PRINTS CHARMING There's a reason you hide your printer under the desk: printers are the plain Janes of the home office. But the P-2600 ($50) from Apollo, a unit of Hewlett-Packard, begs to be displayed. It comes in midnight blue and white and boasts an appealing round-edged design. Print speed is a respectable seven pages a minute for black and white. Color printing is slower, but at least you'll enjoy the view.
UNCHAINED MELODY Napster taught millions of Americans how to turn CDs and other sound files into MP3s. For the rest of us, Archos makes the Jukebox Recorder ($350). It lets you create MP3s directly from a stereo or CD player, it's more compact than similar devices like the Nomad Jukebox and it has a built-in mike for voice recording. With six gigabytes of memory, the Recorder can even double as a backup hard drive.