The next-generation speaker dock corrects sound deficiencies in compressed MP3s, and resembles Wall-E’s cooler older brother ($299; not available until mid-July).
Sanyo Xacti HD1010 video camera
The clever, one-hand-only camcorder lets you record in high definition and play back easily on PCs or Macs ($585 at B&H Photo & Video).
Lacie LaCinema Classic
A backup hard drive for tunes or DVDs that also lets you play right onto a television or stereo (from $180 at J&R Electronics; by special order).
Olympus E-620 Digital SLR
Impressively compact considering it packs in an image stabilizer, six built-in “art filters” (including pop art and pin hole), and a swiveling LCD viewfinder (from $700 at Adorama, 42 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-741- 0052; available in May).