What if you could keep your fragile, touch-sensitive cell phone or MP3 player not only safe and sound, but also usable while out and about in vulnerable conditions?

The Armpocket Sport 20 is a little zippered "back-

pack" for your upper arm, with a touch-through screen that lets you operate a touch screen (up to 31/2 inches by 2 inches) without exposing it to the elements. The water-resistant pack, available in a choice of bright colors, has an insulated audio port for headphones; light-reflective piping; and a padded, vented Velcro-closure arm strap. There's an extra inside pouch for keys, ID, and other essentials.

Armpocket Sport 20 with touch-through screen is $29.95 at www.armpocket.com; 1-877-276-7628.

- Judi Dash