Tech Gear Reviews

Gadet reviews and & tech gear reviews of products that apply to travel.


JVC HANC250 High-Grade Noise-Cancelling Headphones

JVC HANC250 High-Grade Noise-Cancelling Headphones – The word on the street is to go Bose when it comes to noise-cancelling headphones, but If you can’t quite afford to go with the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones some of our readers suggest going with the JVC HANC250’s. At just over a hundred bucks, these are a steal compared to the $300 […]


Best Heart Rate Monitors

Looking to improve your fitness level? Heart Rate Monitors are a great tool for monitoring your fitness progress and helping you stay in your target zone during workouts. Heart Rate Monitors measure and display your heart rate in real time giving you continuous feedback about your level of effort so you can adjust your level of intensity to get in […]


Suunto M2 Heart Rate Monitor

Suunto M2 Heart Rate Monitor – pretty basic heart rate monitor The Suuonto M2 Heart Rate Monitor is as basic as they get. If all you’re looking for is a watch that displays your heart rate with a few end of workout stats, the M2 might be perfect for you. If you’re looking for a watch that can tell you […]


Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS – entry-level GPS sports watch The Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS is a great entry-level GPS sports watch. It comes in both a men’s and women’s version (and a less expensive version without heart rate functions). The watch is simple and easy to use and displays reliable and consistent distance, speed, and heart rate information. Using GPS, […]


Polar FT 40 Heart Rate Monitor

The Polar FT 40 heart rate monitor is a nice step up from the Polar FT4. The FT 40 goes beyond simply showing your heart rate and calories burned with its EnergyPointer function. During your training session, the EnergyPointer tells you the effect of your training – whether you’re improving fat burning or improving aerobic fitness and displays it graphically […]


5 Ski Accessories You Probably Don’t Need, But Want

The Huffington Post recently put together an article about the most ridiculous and excessive ski accessories on the market with items like diamond encrusted skis and an uber expensive helmet with fake dreads to crazy wheeled contraptions that clip onto your skis so you don’t have to carry them.


Power Traveler Powermonkey Solar Charger

Power Traveler Powermonkey Solar Charger – compact and portable travel solar charger The Power Traveler Powermonkey is a solar powered charger for mobile phones, iPods, and PDAs. One of these babies would make a great gift for the techie traveler since it allows travelers to charge their electronic devices anywhere there is sunlight. On a cloudy day, you can charge […]


Solio Classic Solar Charger

Solio Classic Solar Charger – compact, portable solar charger The Solio Classic Solar chargers is a super compact portable solar charger. The sleek design unfolds into a fan blade type shape to reveal three solar panels ready to collect the sun’s rays to power your portable electronic devices. Solio claims that the Solio Classic charges over 3200 devices including cell […]


Brunton Restore Portable Solar Power Device

Brunton Restore Portable Solar Power Device – portable solar iPod charger The Brunton Restore Portable Solar Charger is not much bigger than an old school iPod and can charge your iPod, cell phone, or other portable electronic device as long as you’ve got some sunlight. The compact charging unit flips open to reveal two solar panels that turn the sun’s […]