Top 35 Tech Gifts for 2013

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

Courtesy Novatel Wireless

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MiFi Liberate Hotspot

Who makes it: Novatel Wireless

What it costs: $50 with two-year carrier contract, $170 without

Why we like it: Free Wi-Fi networks are springing up around the country, but if too many people are on the network or you move around, speeds can slow to a crawl. And large gaps exist outside of major cities and even in frequently traveled locations such as airports. The touchscreen Liberate delivers fast Web connections to up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices and as much as 12 hours of battery life -- enough for a solid day of work.

Special Report: Technology Gift Guide 2013