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Great gifts for gadget guys

CNET editors bring you the best gadgets and tech for any man in your life (or, let's be honest here, for you).

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

For the gamer
Another Call of Duty game; what else is there to say? Addictive multiplayer, top-of-the-line production values, and a brand-new campaign. Just try to be productive after getting this one -- we dare you.
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Panasonic TC-PVT50 series

For the home theater homebody
Now that OLED TVs have been delayed, the VT50's place as the best-performing TV of 2012 is assured. And when they finally do arrive, OLED sets will cost thousands more than this awesome Panasonic plasma. Its black levels are the inkiest from plasma since the legendary Pioneer Kuro, its color accuracy is top-notch, and, like all plasmas, it benefits from essentially perfect screen uniformity and off-angle fidelity.
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

For the music lover
It's clear from just a few listens that the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 are among the best headphones available that cost less than $200. At around $160 online, they're an excellent bargain. Highly recommended, particularly for those looking for full-size headphones.
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Apple iPad (4th generation)

For the guy on the go
If you're buying a tablet this holiday season, you'll want to stop here first. The iPad has more apps and faster performance of any other tablet. Its ecosystem of content runs the gamut through movies, TV shows, music, games, and books. Its 9.7-inch screen is beautiful, and its simplified OS makes it palpable to both the young and old.
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

For the early adopter
The usual excellent Lenovo keyboard and large touch pad are there, and the top hinge opens up like on any other laptop. However, in the case of the Yoga, it keeps bending all the way around. There's no swivel or detachable design, just that all-the-way-around 360-degree hinge. What that means is that the 13-inch screen can flip all the way around and fold flat on the back, turning the laptop into a tablet. Or, it can stand up on its front edges like a tent.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

For the photographer
Those who need a camera to satisfy a couple different users will like the HX200V. Its 30x, f2.8-5.6, 27-810mm lens is good for a variety of subjects -- from close-ups to field shots from the bleachers. It has a wide selection of shooting modes, too, so whether you like to fiddle with settings or leave it in auto, the HX200V has you covered.
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Fitbit Ultra

For the fitness buff
The $99.95 Fitbit Ultra offers the same great features and engaging back-end analytical tools that the original model did, and it's a fun, well-designed fitness gadget for easy wear and use.
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

For the voracious reader
Amazon's e-reader with an integrated light may not be perfect, but if you read a lot at night or in bed, this is the Kindle you want.

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