Whether you’ve been naughty, nice or somewhere in between, you deserve to treat yourself to something – anything! – this Christmas. For many, 2014 has been a year of growth and development, for others, a battle beyond belief. You may have switched careers, started families, changed family dynamics even, but whatever it is that happened to you this year, when December comes around, it’s a time for reflection and assessment.
Here’s our Christmas Gift Guide to help you get productive in 2015 … and beyond!
LifeProof cases for Smartphones and tablets
Prices start from $79.95. Stockists found nationwide. For more information visit www.lifeproof.com/en/
If you’re a complete klutz, these are just the thing for you. These sleek cases for smartphones and tablets offer full functionality and interactivity under any condition, whilst still staying stylish. Juggle work, play and even sleep and keep your techo-bits life-proof with LifeProof!
LifeProof offer protection for Apple’s range of iPhones and Samsung’s range of Galaxy phones. Choose from the following two styles:
LifeProof nüüd: with screen-less technology, the nüüd case lets you touch the actual screen whilst still keeping the phone waterproof
LifeProof free: with a build-in scratch protector, the LifeProof free; case completely safeguards your touchscreen, so you won’t have to worry about any nasty scratches across your phone screen.
Acer Notebooks and Tablets
Priced from $199 to $1,999.
This range of handy notebooks and tablets are techie toys that are out of bounds for the kids and your partner. No, not because they’re for both work and play, but because they are just for YOU.
Choose from any one of the following notebooks or tablets below:
Acer Iconia One 7 Tablet: This 7 7-inch tablet, with Intel® dual-core processor, is the ultimate device for anyone who wants to enjoy mobile entertainment in a stylish device with multiple colour options. At $199 rrp, it’s perfect for those on a budget.
Acer Aspire Switch 10: This device offers both notebook and tablet capabilities, with 4 flexible modes for touch, typing, viewing and sharing.
This two-in-one device is perfect for those looking for style, substance and flexibility in their gadgets. The magnetic detachable Acer Snap Hinge™ has two hooks to firmly connect the tablet to the keyboard and a two-way connector holding the tablet for convenient two-sided viewing. Priced at $599 rrp.
Acer R13 and R14 Series: Both models are designed for those who don’t want to give up a traditional notebook design, but are seeking greater flexibility and bang for their buck. The R 13 Series features Acer’s unique Ezel Aero Hinge™ that allows the display to rotate into six different positions, while the R 14 Series features a 360 degree dual-torque hinge that allows it to be used in four usage modes. The R13 Series is priced from RRP $1,999 and the R14 Series is priced from RRP $799.
MacBook Impact Snap
Priced at $99.95 rrp for MacBook cases, and from $39.95 rrp for the iPad Mini
Tech21’s MacBook Impact Snap cases and iPad Impact Mesh cases are ideal for those who are looking for a stylish yet light and practical case not only for their office, but also for when they are travelling or commuting for work or holidays. Featuring a layer of Flexshock and D3O impact material, these cases absorbs, dissipates and repels the shock away from the device when it is accidentally dropped or bumped.
Both the MacBook and iPad cases are sold exclusively at Apple stores or via the website at https://www.tech21.com/apple-macbook-cases and https://www.tech21.com/apple-tablet-cases.
Priced from $219 for the 1TB and $279 for 2TB . Stockists: Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Big W and http://www.seagate.com/au/en/
Nothing is more frustrating than being unable to access and enjoy your files while you’re away on business or holiday. That problem flies right out the door with a Wireless Plus gadget, featuring its own Wi Fi network. Wirelessly stream your files to your laptop, tablet or smartphone on the go, as well as bring your files stored on Dropbox or Google Drive with you and sync them without the need for a connection. Featuring the Seagate Media app, you can easily navigate and enjoy your content across up to eight devices, and with 10 hour battery life you can carry it in your bag and efficiently work wherever you may be.
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Erica is a Sydney-based writer and digital marketer, and can often be found pounding away on a keyboard, writing about everything from travel, lifestyle, well-being and anything in between. When she is not writing, she is STILL writing, developing copy and content for websites and marketing collateral. Erica is passionate about film, literature and culture (high brow and low brow), as well as pro-social causes supporting cultural engagement (counting travelling as one of them). In her spare time, she loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book, go for a nice dinner with friends or spend time with her partner.