Top 35 Tech Gifts for 2013

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2013-11-18T19:11:41Z

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QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Earphones

Who makes it: Bose 

What it costs: $300 

Why we like it: Bose's sorely needed update to its silver and gray QuietComfort headphones lightens the load considerably for people more interested in in-ear headphones than on-ear. The QuietComfort 20 delivers all the noise-cancelling goodness of its bigger siblings and adds the welcome feature of working even if the noise cancelling is off or the rechargeable battery conks out. A version without a microphone is intended for use with Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones, while the QuietComfort 20i works with the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

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