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Pro-Christmas gear: Top 10 last-minute Christmas gifts

Christmas Eve is Saturday and shoppers, as usual, are fitting in some last-minute gift grabbing for their loved ones. The Daily Caller, a decidedly pro-Christmas news organization, found 10 hot technology gifts essential to winning the War on Christmas.

10. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens

For the aspiring photographer who wants to upgrade from the iPhone camera. At $799.95, the camera comes highly rated — the perfect choice to take your photography to the next level.

09. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus S is the latest Android phone to come to market. Recent controversy surrounding Verizon and Google Wallet aside, the $189.99 smartphone rates high in consumer electronics reviews.

08. Beats Studio by Dr. Dre from Monster Cable – Hi-Def Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre headphones provide a high quality audio experience that even make Justin Bieber songs rock. Priced at $299.99, these headphones are well worth the price.

07. Amazon Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire is Amazon’s next evolution reader-turned-tablet. The $199 price tag helps undercut the iPad, but the media viewing experience is rated top-notch by users.

06. ioSafe Rugged Portable 500 GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

For those who are still not comfortable storing files in “the cloud,” on Internet-based storage servers, this portable external hard drive provides a durable solution to store and back up important files. ioSafe’s Rugged Portable 500 GB 3.0 External Hard Drive goes for a modest price of $158.

05. Netflix One-Year Subscription

A year-long Netflix subscription should not need any explanation, but here’s one anyway: For less than $100 a year — $95.88 — a person is able to stream numerous major motion picture titles straight to their laptop, without ever having to leave the comfort of their home.

04. Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player

For those of you who already have a Netflix, or other Internet-based media subscription service, Roku will enable you to view it right on your living room television. This technological wonder costs $88.

03. Lifeproof iPhone 4/4s Case

iPhones are fragile, and if dropped on the ground, are an easy casualty in the War on Christmas. For $79, you can give Siri and the rest of your smartphones a fighting chance.

02. Agloves Touch Screen Gloves

Agloves touch screen gloves let you text and operate your touch screen device without removing your gloves. $19.99 is well worth the price to keep your fingers warm and stay in contact with those you love.

01. Spotify Premium

Spotify, according to Napster founder Sean Parker, is what Napster was supposed to be. For $9.99 a month, you can legally listen to as much music in the Spotify library as you want, without pirating it. A paid subscription to this music service — with which free account users can access a majority of the features, in addition to legally share music with friends through Facebook — earned the number one spot on our list for the very simple reason that when you listen to a song in the Spotify library, a payment is made toward the artists. Not too shabby.

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