Things We Love: The Gear and Gadgets We Couldn't Live Without This Summer
Sure, the instruction manual is thicker than a bible, the menu system is clunky, and I still haven't figured out how to work the snooze alarm. But for You take it out of your pocket and the clock pops up on the screen instantly without you pressing ...
September 17, 2013
Best Travel Gadgets Under $100
The Victorinox Slim looks exactly like a slender Swiss army knife, but it carries a 4GB USB memory stick rather than a blade (which would lead to a full-body pat down at airport security). Whether you're spelunking in the depths of a cave or writing a ...
May 10, 2012
Surf report: stylish Mac accessories and more
Victorinox has updated the Swiss Army knife for the 21st century. The Jetsetter is a According to Victorinox, the Jetsetter, which is sold exclusively through the Apple Store online, is flight-friendly as well, since the individual tools are within ...
January 6, 2013
The Strange German Disease Called "Kevinism": Can a Lame Name Mess Up Your Life?
Another day, another crazy German noun: Kevinismus, which basically means, “You're named Kevin? Sucks to be you.” According to a study of interactions on the German dating site eDarling, online daters don't even bother to click on the profiles of users ...
February 1, 2012
Great Mother's Day Gift Ideas For The Mom Who Loves To Travel (PHOTOS)
This year, send mom packing on her own adventures, but make sure she's well kitted out, stocked with the latest and greatest travel goodies. Fortunately, the newest crop of gear is ready to go. Here are some tokens of love for the special woman in your ...
May 2, 2014
Einstein & Air Miles: Do Frequent Fliers Age at a Different Rate?
Planes travel at high enough altitudes that the weak gravitational field speeds up the tick rate of a clock on board more than the high speeds slow it down. The difference is so small, however, that even the most tireless jet setters don't have to ...
October 25, 2010
Mother's Day Travel Gifts: 14 Ideas For Where To Take Mom On May 11 (PHOTOS)
As we know, some parents are reluctant to embrace the unfamiliar when it comes to travel. They've gone to the same cottage for eons and they stick with the same destinations and resorts, too. It's time to shake things up. If mom resists your attempts ...
May 7, 2014
There are some products that don't show their true colors until we've had several weeks, months, or years to experience them, live with them, play with them, and wear them. That's what we've rounded up here -- the stuff from our lives that we either own and never want to let go, or that we've been testing recently that we're just totally enamored with. This is the stuff we want to cook breakfast for. Casio PRW-3000-1A Watch Some people just want their watches to look good and tell the time. Don’t get me wrong, with multiband atomic bona fides and a slick negative screen, my Casio PRW-3000-1A is no slouch in either of those departments. But this Japanese import also comes with the Pro Trek’s standard ABC goodies -- that’s an altimeter, barometer/thermometer, and a compass. Those sensors happen to be faster, more accurate, and about 95 percent smaller than the versions in current (U. S. ) Pro Trek watches, which means I no longer have to strap a boat anchor to my wrist just to get at all that lovely data. Sure, the instruction manual is thicker than a bible, the menu system is clunky, and I still haven’t figured out how to work the snooze alarm. Rawlings PRO1000-B Baseball Glove The Rawlings "Heart of the Hide" PRO1000-B isn't on sale anymore.
Traveling can cramp our style—we're used to creature comforts like wireless Internet and on-demand music. To help you stay connected en route, U. S. News Travel picked the best travel gadgets that can improve your travel experiences in small but meaningful ways. [See: Pictures of the Best Travel Gadgets Under $100 ] SpareOne Emergency Phone ($69. 99) Everyone's left his or her mobile phone on the kitchen counter or bedside table at some point. Just like a tire, why don't you carry a spare cell. The SpareOne Emergency Phone can come to your rescue. The one-button emergency line dials directly to local response teams and does not require subscription to a telecommunication network, like Verizon or AT&T. If you can install your own SIM card, you can recover your contacts and dial other numbers while using your own network. Victorinox Slim ($45. 99) Swiss army knives have long been the lifesavers of boy-scout types, but in the age of technology, everyone could use one. The Victorinox Slim looks exactly like a slender Swiss army knife, but it carries a 4GB USB memory stick rather than a blade (which would lead to a full-body pat down at airport security).
At 11mm tall, this svelte 500GB drive can easily fit in a back pocket, and with USB 3. 0 (as well as 2. 0), files can transfer at up to 5 Gb/s. Both versions of the drive, one for PCs ($109. 99) and one for Macs ($119. 99), feature hardware encryption with password protection. Take off with the Swiss Army Jetsetter. Victorinox has updated the Swiss Army knife for the 21st century. The Jetsetter is a flight-friendly multitool with an integrated USB drive that even comes loaded with security software. Though the drive begins at 8GB ($39. 95), the two higher end models (16GB for $49. 99, 32GB for $99. 99) include the most robust toolset, featuring a pair of scissors, bottle opener, magnetic Phillips screwdriver, wire stripper, ballpoint pen, key... According to Victorinox, the Jetsetter, which is sold exclusively through the Apple Store online, is flight-friendly as well, since the individual tools are within TSA guidelines.
15 Creative Stocking Stuffer Gadgets
Victorinox Swiss Army ... the clock to turn it off, released the (Product) RED branded Tocky clock in November, contributing 5 percent of sales to The Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS. You can pre-load a morning playlist on your Tocky alarm clock or ...
December 8, 2011
Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp XAVT
Victorinox makes a line of knives branded for the Boy Scouts of America, but I was surprised to find that the Swiss Army SwissChamp XAVT was not ... altimeters, barometer, alarm clock, and everything else you can imagine. It’s so big, it might ...
May 15, 2010
Mystery high-tech gift to surprise your Valentine
Don’t say it with flowers this year. Say it with lasers. Power Pair Valentine’s Special Gift Pack (via Born Rich) Related posts Laser Target Alarm Clock – shoot your way out of bed CES 2008: Halo 3 weapons turned into real-world laser-tag guns ...
January 31, 2008
Army Knife innovates to stay Swiss-made
Its travel knife had an upgrade and now includes a clock, alarm and stopwatch. Workers at the Victorinox factory in Ibach, near Schwyz, produce 28,000 Swiss Army Knives a day, many hand-assembled. In addition, the factory's almost 1,000 workers turn out ...
December 3, 2007
Victorinox Swiss Army® Carry-On Suitcase
Flapover Drawstring Laptop Backpack by Victorinox Travel Gear, the Makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife Sales Flapover Drawstring Laptop Backpack price - Ensuring that all your belonging are secure this drawstring backpack holds a laptop tablet and all ...
June 23, 2001