This year has seen technology take several pivotal leaps and bounds, from the introduction of next-generation games consoles to the first wave of true smart watches like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R.
But cool as they are, these products have overshadowed those that -- while deserving of the limelight -- haven't been given the chance they deserve.
Whether you've heard of them and written them off or never heard of them before, these are the gadgets that should absolutely be on your Christmas list -- and if not, on your list for 2015.
Whether it's the hugely underrated Nintendo Wii U or the world's best phone, the Nokia 105. These are the underdogs, bravely entering new territory.