Friday Poll: Shopping list, less one gadget

Vote in our weekly poll: which bit of gadget goodness, if any, will get axed from your holiday shopping list due to economic worries? Poll

Gadget downsizing
Which piece of gear will get nixed from your list?

Revamped MacBook
Google Android phone
Fancy-schmancy TV
Subscription to new Xbox Live
Hello Kitty RoboMop
Um, I'll just skip my rent.

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Not too long ago, we told you about a Consumer Electronics Association prediction that sales of some gadgets would actually go up despite the current economic woes.

The CEA said sales of flat-panel TVs and gaming hardware should do well during the upcoming holiday season even as consumers seek to rein in their dollars amid the ongoing financial uncertainty.

Whether or not that proves to be the case, it got us wondering. If you're among the many consumers watching your bank account more carefully than usual, which bit of gadget goodness, if any, will get axed from your holiday shopping list? As always, if we missed anything, be sure to let us know in the Talkback section below.

About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.


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