to three more high definition screens, which is ideal for heavy video editing. Additionally, the graphics processor has one gigabyte of VRAM, so that viewing complex multimedia will not compromise the power offered by the already-powerful processor on this laptop.
Additionally, rather than using a traditional hard drive, the Sony VAIO Z series laptop uses a solid state drive, allowing it to boot up faster and multitask using less power than almost any other laptop available. It comes with an LED-backlit screen so that you can view images in high definition, and the keyboard is backlit as well, making it easy for you to work late into the night. There is also a webcam and a USB 3.0 port on this laptop, so that you can easily stay connected and import data quickly. One of the best features of the Sony VAIO Z series? It comes in three colors, so that you can easily personalize your gift – blue, black, and premium black.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera
This is one of the most advanced digital cameras on the market today, as it utilized DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) technology to combine the best of the film and digital worlds. Although this is a pricey camea, you certainly get the bang for your buck, as it is chock full of amazing features no one even thought possible just twenty years ago. For instance, the resolution on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera is an astounding 21.1 megapixels, so that you can easily capture plenty of light and get great exposure every time you point and shoot this camera. The combination of the powerful CMOS sensor and the high ISO sensitivity (6400) makes this camera a great choice of gift for anyone serious about or wanting to get into photography.
You can also record video in high definition on this camera, and with an HDMI port, you can easily connect the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera to your television to view all of your images on a larger screen.
Panasonic Viera DT30 LED HDTV
This high definition television from Panasonic is a smart TV, meaning that you can connect to the internet from this television and even browse the world wide web in addition to watching your favorite movies and television programs. You can also watch movies in the highest quality 3D available, as the Panasonic Viera DT30 uses liquid crystals to put the 3D images on the screen, making it easier for the images to flow and look more realistic. Panasonic has also included a system called the Advanced Predischarge Driver on this smart television, further minimizing blurriness and double images in its three dimensional output. There is also a high viewing range on this television of 178 degrees, so that even if you plan on watching on this television with a large group, everyone can enjoy a perfect view of the screen.
You can obviously access the internet on this television, but the Panasonic Viera DT30 is also WiFi capable, so that you can continue to use your current internet provider at no extra charge to access these options. There is even a game mode, to maximize graphics for those who play lots of video games – and surprisingly, all of these options are controlled with a single remote control.
Sony Tablet S
Tablets are exciting new technology this year, and Sony’s Tablet S has probably the most interesting (and ergonomic design) when it comes to tablet technology. This tablet is designed like a piece of rubber folded in half, which is actually surprisingly easy to grip and hold onto while you’re using the tablet.
You can also convert this tablet into a remote control, and control several different electronic devices at once using the Sony Tablet S. This is also a Playstation certified device, making it a great choice of gift for any video game fanatic.
Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player
This gift is a great choice for almost anyone, as it allows the user to enjoy the benefits of a smart TV without actually having to make the investment in one. So this device allows you to both play Blu-ray and digital video discs, in addition to being able to connect to the internet.
You can also explore and download thousands of Android apps with the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player. Comes with a large remote control that makes surfing the web easy.