Truth be told, 83% of us check email at least once a day while on vacation. Stress levels plummet when guests find the courage to pull the plug on their self-inflicted wireless leashes. So much so that savvy destinations are now encouraging guests to disconnect with special promotions like BlackBerry Detox and Isolation [...]
Due be launched in the US this summer, Nokia‘s WiMAX-enabled N810 Internet Tablet has a 4.13-inch screen, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Mozilla browser, GPS/media player, 2GB of internal memory and even a built-in webcam for video calls. I wonder how many people will be trading in their iPhones for this rather neat-looking piece of [...]
If you want to be guaranteed a WiFi hotspot wherever you travel, then why not take one with you? The ultraportable PHS300 portable hotspot from Cradlepoint allows you to do just that. Simply connect your laptop to the hotspot and away you go. It can be charged via USB and should provide up [...]
A flight attendent from Austin, Texas has designed a product to make you feel like you’re in first class when you’re stuck in the middle seat in coach. That’s the claim made by a TV station in Tampa that contacted me recently, about a new travel blanket called PamBee. Unless the blanket has the [...]
I’ve previously read about a backpack that can re-charge your laptop whilst you walk around with it, and I recall blogging about this solar-powered handbag a while back, but now it would appear that the same ideas are being carried forward to clothing. Ermenegildo Zegna‘s solar-powered sporty jacket has solar panels within its neoprene [...]
Sydney-based Blue Sky Design Group have come out with some futuristic-looking wallets made of a semi-flexible, water-resistant polymer called Desmopan. These durable and stylish Dosh wallets are also wear-resistant and chemical-resistant, and available in four distinct colours, including ‘charcoal’ and ‘red’. Can be purchased online for AUD$49, excluding delivery and GST.
A complimentary gift bag full of sensory trinkets, cookies and milk each night, and a suitcase full of books and games – what more could a kid ask for? Omni Hotels‘ kids program has received an extensive childlike makeover designed to create a memorable stay for its youngest travelers. The new Omni Sensational [...]
Keep your stash out of the trash with Sephora’s selection of security-friendly beauty products. These airplane-approved items from Sephora are just the ticket. With this range of make-up, skincare products, fragrances, bath and body toiletries, and hair and dental kits, your days of surrendering your favourite items at airport security are over.
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Here’s a great little accessory for those who love gadgets and love travel. The Home Theatre Watch – available from GadgetUniverse – retails at a seemingly reasonable $149.95. With a capcity of 2GB, this watch supports MP1, MP2, or MP3 and WMA audio files and comes with software that can convert with software [...]
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This limited edition Sony portable reader with custom leather case allows people to read digitally whilst on the move. It is very lightweight and compact, so great for travelling, and comes with software that allows you to browse thousands of electronic book titles from the Connectâ„¢ eBookstore. Purchase one for $499 before 12th February [...]
The Apple iPhone will be out in June! This mobile phone weighs 4.6-ounces and is just 11.6mm thick, with a 3.5-inch (480×320) touchscreen display. It includes a 2 megapixel camera and an incredible 4-8GB of storage. It will use the OS X operating system and support various programs and browsers, as well as iTunes. The [...]
The Swiss company Bonfort has teamed up with Victorinox to come up with the Swissmemory USB Drive. These exquisite, limited edition 1 GB memory sticks come in yellow or white gold and are covered in over 600 brilliant-cut diamonds and finished to the highest level of quality.
Are you someone that must always be able to get a good cup of tea, no matter where in the world you are? Then maybe the limited edition leaf tea travel kit is just for you. It consists of 6 miniature tins of 100% natural leaf teas along with small paper filters, and the [...]
There’s a lot of USB gadgets out there but this has to be one of the most useful I’ve noticed for a while. The USBCELL batteries are rechargable AA NiMH 1.2v 1300mah batteries that can be recharged via the USB port on your computer. Unfortunately they take 5 hours to reach a 90% charge [...]