PR 6209 MUST- HAVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHRISTMAS 2009 From Currys

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                        MUST- HAVE TECHNOLOGY FOR CHRISTMAS 2009
                     From Currys, Dixons.co.uk, PIXmania.com and PC World

Can you imagine a Christmas without technology? No TV or Blu-ray films to slump in front of after the turkey
and Christmas pudding, no pictures recording grandpa falling asleep over lunch, no calling up Aunty in
Australia via the internet, no searching round for the right charger or batteries – (don’t forget to stock up
with those before the big day!)


There are masses of must-have electronic items set to top wish lists this Christmas. To help keep
Christmas fun – despite the credit crunch – check out a few of these Christmas Crackers selected by
Currys, PC World, Dixons.co.uk and PIXmania.


The Christmas 2009 selection will keep the whole family entertained long after the festive season is over
and with great deals also topping wish lists this Christmas, this year’s showcase brings you gifts that
combine new and exciting technology alongside great value.


                             Listed in this bulletin:
                             1. For Him
                                  1.1. Presents for Him for under £100.00
                                  1.2. Presents for Him for under £200.00
                                  1.3. Luxury Presents for Him
                             2. For Her
                                  2.1. Presents for Her for under £100.00
                                  2.2. Presents for Her for under £200.00
                                  2.3. 5 Luxury Presents for Her
                             3. For Kids and Teens
                             4. For Grandparents
                             5. For all the Family


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Presents for Him
                                      Under £100

                                       Samsung 107H’ digital desk photo frame: £TBC – Available at PC World
                                      stores and www.pcworld.co.uk
                                      The perfect digital picture frame for home or office – compact, stylish-looking and
                                      at a great price, this easy to use digital photo frame is a perfect gift for technology
                                      fans. Why have one picture when you can have a whole host of family snaps
                                      rotating throughout the day?




Braun Pulsonic 9595 / 790 Series 7 Shaver: £TBC- Available at www.PIXmania.com
If you like your man to look groomed, the Pulsonic 9595 / 790 Series 7 Shaver is the perfect present. It
has many advanced features including ultra thin 4-directional mobile grid heads, a Cross-Cutting system
and blade precision. It also adds the power of ultra sonic vibrations to cut facial hair better and avoid
skin irritation. It can also run under water and is rechargeable.


Under £200

                           Samsung C10 camcorder: £148.00 – Available at www.dixons.co.uk
                           You can capture all those unforgettable Christmas moments with the Samsung SMX-C10
                           camcorder, and upload them directly, so that friends and family around the world can join in.
                           Plus, with its 800,000-pixel CCD sensor, this camcorder brings high-quality to all your
                           multimedia.




                               CLICK FREE 500GB Home storage: £TBC – Available at PC World stores and
                               www.pcworld.co.uk
                               Save up to 160 hours of DVD video with this functional and compact home storage unit,
                               meaning you’ll never lose any of your content again. The storage unit is optimised for PC
                               use, with plug and play via USB and automatic back up software.




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Luxury Presents for Him


                                                Slingbox Pro Streamer: £163.95 – Available at PC World stores and
                                                www.pcworld.co.uk
                                                The perfect present for tech fans! The Slingbox Pro Streamer allows
                                                you to stream your home television content to any PC or mobile phone
                                                in the world, in high definition! You’ll never miss that sporting event or
                                                TV show again.




Samsung Blu-ray Player BD4600: £239.99 – Available at Currys’
stores and www.currys.co.uk
This stylish shell Blu-ray Player brings home entertainment bang up
to date and creates the cinema experience in your very own living
room. The player’s slick design and light weight allows it to be wall
mountable and with Blu-ray discs showing images 5 times sharper
that DVD this is bound to keep all the family happy over the holidays.




