Everyone loves a good gadget and in this era of technology, gadgets are everywhere. As Christmas draws rapidly nearer, the risk of bad gadget gifts from distant family members increases. To try to avoid this annual issue, we’ve compiled this list of super cool gadgets that you will actually want for Christmas. So why not scribble these down on your Christmas list and erase rubbish gifts this year?
1. The Smart Phone Projector is a gadget everyone should have.
With this easy to use portable projector, you simply slot your Smart phone into the secure silicone grip, turn on the projector and turn out the lights. This enables you to turn any room into a cinema, easily sharing videos with friends and family this Christmas. This gadget will leave you wondering why you never had one before. Smart Phone Projector from I Want One of Those.com: http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/gift-gadgets/smartphone-projector/10939014.html
2.) Eye Scope is the iPhone attachment we’ve all been waiting for.
Giving you up to 8x zoom of superb quality magnification, it has finally overcome that tricky issue of pixellation that phone camera zoom notoriously suffers from. Fitting to your device with a handy bracket, the Eye Scope comes complete with lens cap, carry case and mini tripod. Saving you the trouble of carrying around a bulky camera in addition to your iPhone, this is a great piece of portable kit for the budding photographer on the go. Eye Scope iPhone Zoom Lens from Genie Gadgets: http://www.geniegadgets.com/eye-scope-zoom-lens-iphone.html
3.) This fantastic multi-game machine allows you to relive bygone days, through playing a range of classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Galaga and Galaxian.
This nostalgia-inducing machine is compact enough to fit in an unused space in your home, allowing you to have your very own arcade machine to play on for free whenever you like, time and time again. Why not grab a pack of beers and get your mates over to see if they can beat your high score? Or show the younger generation of your family what they missed out on with these simple, but highly addictive original arcade games from back in the day. Namco Pac-man Party – http://www.homeleisuredirect.com/arcade_machines/new_namco_arcade_machines/pac-man-arcade-party-upright-home-arcade-machine.html
4.) This awesome Marvel Comics 3D Iron Man Mask Wall Light is made to look like it’s bursting through your wall.
It looks fantastic during the day with a smooth metal effect finish and looks great lit up at night with its glowing eyes. Complete with impressive fake cracking wall sticker, the light is mounted directly on top, looking particularly effective as the light is it battery powered and cordless. This gadget would be an exciting addition to any setting, from a bedroom, living room or kitchen, to an office, den, garage or games room environment and will be popular with visiting friends. Marvel Comics 3D Iron Man Mask Wall Light from Truffle Shuffle: http://www.truffleshuffle.co.uk/store/marvel-comics-3d-iron-man-mask-wall-light-p-16071.html
5.) There are many iPhone speakers available on the market this year, but for a certain generation out there, the iRecorder iPhone Speaker will be the coolest pick of the bunch.
Made in the style of a retro 1980s/1990s cassette player, it will be a blast from the past for many of us who owned portable cassette players the first time round! With real working buttons, including play/pause, fast forward, rewind and volume, the memories of hours spent making mix-tapes will come flooding back. it is easily transportable through an old school pull out handle and will be the envy of all of your mates. iRecorder Retro iPhone Speaker from Men Kind: http://www.menkind.co.uk/irecorder
6.) The Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster should be on every guy’s Christmas list this year.
This amazing machine will cook you up a perfectly done tasty American style hotdog in minutes, with the minimum of effort on your part. It works just like a toaster, with room for two regular size hot dogs and two open buns, and with adjustable settings, so you can make your ideal hot dog with a nice toasty bun to go with it in no time. This is great for catering for your guests at parties, who will be delighted by this classic looking machine and can have fun by adding a range of their own toppings. Also handy for preparing a quick and tasty snack at home for one. I can’t wait to get mine! Retro Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster from The Hut: http://www.thehut.com/gift-home-office/smart-retro-pop-up-hot-dog-toaster/10954419.html
7.) This stunning C Compact Camera model from Leica is the most stylish digital camera on the market.
It has a whole range of handy features such as full-HD video, outstanding 7x zoom and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 software along with integrated Wi-Fi which allows you to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to your laptop or smart phone wirelessly. With its compact size you can get high quality digital photos wherever you are, without carrying around a bulky camera and sharing your images has never been simpler. Where have you been all my life? Leica C Compact Camerafrom Selfridges: http://www.selfridges.com/en/leica-leica-c-compact-camera_695-10044-LEICLUXLIGHTGOLD/
8.) These super fun little creatures will keep you entertained throughout the Christmas holiday.
Controlled with your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch through an IR transmitter that connects to your headphone jack and a free downloadable i-Robot App, you can have fun experimenting with these wireless creepy crawlies throughout the Christmas holidays. These little critters have light up body parts and come with a USB charger, taking only 20 mins to reach full charge. With a 6 meter range, you can scuttle around like a bug to your heart’s content, frightening unsuspecting bug-loathing humans or seeing what your pets make of them. iRobot Bugs from Firebox: http://www.firebox.com/product/6242/iRobot-Bugs?via=gf
9.) A remote control helicopter is the envy of every man, no matter what their age.
The S33 3CH 2.4G Remote Control Helicopter, is perfectly designed for outdoor flight due to its large nose-to-tail length. This model will give you a high level of control thanks to the on-board gyroscope and a whole host of stabilisation features. This married with a secure signal frequency, gives you a fantastic response all-round and a breath-taking flying experience overall. This model is manufactured to be a joy to ride, so this Christmas it’s time for you to take over the control panel and let others fill the role of the jealous on-looker. S33 3CH 2.4G Remote Control Helicopter from Hawkin’s Bazaar: http://www.hawkin.com/2-4g-helicopter-s33
10.) Always fancied yourself as a DJ?
With this gadget you can show off your mixing skills by seamlessly cross fading across two devices including MP3 players, and iPhones to laptops. You can be your own DJ at parties and get-togethers, keeping the atmosphere going by selecting your tracks and merging them like a pro. You can also practice your skills by listening in private via the headphone jack, before releasing your skills on your mates. iPod Track Mini Mixer from Find Me a Gift: http://www.findmeagift.co.uk/gifts/mini-mixer.html
Now you should have at least 10 great gift requests to go on your Christmas list this year. Make sure it’s passed around your extended family so you aren’t lumbered with more novelty ties, mouse mats or stress-balls this festive season.