THE ULTIMATE ELECTRONICS GIFT GUIDE

17 November 2016


Searching for that perfect Christmas present can be extremely stressful so I’ve decided to make things a little easier. This year is all about buying friends and loved ones practical presents that they’ll use over and over again rather than one hit wonders that only get used on Christmas day. So whether you’re looking to buy a gift for a Secret Santa at work, your best friend or for your mum, today I’ll be talking you through some of my must-buys this season. Discover everything you need to know about the Christmas gifts you’re giving this year with some help from GD Rectifiers.

GD Rectifiers are a Global Manufacturer and Distributor of products, services and solutions to commercial and industrial users of power electronic components. Established in 1963, GD Rectifiers has over 50 years of extensive experience across a large range of markets, specialising in new and current technologies for industrial power control applications. An extensive product offering has built GD Rectifiers exceptional reputation as the go-to power specialist with innovative experience across: Aviation, Automotive, Rail, Medical, Industrial and Electronics markets.

Coffee Machine
This retro inspired Nespresso coffee machine is the perfect addition to any stylish kitchen. It features an iconic silhouette and has lots of easy functions to help you create your favourite cup of coffee. The manual lever and brewing button allows you to choose from six programmed cup sizes, making coffee will never be a chore again. Available for £309 - https://www.nespresso.com

Did You Know?
Thermal Fuses are used to make coffee machines; they prevent electrical objects from receiving too much current. In the event that too much electricity is received by an electrical component, the fuse is designed to melt and separate. The most common fuse used in homes today is a circuit breaker; switches that open up to stop the current in the event of an overload. GD Rectifiers stock a wide range of fuses from some of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Mersen, Westcode and Bussmann. View the complete range of fuses here.


Camera
Every girl (or blogger!) needs a decent camera to capture those unforgettable moments or latest outfits. The Nikon Coolpix L340 will capture every last detail with it’s wide range of focal distance and 28X optic zoom. The best feature about this camera is that it adjusts automatically so that you get the perfect shot, whatever the time of day. Available for £99.99 - http://www.argos.co.uk

Did You Know?
Semiconductors are crystalline or amorphous solids that have a high resistance, one higher than most other materials but lower than an insulator. Most electronic devices today require a semiconductor, they are usually very small, complex components that are found in thousands of computerised products from small devices including: mobile phones, radios, clocks and CD players to large devices such as computers, microwaves, fridges, cameras, ATM machines, trains and advanced medical machinery. GD Rectifiers stock the UK’s largest range of semiconductor components by manufacturer.


Hair Dryer
I’m a huge fan of GHDs and this super powerful GHD 2100W Hair Dryer is a must-have for every girl out there. It is a firm favourite and loved by celebrities and stylists alike, it’s perfect for girls on-the-go, it reduces drying time and provides a frizz-free finish, what’s not to love? Available for £99 - http://www.ghdhair.com

Did You Know?
A heat sink is a thermal device that dissipates heat from another object. It transfers heat generated by a mechanical or electronical device to a fluid medium which is normally air or liquid coolant where it is dispersed away from the device. Heat sinks are used with high-power semiconductor devices where the heat dissipation ability of the component itself is sufficient to moderate its temperature. Today heat sinks are used in lots of consumer products including: computers, mobile phones, TVs, amplifiers and hair dryers. GD Rectifiers stock and machine the largest range of heat sinks suitable for stud, modules and capsule semiconductors plus high power LED applications. Offering a full service from design to production, technical support and fast delivery, GD Rectifiers is the No.1 heat sink provider in the UK.


Wine Cooler
This Husky Wine Cooler is the perfect gift this Christmas. This subtle and stylish cooler features a curved mirror-effect door, a touch screen and can hold 12 bottles of your favourite wine. With your own wine cooler there’s no excuse to run out of wine ever again. Available for £124 - http://www.tesco.com/direct

Did You Know?
EMI filters are electronic passive devices and are used to manufacture white goods and wine coolers. Most EMI filters consist of components that suppress differential and common mode interference. EMI filters are predominantly used for computer motherboards, USB hubs, printers and electronic musical instruments, GD Rectifiers stock a large range of Eichhoff EMC, EMI and RFI Filters.


