Travel gear

leaf-peeper-app

Are you a leaf peeper?  Do you plan vacations and weekend trips with the sole purpose of gawking at the colorful fall foliage?  If you do, the Leaf Peeper app from Yankee Magazine can help you find the best fall displays.  The app lets you make foliage reports, called Peeps, about the conditions in your [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Travel Gear
lightest-packable-guitar

Hammacher Schlemmer is offering what they call the World's Lightest Packable Electric Guitar.  It weighs 3 pounds and is 28" long overall, and it is a "full-scale length 24 3/4" guitar with 22 frets, enabling accurate chord and finger placement without adjusting one's playing style."  The tuning pegs are placed inside the "body" of the [...]

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Posted in: Music Gear, News
skooba-design-laptop-weekender-v3

Do you like to travel light, but find a laptop bag isn't quite big enough to fit all your gear and your clothing and toiletries?  The new Laptop Weekender V.3 bag from Skooba Design looks like a normal duffel, but it's designed to hold enough clothing for a couple of days plus your laptop and [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

If you travel a lot, you'll know that one of the biggest dilemmas is traveling light but still having enough clothes. In some locations, finding a laundry can be hard and expensive -  or if you're further afield, impossible to find. Australian inventor Ashley Newland has come up with the Scrubba Washbag, a possible solution [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
travelrest-4-in-1-blanket

I never liked the idea of using those blankets and pillows they passed out on airplanes, but traveling with my own took up my entire carry-on bag.  Travelrest has a 4-in-1 Travel Blanket that fits into your carry-on without filling it up.  Use the 4-in-1 Travel Blanket as a head, neck, or lumbar pillow while [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
TomBihnTravelMoneyBelt_01

Tom Bihn is known for smartly-designed, well-built, made-in-USA travel bags. But their passion for "Portable Culture" extends to travel accessories as well. Tom Bihn recently introduced several new items to make your travels a bit easier, among them the Travel Money Belt. Onward! From the Tom Bihn website: Materials: Webbing is 1.25" (32mm) wide nylon webbing; [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
Intl Kindle 3 3G Coverage

In my article Amazon Kindle 3G-The Perfect Travel Companion, I talked about how useful I found my 3G Kindle while travelling overseas.  One of the comments left on that article pointed to a blog that said that Vietnam was one of the only places that the author couldn't get any 3G signal.  This confused the heck [...]

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Posted in: Articles, eBook Readers, Travel Gear
aviiq-portable-charging-station-1

Traveling with a lot of gadgets means traveling with a lot of chargers and cables.  All those chargers can add up to a bulky, heavy load to add to your already bulging gadget bag.  And being sure you take all of them – and bring them back home – can be difficult when you have [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
Crumplerallandsundry-1

Whenever we go away on holidays, as "Head Gadgeteer" in the house I"m responsible for making sure we have all the cords,cables  and power adapters required for the trip.  Now call me anxious or paranoid or OCDish but I don't like putting these things in check in luggage in case the Airline loses my bag. [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
Panasonic 101P

In my last travel article I bemoaned the fact that the single convergence device was still not a reality. Is this one step closer? Panasonic along with Japanese provider Softbank has just announced the 101P in Japan ( due post November ). Using the 13.2 CMOS Lumix sensor found in their point and shoot cameras, and packing a [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, News, Travel Gear
Convergence-1

"One Device to rule them all, One Device to find them, One Device to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." ( Apologies to JRR Tolkien :) ) Having  just returned from a three week trip to Vietnam, I was putting away all my gear and was thinking, whatever happened to a single [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
The AViiQ Portable Charging Station in action!

Interesting take on the age-old gadgeteer's problem of portable power. AViiQ (pronounced "a-VEEK") has announced their Portable Charging Station, a 3+1 USB charging hub in a zippered carrying bag. Pockets for your cables, pass-through syncing with your laptop on one of the ports, and a single-slot AC adapter all show their attention to the design [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
timbuk2-travel

Summer is nigh and travel season has already begun for many of us.  Whether you'll be jet-setting to far-flung locales, concert road-tripping with your buds, or anything in between, have a look at Timbuk2's line of bags designed for pleasure or work travel.  Pictured left to right are the Copilot Roller (sizes S, M and [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
mobileedge-scanfast-1

When you are going through airport security, what's the most important thing?  I mean, aside from making sure your socks don't have holes in them, that is.  You want to get through it fast, right?  And it sure is a hassle having to remove your laptop from its bag and then put it back in [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
airport-ace-ipad-app

If you travel a lot to the same location, you probably eventually learn your way around the airport.  If you don't travel as frequetly or you're always going to different places, you may wish Google Maps worked within airport terminals when you find yourself arriving at gate A1 and leaving from gate Z42 - and [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Travel Gear
skooba-cable.stable.dlx

Show of hands of road warriors among use who carry a lot of gadgetry.  That's what I thought.  And that's what Skooba Design thought too, so they've released some new gear-hauling goodies.  The Cable Stable DLX is like a mini-suitcase that can hold multiple gadgets (even a netbook) and accessories in near-limitless combinations. The SkoobaWrap [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
tripp-lite-traveler

If you'd like to travel with a surge suppressor but don't have room for one in your laptop or gear bag, the Tripp-Lite travel-sized surge suppressor may  be your answer.  The Traveler3USB has three A/C outlets, with room for one large transformer without blocking the other two outlets.   It supplies 120 V A/C, 50/60 Hz, 15A [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
diamond-minirockers-1

Let me start by saying that these Diamond Mini-Rockers are probably the best sounding small speakers I've ever heard. I kept asking people to listen to them, to see if I was imagining it, but everyone who listened to these speakers was impressed. The Mini-Rockers are rated at 4 watts, they're only 4x2 inches, the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Travel Gear