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Saturday, October 25, 2008

High tech & staying in touch

One of the features of a major travel show that I really like is the new gadgets and gizmos on display. A recent show did not disappoint me and I’d like to share a few of these items with you.

The Asus Eee PC 900 laptop weighs in at 2 pounds and features a shock proof hard drive, easy to use keyboard and a simple Linux or Windows XP operating systems. This little devil comes preloaded with Skype software (a free computer to computer phone calling system) and a built in webcam with microphone.

A sun powered or hand cranked radio with an emergency charger for your phones and iPods is what all techies need. The Eton FR500 solar link radio provides tunes and backup power all for about $80.00.

There were plenty of smart cell phones, head phones, WiFi GPS systems and other gadgets but these two are the ones that caught my attention.

Happy travels!