• Top 6 Best Tech Gifts for Your Friends or Family on 2012 Christmas Holiday

    Posted on December 14th, 2012 David Brooks | No comments

    As everyone knows, Christmas is a time for giving, a time for reflection, and a time for buying loads and loads of gadgets – either as gifts, or for yourself. So, what is the best move to pick up the best gadgets 2012 and top Holiday gifts? Very crowded – the shops- are they? Here are some great gadgets that look great on you and greatest when you gift them.

    Whether you’re looking to treat yourself this Christmas or want some inspiration when buying for others, we’ve rounded up enough tech kit to fill a dozen stockings. There are plenty of options including smartphones and tablets. We’ve done most of the hard work for you: all you need do is choose the wrapping paper. Check the below options to know what these gifts are:

    iPad mini iPad mini: Apple’s new iPad delivers all the same features as its bigger sister, just in a smaller, more portable package. Great for frequent travelers, the iPad mini measures 7.87in (full-sized iPads measure 9.5in) and is just 0.3 kg. Its smaller frame lets the iPad mini easily slide into purses or briefcases, and users can hold the tablet with just one hand. The only drawback is that the display is a bit of downgrade compared to bigger iPads, but other specs, such as battery life and cameras, are identical. The cheapest iPad mini is $509.

    Kindle Fire HD

    Kindle Fire HD: Amazon’s 7in Kindle Fire HD touts specs that give Apple’s iPad mini a run for its money and costing nearly $US130 less. The Kindle Fire HD comes equipped with a 1280×800 HD display, dual-driver stereo speakers and dual-antenna wi-fi that, according to Amazon, lets it download content 40 percent faster than the third-generation iPad. The 7in Kindle Fire HD comes in a 16GB model for $US199 and a 32GB model for $US249 – it’s not available in Australia, but can be bought on Amazon’s US online store.

    iPhone 5

    iPhone 5: For those who didn’t join the rush to buy the iPhone 5 the minute it came out, Apple’s latest smartphone would make a great gift. Faster, thinner and lighter than previous iPhone models, the iPhone 5 created a frenzy when it was launched in September, and Apple sold more than 5 million within the first three days of availability. So what’s all the fuss about? Apart from its more powerful processor and thinner form factor, Apple’s latest smartphone also runs iOS 6, Apple’s latest mobile software, and includes the same top-notch retina display that debuted with the third-generation iPad. Now that the rush is over, you can get an iPhone 5 at Apple and resellers for $799, and telcos on a variety of plans.

    Galaxy Note II

    Samsung Galaxy Note II: Can’t decide whether to surprise your loved ones this year with a tablet or a smartphone? Give them both with the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Its half-smartphone, half-tablet design makes the Samsung Galaxy Note II stand out from the slew of other mobile devices on the market today. The gadget comes with Google’s latest mobile OS – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – along with 4G support and a 5.5in HD display. Samsung also offers its S Pen stylus along with the Note. It is selling now for $899, and on plans from Optus, Vodafone and Virgin.

    Nexus 10

    Google Nexus 10: Apple’s iPad may rule the tablet market, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any worthy competitors out there. Google’s Nexus 10, a 10in, Android-based tablet, is one of them – and it sells for almost $100 less than the fourth-generation iPad, letting you save a few bucks at Christmas. And don’t worry – its modest price tag doesn’t mean sub-par specs. The display on the Nexus 10 actually has more pixels than the fourth-generation iPad’s retina display, plus it runs a powerful ARM Cortex 15 dual-core processor. Google offers a 16GB model of the Nexus 10 for $469 and a 32GB version for $569. Apple’s comparable iPad starts from $539.

    Microsoft Surface

    Microsoft Surface: Microsoft Surface is the perfect gift this year for those curious to test run the software giant’s first go at a tablet. Running Windows RT, the ARM-specific flavour of Windows 8, Surface is a 10in tablet that comes with an integrated kickstand, allowing users to prop it up to watch movies or browse the web hands-free. It starts at $559 and can be bundled with Microsoft’s Touch Cover keyboard for an additional $130 to offer a more laptop-like experience. Another version of Surface, running Windows 8 Pro, is slated to launch in January.

  • Some advices for you on shopping Christmas gifts and other holiday gifts

    Posted on November 30th, 2012 David Brooks | 1 comment

    Quite soon, the 2012 Christmas is arriving. As the most popular holiday of the year, one thing is unavoidable. That is to give Christmas gifts to friends or family members. For me, it was once a really hard task as I have little idea on what to gift and don’t like shopping to get gifts. Because of the allodoxaphobia, I always don’t know what to choose during shopping. For years, I have been afraid of Christmas and other gift giving holidays.

