Things are not always what they appear. Sometimes, a pair of TV speakers do more than emit TV sound. Sometimes, a backpack does more than hold stuff. Sometimes a faucet does more than spew water. Sometimes a camcorder does more than shoot video. This week, we have a bunch of such deceptive gizmos.
Speaking of waterproof, this new pistol-grip Sony camcorder ($700) can be submerged in up to 16 feet of ocean, lake or pool and withstand a 5-foot drop, but still capture 1920 x 1080p HD video or 20.4 MP digital stills. Optical image stabilization will keep your footage from nauseatingly shaking or shimmering, and you get 10x optical zoom to get close to the octopus' garden without getting inked.