The MP3 Insiders' gift picks for dads and grads

Digital audio editors Jasmine France and Donald Bell share their picks for dads and grads in 2009.

Jasmine: "June has always been an action-packed month for me. I can't remember the last time I didn't know someone who was graduating from somewhere, and I have always spent the third Sunday of the month hanging out with my dad. As such, I have plenty of experience picking out apt gifts for the occasions, no matter what my budget at the time. In that spirit, I've rounded up a handful of gadgets that range from uberaffordable to ultralux."

Check out Jasmine's picks for dads and grads.

Donald: "College is a time when music is everywhere--blasted from dorm rooms, carried to the quad in boom boxes, and constantly playing over headphones. Come graduation time, putting down the books will be easy, but the relative silence of life outside the campus may take some adjustment. To ease the transition (or prepare high-school grads for the sonic onslaught of college life), I've pulled together a list of my favorite portable audio gear."

Check out Donald's top graduation-worthy gifts.

About the author

    Since 2003, Jasmine France has worked at CNET covering everything from scanners to keyboards to GPS devices to MP3 players. She currently cohosts the Crave podcast and spends the majority of her time testing headphones, music software, and mobile apps.

    Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.



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