Summer Sizzles With Hot New Tech Tools

Jun 1, 2012
2012 / June 2012

Ematic eSport Clip

This brand-new video/MP3 player with a 1.8-inch color display is a perfect fit for a beach outing. With 4GB of memory, it stores up to 2,300 songs, 20 hours of video or thousands of pictures. The display offers a crisp, clear image and features video playback for easy navigation and viewing of artists and song titles. It has a built-in 5-megapixel camera as well as a video and voice recorder — ideal for recording notes, lectures, you name it. Its high-speed USB 2.0 connection makes for quick file transfers, and the built-in clip keeps your hands free as you multitask away. It’s available in five fun, fresh colors at a budget-friendly price. $24.98.
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ZAGGsparq © ZAGG

ZAGGsparq © ZAGG

ZAGGsparq

The “low battery” icon that pops up all too often on mobile phones and other devices strikes fear into the heart of even the most savvy business traveler. Enter the ZAGGsparq, the world’s most powerful battery backup and charger. Compatible with any USB-charged device, including iPhone and iPad, it carries multiple charges and can charge two devices simultaneously. Its Optimized USB port charges smartphones and tablets at optimal speeds, juicing your devices four times faster than traditional backup batteries. To charge devices not compatible with the Optimized charge, plug them into the General USB port. It even comes with complimentary European adapters. $99.99.
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Victorinox Swiss Army USB Slim Flash Drive © Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army USB Slim Flash Drive © Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army USB Slim Flash Drive

The Slim line of USB drives from the iconic Swiss Army brand features iron-clad protection and a range of storage capabilities in a flight-friendly slim design. It’s equipped with the most sophisticated USB data encryption technology available, offering unmatched protection for digital data. Ranging in capacity from 4GB to 128GB (enough to accommodate 26,500 songs or 32 Britannica encyclopedias with multimedia content), the Slim line comes in a range of funky hues including orange, pink and green. Starting at $45.99 (4GB).
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Sony XBA-BT75 Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones © Sony

Sony XBA-BT75 Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones © Sony

Sony XBA-BT75 Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones

Sony’s “boxless” Bluetooth headset boasts a compact design and features a Smart Charge system with no external battery, thanks to minimized electrical circuits and micro-sized Balanced Armature drivers. The drivers produce a broad, even frequency response with notable vocal clarity and are tuned for higher or lower frequency response and combined to emphasize certain sound characteristics. With a subtle, streamlined design, these unobtrusive headphones let you stream wireless music from compatible players and make hands-free calls. The compact carrying case acts as a portable charging station to charge the earbuds for up to 3.5 hours of use. $299.99.
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