When you’re traveling, especially in Asia, light luggage is of great importance. Just because you have a weight limit on your bags doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort and luxury during your travels. These four must-have travel gadgets will keep you connected, entertained, and comfortable throughout your trip.
1) The Amazon Kindle 3
The new edition in the popular line of Amazon e-readers makes taking your library with you easier than ever. Instead of hauling around a stack of paperbacks to browse while lounging on the beach or sitting in an airport, the new Kindle holds 3,500 books and weighs only 8.5 ounces, lighter than a single paperback. Be sure to switch the wireless feature off when you’re not using it to significantly extend your battery life. A single charge will last you for up to a month during your travels. The new Kindle model comes in black or white, with a cheaper version available for those who don’t need the 3G feature. With the world as wired as it is now, you probably won’t need to fork out the extra $50 for 3G when you’ll find WiFi nearly anywhere you go.
Purchase the new Kindle directly from Amazon.com.
2) iPhone 4
The new iPhone 4, like its predicessors, is a one stop entertainment shop at your fingertips while your waiting for your plane to board. If you’re traveling off the beaten path in Asia, iPhone offers a range of applications to overcome the language barrier when ordering food, shopping, or catching a cab. Download Skype onto your iPhone and stay connected with friends and family back home for free as you hop the globe.
Visit the Apple store at ABQ Uptown in Albuquerque near Winrock shopping center.
3) Travel Alarm Clock Photo Frame
Conquer homesickness with this nifty digital photo frame alarm clock. The dual clocks and calender will help you make the most of your time abroad, and your hotel room will have a touch of home with your favorite family photo. Measuring less than 3 by 4 inches, this little gadget fits easily into even the fullest suitcases.
Visit Amazon.com for more details or to purchase the travel alarm clock photo frame.
4) Bose Quite 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’re flying to Asia, you’ll likely be spending over 12 hours on an airplane in each direction, not to mention the time spent in noisy buses or airports. The Bose Q15 headphones are amazing…no joke. If you’re not convinced head over to the nearest Best Buy for a test drive. The instore setup includes a fan that simulates the sound of sitting in an airplane. After donning the headphones and starting the demonstration, you’ll be amazed at the sound difference once you take the headphones back off. The around the ear design is great for prolonged use, and simple AAA batteries provide an average 35 hour life.
Click here for directions to Best Buy in Albuquerque, or order your set from Amazon.com.