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Tech it to the limit with the year's best

YBuy: A Bev Hills startup now in public beta that allows you (for a monthly fee of 25 bones) to try one new product in your home every 30 days, at the end of which you can either send them back, or deduct $25 from the total price of that Crocodile Mile...more

Cubelets: Cubelets are a kit composed of 20 magnetic blocks that, when combined, make "an endless variety of robots" that can perform all sorts of different tasks (for serious), all from a guy who's got a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon...more

Geoloqui: From two Portland pals -- one of whom tracked his location every five seconds for the last two years -- Geoloqi's a new iPhone app that maps your location/ rate of travel/ path, and lets you selectively share the info for a set amount of time...more

Audyssey LES: Inspired by that neighborhood in NYC where drugs are still ingested but no longer sold, these LES speakers from a local audiophile company claim to be the first desktop/portable-audio-ready speakers w/ both 3.5mm and optical inputs...more

FlyKly: A new, city-ready, dual-wheeled whip designed to solve the issues typically associated with other similar modes of transpo, the FlyKly has a gas-saving lithium-ion battery that goes 1000mi on $1 of electricity...more