Holiday shoppers, start your engines: Our annual holiday gift guide is underway, chock full of great ideas for the technology lovers on your list.
We've got tech toys and cool gadgets for a variety of tastes. Is your best friend a music enthusiast? We highlight some great speakers and headphones, a USB microphone for recording his own tunes and a shower curtain that will let him listen (and Web surf) in the bathtub. An exercise fiend? We've got a bike bag made especially for smartphone users and a top-notch fitness tracker she can wear on her wrist. Looking for a gift that's both cute and useful? We've got iPhone cases, USB hubs and cable holders that will rival any YouTube cat video.
For each product you'll find a description by a Computerworld staffer or contributor, along with links to product pages and places to shop. When possible, we've included a range of prices as offered by various vendors, but be aware that prices fluctuate, especially at this time of year.
Keep in mind, too, that while we've focused on the most up-to-date versions of products like smartphones and tablets, you can often save a chunk of change by opting for earlier models -- that is, if you know your gift recipients won't mind missing out on some of the latest features. And as always, be careful of false deals and scams.
To get started, click on one of the sections listed above or expand the chart below to see the full gift list (click a second time to fold the chart up again). After expanding the table, you can sort by clicking on column headers. Or, search using the box below.
2013 holiday tech gift ideas
Happy shopping -- and happy holidays!
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