NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There are hundreds, maybe thousands of great high-tech gadgets to choose from this holiday season. From tablets to phablets, to portable speakers (but no beakers), there's something for everyone this year. It doesn't matter whether you're a gadget geek, or someone that can't figure out where the ON button is, there's something out there for all ages and sizes.
We've scoured the Web and doubled-checked our notes and reviews to come up with a list of the ten best and coolest gadgets to get and give this holiday season.
10 - Extended Smartphone Batteries
It would be great if the rechargeable battery that came inside your smartphone lasted a few weeks - or days - or, in some cases, one full day on a charge. If your phone has a user-replaceable battery you can always carry an extra with you. But many new designs seal the battery inside to save space and device weight.
For those devices you can't replace the battery, considering getting an extended rechargeable battery. There are dozens of portable designs on the market including plug-in types which provide an emergency power source as well as extra battery power cases which add always available reserves as well as extra weight and bulk to your device. We especially like the Morphie Juice Packs (pictured above) and the Anker Astro Mini external pack.
In many cases the positives outweigh the negatives. Depending on your smartphone model (doesn't matter whether it's an Apple (AAPL) iPhone, Google (GOOG) Android or Microsoft (MSFT) Windows Phone or and the amount of extra power you need an external extended battery should cost anywhere from a low of $16 to as much as $100 or more for more elaborate designs.
If you, or a loved one is inseparable from a smartphone and constantly looking for a place to recharge an extra battery will be a welcomed holiday stocking stuffer.