If you have a diverse selection of tech-lovers in your family then getting the Christmas list sorted can be troublesome because there is simply so much choice. To help overcome this issue, here are the top 10 tech gift ideas for 2011.
|Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Showcasing Android 4.0 for the first time is the Galaxy Nexus, Google and Samsung`s technological marvel which features a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1.2GHz dual core processor to satisfy your smartphone cravings.
|Kodak PlaySport Zx5
While most people shoot video on their smartphone, the latest PlaySport camcorder from Kodak ups the ante with simplicity of use, easy sharing of high-def clips and excellent durability for hard-wearing performance in the great outdoors.
|Apple iPhone 4S
This unforgettable iPhone update gives you seven times the graphical grunt of its predecessor, an improved eight megapixel camera with full HD video capture and the same pixel-stuffed 3.5 inch Retina Display.
|Xbox 360 Kinect
Motion gaming may have been started by the Nintendo Wii but it is Microsoft`s Xbox 360 that gets the last word on the subject thanks to the Kinect peripheral which has been flying off the shelves this year. Immersive gaming and media features make it fun for the whole family.
|Apple iPad 2
It is unsurprising to see two Apple products on this list given the popularity of the brand and the iPad 2 is virtually the only tablet worth owning thanks to the wealth of available applications and the slender, light design which looks great from any angle
|Amazon Kindle Touch
Getting rid of the keypad has done wonders for the look of the Kindle e-reader as this Touch edition lets you get interactive with your eBooks on a tactile level. You can store a large number of novels on its built-in memory and the e-Ink screen is still one of the easiest to view for extended periods of any electronic device.
|Beats Tour Headphones
Developed and endorsed by superstar producer Dr. Dre, the Beats range is the only headphone family that serious music fans and tech enthusiasts will consider. The relatively high price is more than justified by the quality of the in-ear Tour model and these will make a good accompaniment for any new smartphone or tablet purchase this Christmas.
|Nokia Lumia 800
If you have a family member who does not like Android or has no desire to own an iPhone then it is worth considering the Lumia 800 from Nokia this year. With Windows Phone 7.5 onboard, a 3.7 inch OLED screen and a nippy 1.4GHz processor, it is the best kept secret of 2011.
|Sony CyberShot DSC-HX9V
Camera fanatics will appreciate the sheer range of features built into this highly capable compact digital snapper. A 16 megapixel sensor, 16x zoom and all sorts of video shooting options make it a versatile selection.
After a slow start Nintendo`s first 3D handheld console is picking up steam and buyers can benefit from its recent price cut and gaggle of great games including Mario Kart 7. Easily one of the top ten toys 2011 has to offer.