Unboxing the Season's Coolest Gadgets

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Unboxing the Season's Coolest Gadgets
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Do you know the Three Stages of a Tech Purchase? There’s the thrill of the hunt, when you find the gadget and hand over your credit card; there’s the excitement of opening the box for the first time and exploring the goodies within; and, of course, there's the fun of learning to use your new purchase. Want a sneak peek at stages two and three of this season's hottest gadgets? We go hands-on to unbox 15 cool gadgets for you, and tell you what you need to know to get started using each of them.

Unboxing the Microsoft Surface RT
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Unboxing the Microsoft Surface RT

Microsoft's new touch-screen runs the all-new Windows 8 operating system, plus it has lots of clever additions like a magnetic, snap-on keyboard cover. Watch as we unbox it and show you what you need to know to get started.

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Unboxing the iPod Nano
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Unboxing the iPod Nano

The iPod Nano is small enough to be a stocking stuffer but can hold a closet's worth of music. In this video, Tech Channel editor Dave Johnson cracks the box open and shows you what's inside.

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Unboxing the New iPad
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Unboxing the New iPad

The third iteration of Apple's iPad features a faster processor, Retina display, full support for Siri's voice recognition, and more, making it a powerful, all-around entertainment and computing gadget. Is there one on your shopping list? Let us show you how to get started with one.

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Unboxing the SnowLizard SLXtreme
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Unboxing the SnowLizard SLXtreme

Taking your iPhone hiking, camping, kayaking, or mountain climbing? Those are just some of the activities where you'll appreciate having a rugged, waterproof, solar-powered case. We've got one still in the original box, ready to crack open.

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Unboxing the iPhone 5
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Unboxing the iPhone 5

For many people, the iPhone is the gold standard in smartphones. Watch as we unbox the iPhone 5 and show you what you need to know to get started using Apple's flagship phone.

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Unboxing the Apple TV
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Unboxing the Apple TV

Cutting the cable TV cord? A set-top box like Apple TV lets you watch a wealth of programming -- like Netflix, Hulu, and content from iTunes -- from a tiny wireless box.

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Unboxing the Canon PowerShot A1300
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Unboxing the Canon PowerShot A1300

Canon's PowerShot A1300 is a conveniently compact digital camera that packs a lot of photographic power -- it's a great choice for any casual photographer. Tech Channel editor Dave Johnson unboxes one and shows you how to start shooting.

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Unboxing the Logitech Harmony Touch
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Unboxing the Logitech Harmony Touch

If your home theater is overrun with a half dozen remote controls, you owe it to yourself to consolidate by getting a programmable remote. On camera for your entertainment, we unbox and configure the Logitech Harmony Touch, an affordable luxury remote that's easily programmed from the comfort of your PC.

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Unboxing the Panasonic Lumix ZS20
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Unboxing the Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic's Lumix ZS20 is a high-tech wonder with a touch-screen LCD, GPS for geo-locating your photos, and a huge 20X zoom lens. If you're considering this beefy (but compact) camera, watch as we unbox one and show you what you need to know to start shooting.

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Unboxing the Nikon CoolPix L810
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Unboxing the Nikon CoolPix L810

If you're looking for an SLR-like point and shoot camera with a huge zoom and plenty of exposure mode options, you might be considering the Nikon CoolPix L810. Tech editor Dave Johnson is on hand to show you what it's like to crack the box open for the first time.

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Unboxing the Logitech K760 Wireless Solar Keyboard
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Unboxing the Logitech K760 Wireless Solar Keyboard

Your phone and tablet are great, but sometimes you need a real keyboard rather than the on-screen one that's optimized for short messages. The Logitech K760 Wireless Solar Keyboard syncs with up to three devices and gives you a tactile, comfortable typing experience. Watch as we unbox one and show you what you need to know to start typing.

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Unboxing the Roku 2 XS
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Unboxing the Roku 2 XS

A set-top box like the Roku 2 XS lets you cancel your cable service, yet still watch all your favorite programs via services like Netflix, Hulu, and more. Watch this video so you know how to get started in your own home theater.

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Unboxing the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit
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Unboxing the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit

Put this high-tech pebble in your Nike+ ready running shoes to get all sorts of digital help with your fitness plans and workouts. Tech Channel editor Dave Johnson shows you what you need to know to start exercising...with science.

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Unboxing the Fitbit Ultra
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Unboxing the Fitbit Ultra

The Fitbit Ultra clips to your clothing and monitors every step you take, all day long. It also goes to bed with you and tells you how you sleep -- it's an essential part of a complete high-tech fitness plan. Watch us unbox one.

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Unboxing the Fitbit Aria
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Unboxing the Fitbit Aria

Imagine using a scale that knows who you are and automatically tracks the weight and body fat of everyone in your house. Go online to track your history and performance over time. Sound good? Then watch as we unbox a Fitbit Aria and set up a Scale From the Future.

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