The Blackberry Torch is so good you’ll feel totally justified skipping work. After all, what will you miss? Just the bitter coffee & annoying colleagues. The Blackberry 6OS makes for smooth shuffling from the web to your email and back to your phone – all at rapid-fire speed. New Pinch & Zoom browsing is sweet and you can easily set up feeds from your social sites. It even has a 5 MP camera. Basically, you can get more done on your hand-held than you can sitting in your office. So why not do it?
You’ll never forgive yourself if you don’t bring the video camera on your vacation to Bali. So, make sure it survives the rickshaw ride to the eco-lodge with this inflatable camera bag from Kata. Deflated, the bag is tiny. Blow it up & in one minute your camera gear is riding on a cushion of air. Now, if they only made a bag like this for your surfboard …
Why does the your kid’s soccer game video look as bad as the one your dad shot of you with his shoulder-mounted VHS camera? Maybe it’s your lame little camera. Step up to the Sony NEX-VG10 camcorder that shoots in crispy HD with a wide array of interchangeable lenses. It’s massive 14.6 MP optical sensor, stunning stereo audio quality, optional still photo mode & ergonomic design all add up to a better chance to capture some sweet footage.
Not to sound gruesome, but if nuclear bombs started dropping, you’d want your iTunes library stored on this drive. The LaCie XtremKey USB flash drive is gnarly. The up to 64Gig drive is encased in a 2mm steel tube that can survive temps up to 200 degrees, it is sealed watertight to depths of 300 feet & could be run over by a ten-ton truck…and survive.
Whether you’re stuck on Screaming Baby Airlines or just really want to hear Sade’s new album, the Phiaton PS-20 NC noise-canceling earphones have you covered. Phiaton’s exclusive “Noise Blocker” technology cuts 95% of outside noise to get you in the zone. And, unlike those giant over-the-ear models, these are perfect for travel and small enough to keep on during taxi, takeoff & landing, even though you’re not supposed to.
Lumix has packed every conceivable (and even a few inconceivable) features into this small camera. The DMC-G2 comes with a 14-42mm lens, but also runs an array of interchangeable lenses. It features a huge 12MP optical sensor & a touch-sensitive control panel on the oversize LCD screen. It shoots 720p HD video. There’s even a sensor in the viewfinder that registers when your eye is close to the camera to disengage touch-controls on the LCD. That way your nose won’t change the settings and ruin the shot. Seriously, it has that.
The way the airlines are these days, you never know how long you might get stuck somewhere. But, if you’re toting the Gaems Gaming Suitcase with your trusty Xbox stashed safely inside – you might not even care. If you’re a traveler and serious gamer, going with your console is a given. Now do it in style. This locking, polyurethane case features a 15” LCD screen padded against the jolts of travel. Play anywhere you are, stuck or not, as long as there’s a power source.
It’s only a little bigger than your iPhone and shoots crispy HD video. On top of that, the Cyber-shot TX9 features Sony’s 3D Intelligent Sweep, which lets you shoot ultra-wide panoramas by just panning the camera. It can also shoot bursts up to 12 frames-per-second for sequences and has a background de-focus for isolating your subject. All this means that no matter how clueless you are, you’ll get pro results.
When everything in your crib is custom, what a bummer to be stuck with a box store flatscreen. Loewe’s Individual Slim series of ultra-thin, high-tech TVs remedies the sophistication quandary. Available in four screen sizes: 32, 40, 46 and 55-inches, these back-lit LCD turbo-TVs feature a 250 gig hard disk for movie storage. This is about as close as you can get to a custom-made, one-of-a-kind television.
Phone, camera, iPod – these are your lifelines – you always remember to plug the stuff in. But, unplugging once charged? Different story. The Conserve Valet Smart USB Charging Station fixes this glitch in your memory and saves energy at the same time. Just plug in up to four USB devices, when they’re juiced up, it powers itself off automatically. No thinking involved.