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Audioengine 5

Also available in black - and both colors grace tremendous speakers. There's no doubt that the iPod speaker market is a lucrative one. But while the choices are plentiful, the compromise between size and quality has left an opening for the Audioengine 5 speaker system to fill a niche that's likely to start growing this very minute.

Silver Portable 80GB Dual

Solid External Hard Drive

Little Big Disk 320GB

Fast Portable Hard Drive

Intuos3 4x6

Laptop-Suitable Tablet

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.