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Before hitting the online shopping malls, check out these cutting-edge stocking stuffers

that than the AV120? The MP4 video player and recorder also features a 20GB USB 2.0 hard disk — no computer required. (www.archos.com; $439.95)

CANON OPTURA 20
Your budding film director will appreciate the Canon Optura 20. Packed with sophisticated features that will let anyone feed their inner Spike Lee, the camcorder offers 16x optical and 320x digital zoom, color viewfinder and 3.5-inch LCD screen, motion JPEG movie, simultaneous photo recording, and FireWire capability. Don’t forget to try those special effects for a truly cinematic experience. (www.canonusa.com; $1,299)

IOMEGA SUPER DVD-RW
Want to send mom a DVD of junior’s first Christmas? DVD or CD, however you slice it (or burn it), Iomega’s new king of all backup media, should be under your holiday tree. The all-format USB 2.0 lets you create DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs, DVD-RAMs, CD-RWs more quickly and easily, so you can save and share data or multimedia files.(www.iomega.com; $329.93)

RIM BLACKBERRY 7210
Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices have been the staple of business professionals for years. But they’ve never really wowed the consumer crowd — until now. Phone, e-mail, SMS, and browser are just a few of the features rolled into the BlackBerry 7210 for GSM/GPRS (for the laymen, a global wireless voice and data network standard). The lightweight device is perfect for those who travel frequently. And if you’re headed overseas, don’t worry. GSM/GPRS means you won’t have to leave your BlackBerry behind. (www.blackberry.net; $449.99 at AT&T Wireless)

CANON I900D
You got the digital camera you wanted, but how do you make sure you get quality prints for your photo album? Canon’s i900D lets you print high-resolution 4×6, 5×7, and 8.5×11 images at up to 4800×1200 dpi from your PC or directly from your camera. (www.canonusa.com; $249.99)

FUJIFILM FINE PIX S5000
Sometimes, less is more. And with Fujifilm’s Finepix S5000, this is definitely the case. The 3.1 megapixel digital camera features 10x optical/2.2x digital zoom, video and voice memo recording, and continuous shooting modes, proving you don’t need 6 megapixels to snap away like the pros. (www.fujifilm.com; $499.95 at Buy.com)

KDS RAD-7XP
Early astronomers and cartographers had it right all along — the world is flat. That is, if you’ve got the KDS Rad-7xp display on your desktop. This 17-inch LCD flat panel delivers crisp images and really comes in handy for those with cluttered desktops. You can combine function with form by simply mounting the silver/blue monitor onto your wall. (www.kdsusa .com; $403.43 online at PC Connection)

ACER TRAVELMATE C100
The Tablet PC is the new darling of the mobile world — and the Windows XP-based Acer TravelMate is just one of the numerous options for those making the switch from a desktop or bulky laptop to a slimmer, sleeker device (it weighs just 3.1 pounds). The best part: you don’t have to sacrifice performance for desk appeal. (www.acer.com; $999 at PlasmaKings.com; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, www.Microsoft.com)

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