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Make Your Phone Unforgettable

About the size of a poker chip, the Zomm Bluetooth cell phone leash beeps when you stray too far from your phone. The device also acts as a hands-free speakerphone and includes a panic alarm and an emergency alert feature. This keychain accessory, however, won’t keep you from forgetting your keys. The Zomm costs $79.99.

Contact Zomm at (888) 821-0888 or

Finding High Ground

Many grim predictions have been made about the levels of commercial real estate debt maturing over the next several years. Drawing on market research, congressional testimony, and interviews with industry experts, The Commercial Real Estate Tsunami by Tony Wood explores the facts behind these predictions and details their implications. Former CCIM Institute presidents Charles A. (Mac) McClure, CCIM, and Cynthia C. Shelton, CCIM, provide their insights on regulatory issues, the CCIM curriculum, and the changing business environment. Arranging commercial loan workouts, managing rising vacancies, and other timely topics also are covered. The book costs $49.95.

Get more information at or (877) 762-2974.

Get a Charge

The BlackBerry Bold 9000 Fuel rechargeable battery pack adds functionality to the cell phone holster by storing up to seven hours of talk time or 20 days of standby power for your Bold. Holster your Bold and plug in the Fuel’s USB power adapter, and you can charge both simultaneously. Similar battery packs are available for other BlackBerry models and the iPhone. The BlackBerry Bold 9000 Fuel rechargeable battery pack costs $79.99.

Contact Case-mate at (866) 689-3432 or

Evaluating Appraisals

Appraising the Appraisal: The Art of the Appraisal Review by former Appraisal Institute president Richard Sorenson, MAI, provides tips on dissecting appraisals. The book includes case studies, data verification techniques, checklists, and sample review forms. It costs $50, or $40 for Appraisal Institute members.

Get more information at or (800) 504-7440.

Small but Sturdy

Lightweight doesn’t mean flimsy when the term is used to describe HP’s EliteBook 2540p Notebook PC. The laptop weighs only 3.38 pounds but includes a spill-resistant keyboard, a scratch-resistant screen, and impact protection for the hard drive. The EliteBook 2540p starts at $1,099.

Get more information at or (800) 888-0261.


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Time for a ShiftIn Shift Commercial How Top Commercial Brokers Tackle Tough Times, author and KW Commercial president Buddy Norman presents 12 tactics that commercial real estate practitioners must employ to succeed during an industry upheaval. Norman and co author

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Casing the iPad 2ClamCase functions as a Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard, hard shell case, and stand for the iPad 2. It comes with cutouts for the iPad’s speakers and camera. When the case is opened or closed, integrated magnets awaken or

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Improving Appraisals Exceeding Expectations Producing Appraisal Reports and Services That Delight Clients, by Scott Schafer, MAI, provides strategies for appraisers during a time when their work is receiving more attention. The author gives appraisers insights into softer skills involved in

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