No celebration of great products from small businesses would be complete without this Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup. The Vudu
turns web video content, specifically movies, into a form most any TV can understand. Just run a broadband connection to the back of the box, plug in your TV through any of the supported standards, and poof
, you're watching The Bourne Identity
on your TV. Better yet, the Vudu has given the remote control a much needed make over. Considering that Hollywood is finally stepping out on the Web -- every content player is now racing to get online -- the Vudu is setting itself up to be the media box of the moment.