Near the top of most everyone's holiday wish list is the latest technological gadget or gizmo. From e-readers to computer games to music players, every brand is releasing its latest and greatest for the 2011 holiday season. This is a guide to help choose the best product for the techie in your family.
Kinect for Xbox 360
Unlike any other consumer technology available today, Kinect for Xbox 360 lets you use your body and voice to play your favorite games and entertainment, literally turning you into the controller. Simply step in front of the sensor, and Kinect sees you move, hears your voice and learns how you play.
Suggested retail price: $149.99
The new Nikon 1 system is designed to become one with the user and their lifestyle, providing a unique form of expression with amazing image quality, speed and portability. The Nikon 1 V1 and J1 are advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that opens the door to a fresh way to capture pictures and High Definition (HD) movies.
Suggested retail price Nikon 1 J1: $649.95
Suggested retail price Nikon 1 V1: $899.95
The Garmin FR70 fitness watch
Garmin International Inc. introduced the FR70 fitness watch - a sleek fitness watch plus workout tool that tracks users' time, heart rate, calories burned and when combined with one of Garmin's powerful accessories will track pace and speed. The FR70 is available in both a men's and women's version and its low profile design makes users forget it's even there.
Suggested retail price: $129.99
Apple announced great new features for iPod touch. It will include Apple's new iOS 5, the world's most advanced mobile operating system, which has over 200 new features including iMessage, Game Center, Notifications and Wi-Fi Syncing to iTunes, as well as iCloud services.
Suggested retail price: $199
Barnes and Noble, Inc expanded its portfolio of Nook devices with the introduction of Nook Tablet, the company's fastest and lightest tablet with HD entertainment. Nook Tablet offers access to popular movies, TV shows, music and more, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and others, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing and email. Nook Tablet features color reading, with access to the Barnes and Noble digital bookstore via Wi-Fi.
Suggested retail price: $249
Crayola Colorstudio HD with Crayola iMarker
Crayola ColorStudio HD is an entirely new digital play experience, coupling a multi-activity drawing application for iPad (Crayola ColorStudio HD App) with a custom-built digital stylus, called Crayola iMarker. Together with iMarker, the ColorStudio HD App allows young artists to color and interact with special "live" animated coloring book pages that move and react as they color, combining custom-produced pictures, animations, music, sound effects and high quality special effects.
Suggested retail price: $29.99
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Possibly the most anticipated game of the year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hit shelves Nov. 8, delivering a multiplayer experience that focuses on fast-paced, gun-on-gun combat, along with innovative new features that support and enhance different styles of play. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer, the player defines the experience through masterfully engineered Strike Package and Weapon Proficiency Systems, helping them play through the most intense multiplayer experience available. Compatible with Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Windows PC and Nintendo Wii.
Suggested retail price: $59.99