Last week we were fortunate to be invited as special guests to a special event in NYC co-hosted by Cool Mom Tech. It was an interactive pop-up called CNET Gotham: A Live Holiday Guide. Held in NYC’s Nolita neighborhood, the five-day pop-up showcased favorite products of the tech media website’s editorial staff. The topic was holiday recommendations for families, with suggestions made by CNET TV Executive Editor Molly Wood and CNET Reviews Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine, as well as Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner of Cool Mom Tech. You couldn’t ask for a better list of the season’s most trendy and useful gadgets to jump-start any holiday shopping list.
If you’re looking for family-friendly gadgets to get for your loved ones this season, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the hot tech recommendations made by these extremely smart women. The complete list will be published today by Cool Mom Tech, so look out for it.
Best camera (recommended by Cool Mom Tech): Sony Cybershot
Best camera (recommended by CNET): Canon Rebel T3i
Best tablet: iPad 2
Best iPad & iPhone case: CECCEC
Best nook tablet: Kindle Fire
Best streaming media box: Roku
Best wireless router: Belkin
Best laptop: MacBook Air
Best kid’s iPad: Leap Frog
Best kid’s video game for the iPad: Atari Arcade Duo
Best phone: Droid Razor
Disclosure: We were proud contributors to the new gift bags for the CNET Gotham event.