New York Times tech reviewer David Pogue has compiled a list of the 10 best gadget ideas of 2005--gear that offers "tiny touches of brilliance: clever steps forward and new spins on old features." Following is a half-dozen of those gadgets.
The SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus card takes a new angle on file transfer. Plugged in to your digital camera, it looks like any other memory card. To move your pictures to a PC, you don't need a separate cable; just fold the SanDisk card in half to reveal a USB plug.
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