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Jason Ticus – Top 10 Best Travel Gadgets

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Travel |

The old adage, don’t leave home without it, applies to more then a credit card.  With the proliferation of tech devices, there are too many important items to take with you when you travel.  Here are the top 10 in different tech categories.

10. The Best All-Around Camera: Sony a6000

If you haven’t tried switching over from a bulky DSLR to a lightweight new mirrorless (MILC) body, try Sony’s palm-size model. It takes amazingly clear shots, with its big 24.3mp sensor, wide-ranging ISO, and sharp autofocus. $650

9. Best Camera Zoom: PowerShot SX700 HS

Try this ergonomic and pocket-friendly high-performance point-and-shoot, which differentiates itself with a 30x optical zoom. The Creative Shot mode is like Instagram. They offer five color variations and modifications for the crop on any frame automatically. $300

8. Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Laptop: Asus Eeebook X205

Our top pick in a new wave of low-price laptops, this 11-incher cuts out excess bulk (it barely weighs 2 pounds) without sacrificing substance. It features a chiclet-style keyboard, a fast processor, and intuitive controls—with 12 hours of battery life to boot. $179;

7. Best All-Around Phone: HTC One (M8)

Equipped with twin stereo speakers, availability in Android and Windows, and a user-friendly interface – this phone is all about being high performance. It’s one of the best- looking—models on the market. From $150

6. Best Tablet for Outdoor Use: Sony Xperia Z2

Available in two colors, jet black or glossy white, this sleek and rugged tablet is dust proof, water-resistant, sturdy. The 10-inch screen is wide enough that your travel companions enjoy along with you. From $500

5. Best Earbuds: MA750i

Even without active noise-canceling, these durable buds block out most ambient noise. What sets them apart? Handmade drivers for true-to-life sound and memory-foam earpieces that stay in place. $130;

4. Best Travel Speaker: Soundmatters Dash7

This tiny powerhouse that uses a set of 25 mm speakers to deliver incredible tones from a pencil-box-size body. $199

3. Best Headphones: Bose QuietComfort 25

This the gold standard for over-ear noise-canceling, which has been given a tune up in both performance and design. From $300

2. Best Wearable: Moto 360

Smart watch are new on the market, and not as good as they are going to be. But for Android users, Motorola’s take is amazing.  Its swipe-motion offers helps you get around without looking like a tourist. $250

1. Best E-Reader: Kindle Voyage

This ereader, glare-resistant, hi-resolution, and thinner than ever, Amazon’s newest e-reader means business. It includes a a translation tool to help you conquer foreign documents and the ability to turn pages simply by squeezing the device, thanks to new feedback technology. $199