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Sony XEL-1 OLED
“The thinnest TV on Earth,” this Sony model offers a color range and contrast ratio that is 50 times higher than standard plasmas. “You just can’t get past the astonishing, real, liquid, vivid look of this screen.” Price: $2,500. Contact: Sony.com
Source: The New York Times

Panasonic DVD-LS86
This 8.5-inch DVD player “can play movies for—are you ready for this?—
13 hours on a battery charge.” That’s at least six full-length films. The wonder of it is that the device is no larger or bulkier than similar players. Price: $200
Contact: Panasonic.com
Source: The New York Times

MacBook Air
Apple’s sleek new portable computer “is officially the thinnest laptop” on the market. This “simply gorgeous” machine weighs just three pounds, has a 13-inch screen, and a full-size keyboard. But be warned: To fit all that in, they’ve eliminated the CD drive. Price: $1,799
Contact: Apple.com
Source: PC Magazine

Vudu XL
Vudu is one of a slew of companies “to cook up a technology for downloading movies and other videos from the Internet onto televisions.” Its latest set-top box can hold 500 standard-definition movies—“for those film junkies who abhor film collections in the mere double digits.”
Price: $999
Contact: Vudu.com
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Nyko Wireless Nunchuck
The remote control for Nintendo’s Wii game system usually requires a cord. Nyko’s gaming device connects to the remote “via a little wireless dongle that clicks into the controller’s jack.”
Price: $30
Contact: Nyko.com
Source: Cnet.com

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