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48 Gadgets for Telecommuters

From Handheld Wireless Printers to Portable Internet

— September 16, 2009 — Tech
The idea of what comprises a workplace continues to evolve with the advent of the Internet, and tech is increasingly enabling telecommuters to remain productive no matter where they are on the planet. The technology must-haves in this slideshow are selected because they maximize the efforts of those who call hotel rooms, home offices, trailers and conference room floors their ‘office’ and do so without sacrificing space.

Laptops and wireless Internet are two innovations in particular that exemplify how tech can enhance productivity. No longer are worker bees (and their supervisors) solely relegated to places where they can plug in -- so long as there’s a wireless network to which they can connect. And with creations like the SolarNetOne network system, which is a small-footprint Wi-Fi and Ethernet server powered by photovoltaic solar panels, today’s telecommuters don’t even have to plug in to log on from remote locations. Imagine Skyping on the Serengeti!

Even the humble laptop has received some travel-friendly design enhancements that are perfect for telecommuters and those who are always on the go. Nimble netbooks make toting tech around easy on both wallet and shoulders, and with features like Wi-Fi, antibacterial keyboards and solar panels, it’s easy to rationalize adding a netbook to your arsenal as an auxiliary computer for travel.

Even if your telecommuting position doesn’t send you to far-flung locales, a number of miscellaneous tech must-haves can streamline your work wherever you are. From indestructible hard drives that keep your files safer than Fort Knox to inkless handheld printers, these innovations are meant to make staying connected simpler without adding too much clutter to your office area.
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Super Web Mobiles
Super Web Mobiles
LG Touch Web
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In Car WiFi
In Car WiFi
Chrysler Turns Radios into Internet Ports
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Solutions for Cramped Computing
Solutions for Cramped Computing
Netbooks Emerge as PC of Choice for Travelers, Business Users
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Life Recorders
Life Recorders
Would You Make Your Entire Existence Searchable?
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Fire-Safe, Waterproof Hard Drives
Fire-Safe, Waterproof Hard Drives
Sentry SafetyDrill
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Internet-Enabled Cars
Internet-Enabled Cars
GM Offers Dealer-Installed Wi-Fi Option for Cadillac CTS
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Germ-Free PC Peripherals
Germ-Free PC Peripherals
Vioguard to Offer Self-Sanitizing Keyboards for Germophobes
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Noisy Nimble Netbooks
Noisy Nimble Netbooks
Samsung N120 Offers Sweet Speaker System With SRS Sound Add-Ons
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Webcam Backpacks
Webcam Backpacks
Porta2030 Streams On The Go
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5 in 1 Webcam Memory Stick
5 in 1 Webcam Memory Stick
Jack of all Trades?
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Collapsible Webcam
Collapsible Webcam
Saves Space And Shoots In Just About Any Direction
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Indestructible Hard Drives
Indestructible Hard Drives
The ioSafe Storage Device is an Information Fort Knox
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Connected Camping
Connected Camping
Kampgrounds of America Launch North American Wi-Fi
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Computer Phone with 5" Touchscreen
Computer Phone with 5" Touchscreen
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Web-Surfing Digital Cameras
Web-Surfing Digital Cameras
The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G3 Features Built-In Browser (CES 2009)
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Commuter Computer Cycles
Commuter Computer Cycles
Get Around Tech-Style With the DIY Mounted Netbook Bicycle
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Green Computer Printers
Green Computer Printers
The RITI Coffee Printer Produces Eco Ink From Grounds
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3-in-1 Computer Mouse
3-in-1 Computer Mouse
The Canon LS-100TKM Mouse, Calculator & Numeric Keypad
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Solar-Powered Netbooks
Solar-Powered Netbooks
The iUnika Gyy is Comprised of Bioplastics & Biodegradable Materials
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Lifestyle-Friendly E-Book Readers
Lifestyle-Friendly E-Book Readers
Kindle 2 Reads to You, Stores Photos and Surfs the Web (UPDATE)
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Virtual Hard Drives
Virtual Hard Drives
Will Google's Cloud-Based G-Drive Make Traditional PCs Obsolete?
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Web-Connected Home RFID Tags
Web-Connected Home RFID Tags
Violet's Ztamps Fuse Your Online and Offline Worlds
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Portable Internet Access
Portable Internet Access
SolarNetOne is Like Having Internet in a Box
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Inkless Handheld Printers
Inkless Handheld Printers
The Mini Giant Nixes Cartridges & Ribbons Altogether
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Neat Freak Netbooks
Neat Freak Netbooks
Samsung N310 is Sleek & Sanitary With Its Antibacterial Keyboard
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IBM Magic Book Audio Recorder With Voice Recognition
IBM Magic Book Audio Recorder With Voice Recognition
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Note-Mousepads
Note-Mousepads
Scratch-n-Scroll Doesn't Let You Forget Your To-Do List
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Mini Touchscreen Netbooks
Mini Touchscreen Netbooks
Signs Point to a Mix of Macbook and iPod Touch for New Apple Computer
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$200 Tablet Computers
$200 Tablet Computers
TechCrunch Creates the CrunchPad for Lightweight Study
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Keyring Webcams
Keyring Webcams
The Multitasking Mini Digital Camera
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Wearable Computer Mice
Wearable Computer Mice
Upcoming Microsoft Mouse
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Space-Saving USBs
Space-Saving USBs
Logitech Unifying Wireless Receiver is the Ultimate All-in-One Connection Device
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Mini Wireless Printer by Zebra Technologies
Mini Wireless Printer by Zebra Technologies
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Space Saving Office Gadgets
Space Saving Office Gadgets
Vertical Hanging Printer
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Super Solar Laptop
Super Solar Laptop
GPS, Sat Phone, Web Access
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Wrist Computers
Wrist Computers
Glacier Computers W200 Is Like a Windows-Running Bracelet
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Keyboardless Computers
Keyboardless Computers
Apple Introduces A Keyboardless MacWheel at MacWorld
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Sneaky Computer Shelves
Sneaky Computer Shelves
The BackPack is a Hidden Organizer for Your iMac
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Minimalist Computers
Minimalist Computers
The HP LiM Demonstrates That When It Comes to PCs, Less is More
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Solar Powered Computer Mouse
Solar Powered Computer Mouse
Sole Mio Is First Of Its Kind
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Ultimate Mobile Printer on Your Notebook Lid
Ultimate Mobile Printer on Your Notebook Lid
Trak
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Landline Smartphones
Landline Smartphones
Cloud Telecomputers Creates the Ultimate Desk Handset
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$500 All-in-One PC
$500 All-in-One PC
Hybrid Dual Portable Computer
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Multifunctional Mouses
Multifunctional Mouses
Adesso's Computer Component Includes Numeric Keypad for Laptop Users
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Solar-Powered Computers
Solar-Powered Computers
The LawnPC
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Compact Computing
Compact Computing
Space Cube PC is World's Smallest Computer
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Wrist-Worn Computers
Wrist-Worn Computers
The Zypad WR1100 is the Ultimate Functional Geek Fashion
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Pocket-Sized Netbooks
Pocket-Sized Netbooks
Sneak Peek at ‘Pocket Yoga' Inspires Some Serious Lenovo Lust
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