    Things get changed since my friend, Damon, gave me some suggestions on Christmas and other holiday gift giving. Now, it becomes quite easy for me to shop the right gifts for my friends and family. He gave me some advices on shopping holiday gifts which are showed below. Hope you can also get some inspiration from these suggestions.

    Christmas 2012

    Firstly, you should set the cost limit, which means how much you plan to spend on the gift. You should do this on your own budget. Of course, if you want to make some DIY gifts, like DIY DVD discs from Christmas movies, you can only spend a few dollars on gifting.

    Then, make a list. You need to create a list on who and what to gift. A list would help you remember what to buy during shopping, either online or in physical sops. Make sure each person you will give to is on the list. Be sure the items you choose are not above your spending limit. Also, set the cost limit on the list for everyone and every gift, in case of impulse shopping to get overspended.

    Of course, you also need to learn how to bargain. Bargain with the seller to get a lower price will help to save you a lot of money.

    Meanwhile, you need to start the preparing work early. Christmas, and other gift giving occasions, occur on the same day every year. Besides you, other people also purchase gifts for giving. An early preparing work would make it much easier and relaxed.

    Shop online if possible. Nowadays, the online marketing is also very popular. And it is also very common for online shops to make big discount before various gift giving holidays. Some would even give free giveaway gifts. Such kind of campaigns would also help to save money for you.

    What’s your opinion on gift giving on Christmas and other holidays? Feel free to share with us your own thought in the comment part.

  • Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Christmas 2010—Get the Best Christmas Gift Ideas for You

    Posted on December 16th, 2010 David Brooks | No comments

    Are you stuck for ideas of ideal Christmas gifts for the upcoming Christmas 2010? Maybe your difficulty is no gifts to present, but which to choose, as there are so many popular Christmas gifts in malls with exciting Christmas specials. If you happen to read this article, you are lucky to have some really fashion and festive gift ideas for Christmas 2010.

    5 top Christmas gifts for this Christmas are listed below to provide joyful festival for all guys.

    Apple iPad

    Really, there might not be any other contenders for Apple iPad, especially after its iOS4.2 upgrade, which brings in many new powerful and practical applications for users. It’s the first of its kind — a slim tablet that lets you seamlessly glide between movies, music, browsing the web, and Street Fighter beat-downs. With Wi-Fi and 3G, everything from racing simulators to magazines is just a touch away.

    iPhone 4 Cases

    With the great popularity of Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 4 cases have become a real welcome as a holiday gift for iPhone 4 users; no matter it is Christmas festival or any other holiday celebrations, this gift would absolutely not become out of fashion.

    Xbox Kinect

    A perfect Christmas gift for all ages. The Wii has really revolutionized the gaming market, more fun and accessible to all people. Xbox Kinect works in the same way that the Wii does (motion sensitive), but you don’t need a controller. Instead there is a camera that connects to your Xbox and then monitors your movements. There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing how much fun this new invention could potentially be.

    Nook eReader

    Though becoming the #1 Christmas gift in 2009, Nook eReader still shows its charming and appealing. Now, being even cheaper and more perfect, this product is right the perfect Christmas gift for Bookworms.

    DIY Christmas videos

    Though the above 4 Christmas gifts are all popular ones, for those people who would like to DIY Christmas gifts, these top 4 may be not as appealing as a DIY Christmas video for Christmas gifting. A great helper would make this DIY easier to make—Video Converter. With this software, what you need to do is just to import your recorded Christmas video to the video converter, make some editing work and change settings, and then export to your desired file formats and devices. For DIY people, there is a great opportunity to get low price software helpers during the Leawo Big Christmas Activity.

    No matter you like DIY Christmas gifts or other top 4 Christmas popularities, these Christmas gifts would help you produce a meaningful and memorable Christmas 2010. May all guys have a Merry Christmas.

  • Christmas Gift Ideas: 4 Types of Well-chosen Holiday Gifts from the Heart

    Posted on December 16th, 2010 Irene | No comments

    With Christmas getting closer and closer, besides of decorating your houses, another important thing upon your heart is picking up unique Christmas gifts for your relatives and friends. Christmas gifts in the market today are of multifarious varieties, so it becomes more and more difficult for you to select well-content presents from the sea of Christmas gifts. And I have prepared some Christmas gifts for you to choose. I am sure you can single out some gifts that suit your taste.

