Whether you are carting your music to swap with your buddy or just backing up those documents and photos, LaCie’s Skwarim 60GB portable drive can get the job done. A compact, 3.3-square inches of storage fun will fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. With no AC adaptor needed and a USB 2.0 connection, along with the ability for cross platform use, the stylish Skwarim comes ready with backup software for a Mac or a PC. While newer operating systems have made crashing less frequent, it's still recommended that users backup all their data on a regular basis. $200
Whether you are the next Spielberg or just a home movie enthusiast, this monitor will come in handy for displaying all of your edited creations. Perfect for visualizing the future film career of your toddler, the monitor’s large screen display provides better clarity and more visibility with the active TFT matrix screen and a 1280 x 1024 resolution. With easily managed on-screen controls and a plug and play set-up, this display is perfect for anyone who is squinting or just needs help seeing the bigger picture. $250
After all the holiday eating you've done, editing your double chin out of those Christmas Cards is a lot easier with the Graphire Bluetooth Drawing Tablet from Wacom. With a simple USB connection, included drivers and design software, this tablet allows you to draw, paint and edit photos with the movement of a pressure-sensitive tablet and tablet pen—and up to 30 feet when going wireless. Use the tablet to also jot notes, sketch and sign documents. The Bluetooth tablet comes with a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that lasts up to 25 hours—giving double chins everywhere a run for their money. $250
Feeling left out of the Apple craze? Grab yourself a MacBook and get cracking. With an Intel Core II Duo processor and a 13" widescreen display, the MacBook gets your creative juices flowing with iLife '06 for photos, music and video. In a lightweight white or black design, the MacBook features 2 GB of memory and can be upgraded to a 200GB hard drive. Put your home movies on DVD with its built-in superdrive DVD burner that lets you easily connect to a wireless network with wireless capability. The MacBook also features a program called Front Row, allowing you to navigate your movies, music and photos with the ease of a remote control.
Starting at $1099
If you are a Windows junkie, check out Sony’s VAIO C Series. Distinguishable by the accent color that frame the touch pad, and the vast array of colors schemes to choose from; this Intel Core II Duo processor model weighs approximately five pounds. Create and burn customized DVDs and use the memory stick input to transfer files to and from external devices and your notebook. With between 3 and 4 hours of battery life and an energy saving 13.3" widescreen LCD screen with XBRITE-Eco technology, you will feel safe about using the VAIO on the go.
Starting at $1249