What makes a cool gift? The number one characteristic of cool Christmas gifts is that everybody wants them. Since tastes change rapidly with the release of new products, it’s important that a cool gift be trending for the holidays. These days cool also means mobile and so we have created our list of cool Christmas gifts that is made up of mobile devices everybody will want for the holidays! Take a look at our list of cool Christmas gifts and see if you agree that one of these devices should make it to your short list of must-haves this holiday season!
Cool Christmas Gifts
#5 – Cool Christmas Gifts Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inch)
The only reason this tablet is in the #6 spot is that it’s not completely new. It was introduced in late Spring, early Summer. As we all know, the most popular gifts for the holidays are usually trending and are brand new. That doesn’t make this any less of a great gift! In fact, any Samsung Galaxy device would be a smart gift this season so take a good look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S (10.5-inch). It carries the Samsung name, which is trending this holiday season due to its great line of smartphones and tablets. Samsung is synonymous with quality construction and that is certainly true of this tablet. It looks good, has an amazing super AMOLED 10.5 inch display, new multi-window capability so you can use two apps at the same time, has all the benefits of Android, gives you access to Google Play (one of the best app markets on the planet), is even lighter and more compact in size, and comes with a myriad of entertainment options. You really can’t ask more from a tablet and if your giftee is already into the Android ecosystem, it’s really a no-brainer!
#4 – Google Nexus 9
When it comes to tablets, Google has been developing some class leaders in recent months including this Nexus 9. Just released with Androids latest OS 5.0 Lollipop and a fast 64-bit processor, it features a slim, clean design with a thin bezel and stunning display in a lightweight, easy-to-hold package. With its 8.9-inch form factor, you can take this tablet with you literally everywhere and it even fits in a larger pocket for safekeeping. Now you can do everything you wanted to do on your Galaxy phone, but it was just too inconvenient. Watch movies, surf the web, stream videos, play games, read your favorite books…the entertainment options are almost endless.
#3 – Microsoft Surface Pro 3
This is sure to be one of the hot gifts for the holidays and prime candidate for your short list of great gifts. This newer model of the Surface Pro 2; the Surface Pro 3 has many improvements over the 2nd generation Surface Pro 2 that has led Microsoft to renew its claim that it could replace your laptop. I’m not sure that everyone would agree with them, but one thing’s for certain; they make a good case with all of its new features. The cool factor is high on this convertible with its dark titanium finish and colorful covers. It has the performance, form factor, memory, convertibility (4 modes include Laptop, Tent, Tablet, Stand), and battery life to make it a hot choice for anyone seeking their next mobile device. The difference between the Surface Pro 3 and the other tablets on this list is that you can reasonably expect to be able to do work on this device, including all the Windows 8 applications and Microsoft Office products, in addition to having fun.
#2 – Apple iPad Air 2
The predictions are that the newly released Apple iPad Air 2 will be the hot gift for the holidays just like the iPad Air was last year and it’s easy to see why. A new faster A8X 64-bit processor with onboard motion co-processor, lighter and thinner construction, class-leading Retina display with 2048×1536 pixel resolution, better webcams, and the same long 10 hour battery life all make the iPad Air a highly desirable tablet from the company that rewrote the rules on tablets. If your giftee is in the Apple ecosystem already and likes the larger form factor, this is the gift of the holidays for them.
#1 – Amazon Kindle Fire HDX
The brand new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is predicted to be the hottest mobile gift this season with its super fast 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and new crystal clear ultra-HD display. The HDX is the first tablet with this superfast processor and the 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution display can produce images far beyond standard HD quality. The Snapdragon 800 features a new Andreno 330 GPU that produces 4X the performance of the previous Kindle Fire HD version. You will get significantly faster graphics rendering of games, web pages, and documents with the new Kindle Fire HDX.
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