Christmas Gift Ideas

Pentax Q10 camera

With Christmas rapidly approaching we here at Vancouver Gadgets are compiling some of the best gadget gift ideas. Take a look at some of these and get ordering fast! You probably don’t want to wait too much longer if ordering online as your gifts may take a few days to arrive.


Super Smash Bros for Wii U

super smash bros for wii uMario! Link! Samus! Pikachu! All of your favorite Nintendo characters are back, along with plenty of new faces, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the next entry in the beloved Super Smash Bros. series. Up to four players can battle each other locally or online across beautifully designed stages inspired by classic Nintendo home console games. With a variety of control options and amiibo compatibility, the timeless Super Smash Bros. battles come alive.

Super Smash Bros. – Wii U


Pentax Q10 Compact Camera

Portability meets capability with the introduction of the Q10 to the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens system. Featuring exceptional image quality and an upgraded auto focus system and the Q10 will capture detailed, blur and dust free images all while comfortably Pentax Q10 camerafitting in your pocket. With the Q, you no longer need to sacrifice capability for portability.

Pentax Q10 Compact Camera


Bose QuietComfort Headphones

QuietComfort 25 headphones are re-engineered to sound better, be more comfortable and easier to take with you. Put them on, and suddenly everything changes. Your music is Bose Headphonesdeep, powerful and balanced, and so quiet that every note sounds clearer. Even air
travel becomes enjoyable, as engine roar gently fades away. No matter how noisy the world is, it’s just you and your music-or simply peace and quiet. Bose completely redesigned their industry-leading headphones, with higher-quality materials and finishes. They’re lightweight, and earcups rotate even more for a better fit. The headband sits closer to your head, with luxurious suede-like material underneath for extra comfort.


Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones


More to come

We’ll be adding more items everyday. Keep stopping by for the latest and greatest ideas from Vancouver Gadgets!

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There Are Only 30 Shopping Days Left Until Christmas….

Mike Agerbo

A scary thought isn’t it? Christmas is creeping closer and closer and you’re wondering what to get for the techie or gadget guru on your list. This year there are more choices than ever in terms of both the types of gadgets and the companies making them.

Retailers in Vancouver also number in what seems like thousands and they too are offering the latest and greatest gadgets. Staples, Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs all have something to for you to look at and consider.

Recently we spoke with Mike Agerbo from GetConnected. Mike has over 15 years of creating and hosting broadcast television, Internet, and radio programs he is highly recognized as one of Canada’s leading tech experts. He was able to make some great recommendations on the latest and greatest gadgets and how Canadians can take advantage of them.

Mike Agerbo
Mike Agerbo from GetConnected

We connected to Mike through Toronto based communications firm Argyle Communications who was working in partnership with Staples on a recent survey by the retailer.

Staples’ survey found among other things that “52 per cent of Canadian consumers have not upgraded their computers within the last three years, meaning that the majority have not yet taken full advantage of the newest technology.”

We asked Mike among other things why this has happened and what possible options people have in making new purchases.

“People are still running Windows XP on old machines. They don’t yet know what new machines are really capable of. With an operating system like Windows 7, they really have the chance to take advantage of the new power of these desktops. They have a great user Interface and are easy to navigate.”

Mike also noted that today it’s really all about getting and staying connected. We can connect laptops to TV’s and other devices such as smart phones. Smart phones now too take amazing photo’s and HD video.

We also wondered if consumers should look at some different types of devices or stick with their traditional purchases for gadgets with the Christmas season upon us.

“At this time of year notes Agerbo its time to go into a Staples store and get something in your hand. A lot of people looking at tablets especially. They are such a hot item and there is so many out there.”

When asked about getting an E Reader or a tablet he noted that “there are colour tablets as well as Black and White E Reader’s. I’d go with an E Reader and a tablet can so you have that versatility at your fingertips.”

The Staples survey also noted that Canadians are not currently using technology to its full capacity. We asked Mike how Canadians could do so using the Christmas season as a way to acquire some new items.

“With all the new devices the connected world allows you to move things around and bring these devices together. Take the opportunity to move those videos and photo’s off of a smart phone or tablet into a desktop or laptop and make something with the video’s or photo’s and create a gift or book for someone.”

Great ideas for the Christmas season regarding gadgets from Mike. With these devices in your hand, you have the power to create more meaningful and lasting memories for friends and family and be one of the people in the know about the latest and greatest gadgets.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas….

Xmas Decorations

It is? Really? Chrismas believe it or not is just around the corner. Though retailers like to trick us sometimes into thinking Christmas comes in November it does come in December and this time of the year is the perfect time to think about what friends and family may be looking for at Christmas.

Gadgets are a big part of anyone’s Christmas list including mine. I’m looking to replace my Macbook which has done me so well for the past four years. It’ still going strong but I can’t resist the temptation to get a Macbook Air or Pro.

Xmas Decorations
Xmas Decorations

I also really want an iPhone. I don’t have one or any smart phone for that matter. I still use my Nokia phone which has done me quite well over the past couple of years. I can’t decide on whether to go with the iPhone 4 which is dropping in price now that the 4S is out. Which one should I get? I’m not sure but the Android phones do look tempting too but how well with they work with my Mac environment.

Over the next month, We’ll be posting some great tips on Christmas Gadgets and gift ideas. Later this week we catch up with local expert Mike Agerbo from Get Connected. Mike has some great tips for you our readers on what the best buys are for Christmas.

We will also have some other reviews planned in December. These will include what to do in December and January once you have those gadgets and how you can integrate them and more importantly use them effectively as part of your daily life!