Category: Gadgets

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 […]

Swissmemory USB Drive from Bonfort

Swissmemory USB Drive from Bonfort

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.

Blackberry Pearl

Blackberry Pearl

The new Blackberry Pearl from T-Mobile is the successor to the enormously popular Blackberry 7100 which owed much of its success to its high-speed remote email access. Lighter than a RAZR, this new breed of phone is one of the slimmest and sleekest you’re likely to come across. Those  upgrading might  be fearful of the […]

Day-for-Night dress

Day-for-Night dress

Looking for a dress for all occasions?   This may not quite be what you had in mind, but it’s interesting nonetheless! Designed by Despina Papadopoulos of Studio 5050  as a hommage to Paco Rabanne, the Day-for-Night dress is perhaps more a celebration of eletroncic beauty than fashion. It has the ability to lengthen or […]

Rechargeable batteries without your usual recharger

Rechargeable batteries without your usual recharger

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 […]

World's most expensive MP3 player

World’s most expensive MP3 player

The 1GB TrekStor i.Beat organix Gold MP3 Player is the world’s most expensive MP3 player, cast in 750 gold (18 karat) with 63 diamonds (one-karat). The player is also embellished with a small chain that includes aquamarine gems. Jewelers Wenthe in Mannheim/Germany put over 100 hours of painstaking handiwork into the exquisite gadget. Available from […]

Never lose keys in the water again!

Never lose keys in the water again!

Ever made the awful mistake of dropping your keys overboard?   If the answer’s “yes”, then maybe the Key Buoy will be of interest to you. This simple device from Davis Marine Europe carries your keys to the surface in the event of them falling in water, and they are easily identifiable courtesy of a […]