                        Sony NWZX1050 Multimedia Video and player: £209.99 – Available at Currys’ stores and
                        www.currys.co.uk
                        Love music? Then this is the MP3 player for you, with a choice of 4000 songs and 60 hours
                        video at your fingertips. With Clear Audio Technologies, the Sony X series is the first MP3
                        player with S-master digital amplifier for mind blowing sound. Let’s not forget the OLED touch
                        screen, digital noise cancelling, and WiFi.




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                                         Samsung UE40B7000 LED TV: £1,061.58 - Available at ww.dixons.co.uk
                                         This top of the range LED TV brings state-of-the-art technology into your home.
                                         With a slim design, higher contrast ratios and improved energy efficiency, this
                                         is the perfect screen to watch all those Christmas re-runs on.




Toshiba T130 & T110 CULV Satellite laptops: £TBC – Available at PC World stores and
www.pcworld.co.uk
Toshiba’s brand new range of laptops will be hitting the shelves in late October, just in time for
Christmas! Combining energy efficiency (up to 25% more battery power) and Intel’s new ultra
low voltage processors results in increased running time, with a great processing speed which
makes working on the move more simple. You can snap up a light-weight laptop in a choice of
colours including Precious Black, Iron Red Metallic and Luxe White Pearl




Sony micro Hi-Fi component: £139.99 - Available at Currys’ stores or www.currys.co.uk
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Sony’s stylish Hi-Fi system, brings quality sound into your home. It is 5 Watts, has both an AM and FM
                                                                                                                available on
radio, iPod dock and CD/R playback.                                                                               request




                                               Presents for Her


Under £100


                                    The Sassoon Solutions Intelligence 2000: £44.99 - Available at Currys’ stores
                                    and www.currys.co.uk
                                    This new system from Sassoon is a revolution in drying! Why not give her
                                    something that she will love this Christmas? With four bespoke settings this is the
                                   first dryer to be pre-programmed for optimum hair care and style. The unique digital
                                   pre-programmed settings enable salon quality drying every time.




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Russell Hobbs Panini Platinum Collection: £TBC– Available at Currys’ stores or www.currys.co.uk
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Take the café culture home with you with this Platinum Panini grill. Combining sleek eye-catching looks             available on
with professional performance all in one, you can grill in 3 different positions to create your very own              request
favourite sandwich. setting for open sandwich and melts.




HomeMedics Shiatsu Foot Massager: £TBC – Available at Currys’ stores and
currys.co.uk

After a busy day at the Boxing Day sales, weary feet could do with a treat and the
HomeMedics Shiatsu massager does just the job. The massager can be used alone or
with infra-red heat and has simple touch toe controls to make your select your massage.
It is designed to help hold the correct position of your feet during the massage and
counter rotating massagers will relax even the most fatigued of feet.




                        Morphy Richards Intellisteam: £99.99– Available at Currys’ stores and www.currys.co.uk
                        Make cooking for the family easier in 2010 with the new Intellisteam. A revolution in steam
                        technology, it brings a whole meal together to finish precisely at the same time thanks to its
                        intelligent digital timer. The Intellisteam comes with a pre-set time guide clearly displaying how
                        long it takes to cook different foods such as chicken, fish, rice, sauce and even eggs.




                                    Babyliss pro 200 Nano Mini: £14.99 - Available at Currys’ stores and
                                    www.currys.co.uk
                                    Make sure you look salon fresh at this New Year’s Eve party with the professional
                                    performance straightening irons from Babyliss. The ceramic coasted plate heat up

                                    ultra fast and reach 200c – salon heat making sure your hear looks the best in can
                                    and at half the size or regular straighteners they are great for short hair, fringes and
                                    quick touch ups.



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TechFriend: £89.99 – Available at PC World stores and
www.pcworld.co.uk
TechFriend is the TechGuys unique 24/7 phone service offering
help and support when your PC stops working. You receive
access to the TechFriend freephone number, which is open 365
days a year. One simple phone call can help solve all questions
and issues – which means that instead of ringing you at 9.30pm
on a Friday night when he can’t get his email to work, your dad
can simply call TechFriend instead and they can do the hard work
for you.




