By peoplestaff225
Updated February 05, 2010 07:00 AM
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In the digital age of 24-hour availability, parents are increasingly reliant on technology to balance the demands of work and family. If you fall into that category, then you may have a new ally in the Texthook ($26). A sleek caddy for your smartphone, it straps directly onto the handle of a stroller so that you can text, browse, email and more while on-the-go with baby.

Things we like: Setting up the Texthook up took seconds. And it held my iPhone securely in place, even while the stroller was moving. Depending on how tight you pull the Velcro strap, there’s very little wiggle room, which makes it easy to view incoming messages or calls while keeping both hands on your stroller.

This handy product is especially perfect for the grocery store. I usually import my shopping list via email but find it awkward to steer a cart and hold my iPhone at the same time. The Texthook — which also accommodates a Blackberry — made navigating the aisles easy. It also works well with stationary exercise equipment — especially if you’re not a fan of arm bands.

Things we don’t like: It’s a bit pricey for a PDA holder.

CBB rating: If you’ve never met a gadget you didn’t like, the Texthook is for you.

— Missy