Skullcandy’s Link, $30
Assets: This stereo headset connects to music players and wireless phones — at the same time.
Liabilities: While you can hear the music on your phone, the caller can’t — fight the urge to sing along.
Bottom line: An inexpensive but efficient device, this is two-in-one gadgetry at its best.
More info: www.skullcandy.com
Samsung Duo SC-D5000, $1,400
Assets: Picture this — a combination digital videocam and high-quality, four-megapixel still camera.
Liabilities: Two individual devices stuck together makes the Duo somewhat ungainly.
Bottom line: Get it and you won’t have to lug two cameras to the next dance recital.
More info: www.samsungelectronics.com
Sony Vaio PCG-TR2A, $2,200
Assets: Cool, compact laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities, integrated camera, CD/DVD player and writer — at only three pounds.
Liabilities: Huge demand, short supply. Could be this year’s hard-to-get “it” gift.
Bottom line: At roughly the same cost as a good laptop, this Vaio can’t be beat for its many functions and muy hip factor.
More info: www.sonystyle.com