Last-Minute Gadget Gift Ideas for ... Yourself

Consumer gadgets are expected to be one of the most gifted categories this holiday season. In fact, the Consumer Electronics Association expects the average consumer to spend $232 on personal tech this year, up 5% from last year and the highest forecast figure in the history of the study.

What are this year’s hottest and most cutting-edge new electronic items and tech toys? FOX Business has been spotlighting them all week long. While there are thousands of gadgets on the market, the site offers a first-hand look at some of the year’s best -- featuring everything from e-book readers and Internet TV devices, to wild and wacky gifts like a mind-controlled iPod remote and a video camera you wear behind the ear. 

Here's a taste: 

No. 1. Barnes and Noble Nook Color- $249

In a nutshell: ideal for someone looking for a jazzed up e-book reader without all the computing features of a tablet device. It is the first color, touch-screen e-reader on the market.

No. 2. Samsung Galaxy Tab - $599

In a nutshell: this is an Android OS lover's dream – the press has described as: “the first major viable Android tablet product out there.”

No. 3. Sony Dash Internet Viewer - $149

In a nutshell: Sony calls it the dashboard for your online life, offering real-time access to news, weather, social networking, video and more. I think of it as super amped alarm clock and digital-photo frame with Internet access.

No. 4. Best Buy Insignia Infocast 8” Internet Media Display - $169.99

In a nutshell: A competitor to the Sony Dash products, and also part of a new breed of products that combine everyday gadgets we have in our home – like alarm clock radios -- with widgets and Internet access.

No. 5. Sony Bloggie Touch HD: - (4GB - $179.99; and 8 GB - $199.99)

In a nutshell: A more sophisticated portable video screen with a touch-screen interface, and delivers higher quality video than the Flip Cam.

No. 6. Flip Ultra HD – $199

In a nutshell: The Flip cam really put the portable video camera category on the map and continues to be a dominant seller in the category.

For all the details and lots more gadgets, see FoxBusiness.com's full holiday-shopping guide coverage.