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Executive Road Warrior 2011 Calendar Released

Executive Road Warrior 2011 Calendar Released

The Executive Road Warrior 2011 Calendar is now available online for immediate delivery.
The 2011 Executive Road Warrior calendar takes you on a tour of some of the most picturesque areas of Europe and the United States.
The year begins with Berchtesgaden, Germany, in January, Bruges, Belgium in February, Bolzano, Italy in March, Lipica, Slovenia in April, Dürnstein, Austria in May, Rust, Austria in June, Graz, Austria …

Kodak ESP 9 All-in-One Printer

Kodak ESP 9 All-in-One Printer

The Kodak ESP 9 All-In-One Printer, despite some initial connectivity problems, is proving to be one of my all-time favorite output devices.  Like other models in the Kodak ESP family, the ESP 9 promises very inexpensive printing on a per-page basis, as little as 2.3 cents each.
For home-office use, given the ease-of-use, built-in scanning and faxing capabilities, high output quality, and network connectivity, plus an excellent and elegant (if …

Skype for iPhone

Skype for iPhone

Skype is a popular communications tool for many business travelers.  Skype for iPhone, which also works on the second generation iPod touch, adds Skype calling and instant messaging to both devices and is available from Apple’s App Store, free of charge.  I installed it on the iPod touch the first day it was available and, while there have been a few glitches, my experience has been pretty much stellar.  The …

Standard developing for a universal charger

Standard developing for a universal charger

The European Union announced that ten mobile phone manufacturers, including Apple, Motorola, Nokia, Research in Motion, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson, have agreed to support a universal charger for their devices. The new standard, which specifies the micro USB connector, also calls for a new generation of chargers that reduce energy consumption and are more efficient.
–David Goldes is a Contributing Editor at Executive Road Warrior and President and Senior Analyst at …

Traveler Alert – Data Roaming and the T-Mobile G1

Traveler Alert – Data Roaming and the T-Mobile G1

We’ve recently heard from multiple business travelers who used their T-Mobile G1 smartphones on overseas trips.   All had a common complaint: they followed T-Mobile’s recommended guidelines to turn data roaming off yet they still received a bill for hundreds of dollars of data usage during the trip.
A report from our client RJ, a road warrior who flies to Europe several times per month, was typical.  After purchasing his new G1 …

Panasonic DVD-LS86 Portable DVD Player

Panasonic DVD-LS86 Portable DVD Player

Most portable DVD players are rather unremarkable.  The Panasonic DVD-LS86 distinguishes itself with a large 8.5” screen, extraordinary battery life (up to 13 hours according to the manufacturer), and expanded file support (MPEG3, MPEG4, WMA, MP3, and DivX not to mention DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CD-R/RW discs).
This combination makes the DVD-LS86 the perfect companion for the business traveler even if the 13-hour battery life is a bit exaggerated …

Ipevo TR-10 Portable VoiP Conference Phone

Ipevo TR-10 Portable VoiP Conference Phone

For many business travelers, Skype has become an indispensable part of how they communicate.  Ipevo’s stylish portable conference phone, which is optimized for Skype, is one of the most useful items I’ve come across recently for the business traveler.  It works both as a speakerphone and handset (slide the switch to change modes) for Skype and is compatible with Mac and Windows personal computers.  Voice quality (for both sides) is …