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Outblush Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

First Row:

  • Chances are someone will be thrilled to get the super-sized Amazon Kindle DX ($498), with its magazine- and textbook-friendly screen and native PDF reader. If not, you will be.

  • All the kids have 'em, but the Toshiba Mini NB205-N330 10.1-inch netbook ($405) stands out among the crowd.

  • The sleek and bijou Sony DSC-TX1 10-megapixel Digital Camera ($330) will win over the most jaded shutterbugs, and it's got a fancy-pants touch screen and does HD video, to boot.

  • It may only intensify their delusions of grandeur, but at least the iKaraoke ($7) will encourage that budding diva to practice. In their car. With the windows rolled up. Alone.
  • Second Row:

  • We love the Roku HD-XR ($130), the little box that streams Netflix - and Flickr, Facebook, and lots more - and so should everybody else. It's better than broccoli.

  • If they never take off their headphones, the JBL Roxy Reference 430 Headphones ($70) probably won't help. We're just sayin'.

  • The MSI X320-037US 13.4-inch notebook ($400) offers stylish razor-thin portability, and surprise, it won't cost you a fortune.

  • Avoid potential family blowups with the know-it-all TomTom XL 340S Live Internet Connected GPS ($250). It won't make 'em admit when they're wrong, but it'll be right in their face.
  • Third Row:

  • Visit the Flip Gallery and get a Flip MinoHD camcorder ($200, 60 min.) decked out in all manner of tacky Yuletide designs. It's the 21st century update of the Christmas sweater. But you won't be hated.

  • The litl webbook ($699) is a versatile 12-inch "web computer" that can double as a laptop or stand up like an easel for use in a kitchen or garage. Made for technophobes.

  • Give that messy coworker the not-so-subtle hint of the Robot Vacuum ($15), who will do all the dirty work without complaint.

  • For the gadget lover who has it all, the Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet ($380, 32GB) does it all, and we mean it, like, seriously. It eats other gadgets for lunch.
  • Fourth Row:

  • The Motorola DROID may have gotten all the attention, but the Verizon HTC DROID Eris smartphone ($100, with 2-year agreement) is the DROID's better-looking cousin. Keep your eye on that one.

  • Another goodie that's sure to please is the Logitech Squeezebox Radio ($200), an updated twist on the desktop radio, featuring wireless streaming of internet radio like Pandora and last.fm.

  • For the Mac aficionado, the 15-inch Macbook Pro ($1700, 2.53GHz) is a perennial favorite with its fetching unibody aluminum enclosure and geekalicious Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

  • The Netflix- and YouTube-streaming LG 42LH50 42-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV ($852) has already punched an early ticket to the couch potato's hall of fame. And we mean that in a nice way.
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