Category: Gadgets

Luxury concierge services at the touch of a button

Luxury concierge services at the touch of a button

Vertu, a manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has announced further details of its enhanced concierge service. Designed to be the perfect companion for the luxury traveller, they now have three levels of concierge at the touch of a button. Firstly their Concierge Classic service provides the customer with round the clock access to a team
The best networks for mobile browsing abroad

The best networks for mobile browsing abroad

With all the new smart phones out that are almost constantly connected to the internet, looking for updates to apps, checking for email, or many other features that they have. This can end up costing you a fortune, so we have taken a look at the best options for you data hungry travellers. T-Mobile Surfing on your
Ferrari Paddock Chronograph: a limited edition

Ferrari Paddock Chronograph: a limited edition

If you are a passionate fan of the “Red from Maranello” or if you are looking for a present  for an authentic collector of all the unique objects signed Ferrari, here is the latest exclusive Ferrari Paddock Chronograph. Proposed with an elegant jacquard silk/cotton tie, the male Chronograph has a genuine leather strap in chocolate brown colour with contrasting
The world's most expensive mobile phone

The world's most expensive mobile phone

An iPhone 4 encrusted with diamonds from the British designer, Stuart Hughes, will set you back a cool £5 million.  The device is being heralded as the world’s most expensive mobile phone and was commissioned by an Australian businessman. The handset is covered in more than 500 individual diamonds totalling 100 carats, and it comes with two
The digital camera of the future?

The digital camera of the future?

A German designer named Andrew Kupresanin has come up with a digital camera called ‘Nadia’ that assesses the aesthetic beauty of the photograph you’re taking. Rather than show a LCD viewfinder image of what you’re shooting, it displays a percentage. The higher the figure is to 100%, then supposedly the “better” the picture, presumably taking
iPads provided for guests' use in South African hotel

iPads provided for guests' use in South African hotel

Iconic Cape Town Hotel Ellerman House will introduce Apple iPads to each of its eleven luxurious rooms and modernist villa over the coming months – the only hotel in South Africa to offer iPads for guests’ use. The iPad is fast becoming an indispensible item within the gadget market and a supremely useful tool in
LUXE City Guides go mobile

LUXE City Guides go mobile

The LUXE City Guides range which feature the best of the best of a city in one handy, unique pocket guide, has just introduced 10 of its most popular destinations in mobile format. The apps are compatible with a multitude of handsets including iPhone, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and HTC and can be downloaded
Leica's Duovid binoculars

Leica's Duovid binoculars

If you’re planning on a safari or a hiking vacation, you probably want some good quality, lightweight binoculars so you don’t miss out on anything.  Step forward Leica‘s Duovid 10+ 15×50 binoculars.  With a retail price of around $2,400, you can expect something special. Firstly, they are not zoom binoculars which can exhibit poorer optical
Making your iPod more travel-proof: the Atlantic EGO iceBar2

Making your iPod more travel-proof: the Atlantic EGO iceBar2

iPods are built to a certain level of durability but they are not all that durable. They’re likely to suffer if you bash them or drop them in the lavatory (apparently this happens with mobile phones a lot, so I suspect it could also do so with iPods!). The Atlantic EGO iceBar2 is the ideal
First Class Travel Iron from Rowenta

First Class Travel Iron from Rowenta

Looking neat and wrinkle-free while travelling is easier than ever with a little help from Rowenta.   This month, the brand introduces the First Class Travel Iron – a compact, high performance product with the technology of Rowenta’s full-size iron including vertical steam, a burst of steam and a precision tip.   This must-have accessory
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