LaCie USB hub
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From an alarm clock that really gets you rolling in the morning to your own private karaoke machine, here are the latest techie tools for your hooked-up home.

Digital Art
Save valuable desk space and keep cable clutter under control. The LaCie USB Hub is part sculpture, part practical solution for using multiple USB devices with your computer. Compatible with Mac and PC, it allows you to connect up to seven devices at one time. It's made of sturdy polycarbonate and priced around $80; www.cableorganizer.com.

Sing Along
It's everything you might love about karaoke, without the two-drink minimum.
iKaraoke from Griffin Technology
(Courtesy of amazon.com)
iKaraoke from Griffin Technology works with your iPod, letting you sing along with your favorite songs. It fades the lead vocals and uses an FM signal to transmit the tunes, along with your voice, to your home stereo. Retails for $17.50; www.amazon.com/electronics.

Watchful Eye
Say goodnight in person even if you're miles away. Eyeball 2.0 is a 2 mega pixel Web cam with CD-quality audio and HD-quality video. Ideal for instant messaging and video conferencing, it uses a USB connection and driverless installation. The integrated stand fits virtually any monitor. Available for $80, Eyeball features an innovative camera-off privacy feature;
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