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1 Head YouTek Radical Pro racket with special d3o smart material that allows the racket to change behavior depending on ball impact -- for slow hits, it absorbs impact for softer touch and better feel, and for faster hits, its strings stiffen to provide maximum force; $190; www.head.com

2 iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot, $130, www.irobot.com

3 Mountain Hardware Ardica-enabled Radiance jacket with battery/heat pack that warms for three to eight hours while simultaneously charging cell phones, PDAs, mp3 players, and more; jacket, $230; battery/heat pack, $145; www.mountainhardware.com

4 Nike Air Max+ 2009 iD running shoe that when used with a Nike+Sportband or an iPod/iPhone, measures your pace, distance, time elapsed, and calories burned as you run; from $185; www.store.nike.com

5 Ice-Qube To Go emergency kit for preparedness with first-aid kit, AM/FM radio flashlight, crank siren, rope, poncho, tarp, thermometer, multitool, and more; $149; www.ice-qube.com

6 Weather Channel Wireless Forecast Station with Sensor, $37, www.qvc.com

7 Grill Daddy Pro grill cleaning brush with stainless-steel bristles, $25, www.buygrilldaddy.com

8 H2O Audio Interval 3G Waterproof Headphone System for iPod shuffle (third generation) with built-in Surge Waterproof Headphones, convenient controls, and easy attachment to swim goggles; $100; www.h2oaudio.com

9 OnPar Touchscreen GPS Rangefinder with direct-sunlight readable screen and one-touch technology, $399, www.onpargps.com

10 TAG Heuer Eyewear sunglasses with High-Definition Sunglass Lens Technology , which enhances the dimensional detail of the landscape (ideal for golfers!); from $310; www.tagheuer.com

11 Booq Boa Nerve L laptop messenger bag with optional Terralinq to help locate a lost bag, $150 with Terralinq , www.booqbags.com

12 Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Vintage Mechanical Day/Date watch with small second hand, $825, www.swissarmy.com