At the San Francisco International Gift Fair, held Aug. 5-8, some vendors hocked inexpensive tech gifts for iPod enthusiasts amid the aisles of kitchen kitsch, candles, purses and heaping trays of jewelry.
Atech Flash Technology offered the KB-Reader keyboard, which comes with an iPod dock (left), and universal card reader. Available through the company's Web site for a retail price of $39.95, the KB-Reader is compatible with Windows 98 SE/2000/ME/XP or later and Mac OS 9.0 or later.
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