Hottest Electronics for 2009!

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas offers a sneak peek at the newest electronics you won't be able to live without and Consumer Electronics Reporter, Brian Westbrook, brought back some of his favorites. To find out more click here.

SanDisk SlotMusic is the new way to buy music.  With songs pre-loaded onto a fingernail-sized MicroSD card, they'll play right in many cell phones.  Or pick up the SlotMusic Player for added flexibility.  Bonus?  All songs are DRM-free so you can shuffle them off to any MP3 Player.  (http://www.sandisk.com)  While there, check out the new 16GB SDHC card announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

The Scuba Series HD 320 snorkel mask has a forehead-positioned camera capable of high-defition video and great stills.  They're not quite available yet, but check the announcement at http://www.liquidimageco.com/ and watch for pricing and final availability.

LG Solar Bluetooth Car Kit HFB-500 is a solar-powered speakerphone for your car.  Suction cup the card-deck sized gadget to the inside of your windshield, pair to your phone, and enjoy handsfree calling.  The HFB-500 uses solar-power so no need to run cables to your cigarette lighter.  One hour of charge equals two hours of use.  More info at http://www.lge.com.

Another CES award-winner, Clickfree's line of backup solutions makes protecting your data foolproof.  Plug it in, click "go" - the software's built-in to the device so it's simple to operate.  Already got a hard drive you like?  Use the $60 cable to upgrade your existing USB drive to a Clickfree backup solution.  (http://www.goclickfree.com/)

HP Netbooks
are award-winning solutions for business users and consumers alike.  The new HP Mini 2140 starts at $500 and has lots of connectivity options -- video out, USB, an ExpressCard slot, even an SD card reader.  The Vivienne Tam-designed digital clutch, also from HP, is touted as the world's first digital clutch.  They're a bit of a premium at $699, but fashion

Speck Products launched a new series of portable computer bags at the Consumer Electronics Show.  Check 'em out at SpeckProducts.com.  The PortPack Notebook Shoulder Bag is $80.
Eye-Fi adds wireless upload capability to any digital camera.  New for 2009, and winner of "Last Gadget Standing" at CES, the digital camera memory card now supports video uploads.  Starts at $80 (http://www.eye.fi).

Docupen Scanner is a pen-sized color scanner capable of storing up to 100 pages.  The gadget's barely larger than a pen, and perfect for taking notes or quick scanning.  Grab one for $300 (http://planon.com/).

Swann is well known for surviellance gear -- it's no wond they'd be showing off a covert Pen Camera at CES.  With 2GB of memory and a built-in USB port to download video -- even Bond would be envious.   No price yet, but you'll be able to find them at http://www.swannsecurity.com soon.

The Scuba Series HD 320 snorkel mask has a forehead-positioned camera capable of high-defition video and great stills.  They're not quite available yet, but check the announcement at http://www.liquidimageco.com/

Speaking of HD video, Creative Labs brings high-definition video to a pocket-sized camera with the Vado HD.  Simple integrated USB port and a 2x zoom, the camera is a compact on-the-go HD solution.  They're $229 from Creative.com and even cheaper on Amazon.com.

PrintStik PS900.  Print your boarding pass from your hotel room, invoices in the field, or any other portable printing task with the grayscale "print stick".  About the size of a paper towel core, it's thermal printing means no ink to mess around with.  Load it up with paper and you're set.  Print from a Bluetooth computer, phone, or other device.   Take printing with you for $200 (http://www.planonstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=(PS900) ).

Another CES award-winner, Clickfree's line of backup solutions makes protecting your data foolproof.  Plug it in, click "go" - the software's built-in to the device so it's simple to operate.  Already got a hard drive you like?  Use the $60 cable to upgrade your existing USB drive to a Clickfree backup solution.  (http://www.goclickfree.com/)

SanDisk SlotMusic is the new way to buy music.  With songs pre-loaded onto a fingernail-sized MicroSD card, they'll play right in many cell phones.  Or pick up the SlotMusic Player for added flexibility.  Bonus?  All songs are DRM-free so you can shuffle them off to any MP3 Player.  (http://www.sandisk.com)

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