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Cool tech that's worth the splurgeThis holiday season, wrap up runway-worthy wearable tech, an electric skateboard that rides uphill or a zippy minidrone. CNET's Sumi Das has the coolest tech for the holidays.
Shopping for someone special on your list? Here are five cool tech gift ideas. Starting at $1,000, boosted electric skateboards are a splurge but there's no cooler way to cart. A bluetooth remote controls your speed and direction. The basic model covers seven miles with one charge and has a top speed of 18 miles per hour. Rocket skates are another electrified way to roll around town. These $500 skates strap on over your shoes and go up to 12 miles an hour. Wearable tech is rarely fashion-forward, but the Micah from Intel is a $500 smart device with high style. These 18 carat gold-plated bracelets display messages, appointments, and even Yelp reviews for nearby businesses. For the bookworm in your life, Amazon's Kindle Voyage offers one of the best eReader screens available. It runs $200, but it's lightweight, has a scratch-resistant, hi-res display, and convenient buttons for flipping pages, so you can hold it with one hand. The Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider packs a camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, and high flying fun. Control the $100 compact quadcopter using an app on your smartphone. And if your pilot skills need work attachable wheels help protect the Rolling Spider. Shutter bugs will love the Kodak SP360. This 15 megapixel action camera gets the whole picture. Use your smartphone to control the camera remotely and keep your hands. Out of the shot. The SP360 costs $400, but comes with accessories. For more ideas, go to CNET and click on Holiday Gift Guides. In San Francisco, I'm Sumi Das, cnet.com for CBS News