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12 Hottest Gadgets for September 2011

To prevent soda or beer from exploding at a picnic after a bumpy hike, Stanley’s canteen keeps carbonation in check. Leakproof seams seal in fizz, while the domed top allows pressure to build up but not blow up.

Keep Cool

Outfitted with Wi-Fi, an eight-inch touchscreen and apps, Samsung’s fridge lets users stream Pandora, check weather, and more. You can even leave notes, replacing a mess of magnets and stickies.


The new Comfort Curve keyboard is a more natural step into ergonomics for conventional-keyboard users. Unlike other curved or split ’boards, this one’s keys are uniformly sized for easier touch typing, while a central curve puts wrists at a healthy 6-degree angle.

Star Gazer

This DSLR-mounted geotagger allows for crisper night-sky shots. It uses GPS and data on the Earth’s rotation to calculate your movement relative to the stars’; it then directs the sensor to counter rotate to kill light streaks.

Picture Perfect

The new my Touch is a smartphone without shutter lag. With the camera app open, it records a one-second buffer of images. Press the shutter, and the app notes the time and saves the frame from that moment.

Reach Out

Paired with an Android phone, DeLorme’s inReach satellite link allows you to send and receive text messages from anywhere on the globe. The 1.7-inch-thick device connects to a world wide network of high-speed Iridium satellites to beam messages or emergency signals.

Ear Plugs

The MC2 earbuds seal off your ears with three tiers of dense memory foam. They block out up to 42 decibels—more noise isolation than any other in-ear pair—reducing the 85-decibel sound of a commuter train to the level of an inside speaking voice.

Clean Jeans

When you wear these jeans, no one will be able to detect the coffee spill that happened on your way to work. Their odor-resistant denim is coated with microscopic particles that repel everything from mud to food stains.

Right Foot

These boots are adaptable to suit shifting conditions. A molded rubber disc in the midsole rotates through various positions, so users can adjust the firmness of the shoe to soothe impact on rough terrain.

Spider Man Level

Black & Decker’s level makes it nearly impossible to misjudge alignment—an LED turns green when the level’s laser beam is straight. It mounts with a silicon suction cup that holds on for as long as two hours.

Sound Hound

With both an optical and standard input jack, the Lower East Side speakers get the best sound from any source. The optical input grabs a pure all-digital signal from an Apple TV or Boxee Box, while the standard 3.5-millimeter jack connects to any smartphone or MP3 player.

Key Wrench

Dremel’s new rotary tool saves you the inconvenience of hunting for a wrench when it’s time to switch from a sanding head to a scraping blade. Its nose cap doubles as a wrench that spins up the neck to loosen the head and then locks back into place once you’re done.