TripIt Pro ($49/year) -- This service is like having a travel assistant wherever you go. Forward your confirmations for air, hotel, and car reservations in any order, at any time, and it figures out your itineraries, adds all of the information to your calendar, and lets you access them from your iPhone or Android using their free app. While on a trip, it sends you reminders to check-in, alerts of flight delays, gate changes and cancellations. It suggests alternative flights and even monitors your ticket pricing, should lower fares become available.
SugarSync ($10/month) -- This clever software keeps your files synced between multiple computers. Never again do you need you worry where the latest revision of a document or presentation is located. Just note which files or folders you want to keep synced and it works in the background without any intervention. It also works as a backup, as well as giving you access to your documents from your iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android phone.
Jawbone ERA Bluetooth Headset ($130) -- The brand new ERA improves on Jawbone's previous models with better sound, a longer-lasting battery and a built-in motion sensor that lets you answer a call with a tap of your finger. It streams Internet radio, podcasts, and music between calls, and lets you add apps that personalize it with different voices, languages, and even your favorite number for making a one-touch call. And its new shadow grill styling is stunning.
Livescribe Echo Smartpen ($170) -- This note-taking system consists of an electronic pen and notebook with special paper. It's the biggest advance to note taking since the spiral notebook. You can use it to take both written and audio notes of meetings, lectures, and interviews. Then connect the pen to your computer, and your notes are saved. You can play them back or email them to others. It displays your notes just as you wrote them, including drawings and graphs.
Canon PowerShot S95 Camera ($399) -- This tiny Elph-sized camera takes superb images that rival those made with those huge digital SLR models. It has a 4-to-1 zoom, a high-speed f/2 lens for low-light shooting, a simple all black exterior, and enough manual controls to satisfy a pro. It's simply the perfect camera to carry with you wherever you go.
Pentax K-5 DSLR Camera (About $1500) -- Speaking of DSLRs, the K-5 is a wonderful new camera that's more compact than most, yet is extremely robust with its metal structure and weatherproof design. It uses Sony's new 16-megapixel sensor that captures incredible images, even at ISO speeds of 3200.
ProClipUSA ($50 - $70) -- This Swedish-based company solves the problem of mounting your phone or other devices to the dashboard of your car. You purchase a car bracket designed specifically for your year, make, and model, along with a device holder designed for your specific model phone. The bracket snaps onto your car's dashboard without marring it. Screw the device holder to the car bracket and you have a custom installation. What's so clever is how this Swedish company is able to make and inventory over 2000 different parts to fit every nearly phone and automobile, and to have new solutions within days of the release of new cars and phones.