RAZOR THIN

CELL PHONE FOCUSES ON STYLE, FEATURES

THE RAZOR-THIN Motorola Razr V3 deserves kudos for both style and functionality. About the size of a credit card, this pocket-friendly phone is just more than half an inch thick and weighs just 3.3 oz. In addition to standard call features, it includes a VGA camera, a 1,000-name phone book, multiple ring tones, a vibrate mode, text and multimedia messaging, MP3 file support, a calculator, voice dialing, a date book, an alarm clock, AOL Instant Messenger, a wireless Web browser, e-mail support, a voice recorder, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and a speakerphone. A small external display supports 4,000 colors and shows the time, battery life, signal strength and caller ID.

The phone is available through Cingular for $350 after rebate with a two-year call plan. Visit www.motorola.com or www.cingular.com.

PDA PROTECTOR

CASE IS AIRTIGHT, CRUSHPROOF AND WATERPROOF

THE ARMOR 3600 ruggedized, interactive case from Otterbox protects personal digital assistants (PDAs) and allows operators to safely use the device while it's encased. A wide range of accessories allows the case to be customized for mounting in vehicles and provides connectivity to other devices without compromising the enclosure. The case, which fits 99% of PDAs, allows full use of a touch screen via a recessed, clear plastic membrane and provides through-the-box connectivity for waterproof cable connections to external GPS antennae, power supplies, printers and more.

It has an unconditional lifetime warranty. The suggested retail price is $99.99. Contact Otter Products, Dept. FIN, Bldg. 1 Old-Town Square, Suite 303, Fort Collins, CO 80524, 888/695-8820, visit www.otterbox.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 199.

DIGITAL CHAMELEON

TINY DEVICE IS FIVE-WAY TOOL

THE MULTIPOD 5 in 1 from Octave packs five digital devices into the size of a package of chewing gum. It serves as a digital camera, Web camera, video camera, audio recorder and 128-MB portable USB storage device for transferring computer files. It captures up to 12 minutes of video with sound, 3,000 full-color still photos at 320 × 240 pixels, and several hours of voice recording. For transferring files, it connects directly to a computer through a flexible USB cable, which is included.

Although not intended to replace the higher-end functionality of separate devices, it offers convenience in a small package. The retail price is $149.99. Contact Octave Systems, Dept. FIN, 504A Vandell Way, Campbell, CA 95008, 800/626-8539, visit www.multipod5in1.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 198.