Christmas gift guide 2011

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.
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02.Under $200

Men's Shavers


One of the top picks in CHOICE's user trial of shavers was priced below $200 - well below its more expensive counterparts. The best shavers are easy to use, and score highly for performance, evenness, and comfort. Many models also come battery level indicator, cleanng attachments. Take a look at the Men's shavers review for more information.


Why fork out $6 for a fresh juice at a cafe when you can make your own? Juicing your own fruit and vegetables concoctions is infinitely more cost-effective and satisfying - just make a lot at one go. Look for a model which has dishwasher-safe parts, and comes with comprehensive instructions. For more information, have a look at our Juicers review.


14-Uniden-iGO43A dedicated GPS for your car is a great Christmas present for those who do a lot of road-travel, and like to know exactly where they're going. While GPS-capable smartphones such as the iPhone are making some inroads in the GPS market, it seems most drivers still prefer the full functionality of a dedicated car GPS unit. Features such as  lane guidance , announcement of  school zones  and  text to speech   are standard in most models. Some even come with preloaded maps of Australia. Have a look at our latest Car GPS review for more information.

USB TV Tuners

usbtvtunerThese thumb-size devices can effectively turn your laptop or PC into a TV and digital video recorder (DVR), almost anywhere you go. They're meant to deliver crystal clear digital TV picture and sound, more stations – both standard and high-definition – and advanced recording functions such as time shifting. CHOICE took 12 of the latest models out across Sydney and the greater west for a road test to see how well they work in real-world conditions, both with a normal household antenna and with a portable antenna, where provided. For more information, take a look at the CHOICE review of USB TV Tuners.


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