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Holiday shoppers, start your engines: Our annual holiday gift guide is underway, chock full of great ideas for the technology lovers on your list.

We've got tech toys and cool gadgets for a variety of tastes. Is your best friend a music enthusiast? We highlight some great speakers and headphones, a USB microphone for recording his own tunes and a shower curtain that will let him listen (and Web surf) in the bathtub. An exercise fiend? We've got a bike bag made especially for smartphone users and a top-notch fitness tracker she can wear on her wrist. Looking for a gift that's both cute and useful? We've got iPhone cases, USB hubs and cable holders that will rival any YouTube cat video.

Week by week, we're rolling out new sections of the gift guide. So far we've showcased audio gear for a range of budgets; gadgets and gizmos for $100 or less; smartphones and smartphone accessories; and tablets and tablet accessories. Next week we'll round it out with a grab-bag of low-cost stocking stuffers.

For each product you'll find a description by a Computerworld staffer or contributor, along with links to product pages and places to shop. When possible, we've included a range of prices as offered by various vendors, but be aware that prices fluctuate, especially at this time of year.

Keep in mind, too, that while we've focused on the most up-to-date versions of products like smartphones and tablets, you can often save a chunk of change by opting for earlier models -- that is, if you know your gift recipients won't mind missing out on some of the latest and greatest features.

As always, be careful of false deals and scams. (See Computerworld columnist Kenneth Van Wyk's helpful tips for staying safe while shopping online or by mobile device. He wrote them last year, but they're just as valid today.)

To see the full gift list so far, Expand the chart below (click a second time to fold the chart up again). After expanding the table, you can sort by clicking on column headers. Or, search using the box below.

Computerworld gift guide

Product Category Starting price
Apple iPhone 5C Smartphones 99
Apple iPhone 5S Smartphones 199
Beacon Phoenix 2 Bluetooth portable speaker Audio/video 80
Beats Studio headphones Audio/video 300
Blue Microphones Nessie USB microphone Audio/video 100
Bose QuietComfort 20 and 20i earbuds Audio/video 300
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones Audio/video 399
Braven 850 Bluetooth speaker Audio/video 280
Canon CanoScan LiDE 210 photo scanner Photography 80
Canon CanoScan LiDE 700F photo + film scanner Photography 130
D-Link DAP-1320 Wi-Fi range extender Tech gear 40
DigiPals smartphone case and cleaning cloth Smartphone accessories 18
Easy-Macro magnification lens for smartphone cameras Photography 15
Fitbit Flex wristband activity + sleep tracker Fitness 100
Fitbit Force wristband activity + sleep tracker Fitness 130
Francois et Mimi Trois Plus Bluetooth portable speaker Audio/video 25
GOgroove Pal Bot portable speaker Audio/video 30
Google Chromecast HDMI streaming media player Audio/video 35
Google Nexus 5 Smartphones 349
Griffin WoodTones headphones Audio/video 100
iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker Audio/video 40
iFrogz BoostPlus NearField Audio speaker Audio/video 60
Iogear MediaShair Wireless Media Hub Tech gear 57
Kingston MobileLite Wireless Media Hub Tech gear 44
KoKi Mogi smartphone case for bicycles Smartphone accessories 30
Levenger Nantucket Lapreader lapdesk Tech gear 79
Logitech Easy-Switch K811 keyboard Tech gear 75
Moga Pocket game controller for Android devices Gaming 30
Moga Pro game controller for Android devices Gaming 50
Mophie Powerstation Micro portable device charger Smartphone accessories 40
Mophie Powerstation Mini portable device charger Smartphone accessories 57
Motorola Moto X Smartphones 100
Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphones 150
Nokia Lumia 925 Smartphones 100
Outdoor Tech Adapt Bluetooth headphone adapter Audio/video 40
Panasonic SC-NT10 Bluetooth portable speaker Audio/video 100
Samson Go Mic portable USB microphone Audio/video 40
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smartphones 250
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones Audio/video 100
Shure's SE846 sound-isolating earbuds Audio/video 999
Skullcandy Ink'd 2 earbuds Audio/video 16
Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker Audio/video 199
Sound pOp water-resistant Bluetooth portable speaker Audio/video 29
Speck CandyShell Grip smartphone case Smartphone accessories 14
Spigen Slim Armor smartphone case Smartphone accessories 25
Spigen Tough Armor iPhone 5S/5 case Smartphone accessories 25
Universal Gadget Wrist Charger Fitness 26
Ventev Powerdash r900 portable in-car device charger Tech gear 30

Happy shopping -- and happy holidays!

Next: Audio gear

This article, Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2013, was originally published at Computerworld.com.

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