Tools of the Trade - 2005-03-01


This new, portable exercise tool allows travelers of all types to maintain their fitness workout while on the road. The BodyWedge 21 is an inflatable exercise wedge designed for travelers who find themselves with different schedules from that of the hotel fitness center. There are literally hundreds of exercises you can do with the BodyWedge 21, but 21 specific exercises in the form of icons have been imprinted on the wedge to guide users through a strenuous workout. The inflatable unit can be easily packed way in a suitcase and re-inflated with a pump that comes included with the unit. The BodyWedge 21 is priced at $19.95 and is available at Wal-Mart,, Duane Reade, and other retailers. Visit for more information.


GoSpeak! is an ultra-portable PA system designed for presenters, trainers, sales personnel, trade show managers, and facilities management professionals. It weighs less than five pounds and fits into a laptop carrying bag, yet is powerful enough to address audiences of 200 people. It adds voice clarity and punch during presentations the same way that portable projectors bring focus and impact to visual images. Unlike conventional portable public-address systems that have cone-shaped speakers, the GoSpeak! uses slim flat-panel speakers. The technology behind the speakers, called D.M.L. (distributed mode loudspeaker), has appeared in a number of consumer products since it was introduced in 1996. GoSpeak! has a suggested list price of $399, and can be ordered with an optional VHF wireless microphone system. To order GoSpeak! visit or call (805) 484-8855.