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iPad Tops Holiday Technology Wish List, Apple Watch Ranks 12th

In a new nationwide study conducted by retailer Best Buy, the top gadgets and products planned to be gifted and asked for this holiday season were detailed in a "Top 15 Tech Gifts for 2015" list. Apple's iPad (with no specific preference given to the Air or Mini line) came out on top, with the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones, MacBook, and smart HD TVs rounding out the top five spots.
1. iPad
2. Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
3. MacBook
4. Samsung 48” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
5. Sharp 43” Smart HDTV with Roku
6. Microsoft Surface
7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
8. Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker
9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
10. Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum
11. Vizio 43” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
12. Apple Watch
13. SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
14. iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot
15. GoPro HERO4 Action Camera

Apple's products account for three of the top 15 gifts this year, with the newest device -- the Apple Watch -- also ranking the lowest of the company's devices in the twelfth spot, four places below the Fitbit Charge activity tracker. Unsurprisingly, Best Buy's study also found that those aged 18-34 placed consumer electronics highest on their wish lists, prioritizing technology over other categories like clothing, books, and jewelry.

The report also found that men are both more likely than women to want tech-related gifts for the holidays are be the ones who gift consumer electronics to friends and family more frequently. Self-gifting was also factored into the survey thanks to the highly discounted nature of holiday shopping, with 19 percent of those interested in Apple's iPad planning on buying it for themselves during the gift-giving season. Similarly, 15 percent of those who chose the MacBook said it would be a present for themselves.

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46 months ago
A vacuum beat the Apple Watch.
Rating: 29 Votes
46 months ago

A vacuum beat the Apple Watch.

by two places. That was the first thing hit me too.

Expect an iVacuum next year, an Apple product which will be better the more it sucks.
Rating: 13 Votes
46 months ago
No PS4 or Xbox One? Ridiculous list is ridiculous.
Rating: 12 Votes
46 months ago
the fact that is is so specific makes me wonder the validity of this "study". Clearly people were given a list of options to choose from.
Rating: 8 Votes
46 months ago
The awkward moment when people would rather have a Dyson or a FitBit than an Apple Watch....
Rating: 8 Votes
46 months ago
nobody wants an iPhone?
Rating: 6 Votes
46 months ago
I'm more surprised iPad is #1, considering how many people say it's "dying". All you armchair analysts can buzz off...
Rating: 6 Votes
46 months ago

Where's the iPad pro?

Too expensive to be in a Best Buy :p
Rating: 6 Votes
46 months ago

A vacuum beat the Apple Watch.

Not surprising. This Vacuum is more of a necessary with some luxury new perks for anyone to use. The Apple Watch all luxury that is limited only to those who have iPhones.

"I REALLY want this new Apple Watch but. . my floor is so dirty."
Rating: 5 Votes
46 months ago
Apple Watch would be way higher, I think, if consumers really understood how tremendously it simplifies daily life - and of course had a compatible iPhone. I was pretty 'meh' about it, especially being a version 1.0 product, when it was announced. I cannot imagine not having one now. My wife, who has a hate-love relationship with all tech and never knows where her iPhone is, absolutely loves hers.
Rating: 4 Votes

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