Photograph by John B. Carnett

Creative Labs’ MuVo is an excellent little MP3 player, but it’s its versatility that we love most. Just shuck the battery case and you’ll see it’s also a USB-based storage stick, like the Agate Q or Sony Microvault. That means your computer views it like a floppy disk or hard drive, so no software is required to upload tunes (or PowerPoint presentations, for that matter). You just drag and drop the files.

Price: $129