That most futuristic of fantasies, the videophone, is now ready for prime time. With the Vibe Video Phone from Vibe Solutions Group, you can enjoy face-to-face confabs via live video and audio over the Internet — perfect for sharing pictures and viewing presentations. Be careful, though, the receiver of the call (boss, big customer, etc.) can actually see you before the call begins. Requires a year contract and choice of per-minute packages starting at 100 minutes for $4.95 a month. www.vibephone.com
— CHRIS TUCKER