Yes, it’s that time of year again. With summer almost over, we must look to the future and when we do, we are reminded that Christmas is only a few months away. Trust me though, manufacturers of cool electronics, gaming devices, phones etc. have been working Santa’s elves overtime for months in preparation for the upcoming holidays.
Let’s take a look at some of the extremely radical new gadgets, games and toys coming out for Christmas:
Nintendo ups the anti by adding a three-dimensional element to its popular game. Though it might seem like nothing more than a “gimmick” to some, the idea does work. They also added a slider so that the user is able to control the 3-D effect. You can experience all or none or any level in between while playing your favorite Nintendo DS games. For the future, Nintendo plans to offer the ability to view 3D movies on its 3.5 inch DS screen.
Apple iPhone 4
The most noticeable change in the iPhone 4 is the screen resolution. The screen size remains the same at 3.5 inches but now offers something Steve Jobs calls the “Retina Display”. At 960-by-640, this is said to be the highest resolution ever offered on a phone. The second big feature in the new iPhone 4 is the addition of a 3-axis gyroscope. This will lead to greater accuracy in tilt-controlled games and apps. Apple has zoomed past its competitors by increasing the power and efficiency of its video editing with iMovie, making this a Triple Play for Christmas.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab
The race to come up with a tablet that beats out the iPad has been going for a while. Every manufacturer is searching for a new slant on the popular iPad. Samsung is leading the pack with its GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab. This tablet computer offers most of the features of the iPad but is smaller with a 7 inch TFT-LCD screen. The Galaxy Tab is powered by a Cortex A8 1.0 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM. It includes a 3 MP camera and has a storage capacity of either 16 GB or 32 GB. It features Wi-Fi 802, Bluetooth and 3G support. This should be a popular gift for Christmas.
Phillips Keychain P44417S Digital Camera
Searching for some great Stocking Stuffer ideas? Look no further. This cool little digital camera is only $18 and will fit on a key chain, in a pocket or purse. It measures 2 inches wide by 1.5 inches wide and is only.7 inches thick. It only offers a 0.1 MP resolution, but does offer a frame movie mode and webcam capabilities. Sure, it’s a little “gimmicky” but certain to be a HIT as an awesome stocking stuffer this year.
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB
The PlayStation remains high on the list of favorite game systems for gamers. PlayStation has discontinued production of its older system though, replacing it with the all-new, completely redesigned PlayStation 3 Slim with 120 GB of storage space. The new system is quieter and all games are played in high definition. It will double as a Blu-Ray and DVD player and includes built in Wi-Fi. Add to that a free online gaming service and a built in web browser and you’ve got a winner! The best part is that the price did not go up and will remain in the $300 range, making it an awesome Christmas deal for adult or child.