Get jumbo-sized sound from a compact-sized instrument with the Washburn Baby Jumbo Guitar ($1800). The electric/acoustic cutaway model features rosewood sides and back, a mahogany neck, an ebony fingerboard and bridge, a solid cedar top, Grover gold tuners, and a bone saddle and nut. For those who don't need the cutaway access or electric features, there's a standard Baby Jumbo ($1500) as well.
Half Aibo, half iPod, the Sony Rolly ($450) is an MP3-player/robotic gadget that rolls around your room playing music from its two built-in 20mm active speakers. The music comes from either Rolly's 1GB of internal flash memory, or a Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP enabled device. Features include a USB port, included Motion editor software, onboard ambient lights that display blue, orange, or green light depending on the music playing, and the ability to playback MP3, ATRAC, and AAC files.
The Casper mattress is obsessively designed, but it gets covered up most of the time. The Casper sheets let you enjoy the same engineering and aesthetic. Made from super soft Supima cotton, they're crisp and comfortable but also breathable and durable. Fine details like labels on the short sides of the fitted sheet, envelope-closures on the pillowcases, and hidden openings on the corners of the duvet cover make even the process of putting them on a delight. Each set includes flat and fitted sheets, pillowcases, and you can add a duvet cover.
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A robot-of-the-month club? Sign us up. The BEAM Bot Club ($170) will send you one tiny robot a month for four months that you can build using basic soldering and easy math. If you're wondering, BEAM is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics. Hot damn — killer robots and learning.
Calling it the ultimate GPS might be going a bit too far, but it sure does rock. The new TomTom GO 920T ($700; Q4 2007) packs features like a 4.3-inch, 480 x 272 touch screen, Bluetooth, a RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver, a built-in FM transmitter, 4GB of internal storage, an SD card slot, Enhanced Positioning Technology that uses movement and gravity sensors to calculate position when GPS signals are unavialable, and more. Like we said, "a bit too far."