At this time of year, everyone is telling you how to find the best bargains on high-tech gear. What fun is that? Instead, let's look at some of the coolest gadgets at the high end of the price list.
These aren't over-the-top items, like a $10,000 watch. I chose gadgets that that make you think, "If I got a huge holiday bonus, I'd be tempted to buy this for myself. Seriously."
I did restrain myself from including high-end gadget cases, such as a bamboo case and stand for iPads and a leather cuff for your Apple Watch. Those can be fun or elegant, but they aren't gadgets in themselves. Also, I chose gadgets rather than toys, which I consider a different category. To meet my criteria, the item should have at least some functional use. (No matter how much I might want a tool to shoot balls of fire from my empty hands.)
I also tried to emphasize mostly gadgets that are currently shipping, because you might have a rich aunt who is motivated to give you your heart's desire as a holiday present. If that's the case, please ask for two, because I sure want all of these things myself. As you'll see, in some cases I could not help myself.
These gadgets are on my own wish list and at least a few of them will soon to be on yours. Take a look and tell us in the comments section below which ones made your list. Are there any glaring omissions? What tech gadgets are you hoping to unwrap this holiday season?
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