Oh, the Places You'll Go!

All the Tech Goodies

Cell Phones
Goodies for the travelers on your list:

T-Mobile Sidekick (800-937-8997): Also known as the Danger Hiptop, a new color screen updates this cool clamshell phone with built-in QWERTY keyboard. Price: $299

Panasonic GU87 (800-414-4408): This less than 4-ounce flip-style phone features a built-in camera and a color screen in an elegant silver package. Price: $319

LG VC6000 (800-793-8896): The rounded clamshell design lends a sleek professional look to this camera-phone with more than three hours of talk time. Price: $149

Kyocera S14 (800-349-4188): Part of the Opal series, the S14 features a straightforward flip-style design and Internet access tools. Price: $149 to $175, depending on the carrier

Sony Ericsson T226: This 2.6-ounce marvel won't weigh your pocket down and has an optional camera accessory available. Price: $50

Sanyo SCP-8100 (818-998-7322): Camera-phones are everywhere, and the SCP-8100 is no exception. It's also fully compatible with the Sprint PCS Vision network. Price: $229

Cool Gadgets
It's the little things in life that make business easier.

PrintDreams PrintBrush: This print-on-anything tiny handheld printer isn't on the streets yet, but look for it to come soon as the ultimate mobile printing gadget. Price: Not available

NEC LCD1565 (888-NEC-MITS): This is no ordinary 15-inch flat-panel monitor. The 1565 has a collapsible base that folds up for easy portability. Price: $349

Belkin Projector Trolly Case (800-2-BELKIN): Keep both your projector and laptop and safe and sound with this padded and wheeled case. Price: $89

CMS Peripherals 30GB ABSPlus (800-327-5773): This little device provides you with 30GB of room to back up your desktop and notebook data through USB 2.0. Price: $349

TeleAdapt InFlight Power Inverter (877-835-3232): For those long flights, plug this inverter into the power socket on your airplane seat and work or watch DVDs without batter worries. Price: $99

Plantronics M1000 (800-544-4660): For Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, the nifty M1000 lets you use a headset without the headache of dealing with wires. Price: $119

Wireless Hardware
When you're a mobile warrior, wires just get in the way.

Palm Bluetooth Card (800-881-7256): Get connected, and print from your Palm PDA with this handy Bluetooth card. Price: $129

Actiontec USB Bluetooth Adapter (800-797-7001): Add Bluetooth power to your laptop with this small USB device, good for connecting in or out of the office. Price: $40

Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g Silver Combo-Card (800-229-1630): You'll have all your Wi-Fi wireless networking bases covered when you plug this PCMCIA card into your notebook. Price: $85

Toshiba TLP-T720u Wireless Projector (800-316-0920): Integrated 802.11b Wi-Fi frees you from being tethered to this 7.5-pound , 2,400 ANSI lumens projector. Price: $3,199

Socket Digital Phone Card (510-744-2700): Use your mobile phone as a modem. Available for Pocket PC and Palm devices. Price: $49 to $109, depending on phone model

Targus Universal IR Wirelesss Keyboard (877-482-7487): This foldable, full-size infrared keyboard makes typing easier on most PDAs and smartphones. Price: $80

Laptops
Don't sacrifice computing power when you're out and about.

ViewSonic Tablet PC V1100 (888-881-8781): Voice-over-IP functionality and Wi-Fi make this tablet as functional in the office as on the road. Price: $1,999

Apple PowerBook G4 (800-MY-APPLE): With a 15-inch display and combo drive, this Mac laptop is all business for less than $2,000. Price: $1,999

eMachines M5310 (800-362-2446): This affordable notebook comes with a 40GB hard drive, a DVD/CD-RW combo drive and a 15.4-inch screen in a 6.5-pound package. Price: $1,200

Averatec 3120V (949-462-2381): Super-inexpensive 4.3-pound lightweight laptop with a 1.33GHz Intel Mobile Celeron processor. Price: $699

Sharp Actius UM 32W (800-237-4277): Built for business, this notebook comes with a 1GHz Intel Pentium III mobile processor and 256MB RAM to get the job done. Price: $1,499

Fujitsu LifeBook P5010 (877-FPC-DIRECT): Stocked with an Ultra Low Voltage Intel Pentium M 900MHz processor and built-in Intel PRO/Wireless LAN, it weighs in at less than 4 pounds. Price: $1,599

Just for Fun
These items aren't mandatory, but they're sure nice to have along for the ride.

Eagle Creek Cloudburst Travel (800-874-1048): Don't get caught in the rain without this compact and tough little umbrella, available in black or neptune blue. Price: $30

GoOffice AutoExec AE-01 (800-373-9635): This mobile desk fits in the passenger side of your car to keep you organized and working wherever you must drive. Price: $160

Bose QuietComfort Headphones (800-WWW-BOSE): Sure, $300 is a lot for a set of headphones, but these special noise-cancelling headphones keep you soundly comfortable in the loudest of travel situations. Price: $249

Fisher Space Pen (702-293-3011): Tested by NASA, this pen writes upside down and in extreme temperatures, so you know it can withstand the rigors of business travel. Price: $3 to $195, depending on model

Dockers Mobile Pants (800-DOCKERS): These high-tech pants come with a myriad of pockets to store all your electronic devices and a special stain defender coating so you'll always look good at your meetings. Price: $52

Sirius Satellite Radio (888-539-SIRIUS): For entrepreneurs who spend lots of time in the car, Sirius offers commercial-free programming. Price: Hardware varies; service $12.95 per month or $399 for a lifetime subscription.-Amanda C. Kooser


Mark Henricks is Entrepreneur's "Smart Moves" columnist.

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