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Cool accessories for smart phones and tablets top many adult wish lists

Published On: Dec 19 2012 07:35:25 AM EST

Adult gadgets for Christmas


Only seven days left until Christmas and some adults know exactly what they want to find under the tree.

It's another busy day at the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township.

People were getting all kind of Christmas gifts and many adults with a few items on their wish list.


"I want a new iPad," said Nazareth resident Clint Doyle. "I don't think I'm getting it but I want one."

"I'm a huge game fan, so one thing I was looking at is the Playstation Vita," added Robert Detweiler, a resident of Bethlehem. "A couple of other things would be the Wii U, and actually my phone just broke so an iPhone would probably be nice."

People say they want to see iPhones and tablets under the tree because it puts information right at your fingertips and they do so many other things.

"Smart accessories are some of the hot items," said Jonathan Bredbenner, store manager of the Verizon store at the mall. "You hook up wirelessly from your phone."

The new accessories can do some of everything.

There is a food thermometer, speakers, and even a way to control lamps, curling irons, and the heat in your home.

And even a way to keep up with man's best friend. "Dog trackers, those are huge, that's one of the big items we push," said Bredbenner. "Somebody's dog runs away, they can locate that dog right from their device."

If you are looking for just a fun gadget try this remote helicopter also controlled by your smartphone or tablet. Or even a larger version.

Sales people say many of the cool gadgets for 2012 will run between $50 and $300.