Tech it to the limit with the year's best

Able Planet Headphones: Just now releasing a brand-new line called True Fidelity, AP uses propriety tech they originally developed for hearing aids to produce 'phones that "enhance sound quality for all people"...more

Cubelets: Just now available for re-pre-order after selling out their beta run near-instantly, Cubelets -- built as the Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. project of a Boulder engineer -- are a kit of 20 combine-able magnetic blocks "that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots"...more

koostik: Handcrafted entirely by a Littleton-based husband/ wife/ son team, koostik's eminently portable "natural wood amplifiers" are cut & hollowed to employ the same principles used in guitar bodies...more

Sphero: From a pair of CSU and UNC robotic experts, Sphero's a diminutive robotic ball made from a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and LED lights that can be rolled with pinpoint precision from a regular iPhone/iPad/Android...more

ZionEyez: Designed by a group of Seattle nerds who worked on the revolutionary Flip cam, these wayfarers hide a completely unnoticeable 720p HD video camera that'll both record and store 3hrs of adventures...more