These gadgets will make life easier, happier, and lots more fun for the tech lovers in your life, whether they’re sports fans, music lovers, or gamers.

Virtual Virtuoso
Karaoke? That’s so ’90s. Today, the trend is toward making your own digital voice recordings directly into your computer, where they can be manipulated with audio-editing software, patched onto multitrack musical recordings, e-mailed to deserving friends, or burned onto a CD. Samson Technologies GTrack USB condenser microphone does just that with onboard features allowing for simultaneous recording of vocals and instrumentals. Just plug it into your PC and, with the distinctive optional shock mount, your living room will both look and sound like a real recording studio. Suddenly, remote caroling becomes a possibility, and the holidays may never be the same. G-Track microphone, $149, shock mount, $40, samsontech.com

Green Giant
To get an idea of how much electricity our gadgets consume, just flip off the lights in your living room some night. That flock of glowing indicator bulbs, multiplied by every home in the nation, signifies the sizable and rapidly growing percentage of the energy our modern existences require that is represented by consumer electronics. Sharp’s AQUOS LED LE700UN series of LCD TVs aims to reverse that trend. The new line employs LED backlighting to reduce energy use below that of any other full-on 1080p HD screen. The 52- inch model consumes just 105 watts, about 68 percent below Energy Star 3.0 guidelines. The LEDs are also mercury-free and should last 100,000 hours. The TV comes in 32- to 52-inch diagonal models and is priced from $1,099 to $2,799. sharpusa.com

Now Hear This
From the exotic ruthenium metal outer casing to the Ethiopian sheepskin-covered ear cups, everything about Ultrasone’s Edition 8 headphones displays a devotion to ultimate quality that, frankly, verges on obsessive. Ethiopian sheepskin, it turns out, is the most sound-isolating leather around -- who knew? Ultrasone’s S-logic technology, which creates the impression of virtual surround sound to the wearer, is easier to appreciate, as is the frequency range from booming rumbles of 6 hertz to 42,000 hertz -- chirps mostly audible to bats. At $1,499, the Edition 8 can likely lay claim to the finest audiophile headphones anywhere. For a bit less money and absolutely no ruthenium, sheepskin, or even cables, Sony Ericsson’s HBH-IS800 wireless stereo headphones, $180, stream music and calls from a Bluetooth cell phone directly to your ears. ultrasone.com, sonystyle.com