Noise-cancelling headphones reduce unwanted ambient sounds using active noise control, which differs from passive headphones. When I travel for work, I use flights as a way to relax and catch up on my reading or sleep.
One of the reasons I love going on a trip is that I allow myself one new toy to take. On my latest trip to the Sea of Cortez, my pick was the Joby GorillaPod 1K; I certainly had fun coming up with ways to use it. It’s basically a fancy camera tripod, but the flexible segmented legs give it great versatility.Explore
Nomad’s new charger fits in a pocket. The battery cable is a five-foot long charging cord woven from super-durable ballistic nylon with a built-in battery that’s got enough power to fully recharge a totally dead phone. For $50, who needs to think twice?This high capacity portable battery knows your priorities. It charges your phone first, then charges its internal battery.Explore
While GoPro has faced some criticism over their drone, the Karma, which wasn’t as well-received as projected, they remain a dominant force in action cameras. One of their most recent wins is the 2018 GoPro Hero, a user-friendly, go-anywhere action camera – just what a touring adventurist like me needs. Now, you might be thinking that someone who doesn’t “adventure” doesn’t need one. Well, I disagree, and here’s why.Explore
With Spark, you can capture photos and videos from almost any angle. It’s easy to control with simple hand gestures. Use the app for more impressive angles or to follow a specific moving object. With the addition of a remote controller, you’ll have more flexibility, over a mile of range and a top speed of just over 30 miles an hour in “sport mode.”Explore
There are many different noise machines to choose from, but not many small and portable enough to bring with you. Promising “a better night’s sleep and sound masking through science”, the Lectro Fan micro is tiny enough to toss in your case if you are predicting a noisy location. We have all been there: hotel rooms too close to the ice machine or elevator or wedding parties getting out of hand. The worst night I ever experienced was one at a hotel advertised as ‘near Paddington Station”. Explore
Stream line your technology for travel. We all do it…glance at a cable, one end, the other end, and cram it into the tablet, the laptop or the smartphone, hoping it’s the right one. I scrunch all the cables together, thinking they are streamlined, wrapping elastic bands around them, wishing someone could label them and hoping they all stay tightly bound, and not tangle. Decisions on what tech to take and what to keep becomes easier with the Cocoon Grid-it mat. Explore