December 25, 2011

Top 3 User Friendly Gadgets

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There are a lot of gadgets that can greatly enhance your productivity, entertainment, and just about everything in between. With the explosion of tablets, smartphones, and other types of gadgets, it might be the right time to investigate some possibilities. You could do much worse than to consider the following three gadgets, which are extremely popular and useful.

  1. iPad – The iPad, and for that matter, many tablets on the market today, offer an impressive array of functions. At under 10 inches (diagonally), you can perform just about anything that you can on your laptop. For entertainment in HD to finding something quickly via Canada 411, the iPad could be the solution for you.
  2. Roku – Available in three models under $100, getting rid of the cable bill is done quite well with this great device. With Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and many other channels, you can stream HD and enjoy a wide range of programming. It doesn’t stop there – enjoy checking weather, listening to Pandora, and supplementing (or of course, replacing) your current TV provider with this inexpensive gadget.
  3. Amazon Kindle – The Amazon Kindle is the most prominent e-book reader on the market. If you are an avid reader, you can hold many books, store bookmarks and notes, and enjoy great prices from Amazon. Libraries are already starting to latch on to the natural integration with readers such as this.

These products are pretty easy to use and quite effective at what they do. You might want to take a look at these options if you’re in the market for a nice gadget.

E Readers

The purchase of an E-Reader has become a popular one. This particular type of hardware has a large market and is changing the way books, magazines, and newspapers are published and distributed. The gift of an E-Reader during the holiday season is one that has experienced continued growth in recent years. These electronic devices are designed to hold many types of reading material at once. This material is available for download from computers or using wireless technology. There are many books that are available for free and through a library system. The portability of carrying around a whole library in a small device makes the choice of an E-Reader an attractive one.

The Amazon Kindle was released in 2007 at a cost of approximately $400.00 and sold out within six hours. This was a sign of things to come. The cost of books, magazines and news publications are significantly less than hard copy versions. As the Kindle has been developed with additional options the cost has been lowered.

A Sony E-Reader is the Sony companies approach to the E-Reader market. The technology is in alignment with the Kindle and the costs and capabilities are comparable. The Sony E-Reader has developed six different models and have three additional models that were announced in 2010.

The Nook was developed by Barnes and Noble to present their E-Reader option to the public. This electronic reader has similar capabilities as the Kindle and Sony versions and are sold at a comparable price. Barnes and Noble have faced mixed reviews of their Nook product but have also received awards for it.

There are several more options when considering the purchase of an E Reader. Deciding if you want to become the owner of an electronic reader is a simple one. The hard part is deciding on which option of the available products best suits your needs.