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A Cradle to Keep Cell Phones Connected on the Road

Techstination feature for Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Keeping your cell phone connected on the road. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. It can be pretty frustrating. Just when you need to make a call or go online from your phone, there's little or no signal strength. Or you're talking...and the call drops out. A cradle for phones, called the Sleek from Wilson Electronics is designed to get rid those problems or at least keep them to a minimum. Chief Operating Officer Joe Banos...

"It's a little bit thicker than a standard hands free cradle, mounts in your vehicle, but it has all of the electronics built into the cradle, which is a Wilson patented concept. Very easy to install. And the results are significant."

One drawback of the Sleek, which sells for about a hundred dollars, is only boosts the signal for the device that's in the cradle, limiting it to one phone at a time. But it does work and will amplify the signals of a variety of carriers, with the exception of Nextel. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Gadgets | Mobile Devices