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CNET Top 5
Tech gifts for gradsGrads need to stay on the cutting edge. Set them up right with these hot products.
Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. 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 elders. Don't be that elder. Take our advice. Get them one of these hot tech products. 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 friends, too. 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.