It’s been an amazing year for Apple, with soaring sales of Macs and iPhones, and innovative new products such as the iPad emerging that break entirely new ground. Even the aging iPod has gained a new lease of life this year with major updates for the iPod nano and iPod touch. And, of course, each new Apple gadget spawns its own army of cases, speakers and other accessories for us to play with. So here’s our guide to the latest, greatest gifts and gadgets for Mac users.
LaCie LaCinema Mini HD
Apple’s pulled the hard disk out of its new Apple TV, so if you want a device that can store large collections of music, photos and videos then the LaCinema Mini HD is a good alternative. The Mini HD has a 500GB hard disk for storing your files, and an HDMI interface with full 1080p output for connecting to your HD TV. It also has Wireless-N networking, allowing you to stream files across your home network from a Mac or PC, or you can just use its USB port to quickly connect to a computer and download your files.
HP PhotoSmart Premium Fax
The PhotoSmart Premium Fax has everything you need in a home or small office printer. It combines high-speed, photo-quality inkjet printing with a scanner, copier and fax machine (and if you don’t need the fax you can get the standard Premium model for about £50 less). It includes Ethernet and WiFi connectivity so you can share it with other people on your home or office network, and there’s a Web Printing option that allows you to email documents or photos to the printer from mobile devices such as an iPhone or iPad.