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Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve found cool new tech gizmos that your family and friends will really use

For the Camera-Phone Fan

En español | It’s the ultimate personalized iPhone case. Upload a favorite photo and in a few days it arrives emblazoned on an impact-resistant plastic case. (From Zazzle, $39.95)

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For the Web Wonk

Forget looking for a Starbucks. Wear these Wi-Fi cuff links and you’ll have a permanent Internet hot spot up your sleeve wherever you go. (From Ravi Ratan, $250)

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For the Wheely Busy

This small Bluetooth FM transmitter links your mobile phone/music player to your car radio for hands-free calls and great audio. (From Soundfly, $74.99)

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For the Survivalist

Crank it up and this generator-powered radio/flashlight brings civilization to the wilderness (or to a power outage). The hand lever recharges the internal battery. (From Etón, $25)

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For the Fizz Fanatic

Be your own bottling company with this carbonated-drink maker. It charges ordinary tap water with CO2 fizz, then uses flavor packs to create everything from colas and lemonades to mango energy drinks. (From SodaStream, $79.99)

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For the Whimsical Sleepyhead

The Tocky Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me alarm clock leaps off the nightstand and rolls around — spouting snarky comments from NPR hosts Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal. (From Nanda Home, $58)

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For the DIY-er

Spare your trigger finger with this rechargeable, motion-activated screwdriver. Palm pressure turns it on; a gyroscope keeps it steady. (From Black & Decker, $39.97)

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For the E-Reader

Protect that iPad, Kindle or Nook with a handcrafted case made from recycled materials. Choose a pattern — or design your own, for a custom-made cover. (From Caseable, $49.90 and up)

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For the Well-Groomed

The rechargeable battery lasts four hours; the stainess steel body is indestructible. With 22 attachments, this lithium ion hair trimmer really cuts it. (By Wahl, $69.99)

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For the Music Maker

Why wear headphones when you can share your portable music with everyone? A single 2 1⁄2-inch-high wireless Bluetooth speaker links to any device (up to 30 feet away) and blasts big-speaker sound. In six colors. (From HMDX, $49.99)

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For the Air Guitar Virtuoso

Fretlight is a real guitar with a secret: Using the provided software, the frets light up, guiding your fingers to play just the right notes and chords. Song collections are sold separately, starting at less than $20. (From Fretlight, $399 and up)

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For the Foodie

If it’s edible, this low-oil cooker will prepare it at the push of a button. Set the timer, and the ActiFry cooks vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, grains, desserts, even fruit. (From T-fal, $249.99)

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