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Essential Gadgets for the Business Traveler

There's something many travelers overlook when they're searching for a new gadget. No matter how flashy or popular an item may be, it ultimately needs to have two characteristics: Be portable and functional.

Simplicity is key to people on the road. Tech tools need to help them save time, find some sort of serenity, or make a complicated procedure painless. Otherwise, the gadget is just taking up space in the suitcase. Here are 10 examples of things the road warrior can't (or shouldn't) live without.

By Chris Morris
Posted 13 January 2011

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