New Travel Gadgets to Keep you on the Move

Devon Magoon reviews these new fun and functional gadgets for travelers. Gadgets include durable headphones, portable surface house speaker, tent stakes, electronic adapter, and more!

Ear Pollution Headphones

EarPollution CS40 Comfort Series

They’re small, effective, and snazzy-looking to boot. This new product from Earpollution is one of the more comfortable listening devices you will come across.

These new, sleek headphones, aptly titled ‘Comfort Series,’ deliver all of your favorite tunes through softly padded ear-speakers and a sturdy plastic adjustable frame. The ear-cups are highly flexible and the headband slides smoothly to allow for comfort for those with bigger noggins.

And these guys are built to last. Don’t worry too much about those accidental headphone fumbles because these babies don’t just look good, but they’re solid and snug enough to satisfy even those headbangers who have gone through several sets.

f you’re mostly concerned with sound quality, again, don’t worry. Even through the ear-cups are a little on the smaller side, the sound still comes through crisply.

At $40 and five different groovy color options to choose from, the Earpollution Comfort Series headphones are a great investment and will undoubtedly outlast those flimsy little earbuds already falling apart at the seams.

The Tunebug Shake

For cyclists, snowboarders or any sport or hobby requiring a helmet, the issue of how to listen comfortably to your iPod or mp3 player has always been a little bit of a conundrum.

Riding along, ear buds can be uncomfortable or cumbersome and headphones are simply out of the question. That’s why the folks from Tunebug have taken it upon themselves to find a solution to this niggling little nuisance.

So here’s Shake, a portable surface sound speaker with Bluetooth technology that straps right on top of your helmet and allows easy hands-free music listening. It actually turns your helmet into a surround sound speaker.

It sounds far-fetched, but this baby can keep up with even the most hardcore cyclists with a rubber molded water resistant grip, touch-sensitive controls and five hours of battery life.

Ultra-portable and lightweight, the Shake will mount to most types of helmets (bike helmets as well as skate, snowboarding, and even motorcycle helmets). And you won’t have to worry about looking like a dork with a brick on top of your helmet, because the Shake has a nice minimal design which won’t draw any undue attention. Just don’t forget it’s there!

The Shake comes with its own Gecko Strap or Gecko Mount for adhering the device safely to your helmet as well as charger and connector cables. For around $100 it’s an investment you’ve got to want to commit to, but once you do, you may never want to take your helmet off.

Coghlans’s Ultralight Tent Stakes

Ever had that frustrating experience when your tent just won’t cooperate, won’t stand up to those blustery winds, or simply collapses right on top of your head in the middle of the night? Coghlan’s Ultralight Tent Stakes will help your tent stay safe and secure.

Crafted with a simple yet effective design in mind, these copper hued nine-inch stakes (coming in packs of four) are three-sided to provide extra staying power with half the weight. With a small notch at the head of the stake, your guy-lines will stay in place and your mind will rest easy knowing that come hell or high-water (well, maybe not the latter) your tent isn’t going anywhere.

Just remember, in order to effectively pin your tent, drive the stakes fully into the ground at a 45 degree angle. And make sure you bury the stakes as deeply as the pull-cord will allow for optimal tent security. Find these guys online for an affordable price at around $5 a set.

New Travel Gadgets to Keep you on the Move