Take your big-screen with you — sorta — with the Cinemin Swivel Portable Projector ($300). This diminutive dynamo utilizes DLP projection technology to display a screen up to 60 inches in size on nearly any surface. Features include 480x320 resolution, a rechargeable battery good for over two hours of use, included international power adapters, and a 90-degree swiveling design that removes the need for a mount or tripod. Just don't expect to blast faux graffiti onto city walls in the middle of the day — the Swivel works best in extremely low-light conditions.
If you somehow have a need for checking your favorite news, gossip, and media portals away from your computer, smartphone, TV, and every other connected device in your life, perhaps you should consider a Chumby One ($100). This diminutive, Wi-Fi enabled Internet buddy features a unique, widget oriented interface for accessing content, along with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, FM tuner, built-in speaker, 2GB microSD card for storage, and a USB 2.0 port, all tucked inside a cute, kitchen-friendly body.
Lest you actually have to start your car with your car keys, Viper SmartStart ($300-$500) is a cool new system that allows you start your car with your iPhone or iPod touch. Using a GSM signal, SmartStart either plugs into your existing Viper security/remote start system or comes bundled with one, letting you not only start but also lock or unlock the car, arm or unarm the alarm, open the trunk, and activate the panic mode, no matter how far away you might be from your vehicle. [Thanks, Dan]
With Amazon on its second iteration of Kindle, you knew brick and mortar stalwarts Barnes & Noble weren't going to just let them take over the electronic book market. Hence, Nook ($260). Built atop Android and featuring dual screens — one e-Ink, one color touch screen — Nook aims to present books and their covers to you in a whole new, but familiar, way. Like the Kindle, it features built-in 3G wireless networking, storage for up to 1,500 books, and a sleeker design than Amazon's front-keyboard gadget. The icing on the cake? There are thousands of books available for free, making the two and some change price tag seem that much friendlier.
With a crazy futuristic design and a host of features, the iREV ($24,000; January 2010) is your new party barge. This Interactive Recreational Entertainment Vessel seats up to 10 people inside its circular decks, and features a central low smoke charcoal grill that can be swapped for a number of other centerpieces, an outboard electric 2-5 hp motor with 8-10 hours of battery life, 4 storage bins, an integrated umbrella, and an optional audio package with marine approved hi-fidelity 500 watt speakers, amplifier, satellite radio and a MP3 connection. Lest you feel selfish for dropping 24 large on a floating bar, you can rest easy knowing it's made in America from 45% reclaimed material, and is 80% recyclable.