Travel Gear

wf-duffle-2

I always get excited when an email comes into my inbox that has a title that starts with "WaterField Designs announces..." because I know I'm going to see a great looking new leather bag that I'll want to try out. That was the case this morning when I learned about WaterField's latest US made Outback Duffel [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
travelon-signature-crossbody-2

This cross-body bag from Travelon is big enough, and has a padded pocket for, an iPad or similarly-sized tablet, plus it has room for your other daily gear.  This main compartment locks, to make it harder for a pickpocket to quickly grab things out of your bag.  The Anti-Theft Signature Cross-Body Bag has other features [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
RCE-external-battery-featured

Portable battery packs are hitting their stride nowadays, with so many great options available to you that it will surely make your head spin.  I have reviewed many of them here on the Gadgeteer, and I still use most of them.  But I am always in search of better batteries… bigger capacity, faster charging, smaller [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
tsa-precheck

The worst thing about travel these days is waiting through the security check line in airports.  What if you could breeze through a special check-in line, keep your shoes and belt on, and not have to empty out your carry-on and laptop?  What if it only cost you $85 for five years of this special [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
Pro-Idee Cutlery

You might think you're prepared for the zombie apocalypse or economic meltdown that sends the world into chaos, but are you prepared for office lunch? I mean, you have your plate, your cup, and your glass, but we are not heathens - we do not eat with our hands. So what's a well prepared office [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
Quivvers2

When we're out and about, most Gadgeteers carry a few things: smartphone, wallet, keys, tablet. Maybe a tin of mints. Oh, sure, if we're gone for the day, we'll have a bag of other stuff including power adapters, charging cables and batteries, energy bars, and enough EDC stuff to survive a moon landing. But when [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
skyview-travel-seatback-mount-2

I've seen tray-top stands to hold your mobile devices during flights, but they always seemed a little dangerous to me.  Because they weren't tied down in any way, it seemed that your mobile device could go flying in case of turbulence.  The cradle of the Skyview Seatback Mount for Mobile Devices holds mobile smart phones, tablets, [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear
aerotray1

Traveling by airplane can be great for getting to your destination quicker than by car. I enjoy almost every aspect of air travel except for one - cramped seating space. I always feel like a sardine that has been crammed into a metal tin. It's tolerable when all I want to do is play a [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News, Travel Gear
padandquill_fieldbag-intro2

Pad & Quill have been creating handmade tech-accessories with old-world craftsmanship for many years now. Kari and Brian (Mr. and Mrs. PQ) pride themselves on not creating "cheap, mass produced crap" but incredibly well constructed items they would be proud to give their "discriminating" friends and family...and thankfully the rest of us as well. Recently, they [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
Brando Key Chain Lightning Charger-1

"On the road again, I can't wait to get on the road again" oh yes Willie Nelson has it right. I have been hitting the open road or friendly skies more frequently these days, so I have been outfitting myself with tools that I may need while away from my home. One tool both me [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Travel Gear
NY-Travel-Show-01

Fellow gadgeteer and friend since college, Jackie Cheng and I recently went to The New York Times Travel Show here in New York City. We are both fans of traveling and see the sights, so we figured let's check out the show and see what exhibits were on display.  We were also super excited to [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Travel Gear
scottevest_knowmatichoodie

Hoodies are all the rage these days, a standard of casual clothing just about everywhere. SCOTTeVEST has its own spin on this wardrobe staple, recently debuting three new products: The Hoodie-Cotton, The Hoodie-Microfiber, and the limited-edition Knowmatic Hoodie (pictured here), a collaboration with designer jeffstaple. While SCOTTeVEST previously had its Ultimate Hoodie Microfleece, these three [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
flight001-4-in-1adapter

I do a fair amount of business travel, which typically includes a few overseas trips every year. I'm constantly on the lookout for items that will help me reduce the size and weight of what I drag through airports, on and off planes and into and out of hotels. One of the items I have [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Travel Gear
ChargerLeash1

It's happened to me several times: I charge my device in a hotel room, disconnect in the morning to move to a different seat or go down for breakfast, come back, pack and leave, and abandon my cable under the nightstand. Now that we have multiple devices to charge, the likelihood that we're going to [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Travel Gear
scottevest_SeV_Rev_Plus-1

I have always wanted to try a SCOTTeVEST article of clothing for myself. Julie has reviewed many of their creations over the years.  Jackets, vests, pants, etc...all designed to inconspicuously carry your gear with you, giving each article its own space to ride along in.  I finally get my chance, SCOTTeVEST sent me their SeV Revolution Plus [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
Kanex Foldable iDevice Stand

We live in an ever-increasing mobile society, so I am always looking for items to help me function on the road. One item in particular is a decent portable stand for my iPad or iPhone. I have reviewed one stand here that is my current travel buddy, but it's kind of big and bulky. Recently, [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Travel Gear
booq-boa-shift-0

My wife told me I had to get rid of it.  I have used this one backpack for every family vacation for the past 10 years and more trips than I can recall.  Half the zippers don't work anymore, and there are holes in several of the pockets.  But it was my go-to bag, with [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
Ventev utilitycharger2100

Oh, the woes of charging on the road! I am one of those souls who frequently finds themselves charging my smart device either in a car or in a hotel or ship's cabin. And to that point, I often carry at least charging adaptors for my car and for a wall outlet. What if someone [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
The-PowerPot-01

There are lots of people like me that like to bring gadgets with them while camping.  Although I try to disconnect a bit, it's nice to bring my cell phone and a few battery packs with me.  Wouldn't it be great to to use an item to charge my mobile devices while I cook at [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
natgeo

It might be hard to believe, but National Geographic has been around for 125 years. To celebrate this important milestone, they sent one of their award winning photographer's Stephen Alvarez on an incredible ten day 2112 mile journey across the American west. Stephen didn't pack a collection of bulky cameras and lenses for this trip [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Travel Gear, Windows Phone