My Favorite Tech Gadget of the Year
Most Fun for the Family
Best for the Cord Cutters
I should mention that Roku also has a 4k, 60Hz player which will give you native apps for both Vudu (can Cast to the Nvidia Shield) and Amazon Prime (Amazon Prime will Airplay to the AppleTV). Roku is still the King of content, but it doesn't have the same "next gen" feel as the two above.
Best for the Audiophile
Best for the Paranoid (or those that like security)
Best for the Music Fan
Best for the Traveler
Best Album (CDs are tech, right?)
Note: Last year, I did not put a best album on my list, but I would have put War on Drugs "Lost in a Dream" at the top if I would have included my favorite album.