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In the hotel room, I can power or charge two USB devices at once.

It's light. It's drop-dead easy to use. And it holds 18 hours of charging for devices like smartphones, MP3 players and tablets. Just connect it to the device via USB and push the button. I love sitting in airport terminals charging two devices simultaneously while others scramble about looking for open power outlets.

I can't believe more people don't travel with a power strip. I've had TSA agents and flight attendants remark on what a great idea it is, but to me it's a no-brainer. Hotels almost never have enough power outlets, especially near the desk where you're working and need access to all your recharging gadgets.

Who needs to go to the hotel gym? It's usually crowded and smelly anyway. I get a workout in my room that rivals anything I could do on a broken treadmill and a squeaky exercycle.

For Windows 7 users only, this free download turns your laptop into a WiFi hotspot. You're in a hotel charging exorbitant prices for WiFi, and you have to pay it for each of your WiFi-enabled devices. With Connectify, pay once for your laptop, then use your laptop to connect your phone and tablet for nothing. Brilliant, simple, and free. And it works flawlessly and is ridiculously easy to install and use.