Technology: a Selection of New and High-Tech Gizmos, Computer Gear, and Gadgets

Presenting the latest and greatest in high-tech gizmos, gear, and gadgetry



Case Closed
Want a protective case for your iPhone? Would you also like a bigger battery for it? Kill two birds with one stone with the Mophie Juice Pack Air Battery Case. Compatible with both the iPhone 4 and 4S, the durable, ultra-thin case not only keeps your phone safe from drops, it prevents dropped calls from dead batteries by doubling your phone’s talk/text time. Its design also acts as a speaker box, redirecting sound from the bottom of the phone to the front to provide better acoustics. Available in red, black, and white.
$79.95; mophie.com

Zooming In
This 1.3 megapixel USB hand-held digital microscope allows you to view images of objects on your computer monitor at up to 200x magnification. Microscope includes built-in LED for subject illumination, stand with flexible arm, and software to review, capture, and record images.
$349.99; thinkgeek.com

Pick a Card
The SmartSwipe USB credit card reader allows you to securely complete credit and debit card transactions online without having to type or display your card numbers.
$79.95; x-tremegeek.com

(Key)stroke of Genius
Project a full-size virtual keyboard onto any flat surface with the Cube Laser. The virtual keyboard is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and most laptops, and runs on a rechargeable battery. The Cube’s mouse mode enables your finger to act as a virtual mouse, too.
$179.99; thinkgeek.com

BYOB
Keep your favorite beverage warm or cold with this USB-powered fridge and warmer.
$36.99; usbgeek.com