Last night I returned home from PAX AUS 2014. Long story short, it wasn't perfect, but it was quite possibly the best weekend I've had this year. It was a lot of fun. If you'd like to continue reading, the long story is just below.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year—GameRevolution's Holiday Gift Guide time! This year, we've got great gift suggestions for the gamer and tech enthusiast in your life, no matter what console they're into, and at every price range.
In this list, you'll find everything a tech lover could want, need, or hope for.
(Buy Now)- For anyone on your list not on the streaming television bandwagon, TV as they know it is dead. Long live TV. Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to get them up to speed with the latest, most convenient streaming solution yet, Google Chromecast. Chromecast plugs into your TV set and opens up the web and all the content online thanks to your wireless network.
Chromecast supports favored streaming networks like Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Pandora, everything in Google Play, and of course the Chrome web app store. Our favorite part about Chromecast is that your smart phone and tablet become the remote control, freeing us from the cluttered control basket.
This is one stocking-sized gift that might be too pricey to hang over the fire with care, but you can bet you’ll earn some extra nice treatment if you decide to give the new Retina Display-equipped iPad Air this holiday season.
With the smaller form factor, iPad Air weighs just one pound, but that doesn’t mean Apple scrimped on functionality. iPad Air will quickly become your favorite gamer’s ultimate communication tool, ready for work, play, and everything in between.
Turtle Beach PX4 Wireless Gaming Headset
(Buy Now) - Despite becoming a big name in the gaming space, you might never have heard of Turtle Beach headphones for general audio use, but with their PX4 model your gamer might never hear another word again.
The PX4 headset features a rechargeable battery, a detachable boom mic, and supports mobile devices, Xbox 360s, PS3s, PS4s, and Xbox One consoles. With so much functionality packed in, your gamer will never want to take these headphones off.
FitBit Force Wireless Activity Tracker
After feasting throughout the holidays, set a New Year's resolution and actually keep it thanks to the Fitbit Force. Not only does it track everyday fitness goals like how many steps you've taken, how many miles you've traveled, or how many calories you've burned, but it also tracks how well you've slept.
This wearable fitness gadget is a sleek-looking wristband with a LED ticker. It also comes with a companion iOS app that lets you track food and water intake, as for the gamer in us all, when you meet certain goals you set for yourself, you can unlock achievement badges that are shareable on social media. This way, you get your friends involed in your progress and can start a competition on who can lose (or gain) the most.
Mophie Juice Pack Plus
(Buy Now) - With smart phones taking over our lives, mankind is faced with one specific problem: what do you do when you run out of juice? Thankfully, Mophie have a long line of power solutions to keep important devices like your phone charged as long as you need.
We’ve been using the Juice Pack Plus with an iPhone 5. The Juice Pack Plus protects the phone and allows you to switch on the power when you need it. Light on the bottom of the battery pack let you know how much reserve power you have left, but with a smart design and an included USB cable for recharging and connecting your phone, you’ll never have to bother removing a Mophie power pack.