It's a Gift

Cushion the potholes along a road warrior's path with these gifts that make travel a pleasure.

The Buckwheat Pillow (800-813-7624), a small pillow filled with buckwheat hulls and covered in all-natural fibers, conforms to the head and neck to reduce stress and tension. Price: $55.

No more early-morning wake-up calls from the front-desk staff. The Travel Zen Alarm Clock (800- 779-6383) provides a gentle awakening with long-resonating, pure tone acoustic chimes. Price: $89.95.

For longer trips where space is often at a premium, Swiss Army's Upright Mobilizer (888-658-0717) is the solution. This durable, thoughtfully designed carry-on has plenty of room for both clothes and gadgets, and comes with a rugged lock. The medium-sized bag fits in most overhead compartments. Price: $480 for medium bag.

Atlantic Luggage's Upright Virtual Office (888-658-0717) has room for even the biggest techno-geek's arsenal of equipment. This spacious carrying case comfortably holds a computer and plenty of peripherals; wheels mean easy maneuverability in any location even when fully loaded. Price: $169.

Kensington's FlyLight (800-280-8318) plugs into a laptop to illuminate the keyboard in dark environments, such as airplane cabins on red-eye flights. It uses less than 90 seconds of laptop battery power per hour. Price: $19.99.

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Christopher Elliott is an Orlando, Fla., writer and independent producer who specializes in technology, travel and mobile computing. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and online. You can find out more about him on his website or sign up for his free weekly newsletter.

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This article was originally published in the November 2001 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: It's a Gift.

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