what’s new • what’s hot
Sony Portable Reader. For the techno- able digital print sizes, 64 megabytes of
philes among us (and what business trav- memory (not including an expansion slot),
eler can afford not be a technophile?), Sony a 600-by-800 resolution tablet and naviga-has introduced a soft-sided, thin, light, tion controls that allow you to flip pages or
portable reading system that enables you chapters and go to your own bookmarks.
to download a trove of best-selling titles One caveat: turning a virtual page causes
via an included cable link to your comput- the screen to go black for an instant before
er. About the size of a paperback book, the it refreshes, which takes some getting used
Sony Portable Reader features three read- to. $349; www.sonystyle.com.
Crumpler Camera Bag. The MD-07+, with configurable dividers, one external
which the company lists in its catalog as pocket with an internal mesh pocket, two
the “ 7 Million Dollar Home” bag, gets its internal side pockets, a mesh zip pocket
origins from messenger bags developed in under the clip and a Velcro release flap.
Melbourne, Australia, in 1955 by three bike The MD-07+, at 15-by-11-by- 7 inches, can
messengers who formed the Crumpler Co. easily accommodate a 33-millimeter, digi-In any event, this water-resistant bag is tal SLR camera; extra lenses; a flash unit;
stylish when other such bags are frumpy. and other accessories. $128; www.crumpler
The bag has fully padded interior sections bags.com.
AeroBed Premier DuraSuede Air Mat- full and queen — and unfurls in less than
tress. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast 60 seconds with a built-in pump and wand
who doesn’t want to leave all the comforts control that also enables the restless to set
of home behind, this inflatable bed feels the desired firmness. The next morning,
good when you stretch out on it and is deflate it, roll it up and head on out. Twin,
plenty durable and puncture-resistant. The $139.99; full, $199.99; queen, $229.99;
air mattress comes in three sizes — twin, www.aerobed.com.
Case Logic 22-Inch Expandable Roller. most 15.4-inch models; an organizational
This bag makes a lot of sense. Lightweight panel to store magazines, gadgets and per-
( 8 pounds, 1 ounce), expandable and sonal effects; a water bottle holder and a
carry-on compliant, the 22-inch bag fea- zippered mesh separator compartment.
tures a removable laptop shuttle that fits $179.99; www.caselogic.com.
Doberman Mini Mobile Alert. This is a has a pull-pin trigger that will set off a shrill
gadget all right, but it could be a useful one alarm when deployed to thwart potential
under dicey circumstances. This personal pickpockets at an airport, market or any-alarm, which is easy to attach to your cell place else where such theft could happen.
phone, backpack, purse, clothing or laptop, $12.99; www.dobermanproducts.com.
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