Tech Minute: Gadgets for the graduate Video
Tech Minute: Gadgets for the graduate Video Transcript
A great gift for graduates of any ages: a tablet or e-reader. These days, they come in all sizes and price points, but CNET editors recommend either the iPad for the most functionality or the Nexus 7 for its petite size and reasonable $200 price tag. For standalone e-readers, you can't beat the Kindle Paperwhite. The built-in light is great for late-night study sessions or long commutes. Whether your graduate is moving onto a college dorm room or first apartment, size will most likely be limited. That's why CNET editors suggest the compact Roku 3 for a space-saving home entertainment system. Graduates will enjoy streaming media for more than 750 channels and you'll love its teeny price tag of $99. Finally, it's not cheap, but the Apple MacBook Air will sure to please any recent graduate. Clocking in at nearly $1200, the Air boasts extreme portability due to its lightweight design, an improved webcam, and a decent battery life. Head over to CNET.com for a complete list of recommended products and reviews. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.
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