Travel Gear

News, reviews and articles about travel gear and accessories.

Now THIS is flatware…

If you’ve ever packed for a hike, camping trip, or other activity in which saving precious space is paramount, you know how difficult it can be.  Behold Fozzils ThinkFLAT!  Part origami, part tableware, each item–be it bowl, cup, spoon or otherwise–can hold hot liquid without leaking, but can be collapsed completely flat.  Made from durable …

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Rise of the MiFi

Never find yourself in need of a WiFi hotspot again-it will be in your pocket.   The Verizon MiFi 2200 is an uber-portable (roughly the size of a credit card, about as thick as an iPod) hotspot, connecting up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously to Verizon’s 3G network.  Added bonus–when attached to a laptop through …

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Find buried treasure with your feet – Metal detecting sandals

I used to be into metal detecting aka TH’ing (treasure hunting) a bazillion years ago. I still have two detectors around here somewhere. I couldn’t help but do a double take when I saw these metal detecting sandals from Hammacher Schlemmer that come in sizes for men and women. The right sandal has a built …

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Spire Meta & Dart, Travel Bag / Gadget Bag & Laptop Sleeve Combo Review

A few years back my car was a SAAB 95 estate (station wagon). The 95 is perhaps not so large by US standards, but for most of us Europeans its a big beast. For vacations we really did not have to care about packing – we just threw everything in the back. For the last …

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Glarewear – Sunglasses for outdoor laptop viewing

Using your laptop outdoors on a sunny day can be difficult because the sunlight can cause the laptop’s display to look dark or washed out. Putting on your normal sunglasses usually makes matters worse. Glarewear sunglasses are sporty looking glasses that have special polarized lenses that allow you to see the display even on a …

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Go camping (or not) with a mess kit for the 21st century

I’ve never been camping in my life (I don’t like bugs, so sue me…). But that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate cool camping gear like the Light My Fire MealKit. This kit includes 2 plates, spill-free cup, combination spoon and fork (aka spork), small waterproof box and colander/cutting board. It’s available in 4 colors …

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Crispy critter protection gadget

ThinkGeek’s UV Monkey is a small keyring gadget that will assist you by checking UV levels so that you know when to charge solar devices and and when to go indoors to protect your skin. Once exposed to sunlight, the center will change to different shades of purple to indicate increasing levels of UV light …

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Mophie Juice Pack Review

Some folks outfit their cars with 12-volt USB connectors or charging cables, others make sure they have a charging cable in their home, their office and in their bag, so they can top off at coffee shops, airports, libraries or where ever they stop to use their laptop. I’ve done both of those, but recently have found a third and, in many ways, easier solution: I’ve been using a Mophie Juice Pack.

Tag, you’re it with the ATP PhotoFinder Pro

I enjoy reviewing GPS photo tagging gadgets here on The Gadgeteer, so I will be interested to see how ATP’s latest PhotoFinder device compares to their previous models. They are hailing it as the answer to Sony’s GPS-CS3KA. The PhotoFinder Pro does sound like it has the upper hand due to the fact that it …

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