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FHM's Massive Gift Guide: For the Gadget Hounds

Because shiny tech toys beat candies
by Neps Firmalan | Dec 14, 2012
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It's that time of year again, where we make our own list and check on it twice to find out who is naughty
or nice (sorry, couldn't help it). Then we make a second list where we select which gift we’ll give to our loved ones.

But things tend to become difficult when you have absolutely no idea what to give your mapili loved ones, like the gadget-obsessed ones. Here then are some suggestions to help you categorize your tech gifts in order of how much you love them deep your bank account is.

(For more of FHM's Massive Gift Guide, click here)


                                                                       Babe not included...

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1. Nexus 7 Android Tablet - The Nexus tag is finally on tablets (it used to be handset-exclusive). What you get with the Nexus 7 is a 7-inch display backed up by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip and 32GB of storage. Since this is a Nexus device, you'll also get the pure Google experience with Android, as well as first dibs on the latest OS upgrade (Jelly Bean).
Price: P13,999

2. Apple iPad mini
- The Apple iPad mini may be a smaller iPad 2, but is that such a bad thing? Like it's bigger borther, you'll still get a powerful dual-processor under the hood. While you may not get eye candy-friendly Retina Display, it is still a sosy iPad. That means you'll have access to a ton of iOS apps available for this 7.9-inch tablet. While it isn’t officially sold locally (yet?), rest assured that it can be had for a relatively cheaper price.
Price: P17,000-P18,000

3. Apple iPod touch - As the iPad mini is to the iPad, the iPod touch is to the iPhone 5. Previous iterations gave up a lot of features compared to its smartphone bro. This time around, you'll get the same 4-inch Retina Display, as well as iOS 6 and a host of multimedia and wireless connectivity features.
Price: P16,490 (32GB)

4. AKG K550 Headphones - For the real audiophiles, those who want to listen to every instrument being played in a song and not just the booming bass, we have the K550 from headphone maker AKG. If you want to really listen to what an artist wants you to hear, you’d be hard-pressed to find an equivalent to the AKG K550. And at a smidge below P20K, the AKG K550 is a bargain for what you get in terms of sound quality.
Price: P19,990

5. ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP - PC Gamers, etong para senyo! Nvidia’s GTX 660 Ti gives you more than enough juice to play the latest PC games in max settings. What makes the Asus version of this card the one to choose is the DirectCU II cooling system. To put it simply, this feature lets you overclock the GPU while still keeping your rig quiet, letting you focus more on pew-pewing enemies .
Price: P17,490

6. Nintendo Wii U - This year saw the release of the Wii’s successor, the Wii U. You still get the same motion controls as its predecessor and even backward compatibility (playing games for the Wii on the Wii U). But you'll also now get HD graphics as well as the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touchscreen, a 9-axis motion sensor, a front-facing camera, and a whole lot more gamong innovations.
Price: Around P14,000.

7. Philips Shoqbox - We Pinoys love our music. It doesn’t matter whether it’s OPM or the latest K-Pop, we love our music so much that we sometimes let everyone in our immediate vicinity listen to them from our earphones. Suffer no longer. The Philips Shoqbox lets you be the life of the party anywhere. It has a rechargeable battery inside and it connects to any music device with Bluetooth, letting you share your fave tunes easily.
Price: P11,999.

8. Lenovo IdeaPhone P700i - The IdeaPhone P700i is the successor to the IdeaPhone P700 with the addition of a dual-core processor. Aside from the chip, it boasts a 4-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear-facing
camera (VGA front-camera), and the usual wireless connections via 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. It also comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which should bring a more snappier performance to the mix. The best part is that you get a speedier smartphone for the same price as the original.
Price: P10,999

9. Canon PowerShot SX500 IS - Some say digicams are a dying breed. Not so according to Canon. And how can we not agree with something like the Canon PowerShotSX 500 IS. Not your normal point-and-shoot, this camera has 30x zoom (pretty impressive for point-and-shoots). Along with the long lens that comes with the kit, you'll also get a 16-megapixel sensor and Canon’s DIGIC 4 chip, which lets you capture excellent photos
and even HD vids. Afraid of getting shaky photos? Don't worry, as the PowerShot SX 500 IS has image stabilization.
Price: P18,998

10. HTC Desire V - A premium quality handset doesn’t need to be matched with a premium price. That is what HTC has done with Desire V. What you get with the Desire V is a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 4GB storage and a 5-emgapixel camera with LED flash. You also get 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Android 4.0 and HTC Sense 4.0 UI are also part of the package. Pretty standard stuff, yes, except the Desire V is also a dual-SIM phone. Nice!
Price: P16,990

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