Category Archives: Electronics

Keep going with EC Technology 22400mAh Ultra High Capacity Portable Charger

That critical phone call you did not place, that timely stock trade you did not make, that important moment you failed to photograph… Whatever your excuse, it won’t be that you ran out of battery power.

I say you can never have too much battery capacity. But you can try, with this monster:

Portable Charger
Portable Charger

22400 mAh is ridiculous – ridiculously great. Consider me sold.

Read reviews and compare prices here: EC Technology Deluxe 22400mAh Ultra High Capacity Charger – Black & Red

Sony DSC-TX30 18 MP Digital Camera

I like waterproof cameras just as much as the next guy. However, most waterproof cameras are kind of bulky (for a compact) and have a sporty, aggressive look. It is difficult to take them to an event more “dressed up” than kayaking or a pool party.

At least that’s how things used to be before I found a Sony DSC-TX30. It looks slick and sophisticated, but at the same time it is submersible down to 10 meters (about 32ft), and shockproof from heights of up to 1.5m (5ft).

Sony Cyber-shot TX30
Sony Cyber-shot TX30

Now that’s what I call an accident-resistant camera! Add a 3.3″ 1.2M-dot OLED display, 5x optical stabilized zoom and 1080/60p video, and you have a perfect travel companion.

Read reviews and compare prices: Sony DSC-TX30 18 MP Digital Camera

Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

Move over, Satechi! Your 10,000mAh don’t do it for me anymore.

Long live the 15,000mAh Anker E5! This means more stock checking, texting, email answering, music playing and video watching. And maybe more actual phone calls. And games.

Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger
Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

Oh, and it doubles as an LED flashlight that would last close to forever. Nice.

You can read the reviews and check the price if you like, but I already know I want one! Anker Astro E5 15000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger

Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Cloud shmoud. I want my sensitive data with me, preferably on my person, available even if there is no internet connection. For this, I use Corsair Survivor.

The device is waterproof and shock-resistant, with aluminum housing.

Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

My device is attached to my keychain. This way, I can always download or save something, or retrieve important documents.

Check prices and read reviews here: Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker Packs a Punch

Just the fact that I am traveling does not mean that I must always listen to music via headphones. Sometimes it’s nice to create a little ambiance. So, what combines sound quality, travel-ready size and a decent price?

 

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

At 1.5 pounds and 2.3 x 7.1 x 2 inches, I can certainly see taking this speaker with me.

Check the price and read reviews here: Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof, Shockproof Digital Camera With Interchangeable Lens

A rugged camera, the image quality of which doesn’t suck? Yep, here it is! Now there is no need to lug around 2 cameras, one for day-to-day photography and one for the elements. AW1 does it all.

Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Shockproof Digital Camera
Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Shockproof Digital Camera

Waterproof? Check. Shockproof? Check. Full HD 1080p video, 1-inch sensor that’s good in low light, 15 FPS continuous shooting frame rate? Check, check, and check!

Check the price and read reviews here: Nikon 1 AW1 14.2 MP HD Waterproof, Shockproof Digital Camera System with AW 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 1 NIKKOR Lens (Silver)

Edimax BR-6258nL N150 Wireless Travel Router Keeps You Connected

I noticed that some hotels have a perfectly serviceable wired internet connection, but no wireless connectivity. Enter Edimax Wireless Travel Router. Roughly the size of a pack of gum, this device turns a wired connection into a wireless one. It can also create a personal wireless hotspot.

Edimax BR-6258nL N150 Wireless Travel Router
Edimax BR-6258nL N150 Wireless Travel Router

The router draws power from the USB port and supports network encryption.

Check the price now: Edimax BR-6258nL N150 Wireless Personal Hotspot, Travel Router, WISP, Nano Size, USB Powered

Monster Outlets To Go Powerstrip Makes More Outlets

I hate it when hotels have only 1 available power outlet! I may need to charge my phone, laptop or tablet, as well as the digital camera battery. This mini-powerstrip provides 4 AC power outlets to power all kinds of travel electronics.

Monster Outlets To Go Powerstrip
Monster Outlets To Go Powerstrip

This device looks like it will join me on my future trips soon.

Check the price now: Monster MP OTG400 BK Outlets To Go 4 Outlet Travel Power Strip (Black)

Dual Electronics Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Portable Devices Finds The Way

This device, model XGPS150A (there are others), works with Bluetooth-enabled devices. I don’t have this one yet, but I wonder what I could do by pairing it with an iPad. A great in-car or marine GPS and entertainment center?

Dual Electronics XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Portable Devices
Dual Electronics XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Portable Devices

The device is small and light, which means it should travel well. The battery lasts about 8.5 hours, which should be enough for almost the entire day of driving, sailing or hiking.

Check the price now: Dual Electronics XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver for Portable Devices