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Best Gifts for Road Warriors

Make your favorite traveler's life easier this holiday season.

by LAPTOP Staff on November 5, 2010

ASUS Eee PC 1215N

If the road warrior in your family wants a netbook that looks and feels more like a notebook, the ASUS 1215PN is his best choice. With a 12-inch display, a dual-core Atom D525 CPU, and discrete Nvidia Ion 2 graphics, this system boasts best-in-class performance.

Price: $499.00 | Read Review

BlueAnt Wireless Q2

This Bluetooth earpiece features integrated text-to-speech technology, meaning the device will announce the caller's name from a contact list, making it a cinch for your favorite road warrior to call home. It can also convert text messages to audio via a free Android app so he never has to look away from the road. It offers up to five hours of talk time.

Price: $129.00

Energizer Energi To Go SP1000

All you need is light--artificial or solar--to keep this portable charger full and, therefore, any cell phone or MP3 player powered. The 1000-mAh lithium polymer battery can be solar-filled up to 500 times, and your road warrior can get two free TipFit connectors a year from Energizer.

Price: $49.95

Flight Update Pro (iPad/iPhone)

The mobile warrior's dream app for the iPhone and iPad gives travelers the power to track multiple flight statuses and locations. Integration of's service lets users download their itineraries directly into the app and forward airline e-mail confirmations to friends and colleagues. Data for more than 1,400 airlines from FlightStats is built in as well, so he'll always be in the know.

Price: $9.99

Optoma PK301

Providing up to 50 lumens of light, the Optoma PK301 is perfect for the mobile professional who is always giving presentations. At the end of the day, he can kick back and  watch 480i, 480p, and 1080i videos on the closest wall, up to 120-inch diagonal. At 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.2 inches and only 0.5 pounds, the PK301 is ideal for toting around, and it's easy to hook up with inputs that include a 24-pin universal connector, mini-HDMI, microUSB, and a microSD card slot.

Price: $399.00 | Read Review


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