Tech Gift Guide

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2011-12-12T05:30:49Z

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Kindle Fire

Who makes it: Amazon.com
What it costs: $199
Why we like it: The gadget itself is kind of chunky, and its software is kind of slow and buggy. But it's the perfect portal into Amazon's vast collection of digital content, providing an instant and seamless ecosystem. And you can't beat the price--$300 less than the cheapest iPad.

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