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Gadets & tech gear that applies to travel. News, opinions, and reviews.


The Best Portable Solar Chargers

When is the last time your cell phone or GPS ran out of battery miles from an electrical outlet? If you had only had a portable solar charger you could have turned the sun’s rays into power for your portable electronics. Portable solar battery chargers have been out for awhile now, but they are far from perfect. They offer a […]


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 […]


12 Days of Travel Gear Giveaways: Win a Tunebug Shake Portable Helmet Speaker!

And the winner is lucky commenter 28 – David Keslo! I’ve never been one to listen to music while biking or skiing. I think it is dangerous enough riding my bike around town and I want to be able to hear everything that is going on around me. Well Tunebug recognizes that biking or skiing or skateboarding with your headphones […]


12 Days of Travel Gear Giveaways: Win a Timbuk2 Scuba Sleeve For iPad!

And the winner is Benjamin C! Timbuk2 is a crazy fun company born from the bike messenger scene in San Francisco. Well known for its messenger bags and urban adventure accessories, Timbuk2 compares their bags to a Chinese finger trap – they just stick. The Scuba Sleeve is Timbuk2’s new neoprene sleeve for the iPad. Called the Scuba Sleeve because […]


Magellan eXplorist GC GPS Unit

Magellan eXplorist GC GPS – designed specifically for geocaching The Magellan eXplorist GC GPS is the first handheld GPS device dedicated totally to the sport of geocaching. The device comes preloaded with many of the most popular geocaches so all you need to do is get outside and turn on your GPS to get hunting for your first cache. A […]


Garmin eTrex H GPS Receiver

Garmin eTrex H GPS Receiver – accurate and economical handheld GPS unit If you want a barebones, high sensitivity, economical GPS receiver, the Garmin eTrex H is it. With handheld GPS units reaching far into the $500 range with more bells and whistles than you could ever even figure out how to use, the Garmin eTrex is a nice reprieve. […]


DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS with Spot Satellite Messenger

DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS – the world’s first handheld GPS with SPOT The DeLorme Earthmate combines all the features of a Delorme GPS with SPOT satellite messaging. SPOT Messenger Technology lets you communicate with the world via satellite messaging even when cell service is not available. SPOT can publish your location directly to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, […]


Travel Camera Cases

Since travel and photography so often come together, finding a good travel camera case that will protect your expensive equipment on the road is essential. Whether you need a heavy duty hard suitcase for all a durable waterproof case for your point and shoot, there are a huge variety of different camera travel cases out there.