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  Tech Toys and Gadgets  
  You must have the tiniest digital camera, the coolest DVD player, the sleekest phone, right? Here you go.  
     
  BY SIMON DUMENCO  
  PHOTOGRAPHED BY JAMES WORRELL  
     
  Reality Television
The world’s coolest baby monitor gives you full-color images by day—transmitted wirelessly through walls and doors up to 100 feet away—and Matrix-worthy shots at bedtime using infrared night-vision technology ($300).

Buy it online at sharperimage.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Chain Store
The new iRiver iFP 190T portable digital music player—so small it can hang from a chain around your neck like a pendant—is rugged enough for a kid, but has parent-friendly features like a built-in voice memo recorder (“Pick up milk on the way home”) and an FM tuner, so you can tune in to (and even record!) All Things Considered when you tire of Eminem MP3s ($185).

J&R Music Store
15-33 Park Row, near Broadway, 212-238-9000

Buy it online at jandr.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  TV Show
SanDisk’s ingenious new Digital-Photo Viewer accepts a range of memory cards (Compact Flash I/II, SD, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, and MultiMediaCard) and lets you view your digital photos on your TV—no PC needed ($70).

Buy it online at citycircuit.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Apple Family Values
The new iPods are lighter, thinner, and brainier than the originals (the 30-gigabyte model holds 7,500 songs). and they work seamlessly with applemusic.com (soon to be PC-compatible), where you and your kids can Buy songs for just 99 cents each in the best online music store ever. From $300.

Apple Store SoHo
103 Prince Street, at Greene St., 212-226-3126
 
 

 

 

 
  Voices Carry
Leave up to a twenty-second message on the new VoiceMemo RoboSensor (“There are leftovers in the Fridge” or “I want a divorce”), and when a family member approaches, it’ll automatically light up and play back your message ($75).

Buy it online at tkny.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Picture This
The popular Olympus Stylus film camera line finally goes digital, with the new 300 model, featuring 3.2-megapixel resolution, a 3x optical zoom, and the ability to shoot 40-second mini-movies that you can upload to your Mac or PC and e-mail to friends ($400).

Buy it online at bestbuy.com.
 
 

 

 

 
  Sound Choice
X-10’s new Lola system wirelessly transmits MP3s from your PC to your home entertainment system—and displays a clever onscreen menu on your TV so you can quickly scroll through album and song titles with the included universal remote ($50).

Buy it online at X10.com.
 
 

 

 

 
     
     
 
From the Fall 2003 edition of the New York Family Guide
 
     
     
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