Tools of the Trade - 2007-03-01

For many a meeting attendee, worsening eyesight is an undeniable fact. After all, the boomer generation is getting older. Suddenly reading menus, labels, meeting agendas, trade show programs, and other fine print is a challenge. Enter the Hawk2, a card-sized magnifying glass with two powerful, white LED lights and a retractable lens. This small, lightweight device is easily stored in a wallet, purse, or pocket. And, best of all, it has a price point low enough to make it a viable option for an in-room gift. For more information visit, or call (800) 800-8170.

Phone Homing Device
Finally there's an inexpensive, high-tech way to keep your citywide attendees from getting lost as they travel to and from events. The VZ Navigator provides all the features of an advanced car navigation system on a wide variety of GPS-enabled mobile phones. Available to Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones for just $9.99 per month or $2.99 per day, VZ Navigator provides voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions with auto- rerouting if the user misses a turn. The system features local searches of nearly 14 million points of interest in the U.S.—including restaurants, hotels, and convention centers. For more information, visit or call (949) 453-3807.