iPod (5.5G)

Both its software and its screen are brighter. Although it wasn't "completely remastered," as was the iPod nano, the flagship 5G iPod received a sprucing up in its latest incarnation. It shares the same software upgrades as the iPod nano, and its larger screen and larger capacity make the interface's search improvements more welcome than on the nano. Also on the software side is the addition of games (reviewed on p66), which can run on older 5G video-capable iPods, too.

Banshee

Why settle for a pair of measly speakers when you can have five? The Banshee is a surround-sound speaker set that uses five speakers to create an effect that audio is coming from 180 degrees in front of you.

FireLite Xpress

Mac-Unfriendly Portable Hard Drive

Stylus 720 SW

Waterproof and Shockproof Point-and-Shoot Camera

gorillapod

Flexible, Versatile Tripod for Point-and-Shoots and SLRs

Edirol R-09

You may not like the sound of the price, but you'll love the quality of the sound. With portable digital audio recording devices such as the Edirol R-09 around, there's no need to use a portable tape recorder anymore. The Edirol R-09 is small, light, and has a useful set of recording features. Is it perfect? Not quite - but it's close.

Mac Pro

Revolutionary Workstation Mac

Skwarim

Pretty, Portable - and Pretty Portable - Hard Drive

NuLOOQ Professional Series

Unique and Useful Input Device

Treo 700p

Feature-Filled PDA and Mobile Phone