Get only the parts of the Internet you really need in a tabletop-sized package. Download any of 1,000 available Apps that deliver weather and traffic reports, local news, Internet radio, movies, TV shows, cooking and recipe sites. the list goes on. The Dash is WiFi and BlueTooth enabled, and streams content from the Internet and other devices on a home network. Perches nicely on a night table, desktop, or kitchen counter; all it needs is an electrical outlet.
$199, Available April 29, Sonystyle.com
Why you want it: Important information at your fingertips
Why they should want you to have it: You'll answer "Mom, what's the weather?" accurately