Best. Speakers. Ever. Well, funniest, at least--I don't know about the sound quality. You can use these speakers, which are shaped like oversize iPod buds, for your computer or for sharing your MP3s with a wider audience. Just try to resist taking a picture of yourself holding these huge things to your ears as you casually bop to your iPod tunes.
$60.00, Fred Flare
This tiny 2.5-inch-wide speaker lets your share your tunes without having to let someone else put your earbuds in their ears (yuck). And--hello-- it looks like a Lego brick! They should include some extra Legos, so you can build it into a car when you aren't using the speaker.
$25.00, Fred Flare
If the lights go out, this candlestick holder has all of your bases covered. It's also a nifty flashlight. (The LED bulb is underneath the base.) Plus, it's pretty handy if you need to take out Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory.
$40.00, Velocity Art and Design
This vintage-inspired AM/FM radio is so freaking chic. It offers excellent sound quality and has a little jack in the back, so you can use it as a snazzy speaker for your iPod.
$98.00, Urban Outfitters
You should totally be a model. But until other people realize it, there's always this little device. Attach this arm to your camera and let loose with the self portraits. It also comes with a little tripod. And a not-so-fashionable belt clip.
$30.00, Urban Outfitters
My alarm clock died on me, so I recently bought this little battery-powered model. What's great is the "set it and forget it" type alarm function. You can set the alarm to go off at different times on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Now I don't have to worry that the alarm will go off on Saturday morning or that I'll forget to set it on Sunday.
$14.99, Rayna Creations
Just because you have a Nokia and use Skype doesn't mean you can't have a princess phone. This phone, which comes four colors, plugs into your USB port, so you can use it for your VoIP calling. You can also plug the receiver right into your cell phone, if you want to be all fancy like that.
If you need some backup vocals during your morning shower, I like the simplified design of these splash-proof radios. They come in three different colors, and each one is a little more than four inches tall.
I have one of the earlier Nanos, a bright fuchsia number that I adore. It's so little and amazing. Now the new Nano is calling to me. It's saying, "Wouldn't it be nice to watch episodes of Heroes and Top Chef on the subway?" You got me, Steve Jobs. Oh, and holds twice as many songs (8 GB worth).
$199.00, Apple Store
I like the cheery graphic print on this laptop bag. I also like that the strap has the same print on it (as opposed to, say, making the strap plain black like on most bags). Plus, it has some handy compartments for accessories and pens.
$150.00, Flight 001