Under £200


Samsung Eco 22”: £139.00- Available at Currys’ stores and
www.currys.co.uk
Treat your mum to breakfast in bed while she watches GMTV on this luxury HD
flat screen TV. With SRS TruSurround, the sound matches the high standards
set by the display, making this television a top performer in all categories. It
also uses a third less power than standard LCD Tvs. There is a built in digital
tuner, enabling easy freeview viewing and there is also a PC input allowing the screen to be transformed into a PC
monitor.




                               Sony A72 Digital Photo Frame: £TBC- Available at PC World stores and
                               www.pcworld.co.uk
                               Enjoy all of your favourite photos time and again with this 7 inch DPF- A72 digital photo
                               frame from Sony. It has 128MB of internal memory, clock, calendar, slideshow functions,
                               and a USB port for instant photo access.




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                                 Remington Hair Envy and Babyliss conical curling wand: £TBC – Available at
                                 Currys stores and www.currys.co.uk
                                 Remington Hair Envy is the next generation in hair styling, giving you a salon finish
                                 and healthy locks every time.        The 2000W low noise hair dryer comes with
                                 concentrator, 4 brushing clips, 4 Velcro rollers, and a volumising brush so that you can
                                 create the look that you want, when you want it – perfect for looking glam on New
                                 Years Eve! Its digital temperature display allows easy selection oh heat strengths,
                                 appropriate for all hair types. With a top temperature of 200C, even the thickest
                                 strands can be transformed into tumbling tresses.




Nintendo DSi White: £144.99 - Available at www.dixons.co.uk
The latest portable gaming device that Nintendo has to offer includes a variety of
distinctive functions which truly sets it apart from other handheld consoles, use the DS’
advanced touch screen technology, dual screens, voice recognition and the Wi-Fi
capabilities to further enjoy DSi games.




Luxury Presents for Her

                                      I-Robot Robotic Vacuum: £TBC- Available at www.pixmania.com
                                      Give your mum a break and one less chore for 2010 with the Roomba 560. This
                                      programmable robot detects areas that are particularly in need of a good clean,
                                      increasing the number of times it goes over a spot and adjusting suction power
                                      accordingly. With only three hours charge time, the Roomba 560 can clean up to
                                      80m², making it perfect to do all of your hard work!




Sony W series VAIO Netbook: £TBC - Available at PC World stores and
www.pcworld.co.uk




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     If she is always out and about but likes to stay in touch then the trendy Sony W Netbook is a perfect addition to her
     every growing handbag. The awesome, X-black LCD screen is what sets this netbook apart and offers richer colours
     and deeper blacks than any other netbook. It’s light and easy to carry, with the wide screen giving maximum space for
     web browsing.




                            BEBOOK E-book: £219.00 – Available at www.pixmania.com
                            Book lovers can now travel with a library in their pocket! The BEBOOK E-book lets you store
                            between 1,000 and 4,000 books, newspapers, work documents or audio files in a device the size
                            of a pocket notepad! Perfect to keep in a smaller handbag when you’re out and about.




Panasonic Blu-ray recorder: £TBC – Available at
Currys’ stores and www.currys.co.uk

This Blu-ray recorder had built in freesat+. In addition to
this it has 2.0 profile (BD Live), the ability choose
whether a programme is recorded to Blu-ray disc, or the
hard drive, and it can record multiple programmes simultaneously!




                                                         Presents for Kids & Teens
                                 Under £100


                                 Philips KidTimer Tooth Brush: £TBC. – Available at Currys’ stores and
                                 www.currys.co.uk


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     Make bedtime fun with the KidTimer tooth brush, it helps kids to reach the recommended 2-minute brushing time by
     progressively increasing time over 90 days. With KidPacer(R) technology, kids can brush to fun musical tones which
     indicate when it's time to move to the next quadrant of the mouth There are also interchangeable front design panels
     so kids can change the look of their brush.




