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Tuesday focus: Gadgets

With SDI Technologies’ iHome iH15W LED Color Changing Stereo System for Apple iPods, you can switch colors to suit your mood or the music.

Thanks to a translucent cabinet with LED color lighting, it can switch from hot pink to cool blue to deep green to purple with the touch of a button.

While the lights are changing colors, the system can charge a docked iPod and play music through its built-in stereo speakers and subwoofer.

Want to listen to a CD? It also includes a connection for hookups to other audio devices. It costs $70.

Headphones play through rain: If you can handle working out in a downpour, so can AquaJogger’s Mi-Sport MP3 Waterproof Headphones.

Designed to withstand the elements, the cordless headphones are sweat-proof and waterproof – even if you decide to jump in the pool and swim underwater.

Equipped with 1 gigabyte of internal memory, the Mi-Sport MP3 headphones can hold and play about 250 digital tunes.

Powered by a rechargeable battery, the headphones can deliver about eight hours of playing time per full charge. They cost about $100 for a limited time.

Wi-Fi Internet radio plays with PC: The Ira Wi-Fi Internet Radio lets you enjoy online music via your home stereo.

Measuring just 2 inches by 6 inches by 3 inches, the compact device from Myine Electronics can be connected directly to your stereo system or a boombox.

Capable of working without a computer, the radio has search tools that can help you quickly locate thousands of new Internet stations, which can then be enjoyed through your stereo’s speakers.

The Internet radio ships with a Wi-Fi adapter, a remote control, audio cables and a power cord. It costs about $150.

French products keep laptops safe: You can protect your Apple notebook with the LArobe Allure, a stylish case from a French company called be-ez as in “Be Easy.”

Available in a black, mocha or multicolored striped pattern, the form-fitting protective polyurethane cases are available for the 13-inch MacBook, the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro and the SuperDrive and MacBook Air. The cases range in price from $15 to $40.


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