What we know today as chip shortage or semiconductor crisis will make its effects felt more strongly on these holidays. This does not mean that consumer electronics will disappear from Christmas windows or that there will be no more smartphones, washing machines or televisions in electronics stores. It will be necessary to make a virtue of necessity. So here are ten useful gadgets, created to solve situations. What will happen – indeed it is already happening – is that at least in some countries and for some brands, deliveries will slow down, some products will be postponed and there will be, as experts say, less product availability. Because, although it happens more and more rarely, technology sometimes makes life easier.