Top 25 Tech Gifts for 2012

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2012-10-04T12:42:41Z

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iPhone 5

Who makes it: Apple

What it costs: Starts at $199

Why we like it: It's got brains and brawn in a tiny package. More evolutionary than revolutionary, the new iPhone with its slightly larger screen is still worth a look, thanks to its upgraded processor, faster LTE data network connection and improved camera. Apple gets special kudos for delivering great battery performance in an increasingly energy-sucking data world. Now if only they can improve the new maps software.

Special Report: Technology Gift Guide 2012