CES 2008: Best tech for and by small businesses

LAS VEGAS - The 150,000 nerds that swarmed to Vegas from around the world didn't witness the birth of the next iPhone or similar blockbuster. In the words of FSB tech columnist Jonathan Blum: "In 2008, the tech thing will be sort of like going to Costco: You'll have to be prepared to dig a bit to get the really good stuff." Below, his picks for the best of CES for and by small businesses.

NRG Dock
Get the PC off the grid
NRG Dock
Starting at $350

Does a full upgrade to solar power feel like too big a step? Terryville, Conn.-based NRG Dock has a neat idea: a relatively small, self-contained, solar power station that can power your electronics. The company is shipping a small line of independently operable solar-powered units designed for cell phones, portable computers and other devices. Better yet, 30 percent of the purchase price can be claimed as a tax credit, and that discount is even higher in some states. So this year, there may be no excuse for not going solar.

Last updated January 11 2008: 3:38 PM ET

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