Top 10 Gadgets and Gift Ideas for 2014
Comprehensive list of the hottest gadgets and gift ideas on sale for 2014 that money can buy online. If like a lot of men, you have been struggling for Christmas presents and gift ideas, have no fear, because we have compiled the best gadgets available.
Hottest Gadgets 2014 and Present Ideas
Amazon.com’s number 1 bestseller now supercharged
Amazon’s new lightweight Kindle Fire has been fitted with a supercharged 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM which is noticeably faster than its predecessor – the original Kindle Fire. The screen has been revamped with a pulsating 7″ colour touchscreen for internet browsing, watching films, game play, and reading digital books. The Kindle Fire is actually very nice to hold, solidly built and easy to transport on public transport, fitting nicely in to your bag or rucksack. The battery has also been improved, lasting up to 9 hours when being used continually.
The device comes with a Kindle Fire HD cover, which makes it a pleasure to hold. We would usually recommend ear phones to listen to the sound, the Kindle’s speakers are better than the Ipad’s equivalent. Connecting to WiFi is simple and painless and accessing is your email is easy. Like the Ipad, it is easy to extend the Kindle Fire’s functionality with an endless supply of apps including BBC iPlayer, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Angry Birds Space and many more.
2.iPad 4 with Retina Display
Apple iPad 4th generation
Apple has upgraded the iPad 4 with a much faster dual-core 1.4GHz A6X chip, creating lightning fast and stunning tablet device far superior to the Ipad 3. The iPad 4TH gen has an improved 1.2 megapixels camera, WiFi and 4G LTE compatibility. It has the same retina display screen as the Ipad 3, but still has the best resolution display on the market. The new Ipad is not as light as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and the battery life lasts for approximately 9 hours 45 minutes. The new A6X processor allows superfast opening of apps, rapid taking of astonishing pictures appearing crisper and clearer.
3. iPhone 5
The Apple iPhone 5 Smartphone
Apple has tried to fend off Smartphone competition from the Galaxy S3 by giving the new Iphone 5 a larger screen and a stylish redesign. In an attempt to regain lost ground the iPhone 5 has a magnificent 326ppi high-resolution screen, a streamlined and sculpted profile, and superfast performance. It has shed 28g from the old Iphone 4S weighing in at only 112g and feels glorious to hold. Its screen measures 4 inches and its slide profile measures an astounding 7.6mm thick. The new iSight camera is actually made of clear sapphire crystal, making it almost impossible to scratch and produces beautiful colour rich photographs.
4. Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation
Apple’s 5th generation Ipod Touch is the latest model to hit the stores and comes powered by a superfast A5 chip. The new iPod touch is as light as a feather at just 3.10 ounces and its features are similar to a smart phone withWiFi enabled internet surfing, text messaging, gaming, and access to millions of apps! This model was launched around the same time as the iPhone 5. The photographers amongst you will be pleased to learn it comes with a 5 mega pixel camera, HD video recording and is available in a range of colours. The sound quality is amazingly crisp from the new EarPods and has a battery life equivalent to 40 hours of music or 8 hrs of video.
Price: from £343.99 Out now
5. House of Marley Get Up Stand Up (Ipod Dock)
House of Marley Get Up Stand Up
Styled from Birchwood and sustainably sourced these portable iPod dock amplifiers play clear, and crisp sound – ideal for filling small to medium sized rooms. One of the biggest selling points is their irresistible stylish design emblazoned with Bob Marley’s name. The House of Marley Get Up Stand Up iPod dock comes with twin 11.4cm woofers, together with 2.5cm tweeters woofers. You can control music from your iPod on the infrared remote and adjust sounds from the device itself.
Don’t worry if you have an old style iPod, Bob Marley’s dock is compatible with pre-Lightning connector iPhones as well as the new ones and has 2 line ins for all you Android users out there.
6. Nike+Sports Watch Powered by TomTom
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS allows you to track your speed, distance, GPS positioning and just about everything else you’d want to by working in sync with Nike’s shoe-based Nike+ Sensor. Runners can monitor highly accurate real time pace and distance data, so you can track the essentials of your training. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS also doubles up as a digital personal trainer, motivating you with customisable verbal sounds, fitness challenges, calendar run reminders and so on. It has a simple user interface, and is easy to use for even the technically challenged out there. When you’re back home simply connect the watch to your PC or Mac for a breakdown of your track route data, run history and fitness routine. Record PB’s and share your data with friends for a more interactive experience. We highly recommended for triathlon trainers, cross country runners, personal trainers and improving your fitness.
