Travel gear


The Smart Travel Router from Satechi works with the electrical prong layout used in about 150 countries, and it allows you to charge one device in an AC outlet and one in a 2.1A USB outlet.  Be aware that only the prongs are converted; you'll need to make sure your device can handle the local [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wireless

Do you want to expand the accessible storage of your tablet or smartphone but can't because they don’t have an SD/microSD slot or USB port to do so?  The RAVPower  FileHub RP-WD01 3000 mAh power bank is a portable, self-powered WiFi file hub that doesn't require any physical connection to your device.  The FileHub can transfer files via 802.11b/g/n or [...]

Posted in: Android
Inflight Cup Holder

Are you a regular flyer? Do you like to carry your coffee or drink onto your flight? Do you struggle with a place to put that coffee or drink during boarding or take off? If so, the Inflight Cup Holder by Hallere Design may be the solution you are looking for. The Inflight Cup Holder [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear

The NapAnywhere pillow is a Kickstarter project developed by Ravi Shamaiengar, a medical doctor who was tired of the stiff, painful neck that resulted when he slept during travel.  He found those U-shaped pillows just didn't offer the neck and head support that was needed for sleeping upright, so he says: "Using my knowledge of [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Travel Gear

I am a gadget guy, so I am always in need of a power source.  I have gadgets of all shapes and sizes which of course need to be charged.  So my eyes are always peeled for a portable power source.  So when I spotted the Iron Man Power Pack (hereafter referred to as the [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
Brookstone Pan Am bag

I know there will be some folks out there who, like me, still remember when leisure suits were cool, disco was the rage, and Pan Am ruled the air. And like me, we long for the simpler times when flying was a pleasant adventure and not a mundane task. Those days may never be back, [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Henty Wingman review


When you need to travel with a clean shirt or suit - whether it be by bike, walking or airplane - the big problem is keeping your clothes neat and pressed.  Whether I've folded them into a carry bag or put them into a traditional suit bag, my first job when I get to my [...]

Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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Though you still can't carry your complete Zombie Apocalypse toolkit with you on a plane (my personal favorite, the Dead On Annihilator Superhammer is shown), as of April 25th, 2013, the TSA is changing the rules on small pocketknives, toy bats, ski poles, hockey and lacross sticks, pool cues, and golf clubs. Now, if I [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
Henty Wingman

Here's the sort of stuff I like - equipment designed right here in my home town of Hobart, Tasmania. :)  Don't you hate it when you have to  travel, and inevitably at the other end that shirt or suit you so carefully packed in your case, bag or suit bag needs ironing?  Well the Henty [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
The Arctic Charger is a 4-port USB charger with international adapters.

Power - it's what runs a Gadgeteer's digital lifestyle. Until solar power is everywhere or we discover a perpetual motion machine or invent the Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor that works on kitchen waste, I guess we'll just have to deal with power plugs and wall warts. So, what about those who travel to other [...]

Posted in: Android, Gear, iOS, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear

The Tablet Travel Case from Waterfield Designs is a small padded bag made to fit a small tablet and all the associated peripherals you need while you're travelling. It's rain-resistant and can easily be thrown into another backpack, purse or gadget bag.  It's a way of keeping all your bits and bobs organised and close [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear

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, iOS, News, Travel Gear

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear

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 [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear

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; [...]

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 [...]

Posted in: Articles, eBook Readers, Travel Gear

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 [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear

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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