WEB RING: If you're ready to shed your laptop, take a look at the Ericsson R380 WORLD. It's a cell phone and PDA combination device that works with AvantGo's mobile Internet service to allow wireless Web access wherever you roam. Includes Lotus Organizer PC software, a travel charger, a case and a data cable. Basic AvantGo services are free.
R380 WORLD ÿFD Ericsson ÿFD (800) ERICSSON ÿFD www.ericsson.com ÿFD Price: $499

FAX-PLOITATION: If faxes are a big chunk of your business communications, you don't have to give them up when you're out and about. EFax Plus lets you choose a local or toll-free number, receive faxes in your e-mail and send faxes from your computer or through the eFax Web site. A $10 activation fee applies.
eFax Plus ÿFD eFax ÿFD (888) 718-2000 ÿFD www.efax.com ÿFD Price: $9.95/month

SURGIN' GENERAL: You surge-protect your office computer, so why not your laptop? The Belkin Universal Travel Surge Protector safeguards your notebook and your phone line. Its automatic multivoltage telecomputing protection works in any country around the world, and its 6-foot retractable phone cord allows you to compute in comfort.
Universal Travel Surge Protector ÿFD Belkin ÿFD (800) 223-5546 ÿFD www.belkin.com ÿFD Price: $29.99

LIGHT SHOW: The Gateway Solo 3450 is a low-cal laptop. At 3.65 pounds and 1 inch thick, its featherweight status won't strain your back while you're running to catch a flight. The 10GB hard drive, 192MB RAM, 12.1-inch active-matrix screen and external floppy and CD-ROM drives will keep you from getting homesick for your desktop PC. You can add on a CD-RW drive for $200 or a DVD for $100.
Solo 3450 ÿFD Gateway ÿFD (800) 846-2000 ÿFD www.gateway.com ÿFD Price: $2,199

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This article was originally published in the November 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Out-of-Towners.

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