It’s that time of year again: Holiday shopping.
2012’s holiday sales are expected to increase from last year, to about $295 billion. David Gregg, senior editor of BehindTheBuy.com, visited The Couch to show us some of the “must-have” gifts and gadgets people will want to buy this season.
Check out the segment to see which items you want to add to your shopping list. Below, Find details on the products and where to buy them.
Samsung ES7100 Smart LED TV
Samsung’s 46-inch ES7100 Smart LED TV offers the best in 2D and 3D picture quality with its bright picture and eye-popping colors. The TV comes packed with tons of smart features on the Samsung Smart Hub, such as a web browser and popular apps ,including ESPN ScoreCenter, Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and Pandora.
In addition, it includes a new suite of exclusive Signature Services:
Family Story – makes it easy to connect to family and friends through shared photos, notes and calendar updates
Fitness – Exercise at home through the video-on-demand service and manage your workout history
Kids – offers a variety of educational content for kids
Samsung DA-E750 Wireless Audio with Dock
Samsung’s new retro-designed wireless audio with dock system is bringing back vintage tech in style. Its Vacuum tube amp creates warmer, more natural sound with deeper bass and richer vocals and the vacuum tubes also offer a warm glow thats visible when in use.
Available in a sleek high gloss cherry wood or piano black finish, this first-of-its-kind audio system allows users to dock, charge and play music from both Samsung Galaxy and iOS devices. It also supports Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay to wirelessly stream music. In addition, it features Soundshare connectivity to automatically and wirelessly connect to your Smart TVs audio and so you can enjoy cord-free listening from anywhere in the home. ($529.99; <http://www.samsung.com/us/video/home-theater/DA-E750/ZA>)
Keurig Vue V700 brewer
This holiday season, Keurig has brewed up a new and innovative gift idea that includes an abundance of choice, advanced features and the ability to customize each and every cup, all in less than a minute. Tthe Keurig Vue V700 brewer features an easy-to-use, interactive touch screen which allows you to customize a wide variety of beverages including coffee, tea, cocoa, cider, iced beverages – even two-step milk-based beverages such as cappuccinos and lattes – in less than a minute. The new Keurig Vue V700 Brewer allows the user to brew stronger, bigger and hotter beverages than ever before! The Keurig Vue Packs are eco-friendly, made of #5 recyclable plastic. ($229.99; www.keurig.com <http://www.keurig.com>)
Sony Playstation Sports Champions 2
The Sports Champions 2 game for PlayStation 3 helps the entire family get up off the couch and get into the game using PlayStation Move. It features five brand new sporting events including Skiing, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, Bowling and an update to the popular Archery event from the first Sports Champions title. Sports Champions also 2 offers an all-new Party Play mode that lets family and friends compete in custom, multi-sport tournaments. Featuring easy auto calibration, this pick-up-and-play game lets everyone jump right into the fun. Available exclusively on PlayStation 3, Sports Champions 2 offers affordable family fun. ($39.99; <http://us.playstation.com/games-and-media/games/sports-champions-2-ps3.html>)
Acer Aspire S7
Acer overcame incredible design challenges to create a touch Ultrabook nearly as thin as a tablet. It’s the world’s thinnest touch Ultrabook. Featuring an all-aluminum unibody design, the razor-thin Acer S7 Ultrabooks are exceptionally thin and light, yet resilient and durable. The Aspire S7 has a 13.3-inch full HD touch screen that is protected by a rigid lid made of white Gorilla Glass 2. Optimizing its touch capabilities, the lid on the S7-391 tilts back a full 180 degrees, allowing it to be used flat against a table or desk, much as one would use a tablet; a hotkey rotates the view 180 degrees making it easy to share the screen with others. In addition, a unique dual torque hinge design enables the display to stay upright and stable even when used for touch input.
The Acer Aspire S7 features Windows 8 and a 10-point touch screen, making navigating between applications natural and intuitive, for easier, faster and more convenient computing. Other key features include 3rd Generation Intel Core processors, solid state drives and up to 12 hours of battery life with second optional battery.
The Aspire S7 also features Acer’s new innovative thermal design – TwinAir cooling (patent-pending) – which extends battery life and keeps the Ultrabook cool and comfortable to use and its light-sensing keyboard automatically detects changes in lighting conditions and adjusts the keyboard backlight brightness.
($1,399; www.acer.com <http://www.acer.com/>)