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.
Leave it to Timberland to take the best of both worlds and combine them for a fantastic coat. That's what they've done with the Timberland Mount Davis Mixed-Media Chore Coat, which mingles a waxed cotton outer with leather trim. It's lined with 100% cotton plaid flannel and features four front pockets and a hidden zip pocket on the inside to guard valuables from the elements. It's the perfect coat as cooler weather blows in, made using the premium materials that Timberland always employs to help give you a fresh look for fall.
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It's hard to imagine trying to improve on the Filson Cruiser. After all, it's been a Filson fixture for over 100 years. But the Filson Long Cruiser Jacket is probably the best update we can think of for this iconic piece of outerwear. Made with the same 24-oz. Mackinaw Wool and pocket design as the original, it's been extended to three-quarter length for extra warmth and protection. This version also has flannel-lined handwarmers, horn buttons, and a vented lower back opening with snap. Upper lining has also been added to the Cruiser to ensure that this classic look keeps you safe from whatever winter throws your way.
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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."