Gadgets: Making travel easier

Sat, Nov 23, 2013, 01:00

Spypoint BF-10HD Wildlife Camera
Sounding like something that spooks might use on a surveillance op, this is actually one of the best pieces of gadgetry around for capturing wildlife on video. With HD albeit only 720P as well as 10MP stills, it really comes into its own is after dark, where black flash infrared LEDs means no spooking your elusive subjects with a Cyclops red light. You’ll get close to three months on a full charge, shooting to an SD card. You can set the sensitivity of the trigger based on the wildlife you’re interested in, but let’s just hope your memory isn’t full when the skating pandas appear.£238 from military-outdoor.co.uk



Outlier Doublebag
If it’s more packing into less luggage you’re looking for, the regime du jour is rolling. It’s compression in effect; every cubic centimetre of air you roll out, can be replaced by sock or top. Doublebag from Outlier doubles as a compression bag and a dirty laundry stash. This magic is pulled off by a double compartment, where the clean clothes all start in one side of the bag and as they’re worn, get stuffed into the other end. Both ends close with aluminium clips and the bag is made from tough 125gm Supplex nylon. $48 from
outlier.cc

Doxie Flip Portable Scanner
Doxie has been a leader in portable scanners, usually for documents, but the Flip is something new again. Completely portable in that it’s about the size of a notebook and powered by battery, it’s been made for photos and journals, and the general miscellany of travel. You can use it as a standard scanner with your subject under the lid or flip it over and actually see what you’re scanning through the window.
$149 from getdoxie.com

Tom Kelly
betweenideas.blogspot.com

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.