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Gadling Gear Review: Bluetooth Speakers For Travel

Gadling Gear Review: Bluetooth Speakers For Travel Aug 27th, 2013 at 9:00AM: 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 hotels just a bit easier. Add a portable Bluetooth speaker to the mix and you have a wireless entertainment system with high...

Gadling Gear Review: Smartphone Accessories

Gadling Gear Review: Smartphone Accessories Jul 27th, 2013 at 9:00AM: 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 convenient as well. Here are a few items that may come in handy the next time you hit the road with your favorite smart...

Gadling Gear Review: Kensington Accessories For iPad And Smartphones

Gadling Gear Review: Kensington Accessories For iPad And Smartphones Jun 24th, 2013 at 8:00AM: 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, but companies like Kensington are making some excellent accessories that can extend that functionality even further and...

Gadling Gear Review: BirkSun Atlas Solar Powered Backpack

Gadling Gear Review: BirkSun Atlas Solar Powered Backpack Jun 17th, 2013 at 8:00AM: BirkSun As a gear reviewer for Gadling I see a lot of different products come and go across my desk. Everything from high-tech gadgets to travel apparel and footwear are sent my way for evaluation. After awhile, much of that gear can start to look alike and while I seldom come across an item that is completely without merit, it is also rare to find an item that surprises you with how well it...

Gadling Gear Review: Portable Media Servers For Music, Movies And Photos On The Go

Gadling Gear Review: Portable Media Servers For Music, Movies And Photos On The Go Jun 10th, 2013 at 8:00AM: HP Remember the days before smartphones and tablets? Back when our mobile entertainment options were limited to whatever books and magazines we could cram into our carry-on bag and that one movie that was shown three times on a single flight across the Pacific? It may seem like it was a lifetime ago, but it really hasn't been that long at all. Now days when we hit the road, we can carry our...

Gadling Gear Review: Two Versatile Mobile Chargers

Gadling Gear Review: Two Versatile Mobile Chargers Jun 7th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Off-Grid Solutions There is no denying that smartphones have changed the way we work, play and stay connected with one another. Our phones provide us with directions to the nearest restaurant, tell us what time our movie begins and will even help us alert our friends when we're running a little late. They give us weather reports, stock tips and warn us about traffic delays, all while taking great...

Gadling Gear Review: Ematic Genesis Prime Android Tablet

Gadling Gear Review: Ematic Genesis Prime Android Tablet Jun 3rd, 2013 at 8:00AM: Ematic Over the past few years the tablet market has grown from a small niche with few buyers into one of the fastest growing segments in consumer electronics. The introduction of the iPad created consumer demand where there had been none before and naturally a host of competitors soon followed. The most successful of those competitors are powered by Google's touch-based Android operating system,...

Two Great Travel Apps You Will Actually Use

Two Great Travel Apps You Will Actually Use May 31st, 2013 at 4:00PM: mikebaird/Flickr New smartphone travel apps are released every day. Keeping up with which ones work can burn time better spent on planning, dreaming or, better yet, actually going some place. Many travelers are appaholics who just can't get enough. They test, load and organize pertinent apps specifically for each trip. Others want an uncluttered home screen or just travel in a more unplugged way....

Cruise Travel Apps Free To Use At Sea

Cruise Travel Apps Free To Use At Sea Apr 30th, 2013 at 3:00PM: When we review travel apps that actually do something, they often tap crowd-sourced information that is as rich (or not) as the number of users who have contributed their opinions or reviews. GPS-based travel apps take existing technology and manipulate it in one way or another to bring every thing from finding a friend on the road to creating a virtual journal of our travels, step by step. In the...

National Park App Maker Back With Better, Free Offer

National Park App Maker Back With Better, Free Offer Apr 22nd, 2013 at 2:00PM: Last year, in celebration of National Park Week, Chimani Apps gave away their suite of National Park apps. Normally, the apps sell for between $4.99-$9.99 each with an average rating of 4 1/2 stars, but the company gave away one million downloads. Now, Chimani is back with five new national park apps that feature an augmented reality viewer, crowd-sourced maps and a social sharing tool enabled...

