When traveling with a laptop, I've often found myself lacking some critical doodad needed to hook my machine to a phone line or recharge its batteries. Life-Links, from Travelopolis Inc. (305 593-2361), are collections of phone and electrical cables and connectors in a handy pouch designed to solve that problem. The basic $29 kit includes telephone and printer cables, phone cable splitters and couplers, and a mini surge protector.

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