Category: Travel Equipment

iBoxer - yet another iPod must-have

iBoxer – yet another iPod must-have

It seems that iPod accessories abound at the moment. And it now appears there’s even something for those who can’t be without their music even when they’re wandering about in their underwear. I seriously question the usefulness of something like this but, if you’re really interested, run a search for the inventively-named  ‘iBoxer’ and you’ll […]

Thumbthing

Thumbthing

Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that work. Next time, you’re sitting by your hotel pool and want to hold a glass of Champagne in one hand, and your book with the other, spare a thought for the Thumbthing.   This neat little accessory can also be used as a bookmark when you need to put […]

Golf Connoisseur goes digital

Golf Connoisseur goes digital

Golf Connoisseur is to begin distributing  its magazine in digital form to some of the most affluent households in the world. The print version of the magazine  can already be found at  top private golf clubs in the United States, as well as at the finest hotels, resorts, and spas; airline’s VIP lounges; private aviation […]

Motorola SLVR L7

Motorola SLVR L7

If you’re looking for a phone that’s slim but packed with features, then the new Motorola SLVR L7 (pronounced ‘Silver L7’ by the way) could be just the thing for you. It’s perfect also for those who aren’t into flip-tops but are jealous of RAZR owners. It remains to be seen whether it will stand […]

Heated toilet seats

Heated toilet seats

Apparently heated toilet seats are becoming all the rage in the United States.   Originally from Japan, they are making their way into the US via a Canadian company called Toto. (You’d think the Canadians might be keeping them for themselves!) I wonder how long it will be before these are commonplace in luxury hotel […]

Hinari Cellar Vie dual bottle wine chiller and warmer

Hinari Cellar Vie dual bottle wine chiller and warmer

Now you can travel with both a bottle of white and a bottle of red at exactly the right temperature! This neat contraption doesn’t require ice or water but instead uses the latest thermo electric peltier module technology to chill and warm the wine. It can chill wine at a rate of 6 °C per […]

Top 10 World's Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Luxury Travel Magazine  has unveiled what they regard to the be the Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways. The hotels that make the list are sublime escapes in pristine surroundings offering unparalleled seclusion for romance. The top ten are: Villa Le Scale, Capri, Italy Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado Hosteria Las […]

Duracell PowerPix

Duracell PowerPix

The new PowerPix  product from Duracell is a disposable digital camera battery which – they claim – allows you to take up to twice as many photographs as ordinary alkaline batteries. It uses NiOx technology (whatever that means!) and will  be available  in AA and AAA sizes later this month.   Duracell  is also  introducing […]

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Fujitsu HandyDrive

Are you a business traveller who needs  portable data storage whilst on your travels?   Then maybe Fujitsu’s latest offering is for you. They are getting ready to ship their newest 120GB  HandyDrive (20GB more than its predecessor). At five inches long and half an inch thick, it’s thin enough to slip in a big […]

HoteLuxury

HoteLuxury

Ever wanted to know where to get hold of that beautiful armchair in the last hotel suite you stayed in?   Or the beautiful  cabinet you spotted in the lobby?   If you have ever fallen in love with the furniture and décor in your hotel and wished that you could just take it home […]

Weather to Travel

Weather to Travel

Consult this book before planning your next trip and avoid extremes of weather that might ruin your holiday.   This invaluable book features weather profiles for over 205 countries, from Australia to Zambia, as well as month-by-month guides to rainfall, comfort and sunshine levels, and also advice on what to pack and when to go.

The Penny Pincher's Passport to Luxury Travel

The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel

If you’re one of those that likes to save a few dollars but still enjoy luxury, then maybe The Penny Pincher’s Passport to Luxury Travel: The Art of Cultivating Preferred Customer Status is for you.   Written by Joel Widzer who developed an enduring love for luxury travel after a stay in an elegant suite […]

Looking for a good quality iPod case?

Looking for a good quality iPod case?

Made with leather and hand-stitched, Orbino make beautifully designed  iPod cases. Attention to detail is paramount in these luxury items. They also do a unique collection of innovative and finely crafted Italian leather accessories such as Palm cases, laptop cases and handbags. Free UPS Ground shipping on all US orders.

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

For such a small device, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is loaded with some great features. The system software is packaged with items such as a WWW browser, an e-mail manager and a news reader. It is truly portable and can be used with broadband access over Wi-Fi.  It also comes with a  built-in media […]

Best travel books

Best travel books

The New Zealand Herald‘s travel editor, Jim Eagles, has provided his summary of the best books of last year.   The top 10 to make the list are: The Travel Book: A Journey through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet) Traveller’s Atlas (Dorling Kindersley) The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand By Geographx (Craig Potton […]

Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Asian Golf Monthly readers have voted Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort ‘Asia’s Best’ again in the 2005 awards which where announced this month. The resort is luxurious, and the Greg Norman designed golf course is stunning and challenging with a spectacular setting backed by volcanoes, peppered with rice terraces, coconut groves, lush tropical […]