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Hottest gadgets for the holidays

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Joy to the World… of tech geeks: Gadgets galore are ready for wrapping this year.

GOPRO

Its tiny design is deceiving. The Hero GoPro is rugged little HD video camera that's become a sensation.

"We've had a hard time keeping them in stock," said Sports Authority's Calvin West. Each GoPro comes with a variety of mounts, which allow the creative minded to grab unusual angles: the tail of a surfboard, a skydiver's helmet, and the hood of a car to name a few.

Approximate price: $200 (varies depending on model)

Link: http://gopro.com/

GPS WATCHES

A fresh breath of competition has sent prices south. GPS watches can log a runner's pace, speed, and distance. Some will even plug into a computer and plot the course.

Approximate price: Starting around $100

GOLF BUDDY

Preloaded with maps of 35,000 to 40,000 courses, the Golf Buddy plots golfers exact location and then calculates exactly how far they must shoot for the hole.

"There's no guessing which club to use when you have this in your hand," said West.

Approximate price: $200 - $300 (varies per model)

Link: http://www.golfbuddyglobal.com/

KIDS TABLET

Like mommy and daddy's iPad, the Nabi is a touchscreen tablet too. But this model is designed specifically for kids. It has a kids feel, kids apps, and a bright red kid-proof rubber bumper around the edges.

"Built in," said Oliver. "It comes out of the box that way."

Approximate price: $200.

Link: http://www.nabitablet.com/

90" WIDESCREEN

Move over 55", 60", and 70". Sharp has a new 90" model. At seven and a half feet across, it's like have a cinema in the living room – if your living room is large enough to accommodate it.

"That would be the biggest box of all," offered H.H. Gregg's Keith Oliver.

Approximate price: $10,000

Link: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTV/Features/90.aspx

NO REMOTE

Select TVs this year include an infrared sensor that allows viewers to control the set with a wave of their hand.

"You close your hand," said Oliver, demonstrating how one model operates. He said the set also features apps, including games, making the TV a bit of a game console.

"This kind of gives you the best of both worlds," he said.

Approximate price: Varies.

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