TV
Why not treat your loved ones to a shiny new TV this Christmas!? This Samsung UE22K5000 Flat Full HD LED 22” TV is the ideal size for the kitchen or bedroom. It allows you to experience the vibrant and full HD quality. Why not show someone you love them this Christmas with this uber practical gift. Available for £129 - http://www.johnlewis.com

Did You Know?
Voltage Regulators are designed to automatically maintain a constant voltage level. Most electronic consumer goods require voltage regulators today for a consistent performance, they are used in devices such as: air conditioners, refrigerators and televisions to protect them from having a varied input voltage. GD Rectifiers stock Single Phase Fully Controlled Voltage Regulators, and more!


Digital ClockThis cute digital clock from Habitat oozes style appeal with its natural and organic influences. For those wanting to tighten their purse strings, this is the most practical everyday gift money could buy this season. Available from £40 - http://www.habitat.co.uk

Did You Know?
Even digital clocks are made using semiconductor components, almost every electronic consumer product today is made with semiconductor devices. GD Rectifiers design and manufacture a large range of semiconductor devices, distribute Obsolete Semiconductors and also offer a repair and replacement service for faulty or ageing Semiconductor Rectifiers, Converters, Inverters and Regulators.


In-Car DVD Player
This Nextbase 9” In-Car DVD Player will keep you and your family entertained for hours. This accessory makes long journeys bearable with its slime-line design, vivid 9” widescreen display, two stereo speakers, in-ear headphones and patented car mounting system. Available for £129 - http://www.halfords.com

Did You Know?
In-Car DVD players are made using Radio Frequency Modules. RF modules are usually small electronic circuits which receive, transmit or transceive radio waves on a number of frequencies. GD Rectifiers stock a wide range of RF modules and solutions from the world’s leading manufacturer, IXYS. Commonly used in alarm systems, remote controls, contact-less smart cards and wireless devices, discover GD Rectifiers’ IXYS RF range.


Amplifiers
A timeless gift that will never lose appeal. This Pioneer Amplifier is ideal for vinyl lovers that want excellent quality paired with fantastic value. The A-10 direct energy design amplifiers with symmetrical constructions offer class-leading high quality sound wrapped in understated technical elegance. Available for £159 - http://www.tesco.com/direct

Did You Know?
Without a heat sink, a computer is likely to overheat within 30 seconds. GD Rectifiers are the UK’s leading manufacturer of heat sinks, including; standard and custom made heat sinks, heat sink accessories and heat sink assemblies. They stock and machine the largest range of heat sinks suitable for stud, modules and capsule semiconductors plus high power LED applications.


Lighting
This beautiful cluster of copper light shades offers a warm glow to any home. Inspired by space-age interiors of the 60s, this set of shades are bang on trend and create the perfect ambience this Christmas season. Available for £79 - http://www.made.com

Did You Know?
A Thyristor is a semiconductor device with four layers of alternating N and P-type material. A thyristor works when a small current flows into a gate, allowing a larger current to flow from the anode to the cathode and latch on. Thyristors have been used for decades for lighting dimmers, GD Rectifiers stock an extensive range of Thyristors from the world’s leading manufacturers, including GD Rectifiers, IXYS, IXYS UK Westcode, SEMIKRON view the IXYS UK range here.


Personalised Faux Leather iPad Mini Case
This luxurious tan iPad Mini case can be personalised with gold lettering, adding a personal touch to a classic gift. The case includes a sleeve for holding notes/receipts and the slim faux leather design makes it easy to hold in one hand. Available for £29.95 - Notonthehighstreet.com

Did You Know?
A Resistor restricts or limits the flow of current in a circuit. They are used in a wide range of applications including; computers, power generation and distribution, motor drives, power supplies and GTO protection circuits. View GD Rectifiers Resistor range here.


So that’s my Christmas gift guide all wrapped up. What’s on your Christmas list this year? 

*This is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own, honest opinions.*

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