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Top Tech Ideas for 2015

It is that time of year again when we recommend the best tech items before Christmas. Tuesday, November 27th is Black Friday this year and Cyber Monday falls on Monday, November 24th. Whether you are going to fight the crowds in the big box stores or shop on your tablet in your pajamas, our list will help you choose the perfect gift for your tech-addicted friend or even for yourself.  You deserve a treat.

Go Pro Hero
Hero-entry-levelAction camera specialist GoPro has taken the wraps off its most powerful lineup of HERO cameras ever made. Comprising three new models, the GoPro HERO 4 Black edition is the latest flagship action cam, building on the success of the HERO 3+ Black edition by supporting cinema and broadcast quality 4K video at 30fps, 2.7K video at 50fps, with the option to shoot Full HD video (1080p) at a blistering 120fps for quick turnaround slow-motion effects.

Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 Headphones
bowers-and-wilkins-p5-series-2-product-photos12The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Series 2 headphones have excellent build quality and rich, well-balanced sound that’s now more transparent and accurate. Its earpads are removable and the two included cables are detachable (one has a built-in Apple friendly remote/microphone). The tight seal shuts out a lot of external noise and the headphones don’t leak sound. A protective carrying case is included.
Fujifilm X-T10

Fuji_X-T10_leftside-1940x1676For the asking price, the Fujifilm X-T10 has to be one of the best mirrorless compact cameras on the market today. Based very closely on the far more expensive professional X-T1 camera, the X-T10 offers incredible value for money. Superb build quality, excellent handling and great image quality.

Denon D-M40

D-M40_complete-1940x825Probably this year’s best budget sound system offering CD, iPod and FM/DAB+ sources in a compact package. The Denon D-M40 sets the standard for mini hi-fi systems. Available with or without speakers.

Fossil Q Founder Smartwatch

486956-fossil-q-founder-smartwatchA month after unveiling its first connected wearables, Fossil this week released the Q Founder smartwatch. Powered by Android Wear and engineered with Intel Innovation, the device tracks your activity, connects to your apps, alerts you of notifications, and easily fits your style via customizable faces.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K Quadcopter Drone with Video Camera 

In the world of aerial drone photography, we’d have to argue that the DJI Phantom 3 is probably the single best little drone for the job and additionally state that its built-in 4K ultra HD video camera is probably one of the best choices on the current market, with the best overall quality of 4K video and still photos created.

dji-phantom-3-professional-parent-drone-with-camera-2016The DJI Phantom 3 uses a DJI Pilot App for iOS and Android which can be downloaded and allows for live streaming HD video of whatever you’re filming while also enabling complete camera control. Furthermore the Phantom 3 Pro offers a 3-axis gimbal for nearly total control of that same footage you’re watching as it’s actually being filmed.

Amazon 7-inch Fire Tablet

fire-tabletTwo words: Stocking stuffer. Other tablet makers like Apple and Microsoft are focusing on larger, more laptop-like tablets; Amazon cut costs and frills to come out with a 7-inch digital paperback. You can buy better screens and processors, but the Fire has pretty much everything you need in a tablet to read books, watch Netflix or play games. (There’s also an accident-proof $100 Kids Edition, which comes with access to a library of child-friendly content.)

LittleBits Gadgets & Gizmos Building Kit

For children 8 and up—or even adults—who’ve dreamed of building their own machines, magnetic building bricks from LittleBits help make it happen. You don’t have to understand electronic engineering, you just have to appreciate cause and effect. Press this button, that fan turns on; when light hits a sensor, the motor spins—the more light, the faster. The latest LittleBits kit comes with extras to provide these imaginative constructions with shape and style.

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Apple iPhone 6s

xl_iPhone6s-RoseGold-BackFront-HeroFish-PR-PRINT-650-80The ground-breaking 6s brings with it a feature called 3D touch, which enables you to ‘poke’ into the interface a bit. For instance, previews of links appear in emails if you poke them. It’ll change how we use our phones. With Live Photos, you can capture 1.5 seconds of video and audio with each snap.

Sources

PC Mag: http://www.pcmag.com

CNET: http://www.cnet.com

Forbes: http://www.forbes.com

Tom’s Guide: http://www.tomsguide.com

4K: http://4k.com

WSJ: http://graphics.wsj.com

T3: http://www.t3.com

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