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Colgate Wisp disposable toothbrush


Behold the new Colgate Wisp, a disposable toothbrush for on the go hygiene. They're pretty much like the travel toothbrushes available in truck stops for ages, with the toothpaste inside the handle, but in a more attractive packaging complete …

DotDrops: Lite-Brite luggage (without the light)


One of the best things I ever did to ease my travel pains was to buy a shiny silver carry on bag. It's not fancy — or at least not expensive — but on the rare occasion I have to …

Japanese fingerprint scanner defeated by "special tape" on fingers

From SMH:

Japan spent more than Y4 billion ($A64 million) to install the system, which reads the index fingerprints of visitors and instantly cross-checks them with a database of international fugitives and foreigners with deportation records, the Yomiuri Shimbun

MiniMotel makes airport campouts possible, still awkward


The MiniMotel is a tiny, fold-up tent with everything you need to camp out in an airport or other transit station, including an inflatable air mattress, alarm clock, reading light, toothbrush and paste, and even earplugs. Everything folds up into …

TravelRest inflatable travel pillow


The "TravelRest" is billed as the "ultimate travel pillow" — clearly hyperbole, as the ultimate travel pillow is the soft shoulder of your preferred companion. (Unless that companion is a robot, in which case I would suggest the Nzzle Touch …

Traveler's travails, including a poor experience with the ATP PhotoFinder

Matt Gross is finishing up his Grand Tour of Europe for the Times and is reflecting on how well his tech has worked on the way. His biggest challenge hasn't been finding an internet connection — it has been finding …

Travelers' toys have to be small, light ... and cheap


Reg Hardware's Cliff Joseph offers his roundup of gadgets of use to traveling types. Here's just a few of his choices:

1. Flip Ultra
2. Freeplay solar wind-up radio
7. Oregon Scientific Action Cam ATC3K
9. Sennheiser PXC

World's *est: Project Genesis Oasis-class cruise liner


Sure to cause waves to lap on the world's shores when she's launched next year, Royal Caribbean's "Project Genesis" cruise liner will be the world's largest. Her stats are appropriately titanic:

Cost: $1.24 billion dollars.

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Uncle Walt reviews in-flight Wi-Fi from GoGo

The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg hauled several laptops and mobile gadgets onto a jet kitted out with Aircell's GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi service. Speeds weren't miraculous — 600Kbps down, 400Kbps up — and that bandwidth will be shared among …

Balanzza travel scale for frequent fliers


The new "Balanzza" travel scale is designed to assist travelers by making pre-flight weight checks less of an exercise in surprise. Even better, the press release for the $25 gadget included this handy chart. I updated the information for JetBlue …