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When it comes to portable speakers, it’s hard to beat the Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker DS 7550 ($130; philips.com), with its deep, expansive sound and a flat-panel form that slips easily into briefcases and laptop sleeves.

For kids (and kids at heart), the Nintendo 3DS ($250; nintendo3ds.com) puts a 3-D spin on the popular handheld gaming device—no glasses necessary.

Only 1.4 pounds and smaller than an iPad, the Powergorilla mobile charger works with smartphones, tablets, and even higher-voltage laptops. $250; stuffjunction.com.

Our favorite all-in-one worldwide adapter? The iPhone-compatible Kensington International Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger ($30; us.kensington.com).

Stay hands-free in your next rental car with
Ford Sync (syncmyride.com), which controls your MP3 player and mobile phone with voice commands.

Keep yourself connected when traveling domestically with a Clear Spot 4G+ personal hot spot ($64 a month; clear.com), which comes with a blazingly fast (and unlimited) 4G network.

Say adieu to data roaming and hotel Wi-Fi charges by renting an XCom Global International MiFi Hotspot (from $15 a day; xcomglobal.com), a high-speed mobile hot spot that works in 39 countries.

Best Travel Gadgets 2011

On Our Radar

When it comes to portable speakers, it’s hard to beat the Philips Fidelio Docking Speaker DS 7550 ($130; philips.com), with its deep, expansive sound and a flat-panel form that slips easily into briefcases and laptop sleeves.

For kids (and kids at heart), the Nintendo 3DS ($250; nintendo3ds.com) puts a 3-D spin on the popular handheld gaming device—no glasses necessary.

Only 1.4 pounds and smaller than an iPad, the Powergorilla mobile charger works with smartphones, tablets, and even higher-voltage laptops. $250; stuffjunction.com.

Our favorite all-in-one worldwide adapter? The iPhone-compatible Kensington International Travel Plug Adapter with USB Charger ($30; us.kensington.com).

Stay hands-free in your next rental car with
Ford Sync (syncmyride.com), which controls your MP3 player and mobile phone with voice commands.

Keep yourself connected when traveling domestically with a Clear Spot 4G+ personal hot spot ($64 a month; clear.com), which comes with a blazingly fast (and unlimited) 4G network.

Say adieu to data roaming and hotel Wi-Fi charges by renting an XCom Global International MiFi Hotspot (from $15 a day; xcomglobal.com), a high-speed mobile hot spot that works in 39 countries.

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