Just when you thought you couldn't dare to enter another store after all of the Christmas mayhem that was Xmas '07, alas you realize that there is still hope and sanity in what else but. . .online shopping! After a month filled with Holiday Gift Guides and Best of '07 polls, it's refreshing to start the year off with some of my favorite gadgets, games and accessories which I guess you could call "The Chosen Ones." You know my motto. . . Functional, fun and geeky fabulous! To learn more about my must-have selections, just

  • If you've always wanted a unique and luxurious leather laptop bag, Ecsotype has created the fully customizable Nord Laptop Bag to suit every geek's needs. Design your own bag by choosing from a variety of colors for the strap and front panels. Easily carry your laptop, A4 documents and other gadgets in this roomy bag. Available in both medium and large sizes for $274.
  • What better way to start off the New Year than by purchasing a XO Laptop for a child in a developing country. These inexpensive, tiny, and extremely durable machines are guaranteed to change the lives of the children who use them. Prices start at $200. Learn how to participate in the Give a Laptop program.
  • The Atility frame is the perfect all-in-one digital photo frame. With 512MB, this frame can hold about 100 photos so you can have a full album in rotation. There is also an alarm clock, a two-channel speaker to add music and a calendar function for scheduling the display of selected photos on certain days. Priced at $200.
  • Create your own full-on band with Rock Band Special Edition. Eat your heart out Guitar Hero as this special edition video game comes with a microphone, guitar and drum set. Choose to rock out from a variety of 45 tracks from stellar rock stars. This game bundle costs $261.
  • The new Palm Centro is super tiny, very affordable and stylin' as well. If you are in need of a decent smartphone jam packed with great features, but minus the $400 price tag, the Centro is where it's at. Did I mention that it only costs $100?