Travel Gear

News, reviews and articles about travel gear and accessories.

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

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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

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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

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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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Bluetooth GPS for sports and geotagging

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Here’s a tiny Bluetooth GPS module from Brando that you can wear on your keychain or your arm (with the included holder), to geotag your photos as you travel, or use with included software to record and analyze all your daily/weekly/monthly activities such as cycling, running, climbing, skiing, etc.

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Mophie Juice Pack Review

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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.

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Tag, you’re it with the ATP PhotoFinder Pro

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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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Clickfree Portable Backup and Transformer Review

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There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and data loss. While the clickfree data backup solutions can’t do anything about the first two, they may provide you with an answer to the data loss issue. These solutions are geared toward the technophobe and procrastinator, but do provide features that the more adventurous will appreciate.

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Star Kids Products Snack and Play Travel Tray Review

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Imagine driving a vehicle with atleast one small child strapped in a car seat behind you.  The child is reading a book or playing with a doll and suddenly it drops to the floor of the car.  The child desperately wants that item but cannot reach it due to the safety restraints, so the child begins to cry

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Skooba Design Checkthrough Messenger Bag Review

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I remember as a kid traveling with my parents (aka, back in the day) when there was no security at the airport or during college being able to say goodbye to my girlfriend at the gate. But sadly those days are forever gone…. Today, we have painfully long lines to get through security where you

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