Reviewed for High School, 2008

Olympus Stylus SW 850 Digital Camera

If you've ever wished parenting a teenager would be shock-proof, you're in for a disappointment. But, lucky for you, there's the next best thing: a digital camera that can not only survive a drop of five feet, it's also waterproof, dust-proof and freeze-proof. That means that your kid can snap photos while snorkeling, skiing, and climbing that mountain - or just living day-to-day life as an active teen. The Stylus 850 SW is the latest in Olympus' rugged line of compact cameras, and this incarnation brings a colorful splash of cool into the equation. Choose from spiffy shades of blue, pink, or yellow-- or stick with classic silver or black. Slip this little camera into your teenager's backpack, and he'll be ready to take a shot at anything! (Olympus, $279.99)