Gift a gadget!

Bells chiming, cold winds rising, colour in the air…the festive season is here in all its glory! The happy reds and the lush greens of Christmas have all of us in a bit of a tizzy. Christmas brings out the best is in us…it makes us want to indulge and splurge and it brings out our generous side too. It’s the perfect time to get gifting! We put down a list of the FIVE top gifting gadgets this year:


What better gift than the ability to capture and preserve beautiful memories? A digital camera is a good idea for amateur photographers and a DSLR camera is a better option for the professionals. The most exciting camera this season is the Nikon Coolpix S800c – the first Android camera in the UAE. Trust us, this one’s a true delight for the shutterbugs who love to stay connected.

Mobile Phones

Smartphones are all the rage and if you’re planning to get one for your kid, there is no better option. They’ll love you for it! With iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Note II and the Nokia Lumia 920 making their recent foray into the smartphone arena, one is spoilt for choices. Do make sure to go through several brands and types thoroughly as there is no dearth of features and options today.

Music Players

Thinking of gifting a friend or a special someone? Music players are your best bet! They are affordable, colourful, and small and make for a really sweet gift. The reason we love them most is that they’re so very customisable. Unlike other gadgets, you can personalise them with little engravings and even load your favourite songs in it. Voila, here’s your modern-day mixtape!

Digital Photo Frames

Probably the most affordable of the lot, digital photo frames are the present day answer to all your housewarming and family gifting woes. Gone are the days of preserving printed photographs, say hello to digitisation. Who said home gifting has to be boring and clichéd? Even the youngsters of the family will appreciate and treasure this gift, even if it’s only to show off their own pics and clicks.


It’d be unfair to leave behind the gaming hysteria that recent times have seen. Want to get high on action? There’s the latest Black Ops II! Want to get sporty and fit? There’s the PS3 console. Want to carry your gaming with you everywhere? There’s the PS Vita. No matter who you’d like to gift – there’s something for everyone. Believe it or not, we can promise you that even adults love their gaming time and zone almost as much as kids if not more.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII at a glance!

The most awaited launch of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is gearing up to hit our stores very soon! We have been receiving a lot of queries regarding this latest offering from Samsung and decided to put all of them to rest via this little write-up on the phone which is “designed for humans, but inspired by nature”!

Even before its debut, this sleek-looking smartphone is a sales record breaker having already secured NINE million pre-orders in comparison with its predecessor, the S2, which has sold 20 million in the year it has been on sale! Further, according to Vodafone, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the most pre-ordered Android device the company has brought into its smartphone line-up to date.

Let’s just take a look at some of the features which make the Samsung Galaxy S3 the most hyped up and hotly anticipated smartphone ever.

Screen and memory:

The phone boasts of a gigantic 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display, true, perfect colour with ultrafast response time, is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 4 Quad processor, and in terms of internal storage has 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacity options.

S Voice:

This feature allows you to control your phone through voice. For instance, you can tell it to wake up, answer, and even take a photo.

Direct call:

When you are messaging someone and decide to call them instead, simply lift the phone to your ear and direct call will dial their number for you. You don’t have to fumble through call logs or contacts anymore.

Smart stay:

The phone tracks your eyes, so as long as you’re looking at it, the display won’t dim or turn off. It automatically recognises when you are looking at the phone, whether it is to read an e-book or browse the web. The front camera looks deep into your eyes and maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.

Smart alert:

Samsung’s enhanced notifications centre tells you what’s happened since you last looked at your phone in order of importance. The phone gives you a brief vibrating nudge to inform you about missed calls and new messages.

Best photo:

The 8MP camera automatically takes a burst of eight pictures to make a continuous scene and chooses the best one of the bunch for you. Photos are now possible at the same time as video filming.

Pop up play:

You can now watch an HD video in another window while sending an email or text simultaneously. Resize the video, drag it to where you want on the screen, and chat with your friends or surf the web.

S Beam:

You can now bond instantly so you can transfer documents, contacts, pictures, music, videos, you name it. Just put the backs of your phones together, connect, share, and enjoy.

AllShare play and cast:

It lets you play together: beam your photos, videos – even the game you’re playing – onto big screen, with your phone doubling as a controller.

So, with so many new and exciting features embedded in this one phone, do you think the Galaxy S III is the device that is all set to rule the smartphone market?