Yup, it`s time to start thinking about X-mas again. Depending on how much you like shopping, it`s either going to be fun or a big pain in the chestnut sack. The good news is that this year brings some of the most exciting gadgets and gizmos we’ve ever seen. You might just find yourself shopping for someone else and end up buying something cool for yourself. Not every item on this list is strictly karaoke related, but most of them have something to do with music and home entertainment. They would all make great gifts or something to treat your family to a new way to spend time together.

Let’s take a look at some of the coolest gadgets and gifts for the 2012 Holiday Season…

The Memorex Singstand

memorex-karaoke-machineAlmost every new karaoke product has some kind of iPod compatibility now, but this is one of the first, and still one of the best. It`s got a simple design, and the only major system that comes with a full mic stand that is supported by a speaker base. It always goes down in price during Christmas, and since you can use your iPod song collection, it`s a great value.

The Electrohome Player and Speaker System

The newest entry in our list of reviewed machines, it`s one of the best products around if you`ve got a budget of a hundred bucks. Easy for kids to use, but advanced enough for adults too. It`s also got a Vocal Coach system that is a step above auto-tune, allowing you to learn songs while improving your overall sound. This a great way to introduce karaoke to a family that`s never owned a home system before.

The Singing Pedestal

singing-machine-pedestalOk, enough of the beginner stuff, now we`re getting into the systems for true singing fans. This one comes with everything you would ever need: a full display, mics, speakers, and a pedestal that contains it all. Set it up in the middle of your home entertainment room and you`ve just turned your living room into party central. If you`ve ever wanted to simulate the karaoke bar system at home, this is the best place to start.

The Soulo Microphone

soulo-karaokeDo you have yourself an iPad? Then you’ve also got a karaoke machine. Ok, it’s not quite that simple, but the Soulo app allows you to get a fun karaoke exp

erience at the touch of a few buttons. Granted, it’s not quite the same thing as getting a full-fledged karaoke machine, but in a bind, the app and accompanying mic will do the job just fine.

The Magic Sing with Wireless Mics

This is hands down one of the best karaoke systems on the market. Not cheap, but you aren’t going to find a better value – especially if you know you’re going to be singing a lot. In addition to wireless mics, easy compatibility with your TV, built in games, a remote control, and great sound, you also get over 2000 songs built in. Not enough for you? You can buy more song chips to expand your library, but you probably won’t have to for a while.