Ditch the plastic controller for a real instrument, like this Blackbird Rider Acoustic Guitar ($1600). The carbon fiber unibody is 30 percent smaller than a traditional acoustic, making it more portable and keeping the weight down to 3 pounds. Other features like a stereo sound hole in the head, a hollow neck, and an optional DTAR Wavelength Load N' Lock pickup give the Rider the performance to back up its sleek looks.
Oregon Scientific's Daylight Projection Clock ($130) displays the time and temperature on any flat surface in any lighting condition, automatically adjusting its built-in projector depending on how bright it is in a room. In addition to precise atomic time and indoor and outdoor temperature, the clock sports an infrared motion sensor to snooze your alarm with only a wave of your hand.