Dads can power up
their tech toys with the new Fuji EnvironMAX
batteries. These mercury-, cadmium-, and PVC-free, landfill-safe batteries are
even packaged using soy-based inks, recycled paper, and PET plastic. They
are priced the same as conventional batteries and last as long. There are Super
Alkaline in AA, AAA, C, and D ($3.99) and Digital Alkaline in AA and AAA
($5.99) at Target Stores or www.greenfuji.com.
A Houseful of Tunes
Equip your home
with the Sonos Multi-Room Music System so
the whole family can enjoy music. Everyone can hear his/her favorites, or you
can all listen to the same thing — even in the backyard or on a deck. The Sonos
can be wirelessly controlled from an iPhone or iPod touch, and gives you access
to all the music on your iPod, plus 15,000 free Internet radio stations,
Pandora, and Last.fm. $999 atMoore
Electronics or www.sonos.com.
Hang Out With Your Blu-ray
Samsung has the
first wall-mountable Blu-ray player, so your home theater can look even
sleeker. The BD-P4600 plays Blu-ray discs,
DVDs and CDs, and can also play Netflix streaming movies and Pandora Internet
radio. It connects wirelessly as well. $499 at Best Buy in Nyack.
Your work computer
may have backup, but your personal computer also needs backup storage. The HP
EX485 automatically backs up digital photos, videos, music, and documents from any Mac or Windows PC in the house. And it offers virus
protection. You can also share your music library, consolidate iTunes on the
server, and play the music on any computer in the network. The server makes it
easy to access photos from outside the home, so distant relatives can see your
pictures even without you uploading them to a photo-sharing site. $599 at www.hpdirect.com or Amazon.com.