Gadgets for globetrotters

 
Timothy Barber
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APPLE IPAD 2

Thinner, lighter, faster and cooler still than its predecessor (and this time with a camera too), the new generation iPad is already inspiring tech-envy in airport executive lounges everywhere. Keep that seat-back telly switched off on a long-haul flight, and sit back with this instead. From £399. www.apple.com/uk

NOKIA BOOKLET 3G

Light as anything and with a battery that lasts several hours, this tiny netbook enables you to run up spreadsheets and presentations from the departure lounge or the beach. £589, www.nokia.co.uk

SALTER LUGGAGE SCALE

Unexpected baggage charges are the bane of even the most careful traveler, making this small gadget with a simple digital weight display essential travel kit. £14.99, www.salterhousewares.com

TUMI ELECTRIC TRAVEL ADAPTOR

Tumi is known for its smart luggage, but the company produces a range of nifty travel gadgets too. This ingenious, one-size-fits-all plug adaptor works all over the world and is beautifully designed.
£50, www.tumi.com

LEICA ULTRAVID 42MM HD BINOCULARS

If you’re heading to the wilderness, out on safari or anywhere remotely wild, you’ll want to see as much of your surroundings (and what’s living among them) as closely as possible. By a distance, these are the binoculars to do the job. £1,589, www.leica.com

SONY NEX 3

Simply one of the best SLR-compact hybrid cameras around. With changeable 16mm and 18-55mm lenses, you get SLR-quality pictures in a small, light, travel-friendly piece of kit. £548.95, www.jessops.com

TUMI TRAVEL SPEAKER

Using vibration technology to turn a table or desk into a high fidelity speaker, this portable speaker system for MP3 players and laptops connects to a standard headphone jack and USB. £125, www.tumi.com