Top 35 Tech Gifts for 2013

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

Courtesy Sony Electronics Inc.

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Cyber-Shot DSC-QX10 Smartphone Lens Camera

Who makes it: Sony 

What it costs: $250 

Why we like it: Remember how the Hubble Space Telescope needed corrective optics to realize its full potential? Sony believes smartphones could use the same treatment. The Cyber-shot lens connects to your smartphone via ingenious clamps, Wi-Fi and an app called PlayMemories Mobile for Apple iOS and Android devices. Add to that Sony's award-winning Exmor sensor and the DSC-QX10 upgrades your phone to a 10-times optical zoom and 18.2-megapixel camera. The smartphone's large touchscreen is used to compose, play back pictures and shoot high-definition video at 30 frames a second. With smartphones taking the place of mid-range cameras, the QX10 fits the bill for people looking to boost the quality of their photos.

Special Report: Technology Gift Guide 2013