Tech is a significant sector of the economy these days, and it gets a real boost come Christmas time. That is because people that are tech minded lap up items both high priced and low given as gifts or bought with Christmas money. But as usual, there are a few things that are seriously on trend for Christmas 2016. Read on to find out what they are.
Virtual Reality has finally arrived. This is going to be a huge thing this Christmas. Headsets are already in short supply. As are any of the accessories that go with them, including controllers and cameras for the various systems.
The big news in VR is the Sony VR headset, which allows you to play immersive 3D games using their PS4 normal PS4 model. That means it is easily accessible, so most people can play it in their homes. You can read more about this system at https://www.playstation.com.
A VR headset will please just about any tech-savvy person in your life. This is because there is a range of games from interactive stories and puzzles to first person shooters available. You can even watch VR enabled music videos. Just remember though those children under 13 are not meant to use the headsets. So, unfortunately, it is not an appropriate gift to get the kids this year!
Tablets have been a popular gift for the last few years, and they will continue to be so this holiday season. There appeal is widespread as they offer a large screen on which to surf the net, access social media and watch videos.
Smaller versions like the Kindle Fire 7, have also come down in price over the last few years. So buying one as a Christmas gift is not prohibitively expensive.
If you are looking for a great gift for a techie, but they already have a tablet, then some accessories can work well too. Consider associated keyboards or Bluetooth speakers.
If you are stuck for ideas, you can check out sites like http://www.ithingum.com. They specialize in reviewing accessories for the iPad tablet. But there are also other brand review sites on the net that you can research to help you locate the perfect gift.
If you are looking for something for a gadget lover that is also super fun and lighthearted, why not try something like the Makey Makey go.
This is a USB stick that comes with a wire. You plug the wire into pretty much any household item. Then you can use said item as a controller for your computer, console or phone.
So you can play Youtube clips with a potato. Or, take a picture with a slice of bread. Vastly silly and even more fun, items like this will suit kids and the young at heart.
Of, course another big ticket item for this holiday season is the smart watch. Apple once again is leading the field with the release of their Apple Watch Series 2. Which you can get in all sorts of designs and colors.
However, there are also plenty of other brands available like the Pebble and the FitBit Blaze. Their products perform similar functions and are often significantly cheaper than the Apple ones. So it's worth doing your research before you buy.