Nexus 7

With Christmas just around the corner, if you haven’t finished your buying yet for family and friends, you should probably get a move on. But shopping at this time of year is a battlefield, and trying to wade through fellow shoppers can be intimidating enough without the added concern of actually having to pick up gifts your loved ones will actually appreciate. It’s always best to go prepared with a list of goodies, especially for fans of gadgets and gizmos to minimise the festive stress.

So, here’s a little gift from me to you: 1o awesome techy items that you can surprise and delight your gift receivers with this holiday season…

1. Nintendo Wii U

Wii U

With the TVii service launching sometime in the future, the Nintendo Wii U is the perfect companion for those people in your life (or yourself) who consume way too much television. Similar to Amazon’s X-Ray feature on their Kindle Fire HD, the Wii U’s TVii delivers sports stats, IMDB information, and a plethora of other features that immerse you within the show that your watching and makes you an active watcher, rather than a passive consumer.

And to boot, it also happens to play Nintendo’s amazing first party library and awful ports from third-party publishers as well. Could you ask for anything more?

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This article was first posted on December 21, 2012