Great Gadget Gifts for Life on the Go

Great Gadget Gifts for Life on the Go 
MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 --  (Family Features)
Technology is always high on holiday gift lists, and this year is no
different. Recent trends in mobile phones, an ever-growing range of
tablet and e-reader price points and styles, and fashionable
accessories mean you have more great options than ever. 


 
--  Thanks to some of the hottest handsets coming to no-contract plans,
    smartphones are truly giftable for the first time. Get the ultimate in
    flexibility with no long-term commitment from providers like
    RadioShack No-Contract Wireless, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Time
    to upgrade or on an existing contract? Consider a gift card, or look
    for the best deals at a retailer that offers top contract carriers.
--  For the video or book lover on your list, tablets and e-readers come
    in many brands, sizes and price points to meet their needs and manage
    your holiday budget. They are very portable and are a great way to
    make waiting in line or at the doctor fly by much faster. Consider
    buying a device on the same operating system as the recipient's
    smartphone so app purchases will go twice as far. Plus, some people
    are loyal to one camp or another and will value your gift more if you
    show you know that.
--  Accessorize your gadget purchases. The right phone, tablet or e-reader
    case shows recipients you know their style and protects their present.
    Speaking of extending the life of these devices, consider a warranty
    plan -- especially for kids or adults whose work or leisure activities
    might put that gifted gadget at risk.
--  For the music lover, headphones are a great choice. Wireless
    headphones use Bluetooth technology and operate on batteries for a
    hands-free experience. If choosing wired headphones, look for a pair
    with a strong cord or one that can be replaced if damaged. For a
    combination of high-fashion and high-function, look for hot headphones
    like Beats by Dr. Dre.
--  For entertaining a crowd, check out compact options such as the AUVIO
    Bluetooth Portable Speaker. The speaker has great sound, and a compact
    size make it easy to enjoy music with friends no matter where you are.
--  Don't forget the power. For battery-operated gifts, make sure to pick
    up the right batteries. For rechargeable tech gifts, power them up
    with Enercell Portable Power Banks, car chargers, or even a
    phone-charging case.

  
If you're a little unsure about choosing the right tech for everyone on
your list, nothing beats turning to experts like the folks at
RadioShack for help. Relying on gadget gurus and even getting a
hands-on demo help ensure your present is just the right fit --
unlike that sweater Aunt Margaret gave you last year. 
For more ideas, check out www.radioshack.com, or visit the location
in your neighborhood. 
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