Pippin: Dawn Of The Net Cruisers

Bandai's Pippin is a snap to use, but its performance-and price-aren't terrific

There has been a lot of talk about "Net cruisers," simple, inexpensive gizmos that you can hook up to your TV to surf the Internet. But so far, there's just one place you can use one: Japan. And as befits the Japanese company that unleashed the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Bandai's Pippin Net cruiser makes getting on the Net as easy as child's play. Simply snap in a CD-ROM, and moments later you're on the Web--no clicks, no commands.

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