Great electronic gift ideas based on tests by Consumer Reports

Electronics are hot sellers this holiday season and if you're still shopping, Consumer Reports has some great electronic gift ideas based on some of their recent tests.

Even for those who use a phone to shoot videos, an action camera is a great gift. "The action camcorders can go where a phone cannot go. You can strap them to a helmet, for example, when you're biking or skiing, and get live action shots of your outdoor sports," said Carol Mangis, Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports recommends the $300 GoPro Hero3.

For movie lovers who want great sound in their living room, testers have the perfect solution: a sound bar. "Flat screens don't always have the best sound. They're too flat to fit the speakers inside, so this is an external speaker that will give you much better sound for your television," said Mangis.

Consumer Reports recommends the Sonos Playbar for $700.

Wireless speakers are a great way to listen to the music on your devices. Consumer Reports recommends the TDK Life on Record for $150.

And for people who want to stream media onto their TV, there's an easy, inexpensive way. "The Google Chromecast is a flash-drive-sized device. You just plug it into your TV's HDMI port and you can stream video straight to your TV," Mangis said.

And best of all, the Google Chromecast is just $35.

For the littlest one on your list, the Turtle from Cloud B is a fun toy and also serves as a night light. It's $52.

In a Consumer Reports poll, 67 percent of Black Friday shoppers said they got the deals they wanted. Another 25 percent said that while they didn't get the deal they were after, they still found other bargains.

 

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