Surge Buster If you're not worried scorching your laptop when you hook up in your hotel room, maybe you should be. Not only can lightning, black-outs, and other electrical power problems wipe out your data anywhere you go, but hotel phone lines pose particular dangers to your mo-dem. The phone in your hotel room may look like any old phone, with an analog dataport--but, in fact, it may be powered by digital lines. And digital lines have much higher currents that can cause a modem meltdown.

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