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A Cradle to Keep Cell Phones Connected on the Road

Boot Camp 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 | Mobile Devices | Gadgets