Friday, January 26, 2007
Must-Have Travel Gear
A selection of mobile gear that makes photography on the road easier
Labels: Buyers Guide
Magellan Explorist 600 GPS
The rugged impact- and water-resistant armor of the Magellan eXplorist 600 GPS is ideal for travel. Featuring a large, 2.3-inch, full-color LCD screen, the 600 tracks your location and enables you to easily find your destination with the use of geopositioning satellites. A USB port and a built-in SD card reader/writer provide unlimited storage of old trekking routes, and the unit's PC-style file management allows you to create folders and directories. The 600 has a built-in barometer, altimeter and thermometer to further assist with travel plans. Weighing less than four ounces, the unit can fit in your pocket. Estimated Street Price: $450.
Adventure Medical Kits
Be prepared for small mishaps with the Ultralight Series first-aid kits from Adventure Medical Kits. The outer bag is constructed of ripstop nylon with silicon coating, and there are U.S. Navy-certified waterproof bags inside to protect the first-aid items. The kits are available in different sizes, depending on the length of your trip and how many people will be traveling. List Price: $10 to $32.
Iomega Super DVD Writer 16x16
Back up your once-in-a-lifetime images to recordable CDs and DVDs with the Iomega Super DVD Writer 16x16. The external burner provides a 16x burn speed and supports recording to double-capacity DVDs for up to 8.5 GB of storage. Connection to your laptop computer is provided by a speedy USB 2.0 connection. List Price: $170.
Leki Ultralite Ti Air Ergo Trekking Pole
Make it easier to negotiate rough trails with the Ultralite Ti Air Ergo PA AS Trekking Pole from Leki. Weighing just nine ounces, the aluminum/titanium pole adjusts from 30 to 53 inches. Additionally, it features a positive-angle grip and a unique ELS locking system. List Price: $150.
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