Sneak Peek at Hot High-Tech Gadgets for the Fall

You don't have to wait for November to get a jump on the tech shopping season. Here are the hottest gadgets coming out this fall.

Happy Holidays (in July!)

The Holiday Gift Guide Media Event in New York offered journalists a peek at some cool high-tech hopefuls for the winter holiday shopping season. Some products are available now; others are months away from endangering your credit card.

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Verbatim Wallet Drive

The Wallet Drive, available in August for about $130 for a 500GB model, offers a professional, subdued look that would be at home on the desk of a busy executive. A 640GB version of the portable drive is also in the works, according to Verbatim.

General Electric Power X5

The GE 14-megapixel Power Pro X5 comes equipped with a 15X-optical-zoom lens, a 2.7-inch rear LCD screen, a top shutter speed of 1/2000 second, image-stabilization technology, and ISO sensitivity ratings up to 3200--yet this digital camera retails for just $180.

Energizer Recharge Smart Charger

The $20 Energizer Smart Charger comes with a digital countdown timer as well as a fuel gauge so that you can tell whether you have enough juice to get through dinner at grandma's house or just enough for the first course. The unit charges two or four AA or AAA nickel hydride batteries, and comes with four 2300mAh AA batteries.

Kyocera Zio M6000

Aimed at the first-time smartphone user, the Kyocera Zio M6000 has a 3.5-inch display, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a trackball, and support for stereo Bluetooth devices. So far only Cricket, a no-contract, no-phone-subsidy carrier, has announced that it will sell the Zio M6000 (no pricing announced yet), but more carriers are in the works, says a Kyocera representative.

Oregon Scientific ATC9K All-Terrain Video Camera

This $300 shock-and-weather-resistant high-definition video camera from Oregon Scientific is made to be strapped to a helmet, a surfboard, a bicycle handlebar, or another unsteady perch while you go about your activities. The G-Sensor captures measurements for speed, hang time, angle of movement, and other statistics, permitting users to fully retrace their movements.

Omron Gosmart Pocket Pedometer HJ-203

The lightweight, $35 Omron Gosmart Pocket Pedometer counts strides, measures distance, estimates calories burned, and can store up to seven days' worth of information. The device is available in purple, yellow, pink, and black.

Energizer Inductive Charger

The Energizer Inductive Charger, available in October for $89, can wirelessly charge two devices at once and supports Qi, a new standard for wireless charging. The unit can charge an Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS and, with an additional sleeve or door accessory, a RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 series handset.

Phiaton Noise Cancelling Earphones PS 20 NC

Powered by a single AAA battery, the Phiaton Noise Cancelling Earphones PS 20 NC use the company's proprietary Noise Blocker technology to maximize the quality of the music coming from an MP3 player while minimizing interference from extraneous noises.

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