Category: Gadgets

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flipi

RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flipi

The first Blackberry to have a clamshell design is the new RIM BlackBerry Pearl Flipi. Available in red or black, it weighs just 3.5 ounces and comes with a 65,536-colour, 128×160 pixel display, 2-megapixel camera, global roaming, speakerphone, background noise cancellation, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0.   Looks like a great device but we will have […]

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

Special feature: Sony PRS-505 Reader

I’ve managed to get my hands on a Sony PRS-505 Reader which has been out in the US for a while now, but has only recently become available in the UK through the High Street retailer Waterstones  (priced at £199).   As soon as I opened the box, I was immediately struck by the look […]

The world's most hardy wristwatch?

The world’s most hardy wristwatch?

Scratchproof and futuristic, the Breitling Avenger Skyland is a tough, blackened steel watch . Thanks to a carbon nitride-based treatment, it is ultra-resistant and water resistant up to depths of 300 metres. This robust wristwear is for men who like the outdoors  and want a hardy timepiece to fit their lifestyle. The price?   £2,770.

Digital Detox

Digital Detox

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 […]

TravelSound i80 for the iPod Nano

TravelSound i80 for the iPod Nano

Creative, despite having their own line of MP3 players, have devised a portable speaker / handheld dock for the iPod Nano. The TravelSound i80 is neat and compact, ideal for those of us on the move. The speaker can be found on the back and is a generous size and, if it means anything to […]

Nokia's WiMAX-enabled N810 Internet Tablet

Nokia’s WiMAX-enabled N810 Internet Tablet

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 […]

Finding a WiFi hotspot on the move is now as easy as pie

Finding a WiFi hotspot on the move is now as easy as pie

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 […]

Luxury on the move with the Mobiado Stealth

Luxury on the move with the Mobiado Stealth

There’s a new luxury mobile phone on the market, courtesy of Mobiado.   Purportedly inspired by military stealth aircrafts, the Mobiado Stealth  has a  one-piece  aluminium face with a piece of sapphire crystal inlaid. This 3G phone comes with a 2 megapixel camera, a large QVGA display, and supports up to 2GB of expandable, microSD […]

Cell phones on flights - yay or nay?

Cell phones on flights – yay or nay?

The use of mobile phones on planes has long  been put on hold  because it was feared that it compromised a plane’s own radio communications and safety. More recently, however, airlines have begun testing the use of mobile phones on flights. Personally, I’m not a big fan of that prospect – I’d sooner travel in […]

World Airline Entertainment Association's Avion Awards 2007

World Airline Entertainment Association’s Avion Awards 2007

Ever wondered which airlines offer the best in-flight entertainment (known in the industry as ‘IFE’)? The 19th WAEA Avion Awards, the presentation of which was held in Toronto earlier this month, exist to recognise this particular aspect of the airline industry.   The best overall winners, large and small, are as follows: Best Overall IFE […]

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

Solar-powered jacket from Ermenegildo Zegna

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 […]

Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

Carey Houston enable fleet with internet access

An executive limousine company is preparing to equip its entire fleet of limos with wireless internet equipment. Carey Houston will be able to connect to the internet during their travels, through either a WiFi or Ethernet connection. The move is sure to be a hit with many business executives and VIPs.

Home Theatre Watch

Home Theatre Watch

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 […]

Dooney & Bourke limited edition portable reader

Dooney & Bourke limited edition portable reader

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 Connect™ eBookstore. Purchase one for $499 before 12th February […]

Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone

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 […]

Solar-powered laptop case

Solar-powered laptop case

The idea of a solar powered laptop case was unveiled at Las Vegas’ CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in 2006.   And now that vision has become a reality, thanks to Eclipe Solar Gear. They have come up with a hardcase that can charge laptops and other items, so long as there’s plenty of sunshine of […]