Nov/Dec 2021. Best tablets For 2021! Tablets are the best! If you are going to use your tablet every day, you better buy a good one! When looking for an addition to my main computer, I found that a good tablet computer is easy to take with you and has some serious processing power for browsing the web. Tablets have many advantages over laptops and pc`s. Most of all: they are very portable and lightweight. Tablets today are affordable and have good specs. The tablets and accessories on this site are the best rated for 20157.
The most wished for tablets are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, 10 and 12 inch tablets, the iPad and the Kindle (fire) and popular brands are Kindle(fire), Apple, Samsung, Sony, Asus and Microsoft.
Tablets are not suitable to play heavy graphic games like MMORPG`s or work with video-editing programs. You can play many single player games, surf the internet/ email/ Skype on a tablet and there are many apps available for Google`s Android as well as Apple`s iOs. I use a tablet mainly as a addition to my laptop.
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2020 Tablet recommendations
Newest Budget Tablets 2021
Apple iPad Gift Ideas
Most Popular iPads 2020
Apple iPad with Retina Display
Apple is one of the most popular tablet manufacturers. The quality of the tablets is outstanding and unrivaled. Apple products are usually a bit more expensive than other brands, but real Apple users wont have anything else than the uncompromising quality of Apple. Check out the latest additions:
The Most Popular Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
An other good choice is the Samsung Tab S7 which has been on the market for some time now. The Tab S7 has a quad core 1.2 Ghz processor and a sAMOLED screen. It is also available in 8 inch, 10 and 12.4 inch version. The 12.4 Tab S7+ screen is 2800 x 1752 Pixels and a Qualcomm SDM865+ Octa Core CPU. Storage is 128 GB but is expandable up to 1TB Storage. Samsung tablets will be the best and the most popular this Christmas.
Other Samsung Tablets:
Best Asus Tablets 2021
Asus tablets offer good tablets for the money. Asus is a Taiwanese Tablet manufacturer that has a good share of the market especially with the Asus Google Nexus, in cooperation with Google and the ASUS Zenpad. Also noted is the Asus Transformer that turns into a laptop/netbook when attached to its keyboard.
Older Lenovo Tablets
Best Kindle Fire (HD and HDX) Tablets
This is the hugely popular tablet made by Amazon. Now that it is in color with wifi: perfect for many people and not too expensive. A very good (and though out) concept.
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Sony Xperia and SGPT Tablets
Nov/Dec 2021. Best Christmas Tech/Gadgets 2021 Gifts! Christmas is a time to enjoy with friends and family. What better Black Friday/Christmas gift than a spy gadget, robot/droid, laptop, tablet, drone, powerbank, virtual reality set or other electronic device? Gadgets make a perfect Christmas gifts for kids, teens and adults (men/women).
On this site I give you my recommendations for the best Christmas tech/electronic/gadget gifts this December available for your loved ones!
(Disclaimer: prices mentioned are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed)
Christmas 2021 Gadget Search
Popular Spy Gadgets
Spy gadgets make very popular Christmas gifts for kids and adults. Below you find a selection of best selling spy gadgets.
Christmas Gadgets For Kids/Teens: Robot Pet Dogs/Droids
Chip the Robot Pet Dog
CHiP is an adorable smart, affectionate, trainable robot dog that interacts with you through touch, the included SmartBand, and the CHiP app. Through the SmartBand CHiP will recognize and follow you and will also play fetch with the SmartBall and bring it back to you. How you interact with Chip shapes his learning and he will grow his own unique personality. CHiP automatically returns to his SmartBed to recharge himself when low on power. This is a perfect Christmas gift for children or teens!
Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid
The Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid is a small droid that recognizes your voice and reacts to it. When you play with it it evolves and develops its own unique personality. 60 minute battery life, inductive charging, Gyroscopic propulsion, 30m range, App-enabled-iOS and Android compatible.
Newest Fitness Gadget For Teens/Adults: Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker
The new Samsung cordless earbuds are the best fitness gadget Christmas gift for men/women/teens in 2016. It has a built-in 4GB music player for phone-free listening and a built-in Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate Monitor that you can read out on your smartphone/tablet/computer. It can be used with 3rd party fitness apps and is coated to be splash and sweat resistant. In the box: charging carrying case (for storage and charging), USB Cable, USB to Micro USB Connector, Wingtips (S, M, L)/Eartips (S, M, L), Quick Start Guide and Warranty Card. Ideal Christmas gift for someone that likes to workout!
Gadget Gifts For Kids/Teens: Portable Gaming Consoles
The PlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black is an excellent Christmas gift for Kids or teens. Features: a brilliant 4.3-inch widescreen color display, built-in microphone for use with Skype, lets you look at photos, listen to music, and watch videos and movies on the go. It has built-in WiFi for multiplayer gaming action and connecting to the Internet.
