Best Of The Best... 'Top Gear' Of The Year

Affordable Satellite Phone — Among other remote communiqués, last spring one GearJunkie editor called his wife from a remote desert in Jordan on the SPOT Global Phone. The signal was clear, the unit was easy to operate, and the cost was lower than any satellite call we’ve ever made.

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iPhone and Spot LLC Global Phone. Different tools, similar size, similar price

The $499 unit is in line with the retail price of a high-end smartphone like the Apple iPhone 5, and calling plans start at just 25 cents a minute. Go here for the full review of this product on GearJunkie.

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