Coolest Inventions 2004: Cool Tech

Three cheers for iPod mania! And that's only the start of our guide to the hottest, newest products in personal tech

Cell phone looking worn out? Camera not as slender as it once seemed? No worries. This year's best gadgets can meet your every need, from photo prints that don't smudge to MP3-player cases that let you listen to music underwater. How about home-theater systems that automatically adjust the sound of their speakers? Or a camcorder that doesn't use tapes or DVDs? Out with the old and in with the new has never been so exciting. Over the next 10 pages, TIME showcases some of the coolest products on the market. Will technological wonders never cease? We hope not.

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