Students’ holiday wishlist goes high-tech

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

Holiday cheer will soon be here and Panthers are getting an early start on their holiday shopping.

The iPhone 4 includes new innovations such as Face Time. Face Time allows the consumer to video chat on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 4’s A4 processor delivers an amazing gaming experience, which allows gamers to play against friends anywhere in the world.

“Face Time on the new iPhone is really cool; you can be anywhere and video chat with someone,” sophomore Josh Levey said. “My dad and I both have one, so we’ve been thinking about getting one for my mom this Hanukkah.”

For those who have an iPhone or plan on getting one this holiday season, a protective case is a great inexpensive gift to go along with it.

“I will probably get my twin brother Michael a case to go along with the iPhone my parents are getting him this Christmas,” junior Lauren Lombardo said.

A popular gift amongst teens is the “Beats” by Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones. This gift is geared towards those who love to listen to music all the time with deep bass. Holiday shoppers can find these headphones at the Apple store for $199.95

“I’ve been wanting the Beats by Dre ever since they first came out,” sophomore Ross Gasman said.  “Hopefully I’ll get them for Hanukkah. They’re so awesome because you can hear every sound and they’re noise canceling.”

Movie lovers will enjoy the Apple TV. For only $99 this device brings the options of the entire video store into the lucky gift receiver’s living room. Apple TV owners can rent movies and TV shows in HD. In addition they can enjoy Netflix and their own music and photos on their HDTV. A new groundbreaking feature of the Apple TV allows owners to view movies that have yet to be released in theatres.

Sims fans will be happy to unwrap the new Sims 3 Deluxe. This new game includes both The Sims 3 and the popular expansion pack The Sims 3 Ambitions. The Sims allows gamers to create avatars with unique personalities, customizing everything including appearances, personalities and homes. The Sims 3 Deluxe Edition is available for $49.99 at Best Buy.

“I’m getting my sister, Danni, the Sims 3 Deluxe for Christmas,” junior Rachel Lee said. “I know this will be a gift she’ll be happy with because she loves to play the Sims.”

Booklovers have set their sights on the Kindle. The Kindle offers everything buyers love to read and much more. All the Kindle has to offer is available this Christmas for only $139 from

“My mom and I are planning on getting my dad a Kindle for the Holiday season,” junior Adee David said. “He’s been wanting the Kindle for a while now, and since he loves to read, we know he’ll use it a lot and it’ll be a great gift for him.”

Brookstone’s Wireless Key Finder is a gift that will be much appreciated by forgetful relatives. Owners of the Wireless Key Finder will never have to panic again – with the touch of a button, an alarm will sound in order to direct them to their keys. When shopping for these technologically equipped devices, make sure to do online research in order to get the gift with the highest rate and the lowest available price.