Looking for something a bit better than a biro and a notepad for jotting down your thoughts whilst on your travels? The Viceroy Travel Wallet and Pen Set is billed as “nostalgic writing at its finest”. This chrome plated set features a silky smooth Tornado capless, twist-action rollerball pen with a matching spring-hinged travel walled/card [...]
The Sony Ericsson M600 represents Sony’s foothold against the N Series by Nokia. It’s a new smart messaging phone, complete with QWERTY keyboard, with an amazing 80MB on-board memory, which can be enhanced by a 64MB memory stick if required. It comes in granite black or crystal white and will start shipping in the second [...]
Magellan‘s eXplorist GPS receiver, being support up to 22 maps on its internal memory, is a great product in its own right. But now it just gets better with the Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle. This bundle, which includes MapSend Topo 3D USA software, a cigarette lighter adapter, USB cable and clip case, will give [...]
Like to have a drink or two when you travel? Then check out this amazing portable bar from designer Rene Chavanne. It can be assembled in just 3 minutes, without the need for any tools. This sturdy unit is brought to us by Justincase Portable Bar Systems and looks to be the perfect companion [...]
If you’re travels ever take you places where pure water might not be easy to come by, you might want to consider the handy Katadyn portable water filter. This microfilter pumps water through a porous ceramic filter and will not let anything bigger than 0.2 microns pass through, eliminating bacteria, viruses, cysts, protozoa, algae, spores [...]
Microsoft recently unveiled The Ultra-Mobile PC. Combining the power of Windows XP with mobile technology, this small handheld computer will allow you to stay in touch with friends and colleagues while on the move. Long journeys and delayed departures should now pass that bit more quickly. Future versions will be based on Windows Vista, [...]
If you travel with sensitive information on your laptop, you may want to take measures to protect it in the event of loss or theft. The ClipBio flash drive is a foolproof padlock, preventing access to information to anyone but you thanks to leading edge biometric fingerprint technology. The device costs $229 for a [...]
Ever gazed at the stars but not been too sure precisely what you’re looking at? The award-winning Skyscout device from Celestron is capable of identifying over 6,000 celestial objects instantly. You simply point the device up to the sky and it’ll do the hard work, calculating your location thanks to its three-axis GPS system that [...]
This latest offering from Plane Quiet provides top-of-the-line active noise cancelling headphones. The release of the Solitude headphones represents a major development with an exceptional quality product at a very competitive price of $200. (The similar Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones are priced at around $300.) I wonder if Bose, acting on a claimed patent [...]
This purple & white fun Sevylor boat is good for all kinds of paddling, whether it be oceans, lakes, or streams. Once deflated, it can be packed into a special carry bag and carried with the included paddle. Also included are 2 seats (one removable, one fixed), a repair kit, a hand pump and a [...]
I blogged yesterday on the contents of this evening’s Oscars swagbag, given to presenters at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. In addition to the travel goodies already mentioned, I’ve since discovered there’s more, including a $1,495 leather-trimmed cashmere travel blanket from Frette, the famous Italian linen house, $1,500 exclusive dinner party in Morton’s Private Boardroom [...]
Business travellers who occasionally have the need to scan material when on their travels might be interested in this one from Plustek. It’s a super-slim, sheetfed scanner that can be conveniently powered from the USB port. Known as the Plustek OpticSlim M12 Sheetfed Scanner, it retails at $179.
The W950i Walkman from Sony Ericsson is a slim and stylish 3G phone with an advanced digital music player and large touchscreen for optimal ease of use. Using the W950i is easy. A touchscreen and stylus are a comfortable way to choose and open menu items. The keypad of the slim W950i is smooth and [...]
The TUMI Electric Adapter makes going international easier now with this innovative design: it has 4 adaptor configurations in one unit. The adaptor works for laptops, cell phones and small appliances in 150 countries and features a replaceable electric fuse and convenient case. The product is priced at £45.
In perfect coordination with the Dior Vintage collection, this fine Dior Homme Classic iPod Travel Case protects and neatly stores your iPod during your travels. The tonal Dior logo exterior unzips to secure compartments for your iPod, headphones, and other accessories. Made in Italy and available for $295 through eLuxury.
The second Travel+Leisure Design Awards recognise architecture and design from every facet of the traveller’s world – everything from hotels to travel accessories. In fact, there’s 15 categories and the winner of each is as follows: Best Public Space: Terminal T4, Madrid Barajas International Airport Best Small Hotel: BÃ¡sico, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Best [...]