Category: Travel Equipment

Nokia 3250 musicphone

Nokia 3250 musicphone

The Nokia 3250 musicphone is  a tri-band GSM/EDGE 900/1800/1900 XpressMusic phone with microSD slot, dedicated music keys, FM radio, Bluetooth, 10-hours of audio playback, 3.5-milimeter (standard) headphone jack, and 2 megapixel camera activated by a twist of the keypad. An exact date for the phone’s launch has not yet been announced but Nokia’s website states […]

Fulton SuperSlim umbrellas

Fulton SuperSlim umbrellas

Fulton Umbrellas have up come up with the ‘SuperSlim’ umbrella – a ladies folding umbrella and the slimmest and lightest they’ve ever made, so great for travelling! This exceptionally slim, lightweight model weighs only 125g and is just 3cm wide yet opens to a standard umbrella size.   It is available in both plain and […]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1

Panasonic yesterday launched the world’s smallest 10x optical zoom digital  compact camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 has a high-speed autofocus response time, and has a retractable lens system with folded optics technology, realized by the inclusion of a prism.  The zoom ratio can be extended up to 12.5x in 3 megapixel resolution mode with minimal […]

We are sinking!

We are sinking!

Berlitz demonstrates the importance of learning languages with this fun clip courtesy of a trainee German coastguard. It’s just over 3MB so please be patient with the download… but it’s worth the wait! Berlitz is a leader in effective language instruction, whether for business or personal enrichment, not to mention being responsible for the world’s […]

Sony Cybershot DSC-M2

Sony Cybershot DSC-M2

This is  Sony’s second-generation M-series hybrid camera, serving as a cross between  a camcorder and digicam.   Its 5.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 13 x 17-inch prints.   It has a 2.5-inch LCD display, 3x optical zoom and is capable of compressing around 45 minutes of video onto a 1 GB memory stick. […]

Nikon D200 camera

Nikon D200 camera

The Nikon D200 is Nikon’s latest DSLR. It has a compact design, robust build quality  and 10.2MP CCD sensor. It also has a beautiful 2.5-inch LCD with approximately 230,000-pixel resolution and superwide viewing angle; it  can support CF type I and II cards, and Microdrives. Photographers interested in this camera should also take a look […]

Samsung Digimax L85

Samsung Digimax L85

You really have to wonder whether an 8.1 megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom is necessary for just a point-and-shoot camera, but that’s exactly what you get with the Samsung Digimax L85. It also has the ability to shoot in a 16:9 aspect ratio and to save files in uncompressed TIFF format, again features you […]

NEC Versa E3100 laptop

NEC Versa E3100 laptop

The new  NEC Versa E3100 is a very sleek laptop. In fact, it’s apparently the lightest 14″ widescreen unit in its class. It comes with a variety of specifications: your choice of Pentium M processor, 256MB RAM standard (upgradeable to 2GB), and a 40, 60 or 80 GB hard drive. Some models also include an […]

Hello! magazine's pick of the pistes

Hello! magazine’s pick of the pistes

With the Winter Olmypics now underway, Hello! magazine gives us their pick of the pistes. Chamnoix, Val d’Isère and the French resort of Tignes all get a special mention. Tignes has slopes galore for beginners, as well as more challenging runs for advanced boarders. They recommend you stay at the cosy converted farmhouse Chalet Trafalgar […]

Travel with the kitchen sink

Travel with the kitchen sink

Camping never used to be this easy when I was little. Whether you’re heading for the beach, going hunting or just relaxing by your tent, you’ll not find anything more convenient than Cook’s BBQ Kitchen. This is no ordinary barbecue; it’s a complete kitchen to take wherever you go, complete with microwave, fridge and, yes… […]

DuffelSafe 100 from Pacsafe

DuffelSafe 100 from Pacsafe

Pacsafe have announced 8 new products for 2006.  The DuffelSafe 100 which will be ready to ship next month. This is a secure duffel bag for home or abroad. When travelling, this bag is small enough to be carried on a plane and durable enough to be checked in. Several strap options make it comfortable […]

Carbon fibre iPod cases

Carbon fibre iPod cases

Looking for something a little more durable than a leather case for your iPod?   Then these carbon fibre iPod cases from C6 Manufacturing could be just the thing. This North Carolina company designs quality products with style and elegance. The cases come with a stainless steel belt clip and a clear film screen protector.

Are you Ready Freddy?

Are you Ready Freddy?

Would you be  ready on your travels in the event of a disaster? If the answer’s “no”, you might want to read on. Disasters, natural or otherwise, can strike any time, any place.  And you owe it to yourself and your family to be ready. The smart Ready Freddy emergency  pack is made up of […]

Olympus Stylus 810 Digital Camera

Olympus Stylus 810 Digital Camera

The Olympus Stylus 810 is a mega-slim, 8 mega-pixel digital camera due to hit the shelves next month. Being so slim, this is about as light as decent digital cameras get. The camera is packed with features: it comes with BrightCapture Technology, and  has the ability to compensate for camera shake, making it great for […]

Canon PowerShot A410

Canon PowerShot A410

As with previous versions, the new Canon PowerShot A410 lives up to all its expectations. This is a great little camera for the novice photographer who wants something that’s good quality but not at the prices of some of the more advanced models. It’s a 3.2 Megapixel camera with a 3.2x optical zoom lens so […]

Exploring The Best

Exploring The Best

This  specialist magazine about the best natural attractions in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands & Sidney region is packed with information on the best hiking trails, viewpoints, birding  and marine life watching areas, and lots more. Exploring the Best magazine also provides  large, detailed maps to show you the way. It is available to purchase […]