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Denovo Ideapad Tablet K1Ultra Portable Tablet

ENOVO Ideapad Tablet K1 is pure joy to carry and to use. I found it user friendly the minute I took it out of the box. It has a Google Android 3.1 operating system, with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, Micro SD card reader and back mounted webcam. The touch screen experience is very nice on the 10.1-inch display screen. Ten hours of battery life is very good.

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Want additional apps? Access Lenovo App Shop and Android Market to search thousands of choices. And you can manage your social networking, such as Facebook and Twitter, on a single interface. For your photos, music and videos thereís an online storage space where you can sync them.

There are 30 preloaded apps, including Netflix and Documents to Go. Ideapad Tablet K1 starts at $349 at www.lenovo.com.

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Epson Stylus NX430 Small-in-OneEpson Small-In-One A Big Winner

HEY call it a space-saving printer. And it is. Epson Stylus NX430 Small-in-One is nestled right next to my desktop looking sleek, small and cool. I scan, print and copy.

The wireless unit comes with a 2.5 inch color LCD with touch panel and built-in memory card slots. Set-up was simple; I was up and running in no time.

Whatís nice is that, with Epson Connect cloud services, youíre able to do remote printing. You can print with your notebook, smartphone or tablet wirelessly to your Epson at home or office from anywhere in the world.

When you insert your memory card, you can see the photos on the LCD screen. You can print multiple photos on one sheet of paper by selecting Photo Layout Sheet. The printed web pages and documents come out nicely and the pictures will make you proud. As soon as the pictures come out, youíll notice that the ink is completely dry. It does more. It will restore faded photos to their original luster.

And with four ink cartridges, you replace only the one thatís dry: yellow, magenta, cyan or black. Printer available at www.epsonstore.com for $99.99 (recently reduced to $69.99).

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Iomega eGo Portable Hard DriveYou Canít Beat Iomega eGo

 LEADER in external hard drives, Iomega has moved its portable hard drive line to USB 3.0. That means, with the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive, you can transfer files up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. This superspeed hard drive is priced at $150 for 1TB and $110 for 500GB at retailers or www.iomega.com.

With a drive capacity of 1T you can store 125,000 songs, 200,000 photos or 193 hours of video. The 500GB drive allows for storing 250,000 songs, 400,000 photos, or 385 hours of video. Tha eliminates a lot of shoe boxes.

Donít worry if your PC doesnít have the new USB 3.0, as the new USB 3.0 eGo Portable Hard Drives are backward compatible, which means you can use them with personal computers and other devices that only have USB 2.0 ports. If you want the power of 3.0, Iomega offers adaptor cards (sold separately for $40) to insert into USB 2.0 laptops and desktops so you can get transfer speeds up to 5 gigabits per second.

No external power supply is required. The 2.5-inch portable hard drive gets power through your computer. It comes in three colors: ruby red, black, midnight blue. Itís a cool, sleek item. But rugged. If you drop it, itís okay (up to 51 inches).

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AGELLANíS, worldís foremost source for travel gear, offers so many items to sustain you in your journey that you must call for a catalog: 1-800-962-4943. Or visit www.magellans.com. Meantime here are several examples of Magellanís-designed things tom make your travels more enjoyable.

EVEREST BUTTON MOCK SWEATER A handsome ribbed knit sweater from Royal Robbins in ringspun cotton consists of stronger, longer fibers. Looks absolutely stylish with its button mock neck collar and taped herringbone weave trim on the inside collar. Available in Tundra, Slate Blue or Black at $60.

MENíS VOYAGER JACKETMENíS VOYAGER JACKET This multi-pocket convertible jacket/vest is an original Magellanís design. There are separate womenís and menís designs for better shaping and style. With its 12 pockets you will have easy access to your iPad, phone, guidebook, maps, camera, water bottle, umbrella and other necessities of the road. Sun beating down on you? Just unzip the sleeves, store them in a pocket and you have a nice cool vest. Itís machine washable. $119.50.


