Holiday Gifts Extended

AT&T Holiday gift Guide (Photo by/ Kenna Beech)

AT&T Holiday gift Guide
(Photo by/ Kenna Beech)

By: Kenna Beech

AT&T released its holiday Gift Guide last Dec., which allowed people to “Get away with Insider Tips for the Holidays.” The pamphlet contained 35 gift ideas.

The first few pages in the pamphlet gave five significant gift tips to help make things more manageable during that busy season. The rest, however, is all technology that can be bought at any time of the year.

Each page consisted of multiple (mostly affordable) gift ideas, and featured a description of the gifts and the gift’s price. For example, the iFrogz 7800mAh GiLite Universal Battery recharges phones and features an LED flashlight for $49.

The pamphlet displayed many things that required the use of a cell phone. These ranged anywhere from suggested Apps to screen protectors. The App VSCO Cam is great for editing photos quickly while on the go.  It contains a 12MP camera with 4x digital zoom and editing tools, which makes it easy to capture a wildlife shot on the run.

For those who like to throw parties, the Ion Party Starter Bluetooth Speaker features colorful beat-synced lighting to turn any room into a party space for $49. Think Spring break and fun.

TheWowWee MiP Robot introduces an electronic assistant. This little gadget can carry drinks, mimic actions, and dance on its own. It stands at only seven inches tall and two and a half inches wide. It retails at $99. The only complaint that buyers have is that the four AAA batteries to operate the robot drain quickly.

For busy parents, the FiLIP 2 Smart Locator helps them stay connected with their children from almost anywhere. It allows five different phone numbers to call and receive calls from the locator, which involves a blend of GPS, GSM, and Wi-Fi. It gives the most accurate location of a child on a digital map on the phone screen, which can be viewed at anytime.

The pamphlet offered a website for people to view the season’s best accessories at an AT&T website. However, there was also a scan code to perform the same action. The quick guide also featured all of the gadgets sorted into different price ranges: Under $75, $75-$130, and over $130.