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Editors' Choice gift ideas

We round up some recent Editors' Choice award winners that would also make great gifts this festive season.

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Seamus Byrne

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1 of 10 Sonos

Sonos Play:3

Editors' Choice winners are the best of the best at CNET Australia. But not everything will make for an ideal gift idea. We've looked back over some of this year's outstanding products to pick out those that have great gift potential.

Covering TVs, laptops, headphones and handhelds, we're sure you'll find something here that you want to buy for someone else ... or add to your own wish list.

The Sonos Play:3 is an affordable first step into the world of multi-room audio, and sounds better than most iPod docks.

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2 of 10 Dell

Alienware M11x R3

We still love the M11x, but with the ever-marching pace of technology, we'd like to see it go on a diet, get a better screen and a much better touch pad and buttons for the R4. And maybe, just maybe, make use of the currently pointless 3G slot.

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3 of 10 SteelSeries

SteelSeries Sensei

The Sensei is a phenomenal mouse. It's a testament to its performance that despite having woefully horrible button customisation and macro support, it's still one of our favourite mice.

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4 of 10 Telstra

Telstra 4G USB modem

There is simply no better mobile broadband modem or service right now than that from Telstra and its 4G network.

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5 of 10 Pure

Pure One Flow

The Pure One Flow is an essential update to the original Classic as it brings higher sound quality, greater usability and a raft of new networking features.

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6 of 10 LG Electronics

LG 47LW6500

The LG 47LW6500 is a stunner, it offers an impressive picture in both 2D and 3D, and the Magic Motion remote is an absolute blast.

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7 of 10 Jawbone

Jawbone Era

The Aliph Jawbone Era knocks it out of the park with high-end features, amazing audio quality and innovative design.

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8 of 10 Sennheiser

Sennheiser HD 218i

If you're looking for a great-sounding iPhone headset then the Sennheiser HD 218i offers hi-fi performance for the price of a mid-fi portable.

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9 of 10 Apple

Apple MacBook Air 13 (2011)

Apple's upgraded MacBook Air is a seriously fast performer — even if you only use it as a Windows machine. The switch to Sandy Bridge puts Apple's travel laptop on the top of the portable pile.

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10 of 10 Apple

Apple iPod Touch (2011)

The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all of the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or a monthly bill.

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