Philips Electronics HDRW720 DVD+RW recorder. Available summer 2004 for $699. The DVD recorder/ hard disk device records television directly to the hard disk or DVD. It features TV Guide On-Screen with point-and-click recording, as well as a FlexTime feature that allows users to watch the beginning of content that is being recorded. The recorder also includes high-speed archiving for copying content from the hard drive to DVD at 20-times the speed of average recording. It also features a 180 GB built-in hard disk that can store up to 130 hours of content. Visit www.philipselectronics.com.
Parrot's DriveBlue. Available now for $79.99. The wireless handsfree device is designed to allow users to access wireless phones in a car using Bluetooth. The car kit comes without wires or a cradle. According to Parrot, it's ready to install out of the box. The car kit features voice recognition speed dial and a digital signal processor for noise and echo reduction. The kit allows users to change phones or cars while still using DriveBlue. Additional features are available, depending upon each phone's capabilities, such as redial, dual call, caller ID, private mode and a DriveBlue-based menu phone display. Call (917) 441-7408 or visit www.driveblue.com.
Flexible Innovations Limited eGrips. Available now for $9.95 to $10.95. This fourth generation of the eGrips line features non-slip textured stickers for mobile phones, PDAs, portable CD players, remote controls and most other handheld electronic devices. eGrips is designed to prevent devices from sliding out of users' hands or off the edges of surfaces. This new version can withstand heavier wear and tear, such as peeling from daily use. When applied to devices, the total thickness of the material is .015-inches thick. The eGrips are cut into patterns customized for specific devices and models in a range of colors and patterns, including cheetah, peacock and elephant. Call (877) 9-GETBACK or visit www.egrips.com.