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Hold a Teleconference Anywhere

In your car, at your hotel, in the airport, at a trade show--this little gadget will let you hold a teleconference just about anywhere.

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This story appears in the January 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

State and local prohibitions against holding a cell phone while driving don't have to impede your mobility. Just buy one of those new luxury cars to use as a cell phone dock. Plan B is to spend $150 (street) for Spracht's Aura Mobile BT, an ultrasmall speaker that can wirelessly connect to a cell phone or plug into any hotel room or trade show landline for teleconferencing on the go.

About the size of a pack of index cards, Aura fits easily in a shirt pocket or purse and connects via Bluetooth to a cell phone or laptop for hands-free calling. A clever retractable clip pops right out of the back of the 9-ounce device to hold it securely in place on an automobile visor. The clip disappears automatically when disengaged, letting Aura lay flat on a car console or desktop. It comes with both the traditional AC adapter and one of those cigarette lighter/power connector thingies for recharging in the car. Also included are the cables needed for connecting to traditional desk and cordless phones or to a Wi-Fi router or desktop PC for VoIP calls.

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