Gadling Gear Review: Kindle Fire HD

Gadling Gear Review: Kindle Fire HD Mar 18th, 2013 at 8:00AM: There is no doubt that tablet computers have had a dramatic impact on travel over the past few years. These lightweight and versatile devices provide us with all kinds of entertainment options while keeping us in contact with friends and family back home. Of course, the iPad is the 900-pound gorilla in the tablet space, but over the past year or so some real competition has arrived on the scene...

Gadling Gear Review: Ventev Mobile Chargers And Cables

Gadling Gear Review: Ventev Mobile Chargers And Cables Feb 25th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Smartphones, tablet, iPods and other devices have certainly made our travel experiences much more enjoyable. Gone are the days of sitting around an airport for hours on end with few ways to pass the time. Keeping those gadgets fully charged for extended use can be a real challenge, however, as a dead battery means our tech toys are really just dead weight. Fortunately there are more charging...

ZocDoc Helps You Find Doctors, Make Appointments While Traveling

ZocDoc Helps You Find Doctors, Make Appointments While Traveling Feb 23rd, 2013 at 8:00AM: There is nothing more frustrating than having to seek medical assistance while traveling. It is bad enough to have something unexpected come up while you're at home, but at least your personal doctor is generally only a phone call away. But while you're on the road it can be difficult to find a specialist and booking an appointment can be a real challenge. That's where ZocDoc can come in very...

Google Maps Adds Data For 38 Ski Resorts

Google Maps Adds Data For 38 Ski Resorts Feb 8th, 2013 at 8:00AM: For my money, Google Maps is one of the greatest technological advances of all times. Whether I'm at home or traveling to some new destination, it helps me to find restaurants, museums, shops and other points of interest, then routes me to those locations by car, foot or mass transit. Over the past few years, Maps has continued to evolve and add new features, making the system even more useful as...

Hostel-Finding Travel App Shows Who Else Is Staying There Too

Hostel-Finding Travel App Shows Who Else Is Staying There Too Jan 27th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Browse, Book and Start Making Friends are the three steps needed to use WeHostels, a new iPhone travel app that is about as easy as it gets to book a no-frills place to sleep for the night. Like a HotelTonight for hostels, WeHostels has some unique features worth a look. Testing the app for my hometown of Orlando produced four good results based on my current location. At one property, close to...

Gadling Gear Review: iPad Mini

Gadling Gear Review: iPad Mini Jan 14th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Over the past couple of years the demand for tablet computers has gone from nonexistent to one of the hottest segments of the entire consumer electronics market. At the forefront of that demand is the iPad, which not only launched the tablet revolution but has continued to push it forward since its introduction in 2010. The iPad's dominance has been so complete that competitors have been forced to...

Delta's New 'Fly Delta' App Lets You See The World Under Your Airplane

Jan 11th, 2013 at 11:30AM: Ever dream of flying in a glass bottom jet? That technology may not yet be available, but Delta Air Lines' new iPad app might just be the best simulation. The Fly Delta app for iPad was released yesterday as part of Delta's new $140 million commitment to technology, which includes upgrades to its website, mobile apps and airport kiosks. The app includes new tools to ease the travel...

Gadling Gift Guide: Tech For Travel

Gadling Gift Guide: Tech For Travel Nov 27th, 2012 at 8:00AM: From keeping us entertained on a long flight to helping us stay connected with friends and family while on the road, technology has had an undeniable impact on the way we travel. Whether we're going across the state for an important business meeting or around the globe to experience a foreign culture, our favorite gadgets have become indispensable gear for modern adventures. If you have a traveler...

Gadling Gear Review: Bracketron Universal USB Travel Charger

Gadling Gear Review: Bracketron Universal USB Travel Charger Nov 19th, 2012 at 8:00AM: If you're planning a holiday road trip this week you are no doubt considering your options for keeping your gadgets charged while on the road. Between our smartphones, tablets, iPods and other tech toys, we're now forced to pack numerous cables and chargers just to ensure that we can keep them all properly juiced up. But a new universal USB travel charger from Bracketron makes that easier than...

Sending A Postcard Fun Again With New Smartphone App

Sending A Postcard Fun Again With New Smartphone App Nov 14th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Sending a postcard when traveling was once a big part of the experience. Never mind that the traveler often made it home first. Bringing along stamps and an address book to enable sharing the places we visited was part of it all. That was then, this is now and the Canvas Art of Living app enables iPhone and Android users a chance to make their own digital postcard. Partnering with Hyatt...

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