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Go out in the field with these high-tech gadgets and you’ll never be shaken or stirred.

Sure James Bond was a secret agent who effortlessly avoided death and saved the world from surefire nuclear destruction no less than three times, but even he couldn’t get the job done alone. He relied on man known only as Q to supply him with super high-tech gadgets ranging from X-ray sunglasses to a ring that doubled as a miniature camera. Well, consider MHEDA Edge your own personal Q. This month we’re giving you an inside look at six top-of-the-line gadgets for material handling salespeople that would make even 007 jealous.

iPhone 3GSiphone

Much like James Bond never shied away from a controversial decision, neither will MHEDA Edge, we’re putting the most controversial gadget on the list first. I know there are people out there who swear by their BlackBerry’s or the Palm Pre, but the iPhone 3GS stands out from the pack, not only for its outstanding features like full internet browser capability, access to the Apple App Store and advanced e-mail and messaging capabilities, but also for its compatibility with other items on the list. View this product.

Oakley OROKR Sunglasses

Let’s face it, even 007 couldn’t look smooth with a Bluetooth headset that looks like something out of a NASCAR pit crew dangling from his ear. These shades come with Bluetooth technology that allows you to listen to music on your iPhone as well as answer calls without ever taking the phone out of your pocket. Best of all, you’ll look like a businessman instead of a crew chief. View this product.

Motorola Mini H9 Bluetooth Headset

Now we know that when you’re indoors or when it’s dark out, sunglasses aren’t really an option. Fortunately, Motorola has developed a headset that’s the size of an earbud headphone. This Bluetooth will allow you to stay connected without sacrificing a professional appearance. View this product.

Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Watch

As important as we all undeniably are, it’s critical that we always know who is trying to get a hold of us. Unfortunately, there are many instances where it is considered inappropriate to check your cell phone. Fortunately, with this watch, the caller’s name appears discreetly on the face of the watch when you receive a call. With a quick glance at your wrist, you’ll stay informed without offending the person you’re talking to. Best of all, this isn’t some clunker of a watch that looks like those old Casio calculator models, this sleek, stylish design was created with businesspeople in mind. View this product.

Bond On a Budget

We understand that it’s a recession right now and since these items are all top-of-the-line, some of them come with a hefty price tag. Here are a few items with similar features at a lower cost. As always, be sure to do your research!

BlackBerry Curve: This smart phone allows internet access, email access and more and many wireless carriers are offering it for free with a new contract. View this product.

Microsoft Netbook: This small computer might not have all of the MacBook Air’s features, but for about $1,000 less you still get some of the same features.

Garmin Nüvi 1200: This scaled-down GPS doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles of the 775T, but for a much lower price tag, that’s a sacrifice many are willing to make. View this product.

MacBook Air

This lightweight notebook is a road warrior’s dream, weighing in at just under 3 pounds. Part of the reason the computer’s weight is so low is its Remote Disc feature. The computer doesn’t have a disk drive, but it is able to read the drives of a nearby Mac or PC and install applications from its disc drive. Throw in a super-fast processor, USB 2.0 drives and more and this little laptop is perfect for a salesperson in the field. View this product.

Garmin Nüvi 775T

What good are all the gadgets in the world if you can’t get where you’re going on time? Fortunately, with the Nüvi’s tricked-out GPS system, you’ll always be heading in the right direction. Not only does this system tell you where to go, it tells you what lane to use when merging in and warns of any upcoming traffic situations. Unfortunately, a Bondesque Aston Martin is sold separately. View this product.

A Quick Note

As always, before making any kind of technology purchasing decision, do your research. Two great Web sites for electronic equipment reviews are www.newegg. com and www.cnet.com. These sites feature reviews from both professionals and end-users to aid you in the purchasing process.

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