Work Life / December 2015 Tech Gadgets Roundup

December 2015 Tech Gadgets Roundup

Work Life Dec 08, 2015

Some of the tech gadgets released this month are sure to make excellent stocking stuffers this holiday season.

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Price: $435 CDN

Major Features: This smartphone weighs 155 g and is sure to dazzle every user with its 5.2-inch screen that has great display features like a Super AMOLED touchscreen and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Other impressive features include fingerprint sensors and OIS cameras. Memory wise, there is a 128 GB microSD, 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB RAM. There is also a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary camera with features like touch focus and face detection. Plus, the smartphone will also have cutting edge sensors like fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity and compass. Lastly, it will have a 2900 mAh battery. 

Price: $170 CDN

Major Features:  This smartphone comes in chic colours like gold and silver. It weighs 135 g and has a 5-inch screen. The display includes a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and the phone comes equipped with a 1.5GHz octa-core processor. Memory wise, the smartphone consists of 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and even more storage via a 128 GB microSD. There is a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. Lastly, it has a 2200 mAh battery.

Google Pixel C Tablet

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Price: $499 to $599 CDN

Major features: This tablet was expected to be released last month, but was delayed and is now an eagerly anticipated release that will spice up the holiday season. The excitement this tablet has stirred up lies in its uniqueness as the first tablet released by Google that will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow software. The tablet includes a 10.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1800 pixels. There will also be a keyboard attached at the back of the device that charges when closed. The tablet also includes a Nvidia Tegra X1 processor. Plus, it includes 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB to 64 GB of memory.


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Price: $49.99 CDN

Major Features:  Firstly, the price is by far one of the most impressive features of this tablet. This definitely makes it an affordable gift that also comes equipped with impressive tech features. The tablet includes a 7-inch screen with IPS diplay and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. The tablet is further enhanced by Amazon's provision of the Amazon Underground app store. This store will provide a unique experience that includes various free apps and games. Furthermore, this store also has an option to obtain shows, movies, music and books. Memory wise, the tablet will have 8 GB storage and an additional 128 GB of microSD storage. Plus, the tablet will run on Fire OS 5, which is described as a fast and easy to use interface. Lastly, the battery length of the device allows up to 7 hours of usage. 

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Maresah Dharmoo

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