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TBT: Most Popular Tech Gifts from 1997 and 2007

Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Technology continues to be one of the most popular holiday gifts. During Black Friday Week, fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults - or 59 million people shopped for tech. Some of the most popular tech gifts this season are tablets, headphones and video game consoles. But what about in previous years? Let’s go back in time to see what the most popular tech gifts were in 1997 and 2007


  1. Desktop Computer
  2. Color TV 27'' or Bigger
  3. Camcorder
  4. Portable Personal Computer
  5. VCR
  6. Home Stereo System or Component
  7. Color TV Smaller than 27''
  8. Video Game System
  9. Cellular Phone
  10. DVD Player


  1. Portable MP3 Player
  2. Notebook or laptop computer
  3. Video game system
  4. Digital camera
  5. TV
  6. Computer
  7. THDTV
  8. DVD Player/Recorder
  9. Camcorder
  10. Flat panel TV

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