Parrot Learning Digital Audio Pen Reader (Reviewed: Oct 2012) Who would have thought a talking pen could help make learning a language easier! Introducing the "Chinese Talking Travel Guidebook" from Parrot Learning. We have taken a number of trips to either Hong Kong or mainland China and in advance of another trip to the mainland - we've been using this guidebook in anticipation of our trip. Chinese, like other Asian languages is a tonal … [Read more...]
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Power Bar 4200 (Reviewed: Sep 2012) is the latest product by by FatCatGear - this tiny battery pack uses the latest in ultra-thin lithium polymer technology. It is small but it packs a punch as far as battery life - advertised as typically more than twice the charge of a normal smart phone battery. This we had to test out - the battery life on our iPhone is less than desirable. We drained our iPhone to below the 10% warning - charged and … [Read more...]
Olympus Tough TG1 Camera - A Dave's Featured Travel Product for 2012 (Reviewed: July 2012) We recently purchased the Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS to take on an upcoming International trip; we played around with it a day prior to leaving. It's images makes the mundane look magical. With twelve creative settings ranging from "miniature" to "dramatic" we were quickly able to turn our garden into an ethereal "world", akin to something out of Lord of the … [Read more...]
Rick Steves Rolling Backpack (Reviewed: Jul 2012) Leave it to Rick Steves to combine the simplicity of backpack with the convenience of a roll a board. Roll the "Rolling Backpack" around for ease at the airport or at your hotel but shoulder it in situations where its better on your back then on the ground (crowds, nasty sidewalks etc). After sitting around for a month or two we were itching to put this to the road test. A trip to Thailand, Japan … [Read more...]
P^Cubed - A Dave's Featured Travel Product for 2012 (Reviewed: April 2012) was developed as a Pick-Pocket proof solution to give travelers peace of mind when traveling and remove the need for money belts. These heavy-duty pants allow travelers to select the level of security based on their surroundings. Nice! For example front pocket guards are retractable, rear pockets have anti-theft zippers and cut resistant fabric and behind the left rear … [Read more...]
iSafe (Reviewed: Jan 2012) The iSafe fanny pack is always armed and ready for use. By quickly pulling down on the hidden draw strap you will immediately produce a mind numbing shrieking sound that is sure to draw attention, startle your attacker - gaining precious time to with an advantage over your attacker. iSafe is advertised as being the world's loudest personal alarm system - containing two 125 decibel sirens and a high intensity LED strobe … [Read more...]
Precision Voyager (Reviewed: Jun 2011) by EatSmart is a small lightweight digital hand-held scale that is just the ticket for determining weights of luggage before leaving on a trip. We've all seen people frantically unpacking items at the check-in counter to avoid the overage weight fees - especially these days. This items removes the stress and worry of whether your luggage will be over the airline weight limits. Simply unclip the strap and … [Read more...]
Head Hammock Traveler (Reviewed: June 2011) There are a lot of items that claim to make sleeping in airplane Economy seats more comfortable - with limited success, most we've tried are related to pillows or a brace behind your head/neck. The Head Hammock is somewhat different in that it allows you to lean your head forward slightly and rest against a well supported cotton hammock. This simple yet ingenious invention is the brainchild of Theri … [Read more...]
iPhone 4 Super Juice Case (Reviewed: Apr 2011) Short battery life is certainly a problem with smart phones including the Iphone 4. When your on the road its no fun to run out of "juice" and have no way to charge it when trying to listen to music, play games or surf the net. Make life easier and your phone last longer with the Super Juice Case from Dexim. This "Applesque" looking item serves not only as a durable case but also extends the charge … [Read more...]
Urbandillo (Reviewed: Apr 2011) tote bag (the "Classic Hobo") is the creative idea of Veronica James, fashion designer and avid traveler. The bag embodies her philosophy of"shrink and go" fashion. Similar to the animal which inspired the companies' name, this tote bag shrinks down into a fairly small ball with the pull of the draw cord using Urbandillo's patented SHRiNXtm design. The Urbandillo seamlessly blends style and function. Its the … [Read more...]