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Last-Minute Gifts for the Procrastinator 2012


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Portable Electronic Devices

Cost: Varies

MP3 players are one of the most popular gifts of the decade, but there's a huge variety of tablets and e-readers available on the market today. If your loved one is a little behind the cutting edge for new devices, one of these items may be perfect in a pinch.

The best thing about these devices is that they are readily available and come with new features such as games, apps, video capabilities and higher-resolution displays that trump the functionality of their predecessors. Apple's iPod and iPad devices are ubiquitous, as is Amazon's Kindle e-reader, but similar products exist from a variety of manufacturers, including Research in Motion, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung and Acer.

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