With technology products advancing at such a bewildering pace, tech fans everywhere will be staring at their computer screens, dewy-eyed and salivating, hoping that Father Christmas brings them the new, speedy iterations of their favourite devices. For the gift-giver however, trying to discern which devices take precedence over other, lesser specimens is a rather insurmountable task; with so many different manufacturers, models and specifications, simply picking one can elicit quite the headache! As such, to make the run up to your Christmas celebrations calm and easy, we decided to list the top tech products available right now!
HTC One M8
The ‘sequel’ to the awesomely excellent HTC One, the M8 has to live up to quite large expectations, and luckily it has exceeded them completely! The first thing that strikes you is the excellent design; a hardy brushed metal cover, sleek screen and wonderful touch technology make this phone the epitome of quality. With a very fast camera, ‘boomsound’ (!) and an enormously improved processor, the M8 does well in every category!
Apple’s new phone would be top of our list, but in terms of price and screen resolution it slightly loses out to the M8. For Apple-philes, though, this is the best iPhone that has ever been released; the iOS 8 operating system is intuitive and simple, the design is beautiful and the technology hidden in its bowels is top notch.
Now to really put the shine on the Christmas of your giftee, some extras should be considered. Think about getting a gift card to the Apple or Android app stores, Spotify or Kindle; they’ll need something to do on those new devices! Pre-loading some fun mobile games onto the phone will also remove the tedious set-up process!
If you or your gift recipient enjoy a tablet with a larger screen, whilst still retaining the wafer-thin draw of tablets more generally, the iPad air should be your first consideration. Yes, the price is high, but with the M7 and A7 chips this new iPad is blisteringly fast; some reviewers have said its power is similar to a top of the line 2011 iMac.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
For those that despite Apple inc., the Tab S is the answer to their prayers. With the best AMOLED screen on the market, long-lasting battery life and a very respectable, powerful collection of chips hidden beneath the veneer, this tablet should seriously be considered as a Christmas present pick!