Navigon 2100 max
The latest release from the leader in GPS devices is chock full of useful, cutting-edge features, including DirectHelp, a program that pinpoints your location and provides instant links to nearby services such as hospitals, pharmacies and roadside assistance; Reality View, which provides photorealistic, 3D images of confusing highway interchanges; and Lane Assistant, which helps you make the correct lane choice for upcoming turns and off-ramps. Predictive data entry and route planning, as well as millions of pre-loaded points of interest, help make finding your destination a piece of cake. $299. (http://www.navigon.com)
Nokia N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition
Finnish phenom Nokia unveils its first device engineered to take advantage of the newest wide-area high-speed mobile WiMAX networks, transporting Internet portability to a whole other level. The pocket-sized device lets you enjoy an open Internet experience formerly only available on a desktop PC, allowing on-the-go access to the Web without barriers. Featuring a Mozilla-powered Web browser, it also supports a variety of popular Web-based services, including Skype, Google Talk and Gizmo5. There’s even a built-in Web cam for video calls — so you can make colleagues back in the office envious as you participate in meetings from the beach — as well as built-in GPS. When not in range of a WiMAX network, the Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition can also access the Internet over WiFi or via conventional cellular data networks using a compatible mobile phone with Bluetooth technology. $489.99. (http://www.nokia.com)
Pantech duo Smartphone
This 3G phone combines form and function in a splashy red hue. Its dualslide, double-keyboard design incorporates a QWERTY keyboard, a numeric keypad and a large color screen in a 4 x 2 x 1 package. Equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 for easy operation in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, it also comes with Internet Explorer Mobile, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and Stereo Bluetooth. Plus, you’ll never be out of reach, for better or for worse: It offers coverage in over 190 countries for phone calls and over 130 for data. Not too shabby. $199.99, exclusively through AT&T. (http://www.wireless.att.com)
Tired of unraveling multiple chargers that get tangled up like Christmas lights? The six-way charging device lets you juice up an array of mobile electronics simultaneously with a single power cord, so you can toss all those unsightly cords cluttering up your home and office. Select from hundreds of manufacturer-specific adapters and start plugging in PDAs, mp3 players, mobile phones and more — a blue indicator light on each port lets you know it’s working. And its sleek, modern design will satisfy your inner aesthete. $39.95; each adapter $9.95. (http://www.callpod.com/products/chargepod)
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