Priyanka’s Top 10 Geeky Gadgets for TravellersDecember 1, 2011
Winter is here and you must be definitely planning for a vacation with your family or friends. You often miss carrying the smallest yet important stuffs but, at times, leaving without them might be a problem. Now carrying your camera, laptop, iPod, mobiles, etc. is definitely essential while you travel but apart from these, there are also things those might be very useful for you and help you in difficult situation while you’re on the go. Today in this article, I’m presenting before you the 10 most necessary gadgets/ devices which you’ll definitely find beneficial during your trip.
- 1. Load-ding: Hammock for Electronics
This Hammock prevents your device from falling while they are being charged. Not all places or charging points are proper for letting your device stay there hanging and in that case this hammock will support your device.
Price: 9.90 Euro
- 2. International All-in-One Power Plug Adapter
The all-in-one portable adapter lets you charge your electronic devices like mobiles, cameras, iPod, shavers, laptops, etc. wherever you go and in all countries. Its incoming voltage power is 110-250V and weighs 119g.
- 3. Voltaic OffGrid Solar Backpack
This solar power bag will charge up your gadgets all day long as all that the system needs is the daylight/ sun. The solar pocket is detachable and it has enough space to carry your favorite devices.
- 4. Leatherman Skeletool CX
This tool would be of great use while you travel. It contains pliers, wire-cutters (normal and hard), 154 cm blade, bottle opener, removable pocket clip, screwdriver and more. A great equipment for outdoor camping.
Price: Rs. 5,809
- 5. GorillaPod
The GorillaPod is a flexible tripod which can be easily used in hilly or steep areas. When you have the Gorillapod you won’t need to ask someone to click your picture. It is bendable and can be located anywhere, anyplace. Just set your camera on the Gorillapod and place it anywhere.
Price: Rs. 1,984
- 6. Lingo Global Traveler Translator
If you are having communication problem then Lingo’s Global Translator is the ultimate device for you. This device can detect and translate 20 global languages including English, Polish, German, Czech, French, Arabic, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Indonesian, Turkish, Thai, Russian and Vietnamese. It translates more than 40,000 words and phrases and includes more features like games, world clock, alarm, etc.
Price: Rs. 4,587
- 7. Kindle
Are you a bookworm? Carrying a number of bulky books while you travel can be a burden to your shoulders and increase your pain. So in that case a Kindle can ease out this problem. With a kindle you can read your favorite books in an ebook format and store upto 1400 ebooks in its 2 GB internal memory.
Price: Rs. 5,590
- 8. Steripen Ultraviolet Bacteria and Pathogen Killing Water Wand
When you are on the go then finding clean and fresh water is not always possible. In that case you need to purchase mineral water (all mineral waters are not purified) or borrow drinking water from somebody else. And if you are too hygienic about drinking water then you will not be able to absorb it. Carrying a bacteria killing water wand would be very useful for you. The Steripen contains no fluid or tablets; you just need to place it inside water filled bottle or glass and turn it on for 48 secs. As mentioned, it is essentially good at killing Cryptosporidium, a common cause of diarrhea.
Price range: $89.95 – $119.95
- 9. Earthmate Portable GPS Navigator
A very useful device, Earthmate GPS Navigator proves to be supportive in remote areas. This gadget receives quick signals and works where cell phones don’t. You can connect wirelessly with other PN-60w users and send/ receive text messages.
Price range: Rs. 10,999 – Rs. 33,826
- 10. Hand Powered Generator
The hand powered generator will aid you during load shedding or while you are in an adventure in some remote place. It’s 1 minute of pulling generates 30 minutes of talktime on mobile phones, 2.5 gallons of purified water and 30 minutes of ultra-bright 1W White LED light.
(Visit the manufacturer’s website http://www.potenco.com/products/pcg2/)
Hope the above mentioned gadgets could be of help to you. Stay connected with us for some more newer tech tools in our upcoming issues.
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