Gadgets galore

Molly Logan Anderson

Refurbished iPad

We all know the undeniable functionality and entertainment an iPad provides, but it is also a significant investment. If someone you love has it at the top of his or her list, consider a refurbished version from Apple. Prices tend to be about 10 percent less for a refurbished model of the current generation and come equipped with the same warranty as new models. Apple also offers these products with new batteries and outer shells, as well as free shipping.

Price $499  and up

Where to find it www.

iPhone 5

What holiday list could be complete without the iPhone? Sure to be a hot-ticket item this year, the latest version — iPhone 5 — is sleeker than its predecessors and boasts improvements in screen size, speed and camera precision. Reviews tout these new features as must-haves, especially for first-time iPhone users or those upgrading from an iPhone 3.

Price From $199, depending on carrier

Where to find it Various stores and online retailers nationwide

PlayStation Vita

Do you have a gamer on your list? Look no further than the PlayStation Vita, one of the hottest portable gaming systems around. The PlayStation Vita offers dual analog sticks, front and rear cameras, front multi-touch display, rear multi-touch pad, GPS and Flash-based storage. With the richest, most engaging lineup of games available, Vita will not disappoint.

Price starting at $270 at retailers nationwide

Where to find it

Nike FuelBand

Working with software behind the scenes, the Nike FuelBand tracks things like calories burned, fuel taken in, time and steps to make an active, healthy lifestyle part of every day. The fitness buff — or fitness buff wannabe — on your shopping list will love having the ability to set and manage goals on a minute-by-minute basis. And when New Year’s resolutions come into play on Jan. 1, Nike FuelBand users will be ahead of the game.

 Price $149

Where to find it

Roku Streaming Stick

The technology guru in your life won’t believe his eyes when he gets the Roku Streaming Stick, a tiny gadget with big functionality. Plugged into a Roku Ready HDTV, Blu-ray player or other device, the Roku offers the latest streaming technology. Roku obliterates the threat of a television’s software becoming obsolete. When technology changes, just replace the Roku instead of an expensive TV.

Price $49-$99, depending on version

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