Sure, advances in technology help fight disease, boost productivity, and keep us better connected to the office (many thanks for that one). But come the holidays, they give us something more: all-new ways to part with our money. And we do it happily, because the gadgets keep getting better and better — not to mention, they’re just plain cool.

From pocket-size video players that store dozens of movies to wrist-mounted Global Positioning System devices that guide and pace your morning runs, the following products help us make the most of our ever-dwindling leisure hours.