Cool gifts for road warriors [Gift Guide 2012]

Cool gifts for road warriors [Gift Guide 2012]

Summary: Here are five gift ideas for the person in your life who takes to the road with a bag full of tech.

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • Griffin SmartTalk Solar

    Messing with your phone while driving the fast lane to an accident. Keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

    The SmartTalk Solar autoconnects with a paired iPhone or smartphone as soon as you get into your car. You can answer and place calls easily using a single large button, and even access your smartphone's voice command features.

    The window-mounted unit has a built-in solar panel and an internal battery charged for wire-free talk time.

    Price: $69.99.

    Image source: Griffin.

  • PowerMonkey Extreme portable solar charger

    While a portable power pack has a finite storage capacity, by tapping into the sun's infinite power supply you can charge your smartphones and tablets any time of day -- even when it is overcast.

    The PowerMonkey Extreme is kitted with a massive 9000mAh capacity battery inside a durable shell. The unit is capable of recharging most 5V devices, including the iPhone. In turn, the battery is kept topped up by a clam-shell solar panel offering 3 Watt of output.

    It features two output channels, one channel outputs 700mAh max (standard USB) and a 2.1 Amps port that support the iPad and other 5V tablet computers.

    Price: $199.99.

    Image source: PowerTraveller.

  • Livescribe Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen

    Record everything you write or hear and automatically with the Wi-Fi-enabled SmartPen. And, in order to keep your information safe, it is sent the data wirelessly to the cloud and stored an Evernote account (500MB account included in the purchase).

    Price: $149.99.

    Image source: Livescribe.

Topic: Hardware

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