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Whether your travelling for business or leisure, these gadgets should help make your life easier. Which ones are your favorites?

10. Solar Powered Cooling Pith

Four compact solar panels up top power a miniature fan that keeps you cool on hot days. When the sun isn't out - this hat takes 2 AA batteries to keep things going. It's crafted from weather-resistant coated linen straw for all-weather use. [Source]

9. Cell Phone Mini Projector

Code-named GPP2, this cell phone doubles as a portable mini projector for those emergency presentations. It features a swivel LCD touch screen along with a d-pad that controls the navigation menu. Answer calls using buttons located near the bottom. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.
The quality of the current engineering model is yet to be improved. We might need an external power input to reach higher brightness (lumens)
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8. IBM Magic Book

Ideal for quick notes, this device allows users to search recordings via voice-recognition technology just like they would a search engine. A biometric fingerprint reader keeps your files safe from prying ears.
The user can effortlessly search for a keyword, a specific time range (to play back a meeting or school class) or a particular person's voice (the software can recognize pre-associated names with voice and then play back the parts when that person is talking)
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7. The Solar Generator Briefcase

Sol8 is an ideal option for anyone who works outdoors and needs a low-cost alternative power source. This 9.5-pound briefcase sports two solar panels that generate 13W -- 14VDC/750mA -- of power and detachable connectors for your laptop/electronics/etc. It's priced at just $139.99.
This incredibly handy package of power is great to run laptops, small electric hand tools, DC refrigerators, GPS systems, portable electronics, and a whole lot more! It’s also great to charge your batteries.
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6. StashCard

Finally, a laptop accessory that makes good use of the PC card slot. Store money, keys, memory cards, photos, and more in the StashCard. It features a secret compartment that opens at the push of a button. [Source]

5. Portable Washing Machine

For those who want portable washing power on the go, look no furthur than Astone's "Traveller". Weighing just 4.4-pounds, this inflatable washing machine holds up to 6.5L of water and even features a delicates/hand washables cycle. It goes on sale in June, priced at $70. [Source]

4. $9 MP3 Player

For those who want a no-frills MP3 player, the Evergreen "DN 2000" is a great choice. It plays music directly from SD-memory cards (1GB max.) and is powered by a single AAA battery for up to 5 hours of continous playback. This player measures 58×60×13 mm and weighs 30g (without batteries). Best of all, it costs just $9 -- so you won't have to worry about it getting lost or stolen. [Source]

3. Inflatable Massage Chair

Here's a first: a bargain-priced inflatable massage chair that can be taken anywhere -- great for the hotel room. This massage chair includes three intensity levels, nine functions, timer control, repair kit, and remote. The electric pump (included) inflates this chair in just one minute.
Aches and pains will be a thing of the past with this magic chair. Never has something inflatable provided so much pleasure
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2. The Beerbelly

Whether you're watching the big game, exercising, or on a long road trip, the Beerbelly will help ensure you stay hydrated. Thanks to a neoprene sling and a custom shaped pouch that holds up to 80 oz. of liquid, you'll look just like someone who's pregnant with a beerbelly when wearing this device.
"Now you can drink WHAT you want, WHEN you want, WHERE you want, with no hassles and for less money! What more could you ask for?"
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1. Multifunctional Credit Card

Not quite a credit card sized computer, but the multifunctional credit card of the future is just as nifty. Measuring 54x85,6 mm, this device boasts a video phone, built-in program that displays discounts, remote control for any device, GPS system, and even a gaming device with network support. It uses biometric fingerprint technology to authorize users before performing any secure actions like payment, opening of a car door, etc.
Imagine the device that unites everything that you carry along: a mobile phone, a player, your credit and discount cards, your apartment and your car keys. We have imagined it and now introduce you to the future
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This entry was posted on 06/12/2006 03:35am and is filed under Gadgets, MP3 Players, Technology .
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