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THE RAZOR-THIN Motorola Razr V3 deserves kudos for both style and functionality. About the size of a credit card, this pocket-friendly phone is just more than half an inch thick and weighs just 3.3 oz. In addition to standard call features, it includes a VGA camera, a 1,000-name phone book, multiple ring tones, a vibrate mode, text and multimedia messaging, MP3 file support, a calculator, voice dialing, a date book, an alarm clock, AOL Instant Messenger, a wireless Web browser, e-mail support, a voice recorder, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and a speakerphone. A small external display supports 4,000 colors and shows the time, battery life, signal strength and caller ID.

The phone is available through Cingular for $350 after rebate with a two-year call plan. Visit or



THE ARMOR 3600 ruggedized, interactive case from Otterbox protects personal digital assistants (PDAs) and allows operators to safely use the device while it's encased. A wide range of accessories allows the case to be customized for mounting in vehicles and provides connectivity to other devices without compromising the enclosure. The case, which fits 99% of PDAs, allows full use of a touch screen via a recessed, clear plastic membrane and provides through-the-box connectivity for waterproof cable connections to external GPS antennae, power supplies, printers and more.

It has an unconditional lifetime warranty. The suggested retail price is $99.99. Contact Otter Products, Dept. FIN, Bldg. 1 Old-Town Square, Suite 303, Fort Collins, CO 80524, 888/695-8820, visit or, or circle 199.



THE MULTIPOD 5 in 1 from Octave packs five digital devices into the size of a package of chewing gum. It serves as a digital camera, Web camera, video camera, audio recorder and 128-MB portable USB storage device for transferring computer files. It captures up to 12 minutes of video with sound, 3,000 full-color still photos at 320 × 240 pixels, and several hours of voice recording. For transferring files, it connects directly to a computer through a flexible USB cable, which is included.

Although not intended to replace the higher-end functionality of separate devices, it offers convenience in a small package. The retail price is $149.99. Contact Octave Systems, Dept. FIN, 504A Vandell Way, Campbell, CA 95008, 800/626-8539, visit or, or circle 198.

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