     Sony D25 PC Speakers: £44.99 – Available at PC World stores and
     www.pcworld.co.uk
     Make the most of your computing and gaming experience with these
     stylishly designed SRS-D25 PC speakers. With 25 Watts of system
     power, these speakers connect to notebooks, desktops and MP3
     players, to guarantee you quality sound no matter what you’re listening
     to.




     Under £200


                       Flip Mino Chrome Pocket Camcorder: £169.00 - Available at PC World stores and
                       www.pcworld.co.uk

                       This tiny, snazzy pocket camcorder has a huge following already and this latest version is expected
                       to fly off the shelves this Christmas. Simple to use and with its instant online video publishing facility
                       and USB arm you can easily upload videos to YouTube. Its has also been designed with a shiny,
                       mirrored finish so you can see your reflection in the casing, meaning you can frame yourself
                       accurately within the shot before uploading.




     Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses: £132.00 - Available at www.pixmania.co.uk
Slip on these stylish Nvidia 3D Vision glasses and watch characters and
environments in video games come to life on screen! These 3D Vision glasses
have been designed to be paired with 120 Hz screens to turn graphics into
high definition 3D images. All you have to do is plug in a few cables to get your
computer screen or TV ready for a unique viewing experience.


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Sony Party Shot Camera: £TBC – Available at PC World stores and
www.pcworld.co.uk

The memories of a good party are essential, however you don’t want to
miss out on all the fun by spending the whole night capturing it. To ensure
not a moment is missed why not use Sony Party Shot Cam - your
personal party photographer! The Party Cam sits on a table or tripod and
tilts and pans to locate and follow potential subjects via its motion sensor. It uses smile shutterTM technology to detect
faces and uses motion detection to seek out movement to take photos at the right moment, ensuring not a moment is
missed.




Luxury Presents for Kids and Teens

PSP Go: £220.00 - £230.00 – Available at Currys’ stores and www.currys.co.uk
The handheld game from Sony is the latest games console to hit the shelves. With
its wide screen, playback and net access it’s a steal at under £250.00. Lighter,
smaller and more stylish than its predecessors, the PSP Go also has a much better
batter life, guaranteeing hours of play for any bored teens stuck in front of Christmas
TV repeats.




Fujifilm 3D W1 digital camera: £TBC- Available at Currys’ stores and www.currys.co.uk
                              Bring your pictures to life with the amazing 3D technology from Fujifilm, without the need for
                              3D glasses! With the in-built two lenses set wide apart on the facia, and two photo sensors
                              the W1 allows you to create true stereoscopic images. You can really see the photos popping
                            out of the rear LCD in proper 3D, without the need for 3D glasses!




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                                       Samsung N110 Netbook: £299.99- Available at PC World stores or at
                                       www.pcworld.co.uk
                                       Make homework fun with the trendy Samsung N110 Netbook. With nine hours battery
                                       life, this Netbook can really keep working for as long as you can! The chunky outer
                                       case makes this a real head turner and the keyboard design ensures this is simple to
                                       work on. Intel Atom N270 processor and 1GB Memory, this laptop is ideal for storing
                               files. It has a 10.1” display, and weighs just 1.26kg so perfect for carrying




                                            Presents for Grandparents



                                                 Breville Baby Handblender: £TBC- Available at Currys stores and
                                                 www.currys.co.uk
                                                 If Grandma likes to cook up culinary delights in the kitchen, this is the perfect
                                                 present for all her cooking needs. This kit includes a 400W hand blender, a
                                                 chopping bowl, 4 plastic pots, a spoon, spatula and a recipe book.




Phillips Wake Up Light: £73.00 – Available at PIXmania.co.uk

If you want to start your day with a spring in your step, then the Philips
Wake Up Light is perfect for helping your body to wake up naturally.
The wake up light will begin to project light 30 minutes before your
selected wake up time, gradually stimulating your mind, just like a
natural sunrise would.
It also comes with optional beep alarm, natural sounds and radio station.




