Computing isn't just about work, either. Increasingly, it's about play, and the current crop of gizmos reflects the reach of technology into your off-duty life. Whether you go to the beach on vacation this summer, or to the ends of the earth, you'll take more digital gadgets than ever before -- cell phones, GPS devices, cameras, toys, and media players.
We've divided this year's crop of fun, useful, or just plain weird devices into six different categories:
What follows is a collection of the year's best devices to amplify and extend, capture, enlarge, preserve, locate, transport, correct, empower, enhance, educate, entertain, protect, and serve. Don't leave home without them.