NOTE: From now through December, different Crave experts will be posting their top 10 gadget picks for the holidays. Here's our fourth installment.
Senior Editor Dan Ackerman is a former radio DJ turned journalist. Starting with a short-lived stint at an equally short-lived beer magazine 10 years ago, he's covered video games, gadgets, nightlife, and music for publications such as USA Today, PC Magazine, Sync, and Blender. Dan is currently on CNET's laptops beat.