Apple's iPod family remains the best-selling consumer electronic device on Amazon US, for the third year runnning.

Various iPod varieties were named as the year's best-selling devices by Amazon yesterday.

The 30GB video iPod was named as the most frequently purchased electronics gift in 2006, with the black model being the "most wished-for" gift, appearing the most often on customer Wish Lists.

Apple's 2GB black iPod nano was the most frequently-purchased electronics gift in last year's list.

Macs also dominate Amazon's list of top selling computers, holding first an second place on that list.

In the UK, Amazon has declared Christmas 2006 its most succesful yet, with almost nine orders per second. iPod was the second biggest-selling consumer electronics device, just behind the Kingston Technology 1GB Data Traveller USB Flash Pen Drive. The iPod is presently the biggest-selling device in Amazon UK's 'electronics and photo' category.