Top Toy: The Pocket-Size Projector

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Whether you're watching Jersey Shore , clicking through vacation photos on Facebook or checking out the inside of Lemmy's apartment, chances are increasingly good that you are doing it on one of Apple's devices. Capable of beaming onto flat or curved services at sizes up to 100 inches, the Showwx+, an iPod-, iPad- and iPhone-compatible portable projector, turns virtually any space into a makeshift screening room. Able to broadcast 16:9 widescreen images of YouTube videos and even streaming footage from apps like Netflix, the tiny rechargeable unit quickly stows away in any jeans pocket. Whip it out and sync with an array of devices that aren't even made by Apple — including digital cameras, laptops and video game systems — and friends can come along as you relive your adventures at Burning Man or save planet earth from invading aliens. It's pricey and doesn't support HD, but the Showwx+ still beats the next- best alternative — i.e. inviting friends to crowd around and squint over your shoulder.

$449.99, Microvision

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