Myvu Made for iPod Personal Media Viewer
Wow your friends with your up-to-the-minute gadget savvy. This funky eyewear display looks like a pair of cool wraparound shades and offers a viewing experience comparable to watching a large TV screen from six feet away. Composed of lightweight eyewear with built-in video viewing and audio systems, as well as an ultra-thin battery pack that doubles as a protective iPod case, the Myvu is the perfect solution for watching movies on the go. Designed for use with the new iTunes 7, it’s compatible with 30GB, 60GB and 80GB iPods with video. Slip the Myvu on and you’ll instantly become the most plugged-in person you know. $299. (www.myvu.com)
Memorex Mega TravelDrive
Portable hard drives just get smaller and better. The latest from Memorex, also launched at CES, boasts 12 GB of capacity in a sleek, 2.6-inch design. Carry the equivalent of three full-length DVD-quality movies in this little device, equipped with a pivoting USB connector that plugs into any computer’s USB port without an extra power supply. And at this price, it provides some of the best cost-per-megabyte ratios compared to other portable solutions currently on the market. $149.99. (www.memorex.com)
Fresh from its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, this is the first Internet service provider for cars that instantly transforms your ride into a WiFi hotspot. Designed to work on 95 percent of U.S. roads, regardless of driving conditions or location, it provides a secure broadband-level connection to any WiFi-enabled device within close proximity to your vehicle. Autonet Mobile’s patent-pending TRU Technology enables seamless Internet connectivity — just plug it into your car’s power source and you’re ready to go. One word of advice: Leave the email-checking and Web-surfing to your passengers — or at least pull over first. $399 plus monthly $49 service charge. (www.autonetmobile.com)
SkyCaddie SG4 Rangefinder
SkyGolf, maker of the world’s first GPS rangefinder for golfers’ personal use, has unveiled this souped-up version for avid players everywhere. Its patented IntelliGreen technology lets you measure the full depth and shape of the green from any angle of approach, and shows distance for all targets and hazards on SkyGolf’s network of many thousands of professionally mapped courses. The SG4 features a large LCD screen for enhanced target display, a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts up to 12 hours and it’s water-resistant for play in all weather conditions. Don’t be surprised if cries of “SG4!” replace “Fore!” during your next foray onto the links. $349.95. (www.skygolfgps.com)
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