Gift Guides

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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Avi Greengart’s Last Minute Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Avi Greengart’s Last Minute Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Every year SlashGear puts together a gift guide that covers all the usual big ticket gadgets that people want for the holidays. It’s a great guide. However, what if you you’re looking for something a bit different or trying to find something for someone a bit harder to shop for? That’s what this guide is for.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011

With technology in our pockets, living rooms, handbags and offices, buying gadgets for the holidays isn't just about satisfying the geek in your life any more, but making sure everybody gets the tech-toy they've been desperate for all year. SlashGear's Holiday Gift Guide 2011 helps you cut through the battery-powered confusion and pick out the best products on the market today, whether you're looking for a tablet, a laptop or a digital camera.

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Avi Greengart’s Last Minute, Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Avi Greengart’s Last Minute, Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide 2010

First, a confession. This guide is always "last minute," mostly because I get so busy covering all the new devices launched just in time for the holiday shopping season that I end up starting the holiday gift guide late. Last year it was so late that I gave up and turned it into a Best Products of the Year piece instead. This year I’ve missed Chanukah but I’m still getting in ahead of Christmas, so that’s good. However, I do usually try to make this a "non-obvious" gift guide. SlashGear already has you covered if what you want advice on the best cellphone, camera, Bluetooth headset, or the like. My favorite products this year include several on that list, including Apple’s iPad, Jawbone’s ICON, Mophie’s Juice Pack Air and the 11" MacBook Air. I’d add Amazon’s Kindle and Microsoft’s Kinect (assuming you can find one at retail). But what if you’re looking for…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Food, family, festivities: the holidays can be stressful, and that's before you decide what should go inside the wrapping paper. SlashGear can't help you with the cooking, but we can cut through the sales hyperbole and help you pick the best in consumer electronics so that the only disappointment this December is the brussels sprouts. In our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide we've picked our favorite cellphones, computers, accessories and more, so read on for the best in tech this season! (We'll be updating the Holiday Gift Guide throughout the holiday season)

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SlashGear Holiday Gift Guide 2008

SlashGear Holiday Gift Guide 2008

The holiday season is almost upon us, Black Friday fast approaches, and the stress of what gift to buy friends and family is already weighing on most of our minds.  The SlashGear team can't come shopping with you, but what we can do is make some suggestions as to what the special people in your lives might like to find under the tree, whether they be geek, music lover, gamer or anything else.  That's right, it's the SlashGear Holiday Gift Guide 2008!

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