Variety of choices in the market
There is no doubt that the market offers a plethora of choices on the latest gadgets that would be deemed a great gift for the season. However, there are really great gadgets to be wrapped as this season’s gifts that would thrill and delight the recipients but there are also gadgets that look great in appearance but not in performance.
Modern consumers need to be well versed with the market’s long list of seasonal gifts especially gadgets.
Effective marketing strategiesMany consumers may agree that it can be quite daunting to pick a gift for another person no matter how close the recipient may be. There is always the fear or worry of getting the wrong gift, a bad gift or the recipient already having a similar gift.
A cool looking gadget may look cool but it does not function as well as it looks despite the marketing hype and bargains offered. The right advertising campaign can put any tech gadget on a pedestal to be drooled over; even if it is a piece of scrap metal.
Poor seasonal gifts
5 worst performing gadgets in the year 2013 should be avoided as this season’s gifts include:
Certain Chromebooks look like an ideal gift for the young and trendy for just $300. But the Chromebooks operate on Chrome OS by Google with no Windows, Mac or Android apps; only web apps which may require plug-ins.
2. MS Surface 2 tablet
A lot of hype on this Microsoft tablet with a great screen and an innovative keyboard cover that comes with a neat flip-out stand. This gadget runs Windows RT instead of the normal Windows OS. Many features are incompatible for a whopping price of $449 without its $119 Touch Cover.
3. iPhone 5C
The iPhone 5C costs only $99 with the old version specs. New features are to be included at extra costs including customer services. This cheap looking electronic gadget comes in a candy-colored plastic instead of the classy metal mainstream 5S models.
4. Kid’s tablets
Kids today enjoy having their own real tablet instead of the Fisher-Price kids’ models. A lot of kids’ tablets are besieged with serious performance issues as well as poor resolutions and limited apps to suit the different ages.
5. Wii U
The new Wii U costs $300 is mainly metal and plastic holding a poor performing touch screen controller displaying mediocre graphics with uninteresting games.