For a sister…

Keep her on-side with these funky finds.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  December 4, 2007

Keep her on-side with these funky finds.

Go Moto mirror

The ultra-sleek MOTOKRZR follows in the footsteps of Motorola's popular RAZR phone, with the emphasis very much on cutting-edge design and, it turns out, sprucing your hair up. You see, aside from its first-class multimedia features, entertainment capabilities and global connectivity, the cool thing about this device is that its outside casing is so shiny you can see your face in it. Thus, when your beloved sis is without mirror, it doesn't mean she need succumb to the terribly outdated windswept look; she can simply pop out her phone and tweak away.

$245-408, www.motorola.com

Spread the word

If your family's favourite girl already has a current model iPod, are you brave enough to help to spread her favourite tunes around the house? If so, Creative's Xdock Wireless is the present to buy. She simply docks her iPod into this product, chooses which room to place the wireless receiver in (sold separately for $109), and then hooks this receiver up to the speakers already there. A simple concept, but done well.

$231, www.creative.com

Digitally divine

Is she at that age where makeup and dressing occupy every free hour? Then this Barbie Digital Makeover software is well worth shipping in. With this fun-packed app she can design hundreds of hairstyles using glitter, dodgy-sounding stuff called ‘hair mascara' and more besides. She can colour it, streak it, grow it or crazify it - all at the click of a button rather than the chop of a real pair of scissors.

$27.95, www.amazon.com

Look for leather

If your sis has delusions of grandeur and loves a bit of bling, then Asus' 6 series leather-bound laptop range could be right up her street. Claimed by its maker to ‘humanize technology in a new way', the S6 machines comes encased in hand-embossed leather, giving them a warm, natural feel. Then under this cow skin is Intel's Centrino Duo technology, meaning the machine is no slouch performance-wise either (which is nice, as she wouldn't like having to wait around for PerezHilton.com to load now would she?).

$2615, www.asus.com/me

Perfect Pod

On the off-chance that your sibling doesn't already have an MP3 player, or maybe her device is a chunky monkey old-school model, then head over to the nearest Apple store and grab her the new Nano; it won't cost you the earth and the new version is way better than earlier offerings. The reasons for this are threefold: it now includes video playback; it touts a larger and much brighter two-inch display; and its new ‘Cover Flow' feature will let your sis scroll through her entire music collection by album cover alone.

$177 (4Gbytes), $231 (8Gbytes), www.appleme.ae

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