The appropriately named Western Digital My Passport hard drive is ideally suited to those on the go. One axiom we have learned from several decades of travel is that one can never have enough backups. Both hard drive size and weight have improved dramatically over the years. Our first My Passport Drive was much larger and significantly heavier. This latest drive (comes in sizes of 1TB, 2TB, 4TB and 5TB) is so small it will easily fit in one's … [Read more...]
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Travel + Phone = $$$ That’s an accurate way to think of HireMyCamera.com! What is HireMyCamera about? Think of it this way: If eBay met YouTube and had a baby, that cuddly creation would be HireMyCamera! This brand new website is a unique platform that lets people bid, buy, and sell videos – which means that it’s a great tool for travelers to make some convenient money. Do you have a passion for travel? Does your passion need … [Read more...]
Rashid Fehmi, the CEO of Minnesota based Travel Health and Wellness LLC recently contacted me to review a traveler's health app that he has been an integral part of creating. Once the app is downloaded and installed you choose from seven primary informational based categories - organized by the major continents and regions of the world. Theme travel is one of the categories and provides health information relating to niche type travels … [Read more...]
This security camera system swooped (their logo is a small bird) into the market in late 2014. This camera and setup is ideal for monitoring home or office setups and or keeping an extra "eye" on your belongings while you are on vacation (the recordings are viewable remotely via a website - see below for more details). The cameras can be setup both indoors or outdoors (the camera's are weatherproof). Disclaimer: I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and … [Read more...]
The GoPro Hero4 Black is the latest premium camera in the GoPro series of cameras. We tested this camera in a number of environments including mounted to a bicycle, in and under water and in low light conditions. Features Low light performance 12mp Photos A number of video frame rates Built in WiFi & Bluetooth Ability to control camera remotely Night & Time Lapse settings Pros And as with other GoPro cameras there are a fleet of ad … [Read more...]
With Internet access often a challenge during travels around the world it was with great interest that I accepted a Netgear Trek N300 Travel Router and Range Extender when the company reached out to me. I have long been familiar with Netgear having used some of their products since the mid 1990's back when a little Internet Service Provider some friends and I own was just starting out by offering dial-up access. This particular router is … [Read more...]
Tired of large electrical adapters and multiple adapters - over the course of our own travels we have collected a fairly sizable plastic bag full of these trinkets. When we are on the road it might be Europe one month and Africa the next - then we have to check and see which ones to bring, which countries have which size plugs and so forth. Enter the Road Warrior, a real knight in "glossy plastic", so to speak riding in to solve all these … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]