Dream Machines

SONIQCAST ELEMENT AIREO
It’s a tad bigger than an iPod, but the SoniqCast Aireo has features that some MP3 users can only imagine: a 1GB SD card slot for additional media, 802.11b wireless capability, FM stereo receiver, dual headphones and FM transmitter. ($179.95; www.soniqcast.com)

NOKIA 9300 SMART PHONE
Business shouldn’t always mean boring and the Nokia 9300 SmartPhone is making sure that stays the case. With the usual office-based tools (document, spreadsheet, presentations, calendar, contacts) via the Nokia PC Suite, the tri-band device also features 80MB of storage and Bluetooth. Nokia plans to ship the device in Q1 2005. (www.nokia.com)

FUJITSU BIOMETRICNOTEBOOK PC
The LifeBook P7000 packs more than just productivity. The 3.27 lb., ultra-portable PC lets you choose a fingerprint sensor for increased mobile security and features a modular bay that lets you slip in a battery or a combo drive. USB 2.0 and Memory Stick/Compact flash card slots make transferring and sharing information a breeze. (Starting at $1,600; www.fujitsu.com)

TOSHIBA QOSMIO E15-AV NOTEBOOK PC
Want to combine your many home entertainment needs with powerful computing? Consider the Toshiba Qosmio E15-AV Notebook PC — the thinking woman’s (and man’s) computer. Funny sounding name aside, the Qosmio features one-touch CD/TV/DVD player capability — as well as TruBrite screen technology — which brings it close to high-end TV quality, SRS virtual surround sound technology, and harman/kardon speakers. ($2,699; www.toshiba.com)

HP IPAQ H6315 POCKET PCPHONE EDITION
Mobile phone, camera, GSM, GPRS, WLAN (802.11), Bluetooth — what doesn’t the HP iPAQ h6315 have? HP has upped the ante with 64MB of SDRAM and integrated SDI/O slot. Though we would have preferred an integrated keypad (like that on the Treo 600) instead of a snap-on, the included features more than compensate. ($599; www.hp.com)

ARCHOS GMNI400
With a color LCD screen and a 20GB hard disk, the Gmni400 will help you put your friends’ holiday gifts to shame. This multimedia device lets you download hundreds of hours of music, create and organize your playlists directly from the device, view photos, and play MP3, WMA, and WAV music files. You can also play MPEG-4 and music videos. ($399.95; www.archos.com)
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SONY 42-INCH LCD WEGA FLAT-PANEL HDTV
The Sony 42-inch LCD WEGA flat-panel HDTV makes a bigger — and better — statement. The flat-panel giant features a WEGA engine system for enhanced home theater enjoyment, and the Twin View Picture-And-Picture feature lets users view high-definition and analog programs simultaneously. ($9,999; www.sony.com)

OLYMPUS C-8080 WIDE ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Eight is enough to fill our holiday stockings this year. The Olympus C-8080 wide-zoom 8-megapixel DC features a 5x optical wide- angle zoom lens, manual control, and 10 shooting modes. There is also a dedicated hot-shoe that lets you attach an external flash. ($899.99; www.olympusamerica.com)

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