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Top 15 tech gifts for 2012

1 Slingbox 500 $300

Watch what's showing or recorded on your cable or satellite box outside the home.

2 Adobe Photoshop CS6 $700

Upgrade of flagship editing software.

3 Logitech Harmony Touch $250

The king of universal remotes.

4 Apple iPod Touch $299-$399

An iPhone without the phone.

5 Livescribe Sky Smartpen $170 to $250

Record conversations, take notes and create drawings, and then send them to PCs or mobile devices.

6 Philips Saeco Xelsis Digital ID coffeemaker $3,199

Top of the line espresso machine for geeks.

7 Apple MacBook Pro (13 inch) with Retina display $1,699

State of the art compact computing.

8 Sonos Sub $700

Wireless speakers with a big sound.

9 Jaybird Freedom Sprint $130

Include a lifetime warranty against sweat.

10 Wii U $300-$350

Nintendo doubles down on gaming.

11 Samsung ES8000 Series 8 LED TV About $2,100

Smart TV that features voice and motion control to change basic functions.

12 Fitbit Zip activity tracker $60

Activity tracker wirelessly transmits data to your iPhone.

13 Parrot Zik headphones $400

Excellent sound, tons of technology, striking design.

14 Lytro Light-Field Camera $400

Gives you the ability to refocus a photo — after you've taken it.

15 Jetpack Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4620L $50 with contract

Connects a Wi-Fi-only tablet to Verizon's fast 4G LTE network.

16 HiddenRadio Bluetooth speaker $190

Small wireless speaker and FM radio.

17 Tagg GPS Pet Tracker, by Snaptracs/Qualcomm $100, plus $8 a month

Sends you a text if Fido strays.

18 Google Nexus 7 $199, $249

The tablet to buy if you're not picking up an iPad.

19 Dish Network Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR with Joey Price varies

Can skip commercials on many shows.

20 Logitech Alert security systems $650

Includes night-vision lens; automatically records video when motion is detected.

21 mMini Combo Duo Travel Charging Kit, by Innergie $50

Eliminates need to carry multiple charging cables.

22 Epson Moverio BT-100 Wearable Display $700

A personal-viewing headset for YouTube clips and HD content.

23 Apple iPhone 5 $199 and up

Larger screen, upgraded processor, faster LTE connection, improved camera.

24 Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock $630

Built-in Wi-Fi and a vacuum-tube amp make it the talk of any party.

25 Acer Aspire S7 Series Ultrabook $1,399

A Windows PC competitor to Apple's MacBook. Weighs just 2.86 pounds.

See the entire Bloomberg report at http://tinyurl.com/cjsyz2d.

Top 15 tech gifts for 2012 12/02/12 [Last modified: Sunday, December 2, 2012 3:30am]
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