An item in the June 23 Hot Stuff column in Sun Magazine...


June 23, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt

An item in the June 23 Hot Stuff column in Sun Magazine incorrectly named the Annapolis store carrying a new board game called Chesapeakeopoly and gave the wrong price for the game. The store's name is Gifts Ahoy and the price of the game is $35.

The Sun regrets the error.


A roundup of new products and services

Maryland Merriment

Gift Ahoy has two new items that capture the spirit of Maryland. One is a board game, Chesapeakeopoly, in which players pilot their markers around the Chesapeake Bay, buy properties, build marinas, and become familiar with all the tributaries of the bay. The second is a string of lighted crabs that would make a great decoration on the back porch, or wherever you hold your summer crab feasts. Each string is 15 feet long and contains nine double-lighted crabs, each separated by two to three clear lights. Sets may be strung together. The board game, which sells for $33, and the crab lights, which are $9.95, are available at Gift Ahoy stores in Fells Point and Annapolis, or by calling (410) 343-1992.


Directions on Disk

If you could use a little help getting from Point A to Point B by car, you'll want to check out the latest piece of mapping software from Geographic Information Systems Inc. The program, called Route 66, is a personal travel guide for business or pleasure users. It automatically calculates the shortest, quickest or least-expensive route between cities and offers a comprehensive view of an entire trip. It also can be customized to specify highway routes, for fast-paced trips, or back roads, for a more leisurely drive. Route 66 is available in Macintosh, Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 versions and comes with a map of North America (other maps available). The cost is $59.95 plus shipping. To order, call (800) 569-0878.

Olympic Guides

Hey, Olympic fans, buy a book and get a CD-Rom with it. The 1996 edition of "The Olympic Factbook" includes "NBC Interactive Viewer's Guide to the 1996 Olympic Games," sponsored by Novo Media Group and IBM. The CD-Rom includes multimedia profiles of returning Olympic participants, video highlights of past Games, hundreds of photographs, scheduling information and direct links to NBC's Web site. "The Olympic Factbook," published by Visible Ink Press and designed to help TV viewers get the most out the Games, includes detailed information about each event of the Summer Olympiad, a glossary, a schedule, trivia quizzes, profiles of this year's likely medalists and an Olympic guide for online users. The book/CD-Rom combo is available for $19.95 by calling (800) 776-6265.

Twice the Light

For those who could use a little help getting around in the dark, Phorm Concept + Design offers the Doubleheader Flashlight. In addition to providing a straight beam of light, the flashlight also has a rotatable down-light to provide light at your feet. It has a slim, ergonomic design featuring tactile grips and wrist strap, and also stands upright for hands-free use. The cost is $24.95 plus shipping. Call (800) 647-4676 to order.

Perfect Timing

Here's a twist on making your home look lived in when you're out of town. Why have a regular timer pattern when you can have one that turns lamps, radios and other appliances on and off at unpredictable hours? Server Technology's VersaTimer allows you to create a random on-off power schedule with the help of your personal computer. You create a seven-day schedule on your PC, then load the schedule, by way of a cable, to the VersaTimer. For remote uses, the schedule also can be sent to the timer by modem. Once the timer is programmed, you can disconnect it from the PC and move it anywhere you need it. Just connect the appliances of your choice to any of the three AC power outlets on the timer's back panel. The VersaTimer can handle up to 700 power on-off functions a week. It retails for $79.95. For the store nearest you, call (800) 835-1515.

Pub Date: 6/23/96


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