Category: Gadgets

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
Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 watch

The Casio Pathfinder PAG-80 is no ordinary watch.   It comes with a compass, altimeter, and barometer. In addition, it’s solar-powered (so no need for batteries), has  a world time feature and a great backlight for night visibility.   While it might not be the most elegant-looking watch in the world, it would be great
Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

Silk tie and iPod holder from Thomas Pink

London-based clothing company Thomas Pink are selling an ingenious tie with a neatly concealed iPod holder. In addition to the holder, the Cravatta iPod silk tie has a special loop to keep iPod wires under control.   It retails for $85.
Phone Phlash

Phone Phlash

Ever been in a situation where you’ve wanted to photograph something with your cameraphone but the light has been poor?   This neat little gadget from Phlash claims to be the world’s first universal cameraphone flash and is reputedly 12 times brighter than most built-in flashes. Now you can take pictures indoors and at night
Wrist Worn Computer (WWPC)

Wrist Worn Computer (WWPC)

Eurotech’s WWPC computer is designed to be worn on the wrist. It comes complete with touchscreen, GPS, Bluetooth, wireless LAN, USB support, speakers, microphone and up to 1 GB of memory. It can be worn on either wrist.   Looks innovative but I’m not entirely convinced it’ll catch on…
Sony Ericsson M600

Sony Ericsson M600

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 eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

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
Katadyn portable water filter

Katadyn portable water filter

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
The Ultra-Mobile PC

The Ultra-Mobile PC

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,
ClipBio flash drive

ClipBio flash drive

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
Handheld instant star and constellation identifier

Handheld instant star and constellation identifier

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
Slim scanner from Plustek

Slim scanner from Plustek

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.
W950i Walkman

W950i Walkman

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
TUMI Travel Adaptor

TUMI Travel Adaptor

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.