Gadgets


Archos 405
This 30 GB portable media player is capable of housing thousands of flicks, tunes, and photos, plus capturing video and outputting it to the TV (with optional add-ons). All are enjoyable via a 16- million color, 3.5-inch screen and an integrated speaker. $299. www.archos.com

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Sony Ericsson W760
No disrespect to Harlem’s finest, but this stunning slider phone is our idea of the ultimate globe-trotter. Capable of crystal clear calls andbroadband-speed downloads worldwide, it also features Walkmandigital-music capabilities, a built-in GPS and Google Mapsfunctionality, and widescreen gaming support. Plus, the integrated,3.2-megapixel camera screams awesome in any language. $349. www.sonyericsson.com

Starry Night Bed
Sure, Leggett and Platt’s one-of-a-kind nighttime set boasts clever mattress-preheating options and snore-prevention support viasensor-assisted auto-positioning. But who needs sleep when you’ve got abedroom suite that packs a 1080p LCD headboard projector, DVRcapability, Internet connectivity, four 8-inch subwoofers, 1.5terabytes of song/video storage, and an iPod dock? $20,000 to $50,000. starrynightbed.com

Personal Safety Device: PSDTools
Incase of fire, blackout, hurricane, or other catastrophe, just crank this all-purpose gizmo for one minute to receive an hour ofcornea-searing flashlight power, juice to recharge your cell phone, and access to an emergency AM/FM radio. It even includes a six-in-one toolset, a signal flasher, and a screeching siren. $37. www.lifegearcompany.com

Mustek PF-i700 Digital Photo Frame
Callthe police; you’ve been framed! Or skip bad puns entirely and simply admire this seven-inch digital display that showcases photos, plays MP3tunes, and screens eye-catching videos via the onboard iPod dock and multiformat card reader. There’s no better way to view downloaded shorts or admire friends’ mug shots. $130. www.mustek.com

Sony Mylo Personal Communicator COM-2
Unleashyour inner teen with Sony’s WiFi-ready, QWERTY-keyboard-equipped,touchscreen-sporting device. Owners can surf the Web, browse videos onYouTube, listen to music, exchange instant messages, update theirFacebook profiles, play flash-based games, and make free Skype-to-Skypecalls. From $299. www.sony.com