Holiday Buyers’ Guide

These must-have gadgets should be every holiday gift list

an optional XM satellite radio tuner. You can listen to detailed traffic information in major cities with the XM NavTraffic service. ($2,200; www.pioneerelectronics.com)
TECHWATCH

XBOX 360 NOT JUST FOR THE KIDS
This next-generation video game console is much more than child’s play. Microsoft juiced up this extreme machine with enough processing power to deliver high-definition graphics for lifelike game play. But it didn’t stop there. The Xbox 360 doubles as a media center and a CD/DVD player. It lets users stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras, and Windows XP-based PCs. (Xbox 360, $399.99; Xbox 360 Core system with a controller and AV cable, $299.99; www.xbox.com)

PLAYSTATION PORTABLE (PSP) STARTING A REVOLUTION
This was one of the most highly anticipated portable gaming devices to hit stores this year. The all-in-one handheld system from Sony delivers a PlayStation 2-like gaming experience with an impressive screen display, built-in wireless capabilities, MP3 and video playback, and image viewer. Upcoming features and downloads are sure to make the PSP a hot item for some time. ($249.99; www.us.playstation.com)

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