In the build up to December 25th we profile the best gifts available this Christmas with thanks to Harvey Norman. Today we look at our Top 5 gadgets.
You can’t beat Harvey Norman when it comes to funky Gadgets. The mega-retailer is home to more top quality gizmos than anybody else, so when Harvey Norman says ‘we’ve got all the gifts they’ll really love this Christmas’, you know it really is true. Here’s a few of our favourites.
Knomo is a name that’s become synonymous with high quality, wonderfully crafted cases for tablet devices. The cases are not just beautiful and durable; they’re also highly functional with pockets and holders for just about any accessory needed for your device. Cases have individual ID tags and are made materials like smooth leather or lightly coated cotton canvas twill fabric combined with antique brass hardware and natural raw-edge leather trim. Cases come in a variety of sizes and cost from €49.99.
We’ve all been caught out by a phone running out of juice just when you need it most. The JUMP Battery Cable is a clever little device that comes to the rescue with a power boost to get you up and running again. Just charge your phone as normal with the JUMP and it not just gives a full charge, it stores an extra 30% for emergencies. Unlike a Power Bank, the JUMP can be attached directly to the phone and it’s so compact and lightweight you wouldn’t even know it’s there – until you need it that is. €49.99
Spiderman isn’t the only spider that can fly. The Parrot Rolling Spider is an ultra-compact personal drone that rolls from floor to ceiling and soars through the air when you take off its removable wheels. Piloted via Bluetooth, it can also be programmed to do some amazing acrobatic tricks with the free MiniDrones FreeFlight 3 app for smartphones. €99.
Apple TV is a simple way to stream tons of top quality HD content directly onto your TV screen. The compact device is a gateway to thousands of blockbusters and classic movies from the iTunes Store and it can also play content wirelessly from iPhones, iPads, iPod touches or Macs through Apple’s free Airplay functionality. There’s also access to quality channels like Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo and Sky News. Apple TV is packaged without a HDMI cable so make sure to include one with your purchase. €79.
Last year’s launch of the PS4 in the run-up to Christmas caused a consumer frenzy and while it’s been a huge success for Sony there still should be plenty to go around this year. Built for gamers by developers who game, the PS4 has certainly lived up to its hype. It’s packed with innovations created to deliver totally immersive experiences, like the highly sensitive DUALSHOCK 4 Controller and the Eye Camera that can differentiate between multiple players on and off-screen. Powered by an AMD Jaguar 8-Core Processor with AMD Radeon Graphics it’s the ultimate gaming machine. The console costs €399 but check out Harvey Norman for some great bundle deals.
In Short: For gadget fans, there’s no better time than Christmas – a time when you can ask for just about anything and stand a good chance of getting it!