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The hot list of tech-related gifts

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Electronics are one of the hottest categories of gift purchases this holiday season, and a new poll conducted by Kelton Global, and commissioned by coupon website RetailMeNot, found that a majority of Americans (80%) who plan to buy technology-related gifts during the holiday shopping season will spend up to $300 per person.

The winter holiday shopping season is also the best time to get the best deals on technology-related items, which explains why most consumers (58%) wait until holiday sales to purchase technology items.

What’s on consumer’s most-wanted lists this year? The poll found that a large number of people want a computer (32%) or tablet or eReader (32%), a flatscreen TV (26%), smartphone (24%) and digital camera (23%).

What’s more, the poll found that iPhones are on nearly half of consumers gift lists for most-wanted smartphone (49%), and the iPad leads the pack for most-wanted tablet or eReader (41%), followed by the Kindle (31%).

For gaming fans: Play Station 3‘s are at the top of consumers lists for most-wanted gaming items (30%), followed by the Xbox 360 (25%) and Nintendo Wii (15%).

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