Holiday Gift Guide: Top Gadgets for Christmas 2009

Jessica Foust from TopTenREVIEWS explains their top “techno” picks for this holiday season.

This holiday season look no further for the gadgets that will wow your friends and family. Here are the picks for this year’s top tech gift ideas.

iPod Touch 8GB: $199.00

From the music lover in your life to the frequent flier, the iPod touch is a fantastic gift. Watch videos, surf the web, play games and of course, listen to hours of audio. The perfect companion for work and play, the iPod Touch will be a stocking stuffer they won’t soon forget. Plus the iTunes store has hundreds and hundreds of apps including games, budget managers, calorie counters, and more.

Acer Aspire 1: $254.99

For the traveling business person, new college freshman, or just your average blogger, the Acer Aspire 1 is a sleek netbook that comes in at the right price. Small enough to take almost anywhere and powerful enough to tackle all your productivity needs.

Nikon Coolpix S570: $199.95

The Coolpix line from Nikon has a long tradition of giving great pictures in an easy point and shoot form factor. The S570 lives up to its predecessors by delivering plenty of options for the casual user who wants great snapshots. Let the Coolpix do the heavy lifting. All you have to do is pick the right mode (portrait, landscape, multishot, night, etc.) and decide what to point it at. With a price-tag this low, you’ll be surprised at the pictures this sleek camera produces.

Flip MinoHD: $199.99

The Flip MinoHD will have anyone shooting home videos in a flash. Everything you need is built right in, from the USB connection to the rechargeable battery to the flash memory. No cords, no cards and no fuss. You can even personalize the casing with your own design or photo by going to Pure Digital’s website. This little camcorder is perfect for new parents, grandparents, or even road-tripping with friends.

Netflix Subscription: $27.00 for 3 months

With over 85,000 movies to choose from, Netflix will impress even the most demanding movie buffs. From action to drama to romance and more, the selection seems endless. You won’t be disappointed by the shipping time, either, as Netflix has 35 shipping centers around the country. Most movies will get to you within a day of leaving the warehouse. The service includes HD selections and Watch Instantly streaming service for both movies and TV shows.

Kindle DX: $489.00

Anyone on your gift list who is an avid reader will love Amazon’s Kindle line. The Kindle is a hot item and the unrivalled leader in the e-book world. The DX offers a screen over 2½ times bigger than the Kindle 2 ($259.00), which makes easy reading even better. Store over 3,500 titles, read PDFs, or let the Kindle read to you with text to speech ability. The nationwide 3G connection will keep you happy on the road, as will the long battery life. Help bring that bookworm in your life into the next decade this holiday season with the best eBook reader around.

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