    The Practical Type: For People Who Are Close to You
    Scarves, gloves and hats which can convey warmness directly to the heart of the receiver in chilly winter are the most practical traditional Christmas gifts. For women, you’d better send them cosmetics or perfumes because women often focus on beauty. And as to men, you’d better present them with high-class watches or slap-up leather bags because men usually concentrate on quality.
    Strategy One: Scarf + Glove + Hat
    Strategy Two: Cosmetic + Perfume
    Strategy Three: Watch + Leather Bag

    The Creative Type: For People Who Jump on the Bandwagon
    The most precious gift does not depend on the expensive price but on the ingenious idea. A Christmas gift that is able to let the receiver feel your attentiveness and sincerity can be said the greatest gift. Mug with your image printed on can let the receiver remind of you when drinking water. Sending your Christmas DIY chocolate is just like sending out your deep affection. Furthermore, planning a trip on Christmas vacation for your beloved ones is also a good choice.
    Strategy One: Mug + Your Image
    Strategy Two: DIY Christmas Chocolate
    Strategy Three: A Fascinating Trip

    The Romantic Type: For People Who Are Dreamers
    The glittering and translucent crystal can be remarked as the best gift for boys to send to their girlfriends and it witnesses love between them. Dessert is an indispensable part of Christmas, making ginger bread house for your family members is a rather wonderful idea. If you want to express your love to someone then a romantic candlelight dinner with fragrant flowers and red wine will be your preference.
    Strategy One: Crystal Ornament
    Strategy Two: DIY Ginger Bread
    Strategy Three: A Romantic Candlelight Dinner

    The Fashion Type: For People Who Enjoy Digital Life
    Digital products are the most favored Christmas gifts nowadays. A digital photo album that can store lots of beautiful Christmas photos can be used to send to family members and intimate friends. iPod has been very popular among stylish people so you can choose it as a gift. And iPod Converter Suite (50% off on Christmas Special Offer) which can convert all videos to iPod compatible format is iPod’s excellent partner. For people who are fond of playing games, the new PSP Go must be their favorite.
    Strategy One: Digital Photo Album
    Strategy Two: iPod + iPod Converter Suite
    Strategy Three: PSP Go

    Dear friends, hurry up to select a Christmas gift and give your beloved one a big surprise. Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

  • Creative Christmas Card Made out of iPhone: the Initiative Christmas Gift Idea for You

    Posted on December 9th, 2010 Irene | 2 comments

    The red warm Christmas hat, the green gifts-dressed Christmas tree and the golden delicious Christmas ham… Christmas spirit is blooming around us. Yes! The joyfulness and happiness featured Xmas is just around the corner. In such a festival full of cheerfulness, the deluge of warm wishes to parents, lovers and friends are indispensable. And a practical and creative Christmas gift is a necessary part when sending your wishes.

    Sending Christmas gifts on Christmas Day is a tradition for people to express wishes and blessings. The following element should be taken into account when considering Christmas gift: Christmas gifts must be of emotional value, practicality, suitability and creativeness. The process of picking up a Christmas present is like sticking in the mire. Last night, when I was hanging around on the Internet an initiative Christmas gift idea came into my sight: a homemade Christmas card which is made out of iPhone.

    The whole process is quite simple. Let me get you across the procedure:
    The stuffs you need: iPhone, iPhone Video Converter, cardboard, color papers, glue and the ornamental decals.

    The step-by-step tutorials:
    1. Folding the cardboard in half, and then the cardboard will be shaped the way a greeting card looks like.

    2. Making an outline drawing for the iPhone. In order to make sure that you can fasten the iPhone on the card, the outline you draw should be smaller than the actual size. Then plucking out the iPhone shape.

    3. For the sake of beauty, color papers of different shapes such as Christmas tree, Christmas bell or Christmas snowflake can be pasted.

    4. If you want to have your Christmas card with more individual characters, just add some creative elements to iPhone. You can transfer some Christmas-themed videos to iPhone by using iPhone Video Converter which can convert videos to iPhone compatible video formats. What’s more, if you want to extract audios from videos you shot in those good old days when you were getting together. This all-inclusive smart tool that can also convert audios to iPhone compatible audio formats is able to give you a hand.

    5. Since all things are settled down, fix the iPhone on the cardboard. Keep playing it until you send this creative Christmas card to your beloved one.

