MX Air Mouse
Throw away that mouse pad. This cordless mouse lets you “control a cursor in midair, with gestures from up to 30 feet away.”
Price: $150 Contact: Logitech.com
Fire-Safe waterproof hard drive
Most hard drives can’t stand up to the elements. This durable model acts like a protective skin, “safeguarding your data from water for up to 24 hours and from flames up to 1,550 F.”
Price: $340 Contact: Sentrysafe.com
Source: Popular Mechanics
This chic bag can fit your laptop and also function as an “instant workstation,” thanks to its built-in lap cushion. Durable and hand-washable, it comes in a variety of colors from orange to silver.
Price: $50. Contact: Belkin.com
Computer accessories often look nondescript. LaCie’s USB and FireWire external hard drives have all the “right tech specifications in what looks like luxury makeup packaging.”
Price: $90 to $170. Contact: Lacie.com
This kid-friendly laptop, designed for children in a classroom environment, has a miniature screen and keyboard and minimal storage capacity. But its “secret weapon” is that it runs a grown-up version of the familiar Windows XP operating system.
Price: $300 Contact: Intel.com