For this Christmas season, there are many appealing electronics items you might want to consider. Check around to see if any stores are offering big discounts on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
* Flip Ultra HD camcorder
One of the most popular camcorders this holiday season is likely to be the Flip Ultra HD. This is a pocket-sized high definition camera that holds up to 2 hours of video on its built-in memory without the need for tapes or additional memory cards. It features one-touch recording and digital zoom, and can be plugged directly into the USB port of a PC or Mac.
* Garmin Nüvi 4.3 inch widescreen portable GPS navigator
Garmin’s latest model for this holiday season features anti theft lock, auto navigator, calculator, currency converter, JPEG picture viewer, voice prompted turn by turn directions, world travel clock, and more.
Apple’s tablet computer looks to be as hot as any electronics item this Christmas season. Apple promises to have sufficient supply available, though that doesn’t guarantee individual stores won’t be out of the item when you’re looking to buy.
Other tablet computers could be hot buys as well. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, the first Android tablet, is already out in Europe and is expected to hit the stores in America in time for Christmas.
* iPod Touch
Apple’s latest version of the 32 GB iPod Touch with 3.5 inch widescreen Multi-Touch display can hold 7,000 songs, 40,000 photos, or 40 hours of video. It can play up to 30 hours of music or 6 hours of video after being fully charged.
Some retailers are willing to undercut the price you’d pay buying directly from Apple, so shop around.
* Kindle 3G
The Kindle 3G is a wireless e-book reader that Amazon has already run out of once, though they claim to have plenty in stock now. Weighing a mere 8.7 ounces, it is ergonomically designed and never gets hot. Simple and comfortable to use.
* Samsung 40 inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV
LCD TVs are selling a bit cheaper than the newer LED TVs, and are sure to be a popular gift this year. This Samsung model is loaded with appealing features, including Wide Color Enhancer, AllShare, and 2 ConnectShare Movie.
Christmas season and early in the new year before the Super Bowl can be good times to look for deals on TVs, as stores look to move their inventory before the new models come out in March.
* Western Digital My Passport Essential portable external hard drive
With a capacity of 500 GB, Western Digital’s portable external hard drives are great for holding large files such as video files, as well as providing the peace of mind of backing up your computer’s primary hard drive, so that a catastrophic failure will be less catastrophic. The drives come with automatic continuous backup, and password protection, and plug into any USB port.
Aaron Crowe, “Black Friday: 10 Hot Consumer Electronics for the Holidays.” WalletPop
Maxwell Jackson, “Top 10 Best Electronics for Christmas 2010.” Holiday Top 10 Lists.