Christmas Technology Must Haves

No one wants to be disappointed this Christmas, although when buying gadgets it can be quite difficult to find the right item without a bit of guidance. Here are some of the technological devices that you will want to get for any gizmo-lover this festive period.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer  - While Asus recently launched the Transformer Prime tablet it is not likely to make it to store shelves before Christmas arrives. Thankfully its predecessor the Eee Pad Transformer is still under a year old and bursting with technology to make other tablet owners jealous. It has a 10 inch display, a dual core processor and an optional keyboard dock which turns it from a humble tablet into a netbook-style computer. While the iPad 2 and its cohorts are good for those who just want to consume media, the Eee Pad Transformer is aimed at those who want to create and communicate, just like on a full sized laptop.

Sony Ericsson Mix Walkman - Sony Ericsson was king of the feature phone a few years back but smartphones have since turned the tables. The Mix Walkman is a device which proves that there is still some mileage in specialised handsets, although this device still retains some semi-smart features. It has a three inch touch screen display and runs Sony Ericsson's own operating system with a custom user interface. Music and media playback is the primary concern of this device, with the option to add up to 32GB of storage via microSD memory card for hours of portable entertainment. It even has a 3.2 megapixel camera and Wi-Fi connectivity for web browsing and social networking.

Motorola MotoActv - Paying for a personal trainer can be expensive, which is why the new Motorola MotoActv is able to justify its moderately high price because it eliminates the need for human help when you exercise. It has a small touchscreen display and weighs just 35 grams, making it easy to strap on your wrist when you go for a run. It can give you instructions on how to carry out your work out and with the included headphones you can get voice instructions to point you in the right direction. Satellite navigation allows you to follow a set route or head off the beaten path and it will also play MP3 files with up to 16GB of onboard storage space available for the tunes that get you pumped.

If you already have a gadget in mind or if one of the above has caught your eye then you are most likely to get the best price by shopping online and using Comet vouchers to keep costs low. Christmas can be expensive, but it does not have to be so testing on your bank account if you shop using your common sense.