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The holidays are a time for merriment, coming together with your nearest and dearest, eating too much and the sending and receiving of gifts. Ruthless consumerism is all well and good, but if you play it smart and ditch the boring perfumes and costly consumables you might want to consider upgrading the tech in your home. These are the gifts that last all year round, most of which will serve you well for many years to come.
Christmas is coming and we all know that men are the most difficult people to buy presents for. Unless they’ve explicitly told you what they want, reading their feelings is pretty much hopeless, and subtle hints just isn’t their style. Well, no worries – I’m a guy – and here I’ve picked out 8 of the top tech gifts for him this year, so you don’t get lost.
Staying productive on the go isn’t hard, but being really productive while traveling is another story. Most of today’s laptops, tablets, smartphones and cameras are perfectly adequate yet not particularly enjoyable to use away from home. Performance and portability are often lacking. There are, however, some gadgets that stand out from the crowd.
Android devices have always struggled with a stigma of being a bit low-class compared to Apple’s lofty products. This may have been deserved when the first products hit the market years ago, but manufacturers have been working harder to catch up. Today, there are many options for the enthusiast that can go toe-to-toe with the best products running any other operating system.
This subject is complex because it’s simple. The differences between LCD and LED are subtle, which can make it difficult to understand the difference. It’s an important distinction, however, because it can significantly impact image quality as well as price. I’m also going to explain the differences between LED displays – not all of them are built the same.
Owning a quality pair of headphones is very important for anyone who wants or needs to listen to music by themselves on a regular basis. In fact, they’re more important than the device actually playing the music itself, whether it be a home stereo system, an mp3 player, or a smartphone. A decent pair of headphones can make up for a trashy player.
When you are using a mouse, you want it to have a nice, balanced weight.