    The general budget of this Christmas card:
    iPhone4 (16GB): $199
    Cardboard + color papers + glue + ornamental decals: $5
    iPhone Video Converter: $19.95 (33% off on Christmas special offer)

    If you have been thinking about Christmas gift ideas for days or weeks, try to DIY a creative Christmas card as the above one. I am sure this Christmas card can meet the receiver’s absolute satisfaction. Have fun, my friends!

  • Make Your Own Treasured Christmas Gift to Be the Best of 2010 with a Video Converter

    Posted on December 6th, 2010 David Brooks | No comments

    When we withdraw ourselves a break from the modern busy life, it would be quite pleasantly surprised for us to find that Christmas season is just around the corner. Picking Christmas gifts for beloved ones would become a rather big challenge then as different people might get different Christmas gift wishes.

    There are many classic Christmas gifts available in malls. If you are hunting for a Christmas gift for your dreamed girl, you would like to choose brilliant roses, testy chocolate or fabulous handbag, which would make she get the right point of your inner thought. Well, if you are a girl-in-love, a HD camcorder or well-look watch would be a nice gift for your lover. Christmas gifts for parents would be even easier, as they would always know your heart whatever you gift. For kids? A Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster or a RC motor would make your kids laugh all day long.

    These Christmas would do solve a really tough problem for you. But, a new question may arouse that everyone knows these and so, is there anything special or unique to make Christmas more memorable? Well, here provides a Christmas gifting idea for you to make your Christmas gift more treasured and even the best of 2010 with only a powerful video converter and your Apple device.

    Undoubtedly the Apple devices would be a hot Christmas gift choice for the upcoming Christmas 2010 for the newly released iOS4.2, which brings in many new functions customers expected, like Multitasking, AirPlay, AirPrint, etc. Getting an iPad, iPod, or iPhone as a Christmas gift would be absolutely a good idea. Yet accompanied with a video converter, the Christmas gift would become more enjoyable and make your Christmas more memorable, as you can create a Christmas video yourself to make a unique Christmas gift. Record a video clip with iPhone, convert favorite videos to iPad/iPhone/iPod or even AirPlay on Apple TV alike, all these would be just a fantastic creating experience for you. To make the videos more enjoyable and memorable, you can do editing work with the video converter, like trimming, cropping, adjusting the effect or even adding some text or an image as a watermark of your creation.

    Now, you have caught the Santa Claus’ lucky sleigh to enjoy a full scale discount of the video converters on Leawo. All items on the homepage of Leawo would make a big discount for the approaching Christmas, some even saving you up to $90. More interests would be available if you become Leawo Facebook fans. Want to join in this campaign and make your Christmas gift special? Just click here and you would know the whole.

  • Leawo Christmas Gifts Bombing: Saving Up to $90 for All Website Video Converters and Winning Totally Free Giveaway Products

    Posted on November 29th, 2010 Irene | 2 comments

    When the swirling snows like the wizard gremlins dancing gracefully and lightly across the sky, the silver-coated Xmas spirit has been getting approach to us quietly. Are you ready to think of the Christmas gift ideas? Leawo has a head start here!

    With the upcoming of the Christmas season, Leawo grandly comes out with a great discount on all website promotional products, best-selling videos tools such as Leawo Video Converter, DVD tools hot cake like DVD Ripper and the hottest Mac tools—Mac FLV Converter are all included thoroughly. Everyone from everywhere can involve in this Christmas software big meal and nobody will leave in vain.

    If you are fond of video and audio making and are planning to own such media tools do not let the great chance slip through your fingers. All the promotional items are available on Leawo official website from November 24, 2010 to January 10, 2011. It is really an once-in-a-lifetime chance, you like it you get it at once.

    Not enough surprises? Now try to hold your breath, an explosive piece of news will hit you: During November 24, 2010 to January 10, 2011, one of the hot promotional merchandises will be selected as a giveaway product every Tuesday & Thursday, What’s more, one of the popular discount products will be chosen as Ultra-low priced product every Wednesday & Friday.

    If you are already our Facebook fans all you need to do is to click “Like” on Leawo Facebook website directly, then you can access to your favorite solution with ease. In another case, if you really prefer to our media solutions and you want to seize the good chance, just joining us and becoming one of our Facebook fans as soon as possible. By the way, in pursuit of improvement and excellence is the permanent operating philosophy Leawo adheres to, so if you have any good idea suggested for us, please be feel free to tell us.

    Choose a favorite product as the Christmas gift on this beautiful upcoming Christmas for yourself or for your loved ones, Leawo will be your best option. You can save more if you make bunch purchase. Now, start your crazy Leawo shopping, guys! Action quickly and get more, we will be always here waiting for you!