For about $35, we think the Excalibur Pocket LCD Chess handheld is a real steal. This device offers 73 different levels of play, works via keypad or touch screen, and plays up to an international tournament ranking of 1750. Buy one at Comfort1st.
Those old-timers who still have vinyl LPs kicking around can now convert their old analog audio into WMA or MP3 formats through a USB-connected turntable. The Sony LX399YUSB Turntable makes it easy to rescue old 33/45/78 RPM recordings (you might do better to use audiophile gear from the old days, though). Pick one up for $115 at Buy.com.
The ZyXEL ANT-1106 is a plug-in external antenna that you can affix to your wireless access point at home, and extend the range and transmission distance by up to 174%. Works with 802.11 a/b/g/n networks; screws into a WAP thorugh a standard RP-SMA coaxial connector. Pick one up for $44 from Keenzo Electronics.
Performance USB Storage
The Patriot XPorter USB drives are among the fastest sticks around. At Newegg, pick up a 64 GB version for $130 (opens in new tab), 32 GB for $70 (opens in new tab), or 16 GB for $36 (opens in new tab).