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Soothe your gadget lust with this supercool circuitry.

AIR BUD

Most RC copters are for old men who talk about pitch and yaw. The Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter ditches the dorkitude (and even the bulky controller), taking cues from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch using a wi-fi connec­tion. A front-facing camera helps you navigate the craft, while a bottom-facing one lets you spy on all the sordid crap your neighbors do in their backyards.

$299, parrot.com

WRITE STUFF

By recording audio as you take notes, Livescribe’s Echo Smartpen turns your illegible chicken scratch into valuable information. Hook it up to a computer and it’ll generate instant viewable documents of your notes and doodles, which you can publish online or by e-mail. Boring class? Play its draw poker app.

From $170, livescribe.com

ORANGE CRUSH-PROOF

Pentax’s waterproof Optio W90 is easier to look at than it is to break. It’s waterproof to 20 feet, shockproof, and resistant to extreme cold. That means you can capture 12.1-megapixel images of you and your buddies being eaten by polar bears.

$330, pentaximaging.com

PARTY TIME

The Devon Tread 1 superwatch packs in enough tech to make the eyes of the average engineering student pop out like those of a love-struck cartoon wolf. The time is displayed on belt assemblies moving in a seamless motion, while its stainless-steel and polycarbonate casing will stand up to bullets and streams of drool from watch nerds.

$15,000, devonworks.com



THE FASTEST YOU CAN BUY

CAR: Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The only thing more shocking than the $2.5 mil price tag? The fact that it hits 267 mph.

BLENDER: VitaMix 500
Got the shakes and need a margarita fix quick? Fire up this countertop crusher and set its blade speed to 240 mph.
$599, williams-sonoma.com

PHONE: HTC Evo 4G
You could take advantage of the Evo’s broadband-like 4G connection speeds for enhanced productivity...or epic procrastination.
$199, now.sprint.com