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Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015

We take a look back at the best, coolest tech of the year, and the most popular gadgets that made us geek out in 2015
By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
1 of 10 Sphero

Sphero BB-8 app-enabled droid: $149.95

If you have seen Star Wars: The force awakens movie, you will want your very own BB-8. You can guide it with your voice or mobile device, record holographic videos and watch its attitude and actions evolve. Explore your own galaxy with this droid.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
2 of 10 Apple

Apple Watch: from: $349.00

The Apple Watch had been hotly anticipated for months before its debut in March 2015 and has been in great demand ever since. With a range of models and prices, Apple has created a watch to suit all budgets and lifestyles. iPhone integration and geeky features means that it appeals to all fans of the iOS platform.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
3 of 10 Apple

Apple iPad Pro: from $799

Larger than the iPad, the iPad Pro has a 12.9 inch retina display and 2732 x 2048 pixel resolution. You can achieve up to 10 hours of web surfing, listening to music, or watching videos when you use Wi-Fi or nine hours of web surfing using the cell data network. This is a must buy item for all iPad fans.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
4 of 10 Amazon

Amazon Echo: $179.99

A best seller this year, the Amazon Echo lets you play music using your voice. It will read audiobooks to you; gives you information on local businesses and deliver the traffic and local weather report. It will even control the lights in your home.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
5 of 10 Alienware

Alienware 17 FHD 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop: $1,699.00

A 17.3 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel screen makes this Alienware PC a must for gamers. 16GM DDR4 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics card ensures that your gaming experience is as good as possible with no lag. This is an expensive gift - but a great one for the gamer in your life.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
6 of 10 Best Buy

Google Chromecast: $30.00

Google Chromecast lets you connect to the Internet and stream music, movies, sports and games. Use your phone as a remote, and mirror content to your TV. Connect to your HDTV using the HDMI interface and control with a compatible phone or mobile device.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
7 of 10 Fitbit

Fitbit Charge HR Wristband: $149.87

The Fitbit is a continuous heart rate, sleep and activity monitor which tracks your life and syncs the stats to your smartphone. Track the steps you take, distance covered, floors climbed and the quality of your sleep. Monitor your activities and get motivated.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
8 of 10 Apple

Apple iPhone 6 plus: $699

Ignore the stories about the metal chassis of this phone bending, the iPhone 6 plus has been the coveted device of 2015. With its 5.5 inch widescreen multi-touch display and 8 megapixel camera, it can replace your iPad or iPad mini when out and about.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
9 of 10 Brookstone

Parrot BeBop drone quadricopter: $449.99

Drones have been in the news constantly this year with models ranging from mini to drones capable of carrying a payload. Mini drones, capable of flying indoors, and controlled by your smartphone are on many gift lists this year. The Parrot BeBop drone quadricopter is a great drone to hone your flying skills.

Hottest tech gifts roundup of 2015 ZDNet
10 of 10 Toshiba

Toshiba CB35-B3340 Chromebook: $269

The CB35 Chromebook has been flying off the shelves throughout 2015 as users rush to simplify their home and working life. This Chromebook has a 13.3 inch HD screen, comes with 100GB Google Drive storage and weighs less than three pounds.

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