Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom
Graduation is a time of promise. I time of endless optimism of hope.
A time when rotten gifts ruin a young person's respect for their
Don't be that elder. Take our advice. Get them one of these hot tech
It could change their life. Or at least keep you in their good graces.
Let's count 'em down.
At No. 5, the Logitech Squeezebox radio. It has been proven that music
makes the worker more productive. So whether your grads are going to
college or the workplace, set them up to get the highest quality music
from the Internet. And the stylish Squeezebox will impress their
Coming in at No. 4, the Canon PowerShot S90. Graduation is ALL about
pictures, but the rest of their lives need snapshots, too, right? The
S90 is all the rage and an excellent compact camera for advanced
amateurs, aka grads.
Up to No. 3, the Sony PS3. Now this isn't just about rewarding your
grads' hard work with some games, this thing will stream movies and TV
shows, too, thus saving money on their cable bills. You're looking out
for their future! Be sure to sign them up for the Netflix disk.
Sliding in at No. 2, the HTC Droid Incredible, our editors' choice
smartphone. And your grad will need to stay connected in the cold,
cold world. This phone is sleek and filled with top-notch features like
Android 2.1 and an 8-megapixel camera.
Before we get to No. 1, we thought we'd give you some guidance on what
NOT to get your grads. These are the top 5 worst tech gifts for grads.
Don't get them these.
All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The top gift for grads:
At No. 1, it's...the iPad. In fact, you can almost replace all the
other gifts on this list with this one. It plays movies, games, music,
checks e-mail and surfs the Web. It can even do calls via VOiP. Plus
that cute Apple fan they've had their eye on will now speak to them.
You have to think of these things.
Well That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5.
Don't forget to visit our Dads and Grads gift guide for more great
suggestions at grads.cnet.com.
I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.