Alongside your passport and toothbrush, packing some of the latest technology can save you time and money, but also keep you safe. Most travel gadgets are lightweight and sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of your journey, whilst others have add-ons, like waterproof covers to enhance their durability. Which gadgets are the most helpful is quite subjective. Opinions will vary from traveler to traveler, changing as new technologies become available.
Here is a list of some of the most popular and innovative around.
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
This is the perfect digital camera for traveling light, discreet enough to hide in your pocket and it won’t take up acres of space in a backpack. More importantly it’s packing 12.1 mega pixels, an easy switch-off feature to conserve battery life and an improved GPS. There’s a setting for any level of photographer from the enthusiastic amateur to the more advanced professional. This camera can help make your shooting performance the best it can be, when taking those once in a lifetime pictures.
The Canon 5900B100 PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP Compact Digital Camera, in black, is an ultra-slim camera with a powerful 20x Optical Zoom, Optical Image Stabilization and 25mm Wide-Angle lens but that is only the beginning of its attractions. You will see detail you never thought possible through the huge zoom and wide-angle lens, while the camera's 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor deliver the rich, clear low-light performance that is the hallmark of Canon's HS SYSTEM. Full 1080p HD video in stereo is more beautiful than ever, with new high-resolution, high-speed processing. Sophisticated advancements include improved Smart AUTO that optimizes settings for 58 predefined shooting situations, Face ID that prioritizes pre-registered faces, and GPS for tracking and recording your shooting locations.Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC,SDXC.
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Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones can provide an oasis of calm when traveling, filtering out the racket of your fellow passengers, plane engines or traffic noise. Bose are not a cheap brand, but these are the product of choice for the seasoned traveler. They feel great on and then fold down to take up a minimum of space when not in use.
QuietComfort 15 headphones feature exclusive Bose advancements in noise reduction technology. You hear less noise and more of your music and movies-with quality sound and a long-lasting comfortable fit. You won't find this combination of benefits in any other headphone.Connectivity Technology: Wired,Jack Type: Angled(3.5 mm) and One (1) Year Warranty.
Keeping your gadgets charged on the move can be tricky, but with the Power Trekk you don’t need to rely on conventional energy supplies. A fuel cell is stimulated using a tablespoon of water as a catalyst, power is then available immediately and does not run down. With a promise that it can charge any device using a USB port, this will no doubt become an indispensable piece of kit for many travelers.
SpareOne Emergency SOS Phone
With a single AA battery life of fifteen years, the multi-award winning SpareOne hides an array of cutting edge technologies inside a simple concept. When in use it has ten hours of power, giving you the opportunity to contact home or the emergency services if you cannot use your mobile phone. Every phone comes with a torch, which can be used for up to 24 hrs and waterproof packaging that can be talked through in wet conditions. The SpareOne could prove to be a potential lifeline for adventurers worldwide.
Franklin EST7014 14 Language Speaking Global Translator
Translation technology varies greatly in its utility and price, the Franklin translator is well established at the higher end of the market. This clever gadget has 14 languages in its memory and over 2.5 million phrases to choose from. There are a host of helpful extras like city guides and visual aids on the full color screen. At the size of a Nintendo DS, it is light and portable enough to take anywhere.
Translate over 250,000 unique words, to and from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. Large color LCD screen is ideal for viewing. Comprehensive 5 language Visual Dictionary with over 18,000 entries (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish). Over 2,000 Key Travel and Everyday Phrases. Built-in travel guide for 10 cities (Barcelona, Bejing, Berlin, Chicago, London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Tokyo) give easy access to key travel information such as hotels, restaurants and area attractions. Easy navigation keys located on screen-in-lid design.
Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB
If you are traveling in areas of poverty or where crime is rife, carrying an expensive smartphone can make you feel at risk of theft. Worrying about having your device stolen is a burden and means you may avoid getting it out in public. So listening to music will often seem like more trouble than it’s worth, unless you take a smaller, less conspicuous alternative. The iPod shuffle is around 3cm square, but packs in 2GB of data. You can get a waterproof case for extra protection and even waterproof ear buds, so you can listen anywhere from a relaxing pool, to a tropical monsoon.
These days, most of us would feel lost at home without our array of everyday electronics, they keep us connected, organized and entertained. However, with the right travel gadgets safely stashed in your pack, you won’t feel like you’re going without whilst traveling.
The Apple MD778LL/A 2GB iPod Shuffle (Silver) provides you with high-quality music in a compact and lightweight design. The shuffle has 2GB of reliable flash memory housed in a minuscule and colorful aluminum body. The strong integrated clip attaches to your clothes so that it stays with you at all times, even during long runs. The large circular control panel makes it easy to play/pause, skip tracks and adjust volume by feel. A convenient sliding switch lets you choose between playing playlists and Genius Mixes in order or in shuffle mode. A dedicated VoiceOver button lets you hear the current song title, playlist name, or battery status in one of 25 available languages with a single touch. The 3.5mm jack lets you connect the included stereo earbuds, as well as the specialized USB charging cable. The built-in lithium-ion battery provides up to 15 hours of audio playback and charges in approximately 3 hours.