Living the Unwired Life: Great Gadgets for Kids

Price: About $299. The iPod mini is about $50 less. Find out more at the Apples iTunes Website.

4. Sharp OZ-590A Electronic Organizer
If you want to help your busy kid stay organized without the distractions of instant messaging, text messaging and games, then this is the product for both of you. The Sharp OZ-590A organizer stores notes, syncs up to Outlook, does foreign-language translation and spell checking, and keeps your teen right on schedule.

Price: About $39.99. Available at most electronics retailers. Find out more at the Sharp Website.

5. VIDEONOW Color Personal Video Player
Instead of plopping your little ones in front of the TV with the remote, try the VIDEONOW player. It can go anywhere, and plays personal video discs (PVDs) of kid-friendly (and mom-friendly) favorites like The Amanda Show and Jimmy Neutron.

Price: About $69.99. Available at most toy retailers. Find out more at the Hasbro Website.
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