Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 20:59:12 -0800 (PST)
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CNET Membership newsletter February 17, 2004 

The 5 that matter

Dear CNET members:
Many of you came up with great ideas for this week's question; now if only I could find my darn transmitter key. Here's the winner:

1 What will be the next high-tech gadget you won't be able to live without?

The universal infrared key. Imagine the transmitter you use to unlock most new cars, but go further: one that would open the door to your house, apartment, mailbox, office, cabinets, and more--preferably all in one small, oval-shaped gadget (no more heavy key chains!).

--Submitted by member: Carlene C. from Coventry, RI
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--Submitted by member: Chris S., Boston, MA

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