5 amazing tech gifts that will make your friends and family love you (even more) - and you can get them all for free

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

This holiday season, it's all about the technology. Smartphones, tablets, computers, and related accessories are flying off the shelves and being placed under Christmas trees across North America.

But as an underwhelming recovery drags its feet slowly from the murky depths of an impacting recession, people are buying less big-ticket items. Thankfully, there's Techvibes. Below are just 5 of our 24 free Christmas gifts you can win - from accessory bundles and cameras to touch-screen computers and so much more. Win one for a friend, a family member, or - let's be honest here - yourself!

1. An NHL-themed Flip Mino HD 4GB video camera.

Hockey fans unite! This top-of-the-line Flip video camera can be themed with any NHL team's design. The camera itself is easy to use and takes high quality footage, with a neat USB flip-out connector to you never have to fumble with cords. Valued at $190, it makes the perfect gift for any sports lover.

2. A wireles Kobo e-reader.

E-readers are easily one of the most wished-for gifts this holiday season. Nobody does it better than Kobo, with its bleeding edge E Ink technology usage, incredible battery life, and impressive WiFi connectivity. Plus, you get 100 classic books for free! Valued at $150, any bookworm would squirm with delight for this device.

3. An Epson Artisan 835 printer.

A houshold staple, the printer is a home office essential. But so many suck... not this one! Epson's Artisan 835 is a potent all-in-one that delivers high quality prints. In fact, everything it does is quality. Valued at $300, this do-everything device will satisfy the needs of anyone frustrated with the clumsy technologies of inferior products.

4. A Basis heart rate monitor watch.

Many Canadians have dieting and/or exercise as a New Year's resolution. The cutting edge technology in this fantastic device will help people keep these resolutions. This watch lets you track your calories, activity, stress, and sleep to make every day your best day. Oh, and it tells the time too! Valued at $200, this highly exclusive beta addition will please the fitness freak, the resolution maker, or the appreciator of innovative technology.

5. An HP TouchSmart 600 computer.

Who doesn't want a new computer for Christmas? That's a big gift - $1,250 big, in fact. This high-tech computer boasts a massive, rich 23" inch display that's touch-enabled, wireless and Bluetooth capabilities, as well as high-performance speakers and a built-in TV tuner. And we challenge you to fill up the giant one-terabyte harddrive. Valued well into the quadriple-digits, this bad boy speaks for itself.

Get these bad ass gifts for free.

Company:
HP
Website:
http://www.hp.com
Location:
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure at the convergence of the cloud and connectivity, creating seamless, secure, context-aware experiences for a connected world. more

Company:
Kobo, Inc.
Website:
http://www.kobobooks.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kobo is a global eReading service backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music, Borders Group, REDgroup Retail, and Cheung Kong Holdings. Kobo believes consumers should be able to read any book on any device. With a catalog of over two million eBooks, and an open platform, Kobo enables retailers, device manufacturers and mobile operators to bring the joy of eReading to customers everywhere. For more... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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