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GadgetGuy Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets and computers

By Leigh D. Stark | 5:33 pm 28/11/2011

Touchy feely accessories

The right accessories will enhance the utility and/or looks of whichever tablet you choose, and with bags, cases, capacitive pens, speakers, and headphones aplenty, you’re spoilt for choice. Here are some of our favourites, all of which should work with the tablets listed in this guide.

Pogo Sketch Pro

Price: $20

A capacitive pen with a design familiar to many creative artists, this gadget will allow you to scrawl and draw like a professional. Built from aluminium and featuring a rubber grip for comfort, it’s the pen designers would use.

Belkin Kitchen Cabinet Mount

Price: $50

Shortlisted in the 2012 CES Innovations Awards, Belkin’s accessory allows you to mount any tablet sized between 7 and 10 inches to a cabinet in your home. It’s is available locally now.

Plantronics BackBeat 903+

Price: $80

We’ve used tablets for a year or two now, and experience confirms the blessing that is a pair of Bluetooth headphones. While others locate their tablet, plug in their buds then switch tracks and change volume on the touchscreen, we control all our listening via convenient buttons on our earpiece – and without having to lay a hand on the tablet. And did we mention that we listen in stereo too?

Kensington KeyFolio Pro Performance Keyboard Case

Price: $150

Kensington’s Bluetooth keyboard in a case is now available for the iPad 2 and 10 inch Android tablets. It’s one of the best keyboard options around – so good, in fact, that all the 2012 Holiday Gift Guides on gadgetguy.com.au were written on one.

Read the review…

Jawbone Jambox Wireless Speaker

Price: $250

Available in multiple colours and packing into a small carry case, Jawbone’s wireless Bluetooth Jambox speaker is an audio box with attitude. With a rated output 85 decibels and the ability to connect to an audio source using a conventional 3.5mm jack or via Bluetooth, the Jambox plays loud and offers good  flexibility.

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