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Air and Airwaves These portables can help blow--or pump--hot air into your buddy's ear

Ski Radios $150

Keeping a group of friends in touch on the slopes is a little
safer and simpler with these lightweights, which have a range of
up to two miles. Just pick a frequency, Kenneth, and you'll
never be late for toddies back at the lodge.

Pocket Pump $9.95

When the air goes out of your beach volleyball or pickup
basketball game, this handheld device, the brainchild of San
Diegans Chuck Davey (a lifeguard) and Rob Lange (a firefighter),
can save the day.

COLOR PHOTO: DAVID N. BERKWITZ [Motorola ski radio and Pocket Pump]