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.
It's January: your motivation to eat better and be healthier is at its peak. While you're making time to hit the gym, make sure you're getting the nutrients and fuel your body needs. Care/of takes the guesswork out of finding the right vitamins and supplements for your individual needs. After a short quiz about your diet and health concerns, they recommend the vitamins you need and deliver a month's supply directly to your door in convenient, travel-friendly daily packets. Plus, they even have your name on them. It's an easy health hack if you're focused on taking care of yourself this year.
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Eating right doesn't mean you have to sacrifice all snacking. Chomps is a beef snack stick with no added sugar, gluten, dairy, hormones, or antibiotics. The 100% grass-fed beef they use offers 9 grams of protein and under 110 calories in every stick. Available in four flavors, it's a delicious beef jerky you can enjoy with zero guilt.
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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."