January 15th, 2008
10:12 PM ET

The gadgets our readers want

All this week, CNN has been asking readers to send us their ideas for the perfect new gadget, and we've gotten a ton of responses.

Some of the ideas were practical, like adding voice-activated features and GPS to the iPhone, a portable language translator for travelers, or a six-disk changer for the Xbox 360, so gamers won't have to get up to switch from "Soul Calibur IV" to "Halo 3."

Dick Tracy-style cell phone watches, paper-thin computers that can be folded up and put in a purse and retractable car overhangs to keep you dry while loading groceries or bucking kids into cars seats are a little more fantastic, but not too hard to imagine.

Other suggestions, like an ATM card that never runs out of money, were just absurd (though I'm totally signing up for one if they ever come out).

Several people suggested medical devices that would be a huge help to people with diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.

CNN.com's Nicole Saidi compiled our I-Reporters' ideas, which you can check out here.

Who knows, some of these ideas might turn into the hottest new gadgets at next year's CES.


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