frequent travellers many of us will always have one eye open for products
that offer the latest in technology that can help us in our lives and on our travels.
After all, we spend what seems to
be half of our lives in airports of different qualities all attempting to
lure us into spending our hard earned cash, and more often than not, new
technology can help us to save on the amount of things that we
need to carry.
this new section of the website we will be reviewing some of the latest
products to hit the streets and some that are still to come. We will be
looking at some of the best travel gear for you, some fashion ideas, the
latest in hardware such as mobile phones, cameras etc., the latest in
Duty Free sales and many other cool gear for the leisure and business
Cycling Tech: Everysight's
Raptor AR smartglasses
have entered final development, and the company has opened
registration for its exclusive Test Pilot Program.
Assa Abloy has launched VingCard Essence, an
invisible lock designed for hotel rooms.
Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone, the Mate 9. Key
features of the Huawei Mate
9 include: -
Kirin 960 chipset, Huawei’s newest and highest performing
smartphone processor; - EMUI 5.0, an upgraded user interface; and
- SuperCharge technology that Huawei says can deliver a full day’s
charge in 20 minutes.
Amazon Launches Prime Reading in U.S.
LG has started rolling out
Android 7.0 Nougat OS for the
LG G5 in South
LG’s forthcoming flagship smartphone, the
V20, will be the first smartphone in the industry to feature
32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter) capabilities.
The LG V20, LG's next
flagship smartphone, will be the first device to feature
Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The LG V20 is expected to begin shipping
in September 2016. The LG V20 will take advantage of many of the best
features of Nougat, including Vulkan-supported graphics for more
immersive gaming while also delivering better battery performance
LG has launched its latest G5 smartphone
companion device, the LG Action CAMLTE. The built-in LTE
connectivity allowing users to stream directly to sites such as
YouTube Live via wireless 3G or 4G networks.
Bose has launched two new wireless
noise cancelling headphones, the QuietComfort 35 around-ear
headphones and the QuietControl 30 in-ear headphones. While the QC35 works in a similar way to
Bose’s wired QuietComfort headphones, the QC30 adds something new
- a feature that puts noise control in your hands, letting you
adjust how much surrounding sound you block out or let in.
LG is preparing to launch an action camera with LTE connectivity built-in, allowing users to stream
directly to sites such as YouTube Live without a smartphone. The
device, LG Action CAMLTE, will launch in South Korea next month
followed by key markets worldwide including North America and
Canon has launched a new flagship DSLR, the
Canon 1D X Mark II.
Samsung unveiled details of the
S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on
Sunday, 21 February 2016. Both the 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 and 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge are
constructed with 3D glass and metal, and are IP68 water and dust
Xiaomi used the MWC in Barcelona to launch its
new flagship, the Mi5 smartphone. The Mi5 is available in three varieties,
all of which feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The
processor in the
32GB model is 1.8GHz, while the 64GB and the Pro version, which
has a whopping 128GB of internal memory, is 2.15GHz.
The LG G5 will ship in March 2016 with 4GB of
LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB of internal memory plus a microSD card slot which
can take up to 2TB, USB Type-C and a 2,800mAh slide-out battery.
It weighs 159g and will be available in silver, titan, gold and
Samsung is to launch a 360-degree camera that
lets consumers create, view and share their favorite experiences
through video and still image content. Samsung Gear 360 is
equipped with dual fisheye lenses, both of which have 15 megapixel
image sensors, giving users the ability to capture high-resolution
(3840x1920) 360-degree video that also supports 30 megapixel still
Sony used the MWC 2016 in Barcelona to launch
three new phones, all part of a new line within the
The world's best professional camera for
shooting sport is about to get even better. Building on the
success of the Canon EOS-1D X professional digital camera, the
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II can shoot stills at up to 14 frames per
second, features a 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Dual
DIGIC 6+ Image Processors, a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II
system with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41
cross-type points depending on the lens in use) and can even
record 4K video up to 60p featuring Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel
CMOS Autofocus (DPAF) technology.
you are a professional photographer, or just enjoy taking pictures
while on your travels, the Sirui N-2004 tripod/monopod combination
is a perfect choice.
The Sirui N-2004 tripod
weighs 1.6 kg and folds up into a neat little package that
measures just 46 cm in length. It comes complete with a well made
case with shoulder strap and passed handle.
When fully extended the tripod has a maximum height of 1.65 m
(excluding the ball head), and one of the legs detaches completely
to give you a strong monopod when you need one.
As you can see from this HD video, the Sirui N-2004 is well made,
sturdy and comes with all the accessories you need. A great way to
lighten your load when travelling! Read more about the:
Sirui N-2004 Travel Tripod/Monopod Combination.
travel tech gadget
of them all is the Kindle.
Kindle has replaced the need
to carry heavy books when travelling, and it can house over 1,400 e-books so you never have to worry
about running out of things to read while you are on the road.
Gone are those days when you only have a few pages of a book to
read so decide to take two with you on a trip!
Depending on where you live, the Kindle is often connected to your Amazon account,
which means buying new books has never been
easier, and despite a few authors charging too much for their
e-creations, many books are cheaper than in the shops and often
Since we filmed the below video, the Kindle has evolved, and
Amazon now offers a choice of Kindles to suit every need and
taste. Personally, I have yet to upgrade from the original and
love it as much today (2016) as I did at its launch, although I
must admit the Kindle Voyage does look nice....