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                                    Advent Milano Netbook: £219.99 – Available at PC World stores and www.pcworld.co.uk
                                    Offering great specification in a sleek minimalist design, the Advent Milano Netbook is an
                                    extremely affordable and functional Netbook – ideal for taking with you, wherever you go!
                                    Combining 1GB memory with a 10.1’’ display and weighing in at just 1.2kg, the Milano is a
                                    great way to stay in touch with family, wherever you are




Nikon S100pj Coolpix Projector: £TBC- Available at Currys’ stores and
www.currys.co.uk
Once retired many of us like to go travelling, so what better way to show off the
amazing sites visited than a 21st century slide show? This projector camera includes
a 12MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, a 2.7 inch TFT LCD and the ISO levels can be
cranked up to 3200 at full res. The built-in projector has a 10 lumen LED integrated
projector that allows you to project a 40’’ image slideshow complete with music,
effects and transitions to show off your snaps to all the family




                                                 Presents for All the Family


       Samsung ST500: £205.00 – Available at www.dixons.co.uk
       The ultra slim and stylish Samsung ST500 digital compact camera
       boasts yet another ‘world first’: front and back LCD display technology.
       Besides its front screen, the ST500 has a number of modes that make
       taking photos a breeze. These include several programmes for self-
       portraits, a function for snaps of children, and a countdown timer that
       attracts the attention of your subjects and prepares them for group
       shots.




       Samsung BD1250 Blu-ray Home Cinema: £499.99
       Available at Currys’ stores and www.currys.co.uk




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Blu-ray players are another must-have this Christmas for you to enjoy the latest film releases in the best possible
quality. This Blu-ray player lets you watch DVDs in 1080p hi-res and links up to HD ready TVs and audio for the best
possible sound and picture quality




Packard Bell all-in-one oneTwo series: £599– Available at PC World stores and
www.pcworld.co.uk
Wow the family with this futuristic touch screen PC. The Packard Bell oneTwo Series
features all-in-one PCs with easy-to-use touch screen technology, eye-catching
style, fantastic entertainment and media sharing capabilities. Its slim attractive
design also saves space in the home or office.




                                      PS3 Slim: £249.99- Available at PC World Stores and www.pcworld.co.uk
                                      Despite being lighter and slimmer, the PS3 Slim has more storage than ever with
                                      a 120GB Hard Drive. It’s also cooler, quieter and more energy efficient. With a
                                      built-in Blu-ray player, so the whole family can now enjoy HD gaming and movies.
                                      The PS3 Slim also enables you to upload, store and play your music, and browse
                                      photos. It also has the capabilities to connect to the PlayStation network.




Advent Verona laptop: £TBC – Available at PC World and www.pcworld.co.uk
Weighing just 1.6kg and with a screen size of 13.3’’ this laptop is perfect for working on the go.                    Picture
While small may be beautiful, this compact laptop also incorporates an Intel Celeron processor 743 with             available on
                                                                                                                      request
3GB RAM and 250GB Hard Drive, as well as Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.




Notes to Eds:
All prices correct as of 1st October 2009. Please contact us or check online for current
prices



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Stockist Details:
Currys
www.currys.co.uk
08445 61 62 63


PC World
www.pcworld.co.uk
0844 5610000


PIXmania
www.pixmania.co.uk


Dixons
www.dixons.co.uk


For further media information, images or comment from DSGi, please contact:
Jemma Holliday:Jemma.holliday@talkpr.com – 020 7543 4528
Hannah Shanks :Hannah.shanks@taklpr.com -020 7544 3616
Joanna Softly: joanna.softly@dsgiplc.com – 01727 202379
For review unit requests please contact:
Shelley Byfield:reviewkit@mirrorpr.com -07747 801409




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