Tech fans are spoilt with a huge array of potential gifts and gadgets to choose from.
After Apple’s busy year – what with the launch of the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, and the updates to its iPod touch and iPod nano – there are bags of of new accessories for these products, from cases and speakers to portable keyboards.
We’ve gathered the best of the best to help you choose the perfect present for siblings, spouses, kids, friends, parents and the rest of the family.
iCC765 Aurora Glow in the Dark Case
Available in three colour schemes to suit anyone you know, the new Aurora iPhone 4/4S cases illuminate in the dark, so you can always find your phone at night. Providing a snug fit and lightweight design, the Aurora cases protect from knocks and scratches.
These cheap but cheerful earphones come in six colours: Red, White, Blue, Brown, Bronze or Orange, so you can pick the set that suits their recipient best. They come with an extra set of earpads for added comfort.
This nifty speaker from Scosche is only 2.5 inches tall and 2 inches wide, and is perfect for the office or bedroom, or on the go. It plugs into a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use it with your iPhone, iPad, iPod or other media player, and is available in black, silver, blue or red. The boomCAN would make a great gift for festival goers, campers, and those who travel frequently.
What do you get the person who has everything? What about a customised case for smartphones, iPhones and now iPads? Upload your favourite snap or homemade design, or choose from their range of styles. Then Incased will send you a unique case.
Case-Mate creatures collection
We love these wild iPhone 4/4S cases that are bound to make a loved one smile on Christmas morning. You can choose from eight designs: Waddler the Penguin, the scary-looking Monsta, Gil (a Nemo-like fish), Tut the mummy, Frank (Frankenstein’s monster), Hoot the owl, Xing the panda or Bubbles the monkey.
An ideal gift for the more serious iPad gamer, the Fling Joystick can help to improve control over games on an iPad. It attaches to the edge of the iPad’s screen with suction cups and can be used just like an analogue stick on a games console.
Add that personal touch to your gift this Christmas. Using print-on-demand, Giant Sparrows lets customers personalise their iPhone 4/4S. Select and customise imagery from the world of art and design or provide your own photograph to be printed on to a shatter-proof case. Etch printing means the image becomes part of the case itself, resulting in a high-quality image that won’t fade or peel.
Tuffwrap Shift for iPhone 4S
XtremeMac have come up with this clever case for iPhone 4/4S which changes colour with heat activation. There are six colour combinations available: blue/white, pink/white, purple/blue, grey/white, green/white and orange/yellow. The Tuffwrap Shift also protects against dust, dirt and scratches.
Magic Music Monkey
A friendly companion for anyone’s iPhone, iPod or iPad, the Magic Music Monkey plays and dances to your music. Powered by USB or three AA batteries, the Magic Music Monkey can be completely portable. Kids and grown-ups alike won’t be able to resist this fun and entertaining gift.
Wacom’s Bamboo Stylus is designed for precise artwork and note taking on an iPad. A new range with five colours to match Apple’s Smart Cover range is now available, as well as the original black-and-silver design. The Bamboo Stylus is perfectly balanced in your hand, and is as slim as a ballpoint pen. Compatible with all media tablets, using the same capacitive touch technology as the iPad, it comes with a useful exchangeable pen nib.