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Travelteq Trip Sound: We Take a Seat on the Scooting, Suitcase Soundsystem

What it is: A multi-purpose rolling bag that also serves as a portable seat and a take-along boombox. Why it's different: The Trip Sound is a bag, chair and boombox all at once, which makes it pretty unique. It's designed for travelers who find themselves restless in airports, with no free...

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Gift Guide: Creative ZiiSound D5, Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Under $300

At just 3.5 inches tall, the ZiiSound D5 keeps a low profile, making it exceedingly suitable for shelf placement. If you've got a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, MP3 player or computer, you can effortlessly stream tunes to the D5, and for those with iPods sans Bluetooth (Nano, Classic, first-gen iPod...

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Gift Guide: Audyssey's 'South of Market Edition' Bluetooth Speaker Packs a Punch

Despite its small frame, Audyssey's Audio Dock packs a whole lot of punch -- with a surprising amount of bass and high-end clarity. You can stick your iPod or iPhone into the dock connector (GSM-shielded so phones don't need to be switched into airplane mode), or stream tunes over Bluetooth from...

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Gift Guide: RedEye Makes Your iPhone a Universal Remote for $49

Most of us have an armada of remote controls covering our coffee tables, lost between our sofa cushions, and perhaps absentmindedly placed inside our refrigerators. And, while a universal remote can solve the problem of a surplus of too many, it will likely be expensive -- and, for that matter, just...

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Gift Guide: Herman Miller Embody, the Ultimate Workspace Gift

Chances are you have a loved one who is constantly hovering over their laptop, their arms folded in, their spine folded into a piece of modern art. Other than being mindful of how you sit, the best way to improve your computing posture is with the help of a good chair. And, while it's certainly...

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Gift Guide: Blueline Power Cost Monitor Keeps Energy Costs Low

Ever wonder how much juice your various gadgets and appliances are sucking out of your wallet? (And, for that matter, the planet's energy reserves?) With the Blueline Power Cost Monitor, wonder no longer. Attach the Monitor's sensor to the face of the power-utility meter outside your home, tell it...

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Gift Guide: Apple iPad, the No Brainer Tablet for 2010

It's rare that a gadget feels as transformative as the iPad. With its recent iOS 4.2 update, which essentially brings the device up to speed with the iPhone/iPod interface, the iPad finally feels like the tablet we wanted from the beginning. The addition of the multi-tasking and folders functions...

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Gift Guide: Encourage Audiophilia With Aiaiai's TMA-1 Headphones

It's tough to stand out in the headphone crowd (especially without looking like you're trying too hard), but Aiaiai's TMA-1 phones do so with the utmost subtlety. These minimal, utilitarian cans are coated in a matte rubber, which makes them remarkably drop-, bend- and crush-resistant. They're...

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Our Favorite Design-Friendly Office Chairs Will Have You Sitting Pretty

On the list of great gifts that make a recipient happy, a good office chair ranks at the top (well, at least here at Switched). For those of us who spend the majority of our lives perched in front of computers (sad, but true), sitting in a shoddy chair makes as much sense as commuting to work...

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Gift Guide: Bluelounge CableBox Mini Cuts Your Cable Clutter

For neat freaks and office hurricanes alike, there are few things more annoying than cable clutter. That's where Bluelounge's CableBox Mini excels. Plug your devices into the internal four-socket surge protector, stuff the excess cables into the box, and cover it. Boom! Minimalism achieved. The box...

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