Gadget gifts for all ages
Give a gift that your recipient will enjoy the whole yearBy Tatin Yang
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Kindle, $69 up, Amazon.com
Perfect for: your bookworm dad/mom
Amazon’s e-ink reader has been consistently on Christmas wish lists since it first came out in 2007, and it’s no mystery why. The competitively priced reader is backed by Amazon’s wide selection of e-books, newspapers and magazines, allowing owners to consume content anywhere, anytime. Get the paper-like e-ink version for eyes that get easily strained, and fill it up with your recipient’s favorite reads to get him started.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2, P32, 990, Samsung dealers, Globe/Smart business centers
Perfect for: your artistic collegiate daughter/son
This phone brings together the best features of a smartphone and tablet and marries it in a thin, compact device that provides enough screen real estate for artistic leanings while remaining pocketable. The stylus allows for quick jotting down of notes and offers greater precision for drawings and sketches—an indispensable portable device for your future artist.
iPod touch, prices start at P13,000 up, Switch/Beyond The Box
Perfect for: the teenager
With its slimmer body and addition of bright colors, the iPod touch has become a popular accessory among teens. The compact handheld can store music, movies, games, journals, books, dictionaries, reference materials, homework helpers and social networks—the perfect companion for a teen’s varied interests and whims.
iPad mini, Apple.com
Perfect for: your spouse (and child)
Thinner, lighter and smaller, Apple’s latest tablet is ideal for people who are always on-the-go. The smaller form factor also makes it an easier device for little hands to grasp, making this an ideal present for your wife/husband and the little one who will surely need his own folder of games and storybooks.
Samsung Galaxy Camera, P23, 990, Samsung dealers
Perfect for: the new lolo/lola
The Galaxy Camera, despite its recent release, has already garnered numerous accolades and fans worldwide. This camera combines a solid lens with the brains of an Android device. Sharing and transferring your photos have never been easier and this camera is perfect for those who don’t require complicated cables or software. Because of its instant sharing capabilities, the Galaxy Camera is ideal for the new lolo/lola who needs to Facebook photos of the baby or for the constant traveler who has to share photos real-time.
Canon EOS-M, P35, 998 up, www.canon.com.ph
Perfect for: the new dad
With a new bundle of joy just arrived, Dad’s hands will surely be full, and Canon’s EOS-M’s smaller form is the perfect gift for the new Dad who needs to capture his new baby’s milestones. The new mirror-less model still contains the same quality processor and sensor that have made Canon a favorite among pros and prosumers alike. The smaller but powerful camera also plays well with Canon lenses, so this is also an ideal gift for the camera enthusiast looking for a more compact companion for times when behemoth cameras would be too unwieldy.