We’re halfway through Tech Guide’s 2022 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas to help you find the gifts that your family and friends will absolutely.
Today it’s Day 6 and we’re looking at tablets and e-readers. Tablets are popular with everyone and are ideal for school students and mobile professionals.
And if you love reading then there are plenty of e-readers which can hold all your books and puts the actual bookstore at your fingertips as well.
Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:
DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers
DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets
DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices
DAY 9: In-car gadgets
DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K
DAY 11: Appliances
DAY 12: Computers
DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers
IPAD (10th GEN) – From $749
The humble iPad has taken a huge leap forward with the release of the 10th generation of the popular device which features a new look and an all-screen design.
Since the release of the iPad back in 2010, it has defined the tablet market and this latest iteration is its biggest upgrade.
Not only does it look different but is also running the A14 bionic chip which certainly upgrades its capabilities to do things like edit 4K videos, play the latest graphics-heavy games and last all day on a single charge.
On the design side, this is the iPad’s biggest change.
Gone is the home button and the large forehead and chin above and below the display and in its place is a stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2360 X 1640.
KINDLE SCRIBE – from $549
Read and write longer with the world’s first 10.2” 300 ppi glare-free Paperwhite display, including a Basic Pen. Whether immersing yourself in a non-fiction book, or reviewing a document, Kindle Scribe has a large, high-resolution display, adjustable warm light, auto-adjusting front light, and larger font sizes for a personalised experience, enabling you to read day or night comfortably.
OPPO PAD AIR – $379
We already know Oppo for its smartphones but the company has now released its first tablet in Australia – the Pad Air – which is a handy companion for work, play and travel.
Yes, the name of the product sounds almost exactly like a popular Apple tablet, but that’s where the similarity ends. Priced at $379, the Oppo Pad Air is certainly affordable. And the cover is an extra $79.
IPAD PRO WITH M2 – From $1,399
If you thought the M1 iPad Pro was powerful, then wait till you get a load of the brand new model powered by Apple’s M2 processor – it really takes things to the next level.
While the design of the new iPad Pro hasn’t changed, there are some exciting developments under the hood that will make this product even more valuable and versatile to professionals who rely on high-level performance anywhere.
Available with either 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays, the iPad Pro can now deliver incredible performance and power through even the most demanding workflows thanks to that new M2 chip.
TCL NXTPAPER 10s – $499
Gift your loved ones the gift of eye protection this Christmas with the TCL NXTPAPER 10s. Designed specifically with a focus on eye protection for a wide consumer base, its paper-like display design utilises 10 layers of protection to retain natural colours, setting an industry standard.
The display is TÜV certified and reduces blue light through the screen by 73%. Users will also enjoy clear viewing from any angle due to the display’s anti-glare finish. With a PC Mode built-in, the NXTPAPER 10s is easily accessible through the drop down setting from the home screen, which combined with its Folio Keyboard and the 8000mAh battery results in more than a full day of learning, entertainment and creativity, working or entertainment. Available from Target and Mobility
LASER PEBBLE GEAR DISNEY 7-INCH TABLETS (Mickey and Friends, Frozen, Toy Story or Cars) – $189
Play and learn with all your favourite Disney characters with the Pebble Gear Disney 7 -Inch Tablets. Specially designed with a protective bumper to protect against spills, bumps and scratches and developed with software and a user interface that delivers peace of mind to parents, this Android device has content restrictions, usage settings and time limits, and offers 12 months of free access to Gamestore Junior with access to over 500 games, eBooks and more. Available from Big W.
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S8 ULTRA – from $1,799
That’s not a tablet – now that’s a tablet! The Crocodile Dundee reference shows that what you think is big for a tablet is nothing compared to the massive Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra with its 14.6-inch display.
Samsung is not backward in coming forward with its products – it has boldly released superb TVs, powerful and folding smartphones and a projector you can take anywhere.
This time out the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is also swinging for the fences with its remarkable size which includes that stunning 14.6-inch Super AMOLED 120Hz display with a resolution of 2960 x 1848 and a colour depth of 16 million colours.
HOVERBAR TOWER – $199
Having your iPad within reach and in view just got a lot easier with the HoverBar Tower from Twelve South so you can have hands free access to the device for cooking, working out, music lessons and many other tasks.
HoverBar Tower has a weighted base and three tower posts which screw together to bring the iPad to as high as standing height while an arm holds the tablet securely in place.
KOBO CLARA 2E – $229
Rakuten Kobo has unveiled the new Kobo Clara 2E – the company’s first eReader made with ocean bound and recycled plastic – which includes Bluetooth and is fully waterproof.
The device has a 6-inch HD E Ink Carta 1200 glare-free touchscreen with a resolution of 1448 x 1072 (300ppi).
The Kobo Clara 2E is noticeably thin (8.66mm) and light (it only weighs 171g).
It is no effort to hold the eReader and get lost in a book for hours at a time.
The screen is crisp and clear so you can easily and comfortably devour the book you’re reading.