Black Friday: 10 hot consumer electronics for the holidays

Apple iPad
Apple iPad

No one wants a rain check for Christmas. Remember the Nintendo Wii shortages a few Christmases ago? Some stores sold out of the popular video game system in minutes and many stores didn't offer rain checks. The stores that did offer rain checks didn't have the consoles until January, and a rain check wouldn't be that much fun to play with on Christmas morning.

To prevent a gift-giving catastrophe this year, WalletPop came up with a list of products that consumer electronic experts expect to be popular Christmas gifts. These are gifts that you don't want to wait until the last minute to buy, or expect a sale on soon -- although they might be discounted at Black Friday sales.

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