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Wearable Technology Looks Cool, But Will Travelers Actually Wear It?

Wearable Technology Looks Cool, But Will Travelers Actually Wear It? Flickr, LamdaChiAlpha Imagine being able to navigate a foreign city without a map or paying for a museum ticket with your watch, thanks to your cool electronic gadgets. Now imagine getting mugged around the corner, or leaving your expensive toy on a bus. Wearable technology...

Best Airline-Inspired Products For Home And Travel

Best Airline-Inspired Products For Home And Travel Courtesy Bordbar Most souvenirs remind us of travel to a specific place, but how about products to remind us of the journey? Some crafty designers have made home and travel products inspired by (or even made of) airplane designs. Baggage tag: You can use your initials...

Gadling Gear Review: Bluetooth Speakers For Travel

Gadling Gear Review: Bluetooth Speakers For Travel Damson Smartphones, tablets and iPods have made it incredibly easy to carry your entire music collection wherever you go. This is particularly useful when traveling; you get an entire library of songs right at your fingertips, helping to make those long stays in airports and...

Will This App Make Sleeping on Airplanes Easier?

Have trouble sleeping on an airplane? There may be an app for that. AIRSLEEP is an iOS app that combines nature sounds, ambient music and "slow wave" audio to hypnotize you into sleep. The combination is supposed to cancel out cabin noise and match your brain's low-level...

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer MicroTherm Down Hoodie

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer MicroTherm Down Hoodie Eddie Bauer One look at the calendar (not to mention the thermometer) will tell you that we are most definitely in the dog days of summer. But it won't be long until the mercury begins to drop and we'll start planning our cold weather adventures. The key to enjoying those...

NeighborGoods Allows Travelers To Borrow From Locals

Gone are the days when travelers have to pack bulky items. Now they can just borrow instead. NeighborGoods is changing the face of consumption, facilitating a borrowing and lending culture within neighborhoods. This is great for people who want to meet their neighbors...

The Best Lifetime Luggage Warranties

The Best Lifetime Luggage Warranties Flickr, Robert S. Donovan Picking up my luggage from the JFK baggage carousel on my last trip, I discovered Alitalia had managed to rip off an entire wheel from my 5+ year old suitcase. I didn't even bother to file a claim with the airline, as it's a Briggs & Riley, with...

Gadling Gear Review: Travel Pants And Shirt From Clothing Art

Gadling Gear Review: Travel Pants And Shirt From Clothing Art Clothing Arts Awhile back we reviewed a pair of pants from a company called Clothing Arts that were specifically designed to keep your valuables safe and secure while traveling. At the time, we were impressed with their pickpocket proof pants, giving them high marks for...

Gadling Gear Review: Smartphone Accessories

Gadling Gear Review: Smartphone Accessories PowerStick As smartphones have become more commonplace, an entire industry has sprung up around mobile accessories that have the ability to make our gadgets even more useful than they already are. Many of those accessories have been specifically designed to make travel more...

Should Travel Reviewers Be Anonymous?

Should Travel Reviewers Be Anonymous? Alamy Yesterday New York Times reporter Pete Wells published a review of the Manhattan French restaurant Daniel, removing one of its four stars in part because of the unequal treatment he received as a recognized journalist. He and a lesser-known colleague ordered the same...

Gadling Gear Review: Two Camera Bags From Lowepro

Gadling Gear Review: Two Camera Bags From Lowepro Lowepro When you invest a considerable amount of money into a good camera and a set of lenses for travel, it is important to also spend a little extra cash to get a quality camera bag as well. A good bag is not only comfortable to wear but also provides plenty of protection...

Campers Could Soon Charge Cell Phones With Pee

Stuck in the woods with no way to charge your cell phone? Soon, you might be able to solve the quandary with your own urine. Researchers in the United Kingdom have figured out how to use waste-eating bacteria to produce enough electricity to send a few text messages and...

Gadling Gear Review: Samsung WB250F Smart Camera

Gadling Gear Review: Samsung WB250F Smart Camera Samsung Over the past couple of years, smartphones have managed to supplant dedicated cameras for many aspiring photographers thanks to their ability to take good, clean images and quickly share them across a variety of social media outlets. While they don't come equipped...

British Airways Tests Electronic Luggage Tags

British Airways Tests Electronic Luggage Tags Courtesy Designworks It's 2013: we can carry hundreds of books on a pocket-sized device, video chat anywhere in the world and order nearly anything to be delivered to our door. So why do we still use paper luggage tags and rely on outmoded technology to track our missing...

Smartphone Technology Getting Closer To What Travelers Want

Smartphone Technology Getting Closer To What Travelers Want Chris Owen As smartphone technology continues to advance, travelers are being offered more connectivity choices. Making calls, sending text, voice or video messages and surfing the Internet is becoming commonplace almost anywhere on the planet. Now, pricing is coming in line...

Gadling Gear Review: Headphones For All Budgets

Gadling Gear Review: Headphones For All Budgets Polk Audio A good pair of headphones seems to have become mandatory equipment when traveling these days. Smartphones, tablets and MP3 players have put a host of entertainment options at our fingertips and the headphones we carry with us have an impact on the overall...

Gadling Gear Review: Justin Case Rechargeable iPad Battery Case

Gadling Gear Review: Justin Case Rechargeable iPad Battery Case Innovative Technologies A few weeks back we reviewed the Props Power case for the iPad, which features a built-in battery that can greatly extend the life of your tablet while on the road. At the time, I thought that it was a unique product that delivered on its promise with...

What Would You Do With One Million Loyalty Points?

What Would You Do With One Million Loyalty Points? the Italian voice/Flickr That's the question 10 lucky winners will need to decide in Best Western International's Loyalty Millionaires promotion, a part of their 25th anniversary celebration. Two randomly selected winners will be chosen each week through July 14, each...

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer Expedition Flannel Shirt

Gadling Gear Review: Eddie Bauer Expedition Flannel Shirt Eddie Bauer In the world of outdoor and travel apparel there are few names as recognizable as Eddie Bauer. For more than 90 years the company has specialized in making clothing that is designed for travel and adventure, outfitting some famous explorers and mountaineers along...

Gadling Gear Review: Kensington Accessories For iPad And Smartphones

Gadling Gear Review: Kensington Accessories For iPad And Smartphones Kensington Smartphones and tablets have become an important part of our daily lives, putting a wealth of functionality and information at our fingertips. Straight out of the box these devices can do amazing things to keep us entertained and in communication while on the go,...

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