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....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!