This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

4 Must-Have Gadgets for Business On the Go

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- We on planet small biz meet the first thaws of winter with mixed feelings. What sane person doesn't love to see snow melt? But warmer weather also means it will be soon time to hit the road for spring business, which means we'll be we back to mastering the ultimate small-biz balancing act: doing real work while navigating the disgrace that is the American transportation system.

Here are must-have gadgets to keep you sane while on the go.

EcoSol PowerTrip portable storage and battery backup device (price TBA)
The only thing worse than getting locked out of your car at work is getting locked out of your cell phone at work. And while no remote battery backup gadget is perfect, I like what Canadian-based Ecosol Solar Technologies is doing with its PowerTrip portable solar charger and data storage device. Due later this year, the unit can use wall power, USB power and the sun to bring your dead phone back to life. Plus it holds a couple of gigs of digital file storage. Tell me that is not handiest thing you can think of?

Sleek Audio: SA6-R In Ear Earphones ($250)
Father-and-son audio maestros Mark and Jason Krywko adopt a take-no-prisoners attitude with in-ear earphones. The Palmetto, Fla.-based duo's SA6-R earbuds not only can be customized to sit in your ear canal properly, but everything from the length of the earphone mount to the fullness of the electronics that sit on your ear can be adapted to fit your particulars. The effect is a more comfortable listening experience that blocks out traveling noise and still sounds great. Even better, the entire unit is built from tough aluminum and uses only the best cables and parts. Though not entirely indestructible, the SA6-Rs are darn close. For keeping your money-making wits about you, the SA6-Rs are the state of the art.

DroneMobile remote car controller ($350 for the system, $10 per month service plan)
Seattle-based Firstech realized that as cool as remote car systems are, unless you are smart enough to keep the device with you, you can't remotely control your car. So the firm developed a remote vehicle monitoring and control system that works from an iPhone. Love that. The DroneMobile app can start, find and even control certain features in most cars. Be warned: The tool is neither cheap nor simple. You must have it professionally installed, since if the install goes south the car's warranty can be voided. And Firstech can charge a stiff $120 a year for service. But as we all know, 90% of business is showing up, and DroneMobile is that ultimate insurance policy that keeps you in your car ... and in your client's face.

Timbuk2 Command Messenger bag ($130)
Let's be honest: It's not the body search that sends you over edge at airport security, it's the PC search! How many times does the stupid TSA need see my stupid laptop? Well, no more. The new Command Messenger bag from San Fransisco-based Timbuk2 allows me to keep my PC where it belongs ... in my carry-on. Hallelujah! It also has great travel features such as easy-to-use key finders, a waterproof liner and some clever buckles. The only ding? The colors. Oxford Revlon Red? That is simply not a color for sentient beings. But if and are tired of the techno-cavity search while on the go, the Command Messenger bag is for you.

>To submit a news tip, email: tips@thestreet.com.

RELATED STORIES:



Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

This commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet guest contributor program. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of TheStreet or its management.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,867.21 -118.40 -0.70%
S&P 500 1,958.26 -14.57 -0.74%
NASDAQ 4,370.6570 -48.3770 -1.09%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto
Advertising Partners

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs