APPLE TV $99 apple.com
No matter how advanced and portable our entertainment gadgets get, the TV doggedly remains at the center of most households, so no home is complete without a way to stream media to your TV wirelessly. Apple TV allows you not only to stream content from services Sky Sports, but also to “mirror” the activity of your laptop so you can watch downloaded content on the big screen. You can also play media from your iPhone or iPad on the TV – useful for showing off home videos. The box is tiny (0.9 in x 3.8 in x 3.8 in and weighing just an ounce) and, in typical Apple style, looks slick, with a slender, brushed aluminum remote. Users with an iCloud account can access their stored media such as photos and movies. Set-up is quick and easy, and the unit is compatible with most modern TVs.