The 20 Most Innovative Products of the Year
- Olympus EVOLT E-330 Digital SLR Camera $890.00 (Check Prices) via Amazon.com Marketplace
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB
- Pioneer Inno XM2go
- Shure Sound Isolating Earphones
- Parallels Desktop for Mac
- Sony BWU-100A Blu-Ray Disc Writer (2x/2x/2x BD, 8x/8x/8x DVD+RW, 8x/6x/8x DVD-RW, 4x DVD?RW DL, 32x/16x/24x CD-RW)
- BlackBerry Pearl $11.00 (Check Prices) via Amazon.com Marketplace
- Rhapsody 4.0
- T-Mobile Dash
- Nintendo Wii $278.00 (When Rated) via Amazon.com Marketplace
- Microsoft Office Standard 2007
- Logitech NuLooq navigator & tooldial $30.00 (Check Prices) via Amazon.com Marketplace
- T-Mobile Dash (Windows Mobile 6)
Innovative Products, #5-#7
5. Samsung 32GB SSD
Bringing a flash drive of usable size to notebooks, the Samsung 32GB SSD hard disk (price not set at press time) heralds a new age in fast laptop storage, and sets the stage for upcoming hybrid drives.
6. Sony Reader
E-books have yet to truly make it in the mass market, but Sony's $350 Reader (check latest pricing) may buck the trend. The device boasts a glare-free screen and innovative E Ink technology, which gives you the same resolution as newsprint and looks better than typical LCDs do in bright light. The Reader, slightly larger than a standard paperback, is easy to use and weighs only 9 ounces.
Do you ever wonder how far the whole Ajax-based applications-in-a-browser craze can go? How about an entire operating system that runs in your browser? That's what YouOS, WebShaka's intriguing free site currently in alpha testing, is all about. Applications, data, and settings all live on the server. Set up an account, and you can access your YouOS desktop from anywhere, which gives a whole new meaning to remote access.