You can display a collage of your favorite images with GiiNii’s Ultra Thin Digital Picture Frame. The frame’s collage option lets you display several photos at once against a themed background, such as golf or baseball. Plus, unlike paper collages, the digital version continuously rotates photos in and out of the collage display. The frame also can play videos set to music. Measuring 0.78 inches thick, the frame sports an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 800 pixels by 600 pixels and a sensor that adjusts the brightness of the photo based on the available light in a room. Priced at $120, the metal frame comes with a detachable wooden frame.
Full music solution: Samson’s StudioDock 3i USB Studio Monitors system isn’t just another place to stash and charge your iPod. In addition to having a dock for an iPod, the system includes a USB port that provides a handy connection to your PC. With a USB connection, the system can play streaming audio from your PC and also sync a docked iPod with iTunes. Equipped with a 3.25-inch woofer and 15 watts of internal power on each side, the system can deliver sharp-sounding music via its speakers or through connected headphones. The system costs $150. Visit www. samsontech.com.
Keyboard pack hits right note: My Piano Pack can turn computer whizzes into music whizzes. Designed by eMedia Music, the pack includes a 49-key MIDI keyboard controller that hooks up to your computer and instructional software that shows your child how to play the keyboard. Designed for children ages 6 years and older, the software includes kid-friendly music drills, interactive piano lessons, games and songs. The package also includes a metronome and digital recorder. Priced at $130, it will go on sale in October.
Visit www. emediamusic.com.
GPS system offers backup camera: The Nextar I4-BC navigation system has a bonus safety feature: a backup camera that delivers a clear rear view up to seven feet behind your car, making it safer to back up. The Global Positioning System device also includes a 4.3-inch color touch-screen, a built-in speaker, voice-guided directions, preloaded maps, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a Secure Digital memory card slot and an MP3 player. It costs $260.
Visit www. nextar.com.
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