Best Gear 2003: Best Gear

A peek at the most feature-packed gadgets, from cell phones and DVD recorders to cameras and toys


Long ago--around 2001--a cell phone that was also a Palm-type organizer was enough to make a gadget freak drool. Now you can get hot video games and a decent MP3 player wrapped up in one device. Lots of handhelds have full Web browsers too, along with instant messaging and a medley of ring tones that are fast becoming standard fare. We even found a GPS tracking device with a built-in jogging computer that you wear on your wrist. Fortunately, many of these new machines also come with improved battery life and enhanced color screens. This is all part...

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