• RAZR With Brains

    The Motorola Q is so svelte that it may give Treo and BlackBerry owners an inferiority complex. Less than a half-inch thick, the Q is designed to work with cellular broadband (just like the most recent BlackBerry and Treo models) for fast Web surfing. It also packs a full QWERTY keyboard for pecking out e-mails and a 1.3-megapixel camera. The device runs Windows Mobile 5.0, which means you'll have easy access to your Outlook e-mail, calendar, and contacts. The only catch is that it doesn't use the Pocket PC edition of Windows Mobile, so you sacrifice both a touchscreen and the ability to edit Word documents and Excel files. The Q also comes with a built-in MP3 player, a relatively large 320x240-pixel display, a MiniSD card slot, and a high-quality speakerphone. Motorola is keeping mum about how the Q will compare with other smart phones on price. www.motorola.com

  • Mobile VoIP

    With Netgear's Skype Wi-Fi phone, you don't have to be near your computer to make free PC-to-PC calls. Just like an instant-messenger program, it displays which members are available to talk. Calling regular phone numbers costs just two cents a minute. You can sign up to receive calls from regular phones for about $36 per year. (The price of the handset hasn't been announced.) The phone works with Wi-Fi networks that need a WEP security key but not, unfortunately, from hot spots that require a user name and password. www.netgear.com

  • Liberating Your Laptop

    Belkin's CableFree USB hub promises an end to that rat's nest of wires hanging off your laptop or desktop. Place the wireless hub anywhere in the same room as your PC and maintain connectivity with up to four gadgets simultaneously, including your MP3 player, camera, printer, or any other USB device. And it's up to 100 times faster than Bluetooth. Just plug the small adapter into your computer's USB port, plug your other equipment into the hub, and you'll never need to tether your laptop to the printer again. $130; www.belkin.com

  • Stream Catcher

    With Hewlett-Packard's Advanced Digital Media LCD television, you can wirelessly stream music and videos stored on your computer to the 37-inch display. You just need a PC with a Wi-Fi connection. Using the remote control, you can easily put on a slide show of your vacation highlights and play MP3s. The LCD is also an awesome HDTV with a fast six-millisecond response time to eliminate motion blur and a sharp 6,000 to 1 contrast ratio. HP hadn't put a price tag on it at presstime, but its model without integrated Wi-Fi goes for $2,700. www.hp.com

  • XM on the Move

    The first round of portable satellite radios were about as portable as bricks. The 4.4-ounce Pioneer Inno isn't much bigger than a cell phone, yet it can tune in and record XM's 160 digital channels. The Inno's one gigabyte of storage can hold up to 50 hours of music, sports, talk radio, and songs from your own digital collection. And it comes with a built-in FM transmitter so you can broadcast satellite radio and MP3s from the Inno to your car or home stereo without any accessories. $400; www.pioneerelectronics.com

  • Mini Music Store

    The first portable music player to cut out the PC middleman, the MusicGremlin portable Wi-Fi device lets you buy and download tracks on the go. Just scroll the alphabet on this eight-gigabyte player's color screen to narrow your selection of artists, choose a track or an album from the company's library of 1.6 million songs, and start downloading songs for $1 each. You can also download preprogrammed playlists. Or use a computer to upload tracks from your existing collection. Less than $400; www.musicgremlin.com