Holiday tech toys

Jonathan Blum highlights his top 10 gadet picks -- all from small businesses.

Meraki Mini
Meraki Mini

Wouldn't it be cool to dump the knucklehead cable or phone company and have your own data network? Well, thanks to Mountain View, Calif.-based Meraki, you can: Simply stock up on Meraki's line of self-provisioning, two-way wireless nodes and stick `em up in your office, on your street, and down your block. And just like that, you're a network operator. Range is only a couple of dozen feet, coverage can be spotty, and you will still have to deal with an established service provider to peer into the wider Internet -- but at $50 a pop, it's no wonder that Meraki has self built networks in 25 countries and is growing fast.


Aiptek GO-HD

Meraki Mini

Cambridge SoundWorks i765

DreamGEAR GameBlaster


Warn PullzAll

AELight 24 Watt HID Powerlight

ESSE 850

Solio Classic Universal Charger