Category: Travel Equipment

Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom SmartSwim™ UV Meter Bikini

Solestrom have come up with the world’s first UV Smart Bikini featuring a smart fabric UV meter with Bright LED display. Designed to protect you from excessive exposure to the sun’s rays, the device is quick and easy to use and powered by standard long lasting CR2025 batteries.

The future of parking?

The future of parking?

Parking your car in a tight spot has been made much easier in recent times with the aid of sensors that detect how close you are to an obstacle. But it sounds like there’s plans to make it easier still, and this time you won’t even have to be in the car. The new […]

Holidays for Couples Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Holidays for Couples Readers’ Choice Awards 2006

The Australian magazine Holidays for Couples has unveiled the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2006. Here’s a summary of the gold award winners: Best Hotel/Resort South East Asia: Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, Indonesia Best Hotel/Resort Indian Ocean: Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Ihuru, Maldives Best Hotel/Resort Pacific Islands: Sofitel Fiji Resort & […]

Air-conditioned shirt

Air-conditioned shirt

An ex-Sony technician, Kouzi Ichigaya, has launched the world’s first ‘air-conditioned’ shirt. The shirt can be powered by USB, an in-car cigarette lighter or, perhaps most practically of all, by four AA batteries. Shirts for both men and women are currently available in Japan. Two small fans are located on both sides of the shirt, […]

Aquamask from Fuji

Aquamask from Fuji

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., has devised a new, custom-made ‘Aquamask’ – a protective housing designed specifically for Fujifilm’s FinePix A400 and A500 digital cameras. The Aquamask is a tough, protective shell that allows for full digital camera operation as it protects the models from sand, dust and dirt, plus water up to a depth […]

Solar-powered handbag

Solar-powered handbag

Doctoral student Joe Hynek (aka ‘solarjo.com‘) has designed a fashion friendly handbag covered in solar panels, allowing you to always re-charge your mobile phone or MP3 when on the move. The final product looks to have been tastefully finished and I’m sure at $300 a piece he should be able to find a few buyers.

Diamond Crypto Smartphone

Diamond Crypto Smartphone

I can’t really think why someone would spend over $1 million on a cellphone but the accessories maker Peter Aloisson wouldn’t be launching another (that’s right folks, this is their second cellphone with a $1m+ price tag) if they didn’t think there was some merit in it. This latest creation – the Diamond Crypto Smartphone […]

Hennessy Hammock

Hennessy Hammock

The Hennessy Hammock is a piece of kit that’s really worth a closer look from the more intrepid travellers among us. These mid-air, hammock-like tents come in a range of types and have picked up all manner of awards: Best Camping Shelter 2005 from Sea Kayaker Magazine… Best of Show from the USA Today summer […]

KLM luggage labels

KLM luggage labels

Book a flight via KLM.nl and you can now create your own luggage labels in the process. Upload a picture of your own and you can create a truly unique label – perhaps a picture of favourite destination or one of yourself or the family. Alternatively, there’s a range of KLM images to choose […]

Look after your iPod with an OtterBox

Look after your iPod with an OtterBox

Otter Products, LLC is the company behind OtterBox who manufacture rugged cases for the outdoors. They sell everything from cases for your valuables to waterproof cases for whilst you swim. Just why you’d want to listen to music as you’re snorkelling in the sea or doing a few laps of the hotel pool, I […]

Nokia N72

Nokia N72

The latest in the Nokia Nseries is the Nokia N72, a phone with a 2-megapixel camera and integrated digital music player. Arguably the most stylish of all the Nseries phones, the Nokia N72 is also equipped with dedicated capture and music player keys, an integrated browser, FM radio and support for Visual Radio. It could […]

A sunshade for your laptop screen

A sunshade for your laptop screen

Are you one of those people that likes to lounge on the beach yet still communicate with the outside world via your laptop? In theory, it sounds great but, in practice it’s not entirely realistic because laptop screens are difficult to see properly in extreme sunlight. Not any more, though! The laptop screen shade shades […]

Quadski - the world's first high speed amphibian quadbike

Quadski – the world’s first high speed amphibian quadbike

Gibbs Technologies Ltd, the world’s only High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology specialist, has unveiled a prototype of the first commercially viable high-speed amphibian Quadbike/All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) – Quadski. The Quadski will allow you to have fun driving on land one minute and then head straight into the sea or a river the next.

The Luxury Travel Fair

The Luxury Travel Fair

From today until Sunday, Condé Nast Traveller presents The Luxury Travel Fair in conjunction with British Airways. This is a new event, held at Olympia in London. A good mix of exhibitors will be in attendance, including the likes of Cox & Kings, Kuoni Travel, Relais & Chateaux, Small Luxury Hotels of the World and […]

Your own portable travel hammock

Your own portable travel hammock

Brookman’s deluxe travel hammock now features sound with its integrated, water-resistant AM/FM radio pillow. This 8′ long hammock is perfect for beach excursions, and the new water-resistant radio pillow lets you listen to music as you rest. Weighing only 22 lbs. in its own backpack, the hammock sets up in seconds and supports up to […]

Cabana Islander

Cabana Islander

Constructed of heavy-gauge PVC with a detachable wind-resistant nylon cabana top, the Cabana Islander floating paradise also includes a center swim porthole, a boarding platform, and a floating 16 QT cooler that can be tethered by grommet to the Cabana Islander. Cooler includes zippered lid, cup holders, rope grommet, and molded PVC handles.

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