Top 35 Tech Gifts for 2013

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

Courtesy Apple Inc.

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iPhone 5s

Who makes it: Apple 

What it costs: $199-$399 with a two-year contract 

Why we like it: Granted, it's not a huge upgrade over last year's iPhone 5. But the new Touch ID fingerprint sensor makes the iPhone 5s far and away the most secure smartphone you can buy -- and, from the user's standpoint, does so painlessly and elegantly. The virtues of its other big change, the first 64-bit chip in a mobile device, may take a while to become fully apparent, but the iPhone clearly remains at the head of the class.

Special Report: Technology Gift Guide 2013