An unexpected convergence device: the lantern
Not only can it be used for camping, but it has a weatherband, built-in speakers, and an MP3 connection.
Technology may be making everyday objectsall the time, but one of the least likely examples has come in form of something that practically defines low tech: the camping lantern.
The "Intelligent Lantern" would come in handy for emergencies as well as outdoors recreation because it includes a digital clock, built-in speakers, and an AM/FM radio with local NOAA weatherband, as well as a hookup for an MP3 player. And unlike other combo devices we've seen, it doesn't abandon its primary mission: Its lights can be seen as far as a mile away and has "dual articulating lanterns" that can be positioned as needed. If it only had a color LCD, we'd be sold.