Holiday tech toys

Jonathan Blum highlights his top 10 gadet picks -- all from small businesses.

Aiptek GO-HD
Aiptek GO-HD
$280

Sometimes innovation is all about cost. That's the story with the GO-HD camcorder, a $279 HD unit from Irvine, Calif.-based Aiptek. The GO-HD is no Canon -- you will definitely miss the features and perfect picture quality -- but it is plenty of camera for the dough. It masters to 720p, has a nice 3X zoom, and comes with a serviceable motion control. Plus, it not ugly, and it fits in the palm of your hand. The G0-HD is nice for camera-intolerant parents or rough-and-tumble kids.

Vudu

Aiptek GO-HD

Meraki Mini

Cambridge SoundWorks i765

DreamGEAR GameBlaster

Sooloos

Warn PullzAll

AELight 24 Watt HID Powerlight

ESSE 850

Solio Classic Universal Charger

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