7. Nikon V1 Digital Camera
Nikon V1 Digital Camera
Amateur photographers out there may be interested in the NikonV1 Digital Camera DSLR camera, which is small and light enough to take on hiking and backpacking trips. The Nikon V1 Digital Camera delivers stunning quality pictures and is half the size of traditional DSLRs. Nikon has found a niche in the market for DSLR quality camera aimed at novice photographers. The camera includes a revolutionary AF CMOS sensor, high-speed continuous shooting, ,high-res electronic viewfinder and a range of shooting modes.
8. Sony Handycam CX250 Full HD Camcorder – (8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD
Sony CX250 Full HD Camcorder
The first thing which strikes you about the Sony Handycam CX250 HD Camcorder is its minuscule size. Gone are the days of large clunky video cameras and they have been replaced with sleek and stylish, pocket sized cameras. Capture truly stunning detail, exceptional colours, and dramatic contrast with this lightweight and simple to operate model. Sony has made this device extremely easy to use capturing 4x the standard definition of normal handheld camcorders. Its clever inbuilt technology automatically adjusts its settings to adjust to bight beaches and snow conditions and similarly to low light sunsets and candle lit dinners. This is thanks to its Exmor R CMOS sensor, which brilliantly captures low light levels and is one of the most advanced sensors on the market. You can also take stunning digital photos with up to 30x zoom in spectacular quality and rich in colour.
9. MacBook Air 13.3
Slim, Sleek, Light, Portable Perfection
Apple’s beautifully designed MacBook Air keeps on getting thinner, but its designers have been careful not to compromise form over function. At between 0.4 cm and 1.94 cm thin, it is almost as wide as one of your fingers. Virtually every component that could be stripped down under the bonnet has been minimised to make this the thinnest Macbook Air yet. It’s 13.3-inch widescreen LED display produces beautifully sharp colours and resolution. It comes with full-size keyboard, and large multi-touch trackpad. This gets our award for the most portable laptop device on the market weighing only 1.35kg.
The MacBook Air’s slick 13.3-inch backlit LED widescreen display is beautifully adorned by an anodized aluminium casing, which makes it looks super boss. The display resolution is 1280-by-800, producing vivacious images, rich in definition. With the MacBook Air, you get a high performance machine with all the benefits of a bas ass, streamlined and sleek design.
• 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
• 13.3″ widescreen LED backlit display
• 1280-by-800 resolution produces rich colours and vibrant images
• Full-size, illuminated keyboard
• Trackpad – zoom, rotate, and scroll with a pinch or swipe of the multi-touch
• Superfast 802.11n2 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology
• Between 0.4 cm and 1.94 cm thin, lightweight – only 1.36 kg
• Remote Disk feature that allows you to access the DVD or CD drive of a nearby Mac or Windows PC
• Pre-installed with Mac OS X Leopard and iLife ’08
10. Braun Oral-B Triumph 5000 Five-Mode Power Toothbrush with Wireless Smart Guide
Oral B must be doing something right because their Triumph 5000 Toothbrush is the only toothbrush to be awarded a platinum rating for superior plaque removal by the British Dental Health Foundation. The toothbrush is so clever it will actually tell you when you are pressing too hard up against your gums with its Triple Action Pressure Control System, adjusting brush speed along the way. It also provides a visual guide to tell you how long to brush for and when to replace your toothbrush head. The Oral-B Triumph 5000 3D brushing technology oscillates, pulsates and rotates to remove 100% more plaque from your teeth than a regular toothbrush, which you can set with 5 different brushing modes. The Oral-B Triumph 5000 electric toothbrush has a battery life of around 10 days, comes supplied with 3 interchangeable brush heads, travel case, two-pin plug and charging station.
These top gadgets are ideal for Birthday presents, Christmas gifts or if you just feel like treating yourself for a special occasion. The hottest gadgets of 2014 and can be found at Amazon.