You definitely need for the long haul. These graduated compression socks were designed by medics in Italy to alleviate tiredness and swelling during lengthy flights. You may want to wear these on a daily basis for comfort and energy. With enhanced elasticity, itís easy to pull on and slip off. Comes in Black, Khaki or Navy Argyle, or Diamond pattern, for men and women, at $29.85.


ON TOUR UNDER-SEAT ROLLING TOTE ON TOUR UNDER-SEAT ROLLING TOTE A Magellanís design, this ultra-lightweight wheeled tote bag has an easy access 3-in-1 compartment, two interior pockets and a hidden zippered pocket inside. Thereís a water bottle pocket on the outside. Available in Black or Titanium at $109.



SAFE PASSAGE SMALL TOTE This Magellanís item is perfect to secure your iPad and other essentials for comfortable carrying. The zippered main compartment has a padded section for your iPad plus a slip pocket for your phone or MP3 player and a zippered compartment to hold your passport or boarding pass. Carry your guidebook or magazine in the back pocket with snap closure. A piggyback strap secures your back over your wheeled luggage. Comes in Black or Chocolate at $79.50.

MONTECITOMONTECITO Waterproof and lightweight, these black leather boots from Teva have side zippers and shock absorbing mid-soles. They come with one-inch heels and a decorative button accent. Black leather is $140; Gunsmoke Nubuck is $120.


NOTRE DAME JACKETNOTRE DAME JACKET Another Magellanís exclusive, this all-purpose travel coat has a quilted embroidery pattern thatís pleasing and stylish. Plus roll-back button cuffs. Wear it as a blazer or coat. Works nicely either way. Five pockets and two zippered security pockets give you plenty of room for what you need to take. Available in Grape or Black at $145.

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CASIOMust Haves

this year introduced four new timepieces in its Edifice Solar Series. The EFA134SB-1A1 comes in a nice stainless steel case and band. Leave the watch with its solar battery in sunlight for a day, and itís good to go for five months on this full charge (thereís a low battery indicator). Features include full auto calendar, world time (29 cities), 4 daily alarms and 1 snooze alarm, stopwatch and hourly time signal. It looks pretty good in every social circumstance. MSRP $150. See more at www.edifice.casio.com.


OTTERBOXOTTERBOX cases are essential if you want to keep your smart phone dust-free, scratch-free and neat looking. The company has a variety of cases for different brands of phones. Pictured is the Commuter Series for a BlackBerry Torch 9810 and 9800 smart phones. The texture of the outer case is so smooth you can slide it out of your pocket effortlessly. $34.95 at www.otterbox.com.


DEFENDER SERIES for your iPad 2 from Otterbox is a high impact case engineered for rugged use when youíre on the road. Its foldout stand gives you two positions: one to view the screen, and the other to type comfortably. Be sure to screen the video at www.Otter.com to see how to wrap your iPad in this polycarbonate case for rugged use. Priced at $89.95.


IRIXIRIX lights your path. Wherever you turn, you have this headlamp to show you the way. Itís a lightweight hands-free flashlight you wear on your head, with a comfortable adjustable headband to keep it secure. Powered by one AA alkaline battery (included, by the way), with a runtime of 72 hours. Use the ergonomic dial to change the LED focused beam from low to high and in between, from 6.8 feet to 98 feet. $39.99.

AURORAAURORA is a leading manufacturer of plush animals. Theyíre made of cuddly fabric and are so soft they practically melt in your hands. Maddy, the cute little pink and white puppy pictured here, is a childís perfect gift for snuggling during naps. Auroraís online shop is sold out of the 25-inch size ($35) but you can get it at Amazon.com. Sizes 12-inch and 28-inch are available at http://shop.auroragift.com.

SPECK has your iPad 2 covered. The companyís SmartShell is an ultra-thin hard case that covers your back, and coordinates with Appleís Smart Cover on the front. Its soft-touch finish gives you a secure grip. $34.95. The PixelSkin HD Wrap comes with a protective cover that folds back into a viewing stand and typing stand with multiple angles. This case has a pixilated, high-contrast glossy-matte finish. Price $49.95. Both at www.speckproducts.com.

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