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The ToyBox presents: Top 10 Summer Gadgets 2008

The editors of The ToyBox blog list the Top 10 gadgets you should have in your own gadget toybox this summer.
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By David Grober, Managing Editor on
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What's in your gadget toybox? An old MP3 player, wound up earbuds, ratty sneakers and a serious case of gadget envy?

Fear not -- the editors of The ToyBox bring you the Top 10 summer gadgets that should be in your toybox this summer.

It's time to get out of that office and get some sunlight. Click on to begin! (Image: Popgadget)

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Why the Asus Eee PC 900? Simple: Because light and airy is the summertime way to go, and nothing's better than a nine-inch laptop with lightweight Windows XP on it. Plus, this laptop fashionably wears white before Labor Day.

Read the review: Asus Eee PC 900 (white, Windows XP)

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Leave the sharks in the water and chat hands-free with the Aliph Jawbone 2, which comes in a beach-ready gold color.

Read the review: Aliph Jawbone 2 (gold)

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Home videos don't need to be in high-def widescreen format. Enter the budget-friendly Canon FS100 camcorder, which at a mere 10.7 ounces and $399 won't break your hand or your bank when the kids want to show you something. "Dad! Dad!"

Read the review: Canon FS100 (sapphire blue)

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Simple problem, simple solution: Noise-cancellation, without the hefty Bose-like price tag. With JVC's HA-NC250 Noise Canceling Headphones, you'll never hear your neighbor's riding mower again -- only crystal clear notes.

Read the review: JVC HA-NC250 Noise Canceling Headphones

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With travel-friendly design and great sound for an affordable price, you can't go wrong bringing Logitech's Pure-Fi Anywhere out into the yard.

Read the review: Logitech Pure-Fi Anywhere

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Our review of the Canon PowerShot A470 says you'd have a hard time finding a better snapshot camera, and we're inclined to agree. Plus, the snappy orange color scheme means you'll know which point-and-shoot is yours among a wave of silver lookalikes.

Read the review: Canon PowerShot A470 (orange)

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Need a quick-n'-dirty MP3 player but don't want to pony up for an iPod? The Phillips GoGear SA2825 is no bigger than an Oreo cookie -- and at $45, the price tag is just as delicious.

Read the review: Phillips GoGear SA2825 (2GB)

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After you've snapped pictures of the kids, print them at high resolution and high speed with Canon's Pixma iP100. You won't even have to leave the yard.

Read the review: Canon Pixma iP100

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What's summer without a drop-top? The 2008 Ford Mustang V-6 Deluxe Convertible screams sweet summertime, from the powerful amplifier inside to the wide mouth grill -- and best yet, this 'stang's V6 won't kill your wallet like the bigger V8 will.

Read the review: 2008 Ford Mustang V-6 Deluxe Convertible

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Snap pictures, Geotag them on the fly, and take calls from your significant other -- the Nokia N78 sounds like the perfect summertime phone.

Read the review: Nokia N78

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