GET AN EARFUL
What is it? Panasonic SV-SD05
How much? $429.95 (www.prodcat.panasonic.com)
Why’s it cool? An MP3 player fused onto a pair of headphones. No messy cords.
Worth the $? Does someone you know really love songs-to-go? Now you can give them an earful.
What is it? Polaroid PhotoMAX
How much? $229.99 (www.polaroiddigital.com)
Why’s it cool? A digital camera with 2x zoom and autofocus
Worth the $? Take this music-playing machine on vacation — the only thing it won’t do is rub suntan lotion on your back.
What is it? Samsung Uproar
How much? $399 (www.samsungusa.com)
Why’s it cool? It’s a wireless phone with voice-activated dialing, a built-in organizer, and Internet access.
Worth the $? Yes. Think of it as a business tool that lets you choose the songs you listen to while you’re on hold.
A REAL HANDFUL
What is it? Sony Clie handheld PEG-N710C
How much? $499.95 (www.sonystyle.com)
Why’s it cool? These sleek personal organizers can play MP3 files stored on Sony’s popular Memory Stick.
Worth the $? A state-of-the-art device that lets you carry a tune