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TubeSock

Handy YouTube Video-Converter Software

Avid Xpress Pro 5.5

Powerful Video-Production Software Suite

imagePROGRAF iPF5000

Muscular Wide-Format Printer

1.66GHz and 1.83GHz Core Duo Mac mini

Faster - and More Expensive - Midget Macs

1.83GHz, 2.16GHz, and 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo iMacs

Your Choice: Small and Cheaper, or Big and More Expensive

Mindstorms NXT

Currently patrolling our editorial offices, pestering late editors. LEGO's Mindstorms NXT is 577 pieces of the LEGO goodness that you grew up with, but it's now designed for digitally influenced imaginations.Mindstorms NXT is a robot-building kit. You can build robots with arms, legs, claws, wheels, and more, but the core of the Mindstorms NXT kit is the Intelligent Brick, which holds programs that are used to make your robot perform. The Brick has connectors so you can attach robot parts to it, four sensors (light, sound, touch, and ultrasonic) to help your robot react, and three servomotors for movement. 

Alpha DSLR-A100K

Rejuvenated Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D SLR Camera

Sportsuit Sensor+

No need to buy new shoes. Not everybody wants to buy a new pair of shoes in order to use the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. Plus, we runners can be a finicky lot when it comes to our choice of shoes; some of us would rather run in Doc Martens than encase our feet in - ugh - Nikes.

SpeckTone Retro

Passable-but-stylish iPod speaker stand.

Nike+ Sport Armband

In this armband, your 'Pod's running blind. We really wanted to like the stretchy, breathable Nike+ Sport armband - and, actually, while running with it all was well. Like most Velcro-based armbands, it may be a bit difficult to put on, but once it's on it feels comfortable and fits securely (though it might be a bit loose if you're a skinny-armed runner).