Gift Guides 2012

SlashGear’s Last Minute (Mildly Geeky) Gift Guide 2012

SlashGear’s Last Minute (Mildly Geeky) Gift Guide 2012

It may be December 24, but there's always a last-minute stocking stuffer to be bought. We've all been there: an unexpected cousin suddenly joining you for Christmas dinner, or that tough-to-buy-for uncle you realize you forgot all about. Just because it's last minute, though, doesn't mean it has to be socks. Read on for the SlashGear suggestions for those final-moment gifts with a geeky twist.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Audio Equipment

There are three different ways you're going it give the gift of audio this holiday season, the first being the massive amount of smart devices out there with their own external speaker - so many do these days that it's taken for granted - see: all of the smartphones, notebooks, and tablets we've worked with for several years - they're all able to play music, imagine that! The second way you're going to give the gift of audio is with speakers galore, starting with the Jawbone BIG Jambox and/or the Jawbone Jambox standard edition - or with custom color combinations if you wish with the company's new "The Remix" initiative - it's fun stuff!

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories

We've got an odd assortment of accessories for you to peek at here, most of them being cases and protections of different sorts for some of the more popular devices on the market - but there are some weird bits as well. It's really difficult to go entirely wrong with accessories for your gift-getting-buddies as long as you know which device you're accessorizing - and if you're accessorizing an Apple device, it'll be like hitting the broad side of a barn! There are so many Apple device accessories out there you'll have an intensely difficult time not happening upon a collection at any accessory-laden store you head to. We've got some gems for you here, that's for sure.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

In the smartphone universe you're going to have some sorting to do starting with the carrier your gift receiver is working with. More than likely you're a parent or a significant other if you're purchasing a smartphone on-contract for that special someone, this meaning you've got a fair understanding of which carrier they'll be working with. After that, it's all about finding the best device for them based on their specific wants and needs.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Oddities

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Oddities

For those little gadgets and gizmos we got an extra amount of play out of, we've got this little Oddities section. This section has truly strange stuff some years, and other years its full of products like the fabulous sports and health-oriented smart bracelet Jawbone UP - winners all! For the file sharer out there, there's the super cute iTwin File-Sharing USB dongle. For the LEGO and cult-classic game lover, there's the Minecraft LEGO set, straight out of their limited-edition Cuusoo project - made by the fans!

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

Tablets will be the must-have gift of 2012, the trend-watchers tell us, but that means a whole lot of slates competing for your dollar. This year has seen Apple raise its game with a second size option, while Android has evolved into a legitimate alternative, and Microsoft has made its own play for the market with Windows RT. Which tablet to pick if you don't want to be standing in the returns line the morning after? Read on for the SlashGear suggestions.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops

Buying a laptop at Christmas is a big-ticket gift, but there are some great options out there if you've promised portable computing to someone special. Plenty of people - whether teenagers, students, or parents - are hoping for a notebook in giftwrap this month, and we've picked out some of the best to help make your shopping decisions simple. Read on for the SlashGear selection.

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