1998 Technology Buyer's Guide: Geared To Go

Travelers have a love-hate relationship with the gadgets they stuff into bags, pockets, briefcases and suitcases to bring on the road. They love the convenience of a cell phone, but they hate the high price of calls. They love the idea of sending e-mail to friends from Bali but hate hunting down the converter they need to plug into a foreign phone jack. Still, they keep coming back for more.

Their patience has been amply rewarded. While all the miniaturized circuitry of mobile devices can be temperamental, wireless technology has never been more elegant or convenient. It can be cheaper too....

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