BioLite Charge 80 PD Power Bank Review

BioLite Charge 80 PD

Considering how much we rely on our smartphones, tablets, and other electronic gear these days, a good USB power bank is essential when traveling. After all, the last thing you want is to have your devices run out of juice at the airport or even mid-flight. Thankfully, there are numerous portable power options available these … Read more

Olight Warrior Mini 2 Ti Review

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“DO NOT throw the light directly into human eyes. This may cause temporary blindness or permanent damage to the eyes.” Is it just me, or is that exactly what you want to read in the instruction manual of a premium flashlight you’ve just purchased? At the end of the day, the main function we all … Read more

GoPro HERO8 Black Review

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With the latest GoPro being the HERO9 you may wonder what is the reason for this review. After careful consideration in purchasing a camera to record hikes and other long-form adventures, I was put off by numerous reports of the HERO9 crashing during recording. The HERO8 still holds up compared to the 9 and there’s … Read more

Keep All of Your Important Tech Devices Running with the Jackery Explorer 1500

Jackery Explorer 1500

There is no question that the demand for on-the-go power has increased dramatically over the past decade or so. As we’ve started to travel with more power-hungry electronic devices and other battery-operated tools, the need for keeping those items charged and operational while away from home has grown too. Thankfully, the portable power station market … Read more

The Cobra Road Trip CB Radio is a Powerful, Versatile Portable Comms System

Cobra Road Trip

The 21st century has brought always-on, always-connect Internet devices to our pocket, keeping us in constant communication no matter where we go. Well, almost anywhere we go. Even today, if you wander outside larger metropolitan areas it is still possible to lose a cell signal and find yourself without a reliable means of communication. Fortunately, … Read more

Gear Closet: Peakago 7″ Windows Laptop Review

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A couple of weeks back, I posted a story about an intriguing new laptop that had just been announced called the Peakago. The public reveal came with the launch of a crowdfunding campaign that looked to raise $10,221 to get the device into production. Since that time, the seven-inch laptop has gone on to raise … Read more

Gear Closet: Jarvisen Smart Language Translator Review

arvisen Smart Language Translator

arvisen Smart Language Translator: One of the biggest obstacles for travel for many is overcoming language barriers. Frequent travelers often learn to get by, picking up a few words and phrases where they can, but almost all of us wish we were better at learning and retaining languages. Others let their fear of not being … Read more