For the ultimate skier. Take 5-megapixel stills and 720p HD video from your point of view on the slopes. By popping in a 16GB card you can store more than 9,000 photos or almost six hours of video. The lithium ion battery will last you up to 1.5 hours in video mode.
Cisco Umi, $600 (limited-time buy one, get one free)
Long-distance relationships are no problem with the latest in technology. Just call each other through the TV. Although it comes with a $600 price tag, it's the latest in telepresence right through the TV. It's a 1080p video calling device that attaches to any HDTV and broadband. It even records messages in 720p to send.