In Brief: Mar. 5, 2001

HAUTE REMOTE If there is a king of the couch potatoes, the Sonica Voice Activated Universal Remote ($40) is his scepter. It controls up to four devices (TV, VCR, DVD player and stereo, for example), but you don't have to push any buttons. Just tell it to change the channel, and it will change the channel. It also has a built-in clock, a reading light and a voice recorder for storing toll-free numbers.

EARTH ANGEL Maybe Roma Downey really is watching over each and every one of us, but you will still feel a lot better with the Digital Angel strapped...

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