Consistent with U.S. kids' 2010 wish lists, the Apple iPad is the most desired consumer electronic among kids ages 6-12 for holiday 2011. In fact, the iPad increases its stronghold, with nearly half (44%) of kids expressing interest in the product, up from 31 percent in 2010.
"Ages 6-12" is a pretty broad cohort, but don't these little monsters know we're in a recession? And how did Nielsen conduct this poll? Did they call or text the kids' iPhones? Perhaps pre-teens with cell phones should be forgiven for possessing enough sense of entitlement to expect a $500 gadget for Christmas.

Huck and Gus - I know neither of you can read yet, but mark my words: unless you've just earned a full scholarship to Yale, then you can expect to get a lump of coal the year you have the nerve to ask for (and, I assume, expect to receive) a $500 Christmas present.