Nintendo 3DS XL
Christmas Tech Gifts 2021: Laptops
Best Laptop Christmas: HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop
This HP Pavilion series laptop is a laptops with good specs for a decent price. The specs: 15.6-Inch screen, latest 6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10, 15.6-inch Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920×1080), HDMI, B&O PLAY with 2 speakers. For a price around $535 at the time of writing a 15.6 inch 6th gen Intel i5 laptop with these specs (especially FULL HD) is a very very good deal!
Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)
This Asus 15.6 inch laptop is one of the most popular laptop this Christmas. This is very logical because the specs are very good when looking at the price: around $350 at the time of writing. For that price you get: the Intel i3-5010U 2.1 GHz processor, 4 Gb RAM and a 15.6 inch FULL HD screen. A very good laptop for everyday use at home, for a student or as a laptop for your work. It does not have the extreme quality of the Apple MacBooks but has a lot to offer for about 1/5 the of the price :) that is why I put this laptop on the #2 place in the ranking.
New 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop
Dell produces reliable laptops already for many years. The Inspiron series are good laptops for a good price. The specs for this Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch HD 1366 x 768 LED Backlit Touchscreen Display High Performance Laptop are: Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD+/-RW Drive, HDMI, Bluetooth, Win 10, Intel HD Graphics 5500 with shared graphics memory. With this laptop you get a 5th gen i5 processor, not the newest 6th gen. But with 8GB RAM in stead of 6GB and a HD touch screen in stead of a full HD non touch screen the choice is up to you :)
Most Wished For Christmas Gadgets: Samsung/Apple Smart watches
Ultimate Gadget Gift: Virtual Reality Headsets And VR Bundles
These are the newest Virtual Reality headsets and packages out this Christmas for teens and adults.
For more VR headsets and VR bundles: see Christmas Gifts: Virtual Reality systems on Amazon
Electronics: Power Banks For Smartphone/Tablet
Gadget Gifts For Adults: Drones
Best Budget Drones Under $100
My recommendations this Christmas for small budget drones as gift under $100 are the the Hubsan 4 Channel Quadcopter, the UDI 6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter and the Dromida Omnius Quadcopter. For a price under $100 you can expect a small drone which is easy to fly but doesn’t have the power/features/maneuverability that the more expensive drones have. Of the three drones shown below only the UDI Quadcopter has a HD camera for photo and video but this also means the price is higher than the two without a camera. All three are very good affordable drones to start with, to learn how to fly a drone or just to try out drone flying for fun. Never let kids fly a drone without supervision and first check out the regulations for drone flying in your area.
For more and bigger Christmas Drones on Birdymanbestreviews: see Christmas Gifts: Drones page
Tech Gifts For Adults: Weather Stations
A weather station makes a great Christmas gift!
Best Weather Staions Under $100
The best weather station I could find under $100 is the AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity.
Includes: 3-in-1 wireless weather sensor accurately measures the temperature, humidity and wind speed, color display with adjustable dimmer; electric-powered with optional battery backup, history chart displaying temperature, wind speed and barometric pressure trends over last 12 hours and many more for around $100
Best Weather Stations around $150
For the best weather station around $150 range I recommend the Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86. Some of the specs include: weather forecast (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy), display of Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, barometric reading with bar graph, rainfall reading with bar graph.
It has a integrated wind sensor tower for easy set up and atomic time, so you always have the exact time and never have to adjust for Daylight Saving Time. It also shows the moon phase.
An other very good option for around $170 (at the time of writing) is the AcuRite Pro Wireless color weather station. It has a beautyful color display and integrated rain, wind, temp and humidity meter. This wireless weather station streams real-time data including the moon phase, indoor comfort level, “feels like”” temperature and more. Highly recommended especially when looking at the low price for this much quality!
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First of all you need a motherboard/ chipset combination that can deliver the performance you want and isn`t too expensive. Then you need some internal memory to speed things up. I recommend for the configuration below 4 Gb of DDR3. More is not needed for a budget self build and less would bring down performance too much.
Then you need a HDD or SSD. Fortunately today the SSDs have become increasingly cheaper and for a budget build desktop you can get a 128 Gb SSD for a reasonable price. That is why I have selected it for my setup below. It just boots so much faster than a normal HDD that I think is worth the money. Ofcourse you can always use a HDD yourself if you have one laying around or want to spent less money.
To put everything together you need a case and a power supply. For this selection I have gathered low price but quality products.
Here is my recommendation for Best Budget Self Build Desktop 2015 Build
It costs about $360 without software. For software I choose Linux Mint myself because I like Linux and now how to work with it. You might like Windows 8.1 better but that adds to the price.
|Processor||Intel Pentium G3420|
|4 Gb Mem intern||
Crucial DDR3 4Gb
(you can also get 2x 2 Gb)
|Solid State Drive||Crucial M500 2,5″ 120GB|
|Case||Rosewill Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual USB 3.0, Dual Fans|
||StarTech.com 300 Watt ATX Replacement Computer PC Power Supply ATX 300|
|If you want to add Software||
I recommend: Windows 8.1 or